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December 1, 2010 7:07:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Now


Budget Range: 800-900 Before / After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: I game most of the time I'm on the computer, watch some netflix


Parts Not Required: Mouse, Speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website (like amazon or newegg) (don't have a fry's or microcenter near me)


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: No preference. Just looking for a solid build


Overclocking:Maybe ( I am wiling to read and learn)


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Again, willing to learn about it)


Monitor Resolution: Need one?


Additional Comments: My laptop just crapped out (asus g71) that I used in Iraq. I am willing to go up a little bit more if I need to wait a week or two to afford a decent monitor. I literally have like 10 tabs open right now reading about everyone elses builds. I also looked through the stuck posts at the top. I'm a forum junkie so I appreciate someone answering a question I'm sure has already been answered.

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December 1, 2010 7:26:33 PM

:hello:  Welcome!

The forums here are pretty friendly.

for what you have to spend, we should be able to get you an AMD 4 core (maybe 6), a mouse, keyboard, speakers, and monitor, and a decent gameplaying computer.

Gimme a bit to fiddle with newegg combos
December 1, 2010 11:15:40 PM

:bounce:  :bounce:  Awesome....I really do appreciate it!

o i have g5 already and i use a headset so i can hear stuff in games...that's why I didn't need those.
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December 2, 2010 12:58:32 AM
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Here you go:

Lite-On 24x DVD burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Destroyer case: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB HDD: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AS Rock 770 mobo: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI HD6850: $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sea Sonc 520W 80+ Bronze PSU: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot 4 GB DDR3-1333: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955: $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse: $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

789.89

other than the keyboard/mouse, there aren't any combos here. you can probably find some combos that will bring prices down further.
December 2, 2010 4:43:19 PM

Thanks screwy! My friend wanted to see the build I was about to put together and he said this.....

Lite-On 24x DVD burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289
Good Enough^^^


Rosewill Destroyer case: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147144

Honestly that's the best deal on new egg, for that price. If you went from $25-$50 to $50 - $75 there are some awesome ones. But for the sake of money and time this is the best.


Samsung F3 1TB HDD: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

Not a bad deal. But RAID 0 is so power full its better to have to seperate hardrives, splitting data and half and doing the work 2x faster. Here I found 2 hard drives (500gigs). Put them both together and you have a terabyte.


Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824009275
Good enough.^^^^



AS Rock 770 mobo: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157176

When searching for a mobo in that price range I came up with that exact on. But in the description it says that there is only one PSI express 2.0 x16 running in x16 mode, might want to ask any one if putting in a few extra bucks will get you two PSI express 2.0 x16 running in x16 mode. That way in the future if you want to run true SLI or crossfire, you wont need to buy a new mobo. Could save you money in the future. With all of this being said, I can still find you good memory, and GPU, and everything els you need, if you still decide to get this mobo.




MSI HD6850: $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127531

Not a bad GPU. One gripe I have is on the photo, those blue connectors (forgot what there called) is out of date. Most new GPU's use this grey one. It's like the HDMI for GPU's. Now I found a Nvidia card that is pretty much the exact same one I have but cheaper and no made by the same manufacturer. Which is not a big deal. The core clock speeds are not as fast as this MSI one. But the memory clock speeds are. Alot faster. So here is a card I think you should go with.


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


Sea Sonc 520W 80+ Bronze PSU: $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151094

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151094

This power supply I feel doesnt leave any room for upgrades. Your mobo should be SLI capable. And in order to run SLI you would have to buy a whole new power supply. Mine as well just do it right the first time. I found this. It's SLI ready, has 3 12v rails for 3 GPU's, and can power the 460 which i think you should go with.

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


Check this link for the power consumption. I haven't put hours into researching the power supply so run this by that thread and see what they think. Here is that power consumption link.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nv...



Patriot 4 GB DDR3-1333: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220537

You know how I feel about this RAM. It's just not enough. So I found the cheapest 8 gigs of ram possible. Here you go. Its the exact same stuss as that Patriot stuff but 8 gigs. Enjoy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW, its an extra $50, sorry but 2 times the ram is 2 times the price.



AMD Phenom II X4 955: $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808

Good CPU




I read up on Raid0 .....but I was reading and correct me if I'm wrong, if one drive goes down...you lose ALL your data? Is it worth it to get two hard drives and then put them in raid0?

Also do I need 8 gigs of memory? I know win 7 64 bit can see it...but will I actually use it?

Thanks!
December 2, 2010 5:33:03 PM

luckylefty said:
Thanks screwy! My friend wanted to see the build I was about to put together and he said this.....

Lite-On 24x DVD burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289
Good Enough^^^


Rosewill Destroyer case: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147144

Honestly that's the best deal on new egg, for that price. If you went from $25-$50 to $50 - $75 there are some awesome ones. But for the sake of money and time this is the best.


Samsung F3 1TB HDD: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

Not a bad deal. But RAID 0 is so power full its better to have to seperate hardrives, splitting data and half and doing the work 2x faster. Here I found 2 hard drives (500gigs). Put them both together and you have a terabyte.



Raid 0 is one thing, but you'll pay more for the 2x 500 Gb than for a singel 1 TB drive. If you REALLY want speed, get a Solid State drive, which is better than RAID by a mile.

Quote:

Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824009275
Good enough.^^^^



AS Rock 770 mobo: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157176

When searching for a mobo in that price range I came up with that exact on. But in the description it says that there is only one PSI express 2.0 x16 running in x16 mode, might want to ask any one if putting in a few extra bucks will get you two PSI express 2.0 x16 running in x16 mode. That way in the future if you want to run true SLI or crossfire, you wont need to buy a new mobo. Could save you money in the future. With all of this being said, I can still find you good memory, and GPU, and everything els you need, if you still decide to get this mobo.




If you want 8x/8x Crossfire, your cheapest option is the AS Rock 870 Extreme 3, at $94.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



MSI HD6850: $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [... said:
6814127531

Not a bad GPU. One gripe I have is on the photo, those blue connectors (forgot what there called) is out of date. Most new GPU's use this grey one. It's like the HDMI for GPU's. Now I found a Nvidia card that is pretty much the exact same one I have but cheaper and no made by the same manufacturer. Which is not a big deal. The core clock speeds are not as fast as this MSI one. But the memory clock speeds are. Alot faster. So here is a card I think you should go with.


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

]
MSI HD6850: $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127531

Not a bad GPU. One gripe I have is on the photo, those blue connectors (forgot what there called) is out of date. Most new GPU's use this grey one. It's like the HDMI for GPU's. Now I found a Nvidia card that is pretty much the exact same one I have but cheaper and no made by the same manufacturer. Which is not a big deal. The core clock speeds are not as fast as this MSI one. But the memory clock speeds are. Alot faster. So here is a card I think you should go with.


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



The 6850 is roughly equal to the 460 in power, but works better with AMD in multiple GPU (Crossfire), unlike the 460. NVidia doesn't work with AMD as well because NVidia chipsets for AMD are old and not being updated anymore. AMD makes radeon GPUs, and the boards can only do Crossfire. If you stick with a single card, The 460 and 6850 are about equal.



Sea Sonic 520W 80+ Bronze PSU: $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [... said:
6817151094

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151094

This power supply I feel doesnt leave any room for upgrades. Your mobo should be SLI capable. And in order to run SLI you would have to buy a whole new power supply. Mine as well just do it right the first time. I found this. It's SLI ready, has 3 12v rails for 3 GPU's, and can power the 460 which i think you should go with.

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


Check this link for the power consumption. I haven't put hours into researching the power supply so run this by that thread and see what they think. Here is that power consumption link.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nv...

]
Sea Sonic 520W 80+ Bronze PSU: $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151094

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151094

This power supply I feel doesnt leave any room for upgrades. Your mobo should be SLI capable. And in order to run SLI you would have to buy a whole new power supply. Mine as well just do it right the first time. I found this. It's SLI ready, has 3 12v rails for 3 GPU's, and can power the 460 which i think you should go with.

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


Check this link for the power consumption. I haven't put hours into researching the power supply so run this by that thread and see what they think. Here is that power consumption link.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nv...



If you have only 1 GPU, the Seasonic is fine. It'll do the HD 6850 or GTX460 The item that matters is the 12v rail, the 520W Sea Sonic has 2 12v rails at 20a each, for 40a on the 12V rail. Thats enough to run a HD 5970 dual-gpu card! It does have only 1 6-pin and 1 6+2 pin, but that will be enough for a single 460, 6870, 470 or 480 card. Or 2 GTS 450 or 6850s. It has the JUICE to do 2 6850s as well because of the 40 amps. (2 6850s need about 35 amps)

The Coolmax item you list has 3 12v rails at 16a each, for 39 amps total, actually *less* than the Sea Sonic. However, Coolmax is NOT a reliable power supply company, and the linked PSU is not even 80+, much less 80+ Bronze. Its probably 75% efficient, at best., compared to the 82+ efficient of the Sea Sonic. When you add the better internal parts and higher quality construction, it should be obvious which one you need.



Patriot 4 GB DDR3-1333: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [... said:
6820220537

You know how I feel about this RAM. It's just not enough. So I found the cheapest 8 gigs of ram possible. Here you go. Its the exact same stuss as that Patriot stuff but 8 gigs. Enjoy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW, its an extra $50, sorry but 2 times the ram is 2 times the price.

]

Patriot 4 GB DDR3-1333: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220537

You know how I feel about this RAM. It's just not enough. So I found the cheapest 8 gigs of ram possible. Here you go. Its the exact same stuss as that Patriot stuff but 8 gigs. Enjoy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW, its an extra $50, sorry but 2 times the ram is 2 times the price.



The Mushkin ram is *fine*, but see below.


AMD Phenom II X4 955: $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [... said:
6819103808

Good CPU




I read up on Raid0 .....but I was reading and correct me if I'm wrong, if one drive goes down...you lose ALL your data? Is it worth it to get two hard drives and then put them in raid0?

Also do I need 8 gigs of memory? I know win 7 64 bit can see it...but will I actually use it?

Thanks!
]
AMD Phenom II X4 955: $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808

Good CPU




I read up on Raid0 .....but I was reading and correct me if I'm wrong, if one drive goes down...you lose ALL your data? Is it worth it to get two hard drives and then put them in raid0?

Also do I need 8 gigs of memory? I know win 7 64 bit can see it...but will I actually use it?

Thanks!


Yes, in Raid 0, if one drive goes, its like both drives dying as far as the data is concerned. this is what backups are for. As I mentioned, a single 1 TB drive is cheaper than 2 500 GB drives, so you might as well get the 1 TB. the Samsung drives are the fastest SATA 2 drives around.

you don't really *NEED* 8 gigs for gaming. you will see no difference in games from 4GB vs 8GB. The extra can't hurt however, and IS useful if you multitask while gaming, can see improved quality in some game video (not FPS, but fewer artifacts and such.) and will be very useful in encoding video, comprssing files, and using prgrams like Maya, 3D Studio, or Photoshop.

you can also set up the extra ram as a ramdisk
December 2, 2010 7:55:26 PM

Thats a pretty solid combo.

Just a note though: that 880 will not do crossfire well because it has only a single PCIe16 slot. The second slot is only an x4 slot. It will lose about 5% compared to an 8x/8x board, so about 10% to a 16x/16x board.
December 2, 2010 8:45:51 PM

After reviewing everything I don't think I will do a crossfire setup nor RAID.

I won't lose any performance with a single card setup then, correct?
December 2, 2010 8:55:08 PM

not a bit. It'll be fine
December 8, 2010 11:29:49 PM

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December 9, 2010 11:56:44 AM

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