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October 9, 2010 7:19:08 PM

Hello,

This is my first time doing my own build, so there are lots of things that I'm confused about.

1. Are the specs compatible with each other?
2. Can these specs handle crossfire?
3. Can I overclock the CPU and the GPU?
4. Did I pick any unreliable brands or brands with bad reputation?
5. Is there any bottlenecking?
6. Could I have picked out a better "bang for the buck" PC?
7. I picked out the Motherboard just because it had a good Combo Deal. I really have no idea why I picked that motherboard other than the rating, and Crossfire-ready.

These are the specs that I've picked out:

(Optical drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Hard Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(RAM + Case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

(Mobo + CPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

(Power Supply + GPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I'm very new to the computer world, so if you have any suggestions, comments, rule of thumb, advices.. etc, feel free to let me know.

Thank you guys in advance.

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October 9, 2010 7:27:22 PM

Jineus said:
Hello,

This is my first time doing my own build, so there are lots of things that I'm confused about.

1. Are the specs compatible with each other?
2. Can these specs handle crossfire?
3. Can I overclock the CPU and the GPU?
4. Did I pick any unreliable brands or brands with bad reputation?
5. Is there any bottlenecking?
6. Could I have picked out a better "bang for the buck" PC?
7. I picked out the Motherboard just because it had a good Combo Deal. I really have no idea why I picked that motherboard other than the rating, and Crossfire-ready.

1. Yes
2. With my build yes.. You may want 650W
3. With 600W+ yes
4. Not really
5. Nah (dont really worry about that)
6. I suggested one
7. The one i mentioned is a bit better (newer chipset.. ect.)
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October 9, 2010 7:33:54 PM

Thank you, but I still have some questions.

How did you know that the Samsung Hard Drive was faster?

Also, what is the difference between the motherboard that I've picked and the one you picked, other than the price?

October 9, 2010 7:48:25 PM

Really? I'm kind of skeptical because its a lot cheaper.

I picked out "Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive"

and you picked out "SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive"

What 500Gb hard drive are u talking about?
October 9, 2010 7:50:13 PM

They have a Spinpoint F3 500GB version. Don't worry, it's faster. It's all about the platter size. + Sata 6GB/s doesn't have any advantage over the Sata 3GB/s only SSD's are affected by that.
October 9, 2010 7:52:51 PM

The new link doesn't even have SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB on the chart. I can only see the 500GB one.
October 9, 2010 7:55:06 PM

Yes it does... Near the top.
October 9, 2010 8:00:39 PM

awesome. Thank you.

Why did you change the RAM and the CPU?

The specs of the RAM seem exactly the same. and the CPU that you've picked is cheaper, but has a lower Ghz.

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October 9, 2010 8:03:21 PM
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CPU
Well if you overclock that will not be a problem. You can get to 3.1GHz with ease. (with a cooler)

RAM
The ram you chose had these timings: 9-9-9-24-2N the ram i suggested has these timings: 7-8-7-24-2N
Lower timings = Faster :) 
October 9, 2010 8:30:33 PM

Best answer selected by jineus.
October 9, 2010 8:45:17 PM

Thank you very much sir, happy to help. Thanks for being kind.
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