Building A Computer - 1st time - is this system compatible? Tags: Homebuilt Computer Systems Product Last response: December 25, 2010 3:30 PM in Systems Share d1ddyp0p December 25, 2010 7:07:28 AM I am building a computer for the first time - I want to keep it under 600 with shipping. I am not including a hard drive because I have a few of them. Here are the specs. (all from new egg) Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (comes with 2 fans) MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard MSI N430GT-MD1GD3-OC/LP GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX Just wondering if this setup should work out? It seems compatible... More about : building computer 1st time system compatible mdd1963 a b B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 9:37:33 AM Is gaming of concern? If so, dropping perhaps to an X4 cpu, and devoting the cost savings to perhaps a GTX460 might be an option.... rolli59 a c 102 B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 11:23:17 AM ^+1 Keep in mind for your HDD that newer motherboards have limited PATA (IDE) connectors since SATA is now std for drive connectors. Related resources 1st time building a PC - Forum 1st Time building computer ; Did I do it right? - Forum Help building 1st computer - Forum Building 1st computer : Compatibility and Cost - Forum 1st time building computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ScrewySqrl a b B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 1:16:03 PM no reason not to get DDR3-1333 over 1066. Get this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a GTS450, HD5770, GTX460 or HD6850 depending d1ddyp0p December 25, 2010 2:29:23 PM Better for ram to be 4 2gig sticks or 2 4gb sticks rolli59 a c 102 B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 2:37:01 PM If you are starting out with 8GB 2x4 is better, leaves room for upgrades. d1ddyp0p December 25, 2010 2:52:12 PM rolli59 said:If you are starting out with 8GB 2x4 is better, leaves room for upgrades. That is what I was thinking, but I was just curious as if there was a performance difference? rolli59 a c 102 B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 2:54:40 PM Sometimes the smaller sticks of the same ram have faster timings but it would be barely measurable and surly not noticeable. d1ddyp0p December 25, 2010 3:01:34 PM gaming will never happen on this pc...except emulators maybe I use an Xbox360 for gaming. This is meant to be a home server / workstation / etc... rolli59 a c 102 B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 3:05:27 PM d1ddyp0p said:gaming will never happen on this pc...except emulators maybe I use an Xbox360 for gaming. This is meant to be a home server / workstation / etc... Then your selection of the GT430 is good but almost an overkill since gt220 would do fine. d1ddyp0p December 25, 2010 3:25:28 PM rolli59 said:Then your selection of the GT430 is good but almost an overkill since gt220 would do fine. Well, this computer will be at a desk and not technically a HTPC.....( i have a dual core for that - slimline)..... ANYWAYS... One monitor (40 inch tv) will have XBMC on it at all times, which sits by my workstation.... so, I think this gpu will be able to keep that running at 1080...while running on things as well...? rolli59 a c 102 B Homebuilt system December 25, 2010 3:30:59 PM Yes it will do fine! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum1st time building a gaming pc p Forum1st time building new system , questions questions Forum1st time building pc , is it compatible ? ForumNeed some advice on my 1st time build Forum1st Building a Comp - Are these part compatible Forum1st Time build : HTPC for the next 5+ years Forum$800 Gaming Build - Please rate, 1st time builder Forum1st time building gaming rig ForumBuilding my 1st Custom Desktop $4000 Forum1st Time Build - i7 non gaming Please Help! Forum1st time building a pc! ForumBuilding A new System 1st time Forum1st Time Gaming PC Build ForumFinally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? ForumFans wiring? Is this possible? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !