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Ready to buy all hardware for system, looking for compatability check

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September 19, 2010 9:54:07 PM
September 19, 2010 10:14:29 PM

What will this be used for? In general, the PSU, ram, and mobo are all mediocre.

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What you have is low performance, very high voltage (out of spec in fact!), and only 2GB. For 35$ more you double your total ram, get 1600 speed and Cas 7, and drop to 1.35 volts.

Hard drive is known for having issues, Samsung f3 1TB is 1$ less.

PSU is complete crap. 70% efficiency? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is much nicer and less expensive.

And IMO with the money saved from the PSU upgrade the ram/case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The one you picked out has 2 fans according to it's specs.

IMO spend 6$ more to get an X6 CPU over that quad. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If I did my math correctly it ends up being 24$ more for much nicer ram, a nicer PSU, a larger and higher airflow case, and an X6 CPU.
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September 19, 2010 10:27:10 PM

honestly idk what this will be used for but thanks for your oppions. i have no idea what to look for in the power supply or even how big of one i will need. im going to look into the rest of you reccomendations and reply right back
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September 19, 2010 10:37:45 PM

some computer games and internet surfing and will be using the tv tuner as well to record some things but nothing crazy just decided i wanted to build something and landed on this stuff. i have no experience so any tips would be great
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September 19, 2010 10:54:18 PM

stick with the quadcore rather than the x6 . You wont need 6 cores so 4 at the higher clock rate is a better option

I like the MB choice . I have been looking at that board for my next build
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September 20, 2010 12:05:29 AM

The hexacore has a ton of merit for 6$. It will turbo up to 3.3 anyway for nonthreaded apps, and it allows him to isolate recording to a separate core.
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September 20, 2010 1:06:54 AM

how would you isolate recording to its own core?
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September 20, 2010 1:28:26 AM

Windows task manager.

Re: how to find combos. It's at the bottom of the overview on a product, you have to click 'see more combo deals'. The 965 has a deal for ~270$ with the mobo, I just checked. So at that point it's whether the 2 cores are worth 20$.
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