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Please help me pick out a hard drive and motherboard.

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January 7, 2013 12:23:18 AM

I have a bunch of parts for my new computer, but need to choose a hard drive and motherboard to go with my setup. I can spend a max of $100 dollars on the motherboard, unless something way better is only 10 to 20 bucks more. and I am willing to spend about $60 dollars on the hard drive, unless something significantly better is $10 bucks more. So below I am going to post a bunch of links on newegg to the parts I own, please help me pick parts that will be compatible with everything, thanks!!!!!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =computer case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =dvd rom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =graphics card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =hard drive mounting bracket

I will be running all of this with windows 7.
a b G Storage
January 7, 2013 9:38:01 AM

I like the cut of your jib, gimme a few minutes.

Have a look at some reviews and the manufacturer specs pages for the following boards, they're all within $85 to $115:

ASROCK H61M-ITX
ASUS P8H77-M-LE
Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
ASROCK Z77M
Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3
ASUS P8H77-M
ASROCK H77-PRO4-MVP
ASROCK Z77-PRO4-M
ASROCK B75M-ITX
ASUS P8H61-I-R2
Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H-MVP
Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP
Intel BOXDB75EN
ASUS P8H77-M-PRO
ASUS P8Z77-M


You can find very good boards now for under $100, so you might be able to put $75 or more towards your HDD and get something decent!



EDIT: Never mind, you've selected a non-Intel processor...
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a b G Storage
January 7, 2013 9:45:07 AM

It looks like someone is trying to scam you out of your money!

OK, your proposed Graphics Card is a total rip off for starters:
- http://www.hwcompare.com/13819/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-ge...

The GeForce GTX650 Ti outperforms the GTX560 Ti at about half the price!

I'd recommend reconsidering your options (both CPU and GPU) as there was a recent price cut on all Intel motherboards for Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers --- AMD's motherboards are more complex and thus more costly to produce.

The AMD FX-6300 only has 3 proper Floating Point Unit's too, so it's performance in 'most' software is dismal for it's price.
- Not to mention that the AMD FX-6000 and FX-8000 processors result in systems that use +100 watts more than their Intel counter parts, which results in more heat and higher power bills!
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January 8, 2013 3:03:20 PM

If I understand your first post correctly. You already own the parts you listed?
If so I'm sure it would cost more in shipping and restocking fees to send back than it would be worth. If that is the case here's my choices(not from personal experience but reviews and things.)

BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX seems to be the best bang for buck
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Reviews: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Biostar/TA990FXE/
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1764/1/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5714/990fx-motherboard-ro...

And for hard drive it would depend on what you need.. size(more than 1TB or less?)

But here's some 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s choices although they are over your $60 limit

SATA 6.0Gb/s
1a) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
has horrible (3star) rating on newegg but it's cheap if you want to take the
chance.
2a) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80 bucks free shipping
3a) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80 bucks free shipping

And here are some 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s at $60

1b) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2b) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if it was me I would go for the 1TB since it's 500GB more space for only 10-30 dollar more or less

Hope this helped you.
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January 8, 2013 3:38:13 PM

If you want keep the AMD CUP, I will get the ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 for $75,

Also SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB for $65,
Case Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX for $40,
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $39, or Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD LG $17 or ASUS $20.
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W $60 ( I know it is over kill but good price)
HD 7850 for $185 (better than 560TI) or 660Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (don't get the 650TI that is rename 550ti)

All are in the link http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/jan-0-2013/Anniver...

Add or this PSU CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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