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Hey everyone, I'm new to computer building and looking for some input on my first build. I've done some quick research and these are the parts I've come up with. I'd like to make a gaming pc. Eventually I'd like to get a dual gpu setup down the road. I'm open to any ideas.

Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125342

Sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132013

RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496

Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Optical Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151199

Any help would be great thanks!
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    What is your budget?

    Get this HDD, it's cheaper and does totaly same. Also is highly recomended:
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    Such a good mother board, CPU but only GTS 450?

    Only GTS 450? Get the HD 6870, Get a cheaper MOBO that is capable of 2-way crossfire and get another HD 6870 to go in crossfire ( only if you have the money for it).

    No need for up to 4-way crossfire beause the AMD phenom is good but not enough for 4 cards. (you will get botlenecked)

    OCZ ram sucks. Get this one: ( good RAM with cas latency (response time) 8)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM $77.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278

    you definitly dont need sound card unless you going to do a big DJ shows with your computer. The onboard sound will do just as good.

    Get this MOBO as you not gona go for 4-way crossfire (not worth it with this CPU):
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard $98.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402&cm_re=790x-_-13-131-402-_-Product

    or this one with new features and Crossfire (USB3 and SATA 6 Gb/s)
    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    Also if you really need blue ray then ok but i would go for a LG DVD/CD for about $20 (saves lots money).
    Blue ray is not needed for gaming.


    Lastly you are missing PSU, if you want one that can keep up with 2 cards (2 x HD6870)get this one:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    (It's on offer and it is a really good deal for that price.


    Hope this helps.

    Also don't get put of with my info about the AMD phenom ii x 4 965 BE, it's an awsom CPU I totally love it :D
  2. Great post, dave. I just installed the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W PSU and was impressed. It even came in its own velvet bag! That's a first. :lol:
  3. One thing I look very closely at when selecting a motherboard is how many PCIe (x16) slots does the MoBo have? How many do I need? The more powerful GPU's require a PCIe (x16) expansion slot. GPU's can also claim a lot of real estate on the motherboard and cover open expansion slots. Think carefully about the size of your MoBo in relationship to the size of the components you want to install.

    I prefer the new sleeker encased designs for a GPU. Lessens the chance of losing open expansion slots.

    Good luck!
  4. Sardason said:
    One thing I look very closely at when selecting a motherboard is how many PCIe (x16) slots does the MoBo have? How many do I need? The more powerful GPU's require a PCIe (x16) expansion slot. GPU's can also claim a lot of real estate on the motherboard and cover open expansion slots. Think carefully about the size of your MoBo in relationship to the size of the components you want to install.

    I prefer the new sleeker encased designs for a GPU. Lessens the chance of losing open expansion slots.

    Good luck!


    Yes thats what every one should do, also you can automaticly realise that when the MOBO has the PCI (x16 slots) too close together they definitly not for a crossfire on SLI.

    :D

    Also the MOBO I have suggested can fit any 2 ATI cards with no problem at x8,x8 mode which is just as same as x16,x16 mode.

    Also it dosn't mostly matter if you get the expansion slots (x1 etc... not including x16 slots)covered when it's a gaming built as they not needed.
    But yes, good point there.

    Good luck
  5. Alright thanks for the input everybody, I'll definately check out that mobo. And thanks for the heads up on the ram, I don't know much about the brand names. My price range is about $800, but can go over a little.

    If anyone has any more suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
    Thanks again!
  6. Suggestion: To get a wider response, make life easy on us .... most aren't gonna be willing to click on 8 separate links to find out what your build is. Links are great to add to the info provided, but list the parts as most time respondents already know the specs of what's listed.
  7. captain court said:
    Alright thanks for the input everybody, I'll definately check out that mobo. And thanks for the heads up on the ram, I don't know much about the brand names. My price range is about $800, but can go over a little.

    If anyone has any more suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
    Thanks again!



    You might want to look into CORSAIR Dominator DDR3 2133MHz C9D RAM memory kit. Looks like your board supports it.

    See: http://www.techenclave.com/reviews-and-previews/msi-790fx-gd70-latest-am3-structure-128255.html
  8. Sardason said:
    You might want to look into CORSAIR Dominator DDR3 2133MHz C9D RAM memory kit. Looks like your board supports it.

    See: http://www.techenclave.com/reviews-and-previews/msi-790fx-gd70-latest-am3-structure-128255.html


    I woudn't look into that, it's faster but not needed, and the CAS LATENCY is not good (9), the one i listed has lower valtage and cas latency 8, also the 2133MHz rams are little too expensive.

    And he is not going to get that MOBO anyway because he dosn't need 4-way crossfire MOBO as he is not going for more then 2-way crossfire.
    He will probs get the MOBO i posted wich is a good one too.
  9. So do you think the ASRock mobo is a better board than the Asus with its 3.0 usb support? Or are they basically the same? Sorry for all the questions but I want to build it right.
  10. The brands are both good it's just if you going to use the USB 3 or SATA 6Gb/s then it's going to be a better choice. Other wise the ASUS MOBO is a little more trusted brand but the prize is just about same, so the ASrock one might be more future proof when the HDDs get to use the sata 6Gb/s more usefully.
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