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October 7, 2010 5:03:45 AM

Update: Took the advice of the first 3 posters and I switched some of the parts round

Hey all

I am about to buy a bunch of parts off new egg looking to build a computer for my dorm. I'm pretty sure all these parts should be compatible and paired with my mouse keyboard and monitor i already have should let me play starcraft 2 on higher settings than my MacBook. What do you guy's think? Will these parts all work together and is this all I need to build a computer?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I guess I don't need this?

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

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

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now planning to use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Will http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... properly power my motherboard?Existencenow?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now I opted for the single http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead of the 2 x 2gigs of ram before. Good switch?

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


Thanks again for the help guys. Do you guys think this is a good video card? I think I might be willing to spend 50-80 dollars more on a video card if it'll improve the performance of SC2 significantly.

And will these items be all I need to build my rig?

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October 7, 2010 6:03:34 AM

From what i see You have an AM3 ONLY board and am AM3 processor which from what i know would require DDR3 Memory. Memory that i have had good experience in the 2x2GB catagory for ~ 75 $ would be

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

And for a comparable HDD for the exact same price with a larger capacity and known for having higher quality. Speaking firsthand for i have one seagate barracuda 400 and 320 along with One WD black 400 and a WD blue 320. The WDs seem to write at about 12% faster speeds on the 400s and about ~10 % faster on the 320s. along with running between 4-6 degrees C cooler.

Lastly about the PSU from what i have read the saphire 4650 requires at least a 400 w PSU and 550 for CXF.
Info at http://www1.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overv...
under "breakthrough efficiency"

mind you with the exact model of 4650 you chose it appears to not have a PCI-E 6 pin. So the basis of that statement may not be valid on this Video card specifically. On a second note for the PSU, I as a consumer would not often dip below 450 for a PSU so that if you do come across a low power consumption card you can potentially still have adequate power for it. for i ran into that exact issue with the stock psu that accompanied the Raidmax smilodon in 2008.
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October 7, 2010 6:28:37 AM

The DDR3 G.Skill RAM is what I would definitely go over the DDR2 ADATA. DDR2 ram won't work with DDR3 slots.

As far as your PowerSupply goes, TwoBoxer pretty much hit the nail on the head with that too. You don't want to go too cheap with your power supply especially if you're wanting to go with a new build.

For the same price you can just get a DVD burner for this system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not too sure what you would need this for as nothing in your initial setup uses IDE. It all uses SATA.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2010 4:48:12 PM

Gorath said:
The DDR3 G.Skill RAM is what I would definitely go over the DDR2 ADATA. DDR2 ram won't work with DDR3 slots.

As far as your PowerSupply goes, TwoBoxer pretty much hit the nail on the head with that too. You don't want to go too cheap with your power supply especially if you're wanting to go with a new build.

For the same price you can just get a DVD burner for this system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not too sure what you would need this for as nothing in your initial setup uses IDE. It all uses SATA.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ah I see, thanks a lot for the responses by the way guys. I thought that I would need to buy this cable to connect my hard drive to my motherboard and the rest of my computer because the hard drive says bare drive, which I thought meant you have to buy the cables yourself. Is this not true?

BTW I switched out the old power supply I had on these with the

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

Although now I feel silly spending more on a power supply and ram than I am on a video card for a computer I'm going to use almost exclusively for video games.

What do yall think?
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October 7, 2010 6:21:12 PM

What kinds of games do you intend on trying to play? some title's as example and such would be helpful.
*side note i noticed u suplimented the 2x2GB kit for a Single 4. When it comes to ram on moder, Excluding LGA 1366 buids. You will want your RAM DIMMS in pairs with matched speed and timings for best stability/performance.

About the PSU that seems like a solid pick, If you are not getting a more adequate GPU for gaming.

And lastly you said your willing to spend ~ another 50-80$ on a graphics card.

To be able to get a card you could run SC2 on and be able to power it IMO you may need to drop ~ 20$ more on a PSU. Along with ~30-50 more on a graphics card

The pair i would advise in this price trade would be.
*sidenote* this actually turned out to be a comperable but rather limbo-like choice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lastly if you can spare it among the budget restraints if any.

A nearly perfect paired GPU + PSU for your build is as follow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I chose this PSU from what ive seen across multiple sites as stable reviews along with adequate power for the cost.
And
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this is the GPU of choice for the builds i have done for friends and family. At its price point, its performance level is IMO top of its market for the sub 150 Range on gtx400's.
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October 7, 2010 6:37:32 PM

Mainly one game

Starcraft 2
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October 7, 2010 6:41:27 PM

Expedio said:
Mainly one game

Starcraft 2



Kkk No worries. im amidst researching for a few upgrade options for you on the parts you listed
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October 7, 2010 6:46:09 PM

BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Blackbone + LG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$438.92
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October 7, 2010 7:57:47 PM

mosox said:
BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Blackbone + LG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$438.92


Are all these parts compatible?

Is this all I'd need to build a computer? I guess I'd need cable twists too.

This set up does seem better for gaming because of the better processor and video card.

I think I might want to just get what this guy posted instead.
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October 7, 2010 8:02:02 PM

I would go with Expedio's build to be quite honest.
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October 7, 2010 9:00:34 PM

What? A single core CPU and a HD 4650? This must be a joke.
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October 7, 2010 10:24:43 PM

mosox said:
What? A single core CPU and a HD 4650? This must be a joke.


no joke but if you have a better idea for a student budget i'd love to hear it
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October 8, 2010 2:39:02 AM

Gorath said:
I would go with Expedio's build to be quite honest.


Just swap the single 2gb RAM stick he listed for this (same RAM, just as a 4gb kit) and I agree. (Or buy 2x of the one he listed, price works out the same as the 4gb kit is $2 more, but u save $2 in shipping) You'd regret only getting 2gb RAM later.
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