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December 31, 2010 10:39:36 PM

Hey all. I wasn't sure if this should be in homebuilt or new build. whats the difference? anyhoo here goes.

After much research I have finally put together my new computer build, but wanted to check with the vets here to see if I have missed anything. Will this all work together and am I over/under doing anything? Any forseen issues or suggestions will be much appreciated. This is my first time building a pc.

Thanks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

MOBO: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Heatsink/Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Also, Any suggestions on a 1GB video card?

Thanks for the help

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December 31, 2010 10:45:21 PM

video card depends on your intended uses and budget...

Solid midrange gaming card if GTX460 (1 gb)

It would be better if you cut/paste posted a summary of the parts yourself, vice making everyone click on every single link....(which by the way, the cpu and mb links were 'unavailable; when i tried them...)
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December 31, 2010 11:16:00 PM

mdd1963 said:
video card depends on your intended uses and budget...

Solid midrange gaming card if GTX460 (1 gb)

It would be better if you cut/paste posted a summary of the parts yourself, vice making everyone click on every single link....(which by the way, the cpu and mb links were 'unavailable; when i tried them...)


Thanks. I edited the post per your suggestion.
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January 1, 2011 3:37:50 AM

8gb of Ram seems a bit much, what are your main uses of this build going to be?
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January 1, 2011 3:46:19 AM

Mainly I will use it for gaming and the regular web surfing. Possibly some video editing but thats not in stone.

I figured I would go with 8 because its only another $40-50 and I'm hoping it will save me from upgrading for some time.

Is 8g a huge overkill over 4g? It can only make things better right? I've always looked at ram as the one thing that you can never have too much of.
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January 1, 2011 6:36:40 PM

Okay first for the RAM get 4gb 8 just isn't worth unless you're doing hardcore rendering video editing

Also PSU get the EA650 Antec: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's 50 dollars after rebate and it's quality is right up there with the corsair

Get the 955 phenom it's cheaper and with the hyper you can clock it higher than the 970

Spend some of the extra money you save from the above changes on the case get the three hundred illusion more fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also make sure to purchase the hyper 212+ from amazon (save on shipping and get the extra fan) and get the AS5 from your local Radioshack (no shipping) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: get the samsung spinpoint instead it's faster and cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

finally the GPU with all the money saved buy the 6950 and unlock it to a 6970 with this tweaktown article: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/18214/amd_radeon_hd6950_c...

6950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 6950 is probably overkill but I don't know your resolution so I can't say also don't go nvidia because you won't be able to crossfire later on

If you have any questions about above please ask :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 
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January 8, 2011 3:33:00 AM

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January 8, 2011 6:11:24 AM

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