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Building my first PC

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December 26, 2010 11:37:10 AM

Hey guys,
I'm building my very first PC, and don't know too much about it all at the moment, but I have picked out my components and just wanted to know what you guys think of it?

Any help is appreciated

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December 26, 2010 12:03:31 PM
December 26, 2010 12:19:32 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
You can't use an AMD CPU with a X58 motherboard.You either have to buy i7 CPU/X58 motherboard or AMD Phenom II/AMD motherboard.
Also,if you aren't planing to use SLI/CF,consider Corsair HX 650W instead.It's fine for a single GTX 460(Or even 2 of them)
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December 26, 2010 12:57:32 PM

Thanks for the reply. Can you recommend a decent motherboard? That's the part I'm having trouble choosing really.
I am planning to use SLI, just not straight away, probably be in a couple months time.
December 26, 2010 1:20:04 PM

Are you going to keep the AMD CPU or you want an Intel one ?
December 26, 2010 1:27:43 PM

I'm going to keep the AMD CPU. (Sorry for being such a noob on this stuff haha)
December 26, 2010 1:32:32 PM

What will u use your pc for? Hardcore gaming, video editing, or just for making presentation to clients with power point? How much is your budget?
December 26, 2010 1:36:47 PM

I'm going to be using it for hardcore gaming. I've got £1000 to spend on it.

I've never really been into PC gaming, but really want to get involved now. I think the stuff I have chosen will be good but to be honest, I'm not too sure if it really is.
December 26, 2010 3:22:02 PM

Well,I don't recommend Nvidia chipsets for AMD CPUs because ATI chipsets are better.
If you are OK with that,then have a look at Asus M4A89TD PRO
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220141
December 26, 2010 3:28:26 PM

Thanks for that =)

What makes the ATI chipsets better?
December 26, 2010 5:07:25 PM

Well ATI chipsets are better in terms of stability and OC'ng than Nvidia chipsets "For AMD CPUs"
HD 6950 is a great card and performs pretty much like GTX 460(even faster in some games)
December 26, 2010 5:10:55 PM

So if I get the HD 6950, Asus M4A89TD PRO over the ones I chose previously, everything will be compatible and work fine?
December 26, 2010 7:28:49 PM

Yes,everything should work just fine :) 
December 26, 2010 10:20:31 PM

RoutineCurry said:
So if I get the HD 6950, Asus M4A89TD PRO over the ones I chose previously, everything will be compatible and work fine?

Except the cpu. It's because Asus M4A89TD PRO doesn't support X6 cpu. U can choose Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 if u wanna use X6 cpu, but it costs £29 more...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/218919
December 27, 2010 8:42:15 AM

According to ASUS CPU support page,it supports X6 1090T and 1075T so I don't see any reasons why it shouldn't support 1100T.But if you want to be 100% sure,you better ask their support.
December 27, 2010 9:19:56 AM

Ooopss.. Yeah, it would supports 1100T after u update BIOS. Thanx Maziar... My bad..
December 27, 2010 10:37:05 AM

So the Asus will be fine then?
December 27, 2010 11:33:16 AM

Awesome stuff. I will be purchasing all my parts later on.

Thanks for your help guys =)

Now I just have to try and put it all together haha
December 27, 2010 1:19:45 PM

Good Luck... Btw, I do believe a Corsair 850W HX is too much for a single GTX 460. But it's a good choice for investment.
December 27, 2010 1:48:05 PM

Oh I have changed that to a 750W. I'm too scared to go too low and for it not too work haha
January 8, 2011 11:07:24 AM

RoutineCurry said:
Oh I have changed that to a 750W. I'm too scared to go too low and for it not too work haha

I think you'd like to use antec calculator. It's such a simple and nice way to calculate the power of your system.

http://www.antec.outervision.com/
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