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December 9, 2010 12:13:52 AM

Hey, I was just wondering if you could tell me if these parts are compatible and if there's any better options I should look in to. This is my first computer build and I don't heaps about them.

Motherboard - Asus P6T Motherboard
Processor - Intel i7-950
Graphics Card - Sapphire HD 6850
Power Supply - Antec True Power 650 W
RAM - 3 sticks of 2GB DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz 240-PIN DIMM

I bought an NZXT Phantom case for it all and plan on using Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks for any responses.

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December 9, 2010 12:19:49 AM

Yes it is compatible. Why spend so much on a CPU/mobo and RAM when you could put the money into GPU and monitor?
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December 9, 2010 12:25:58 AM

eloric said:
Yes it is compatible. Why spend so much on a CPU/mobo and RAM when you could put the money into GPU and monitor?


The Graphics card seems pretty good for what I'm looking for and I will be spending some money on a decent monitor. If there's any suggestions of a better graphics card that would be appreciated.
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December 10, 2010 12:38:47 PM

Hmm not too sure about your budget but if i were in your shoes

1. Case : NZXT Phantom (bought)
2. Items From Egg $478

3. Items from Microcenter $170 Deneb 965BE + MSI 785G-E53
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...
4. Grand Total Expenses #2+#3 $648

Alternatively u could play the waiting game by holding out on a discrete GPU purchase i.e have a workable rig with that IGP on the 785G and await the much anticipated high end GPU price wars once HD 6950/6970 are out hehe
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December 10, 2010 7:43:26 PM

batuchka said:
Hmm not too sure about your budget but if i were in your shoes

1. Case : NZXT Phantom (bought)
2. Items From Egg $478
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-715.jpg
3. Items from Microcenter $170 Deneb 965BE + MSI 785G-E53
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...
4. Grand Total Expenses #2+#3 $648

Alternatively u could play the waiting game by holding out on a discrete GPU purchase i.e have a workable rig with that IGP on the 785G and await the much anticipated high end GPU price wars once HD 6950/6970 are out hehe


Thanks for the advice Batuchka but I went and bought all my parts yesterday and some extra stuff. Hopefully I'll get it all soon and build the beast. It seems that parts are a lot cheaper in the U.S. as with most other things compared to Australia but I don't really care. :) 
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December 11, 2010 4:46:08 AM

Yep u are welcomed and enjoy your new rig ^^
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December 26, 2010 3:49:32 AM

batuchka,

Looking for some help and it seems you are quite knowledgable about building a computer. So, here goes...

I have a teenage son who wants to build his first gaming computer who has been given a $800 - $900 budget. Already purchased for him is a Phantom NZXT case. While I still want him to assemble the computer, he needs help in choosing the components.

eloric felt that Zeltice was spending too much on the CPU and motherboard. What would be the better option given the above budget? Any preferences on the other components? Brand new at this, so any help you would give would be greatly appreciated by us both. Thanks and Merry Christmas!


tmcindc


batuchka said:
Hmm not too sure about your budget but if i were in your shoes

1. Case : NZXT Phantom (bought)
2. Items From Egg $478
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-715.jpg
3. Items from Microcenter $170 Deneb 965BE + MSI 785G-E53
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...
4. Grand Total Expenses #2+#3 $648

Alternatively u could play the waiting game by holding out on a discrete GPU purchase i.e have a workable rig with that IGP on the 785G and await the much anticipated high end GPU price wars once HD 6950/6970 are out hehe

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December 26, 2010 10:33:48 AM

Hi tmcindc; yuor are sure right about batuchka - he is fantastic at specifying builds.

You might want to start a new thread, and fill out this form: How To Ask For New Build Advice.

If you are interested in purchasing today, there are some pretty good sales on after Christmas. Depending on your needs, budget, etc, you may want to wait a couple of weeks for the new technology to arrive on the shelves.

Look forward to hearing from you.
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January 5, 2011 6:54:54 AM

Best answer selected by Zeltice.
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