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First timer, need help building game rig

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February 9, 2011 4:59:26 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Plan to purchase parts this week.


Budget Range: 1000-1600


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, multimedia editing, web surfing


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, headphones with mic, webcam, psu, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Been using newegg, microcenter,and amazon.


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: Cooler Master, Gigabyte, Corsair, etc. Open to ideas.


Overclocking: Maybe, a possibility.


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Not looking for a 'showy' computer, but one that will blow everything away...for atleast a couple months.


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Parts already have:

Cooler Master HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


Corsair CMPSU-750TX PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] MPSU-750TX

2x SAMSUNG BX2431 24" LED HD Monitors
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product



Thanks for the help.
February 9, 2011 5:40:22 PM

You don't actually need to start a new post with the same info.
Previous thread here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304664-31-build-advic...

That said, do you still have the phenom ii x6?
Also, you don' t need to spend so much on a mobo. I don't use asrock mobo's myself, but there are cheaper asus and GA options than that ud5.

If you don't need usb 3/sata 6 this evo works fine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need a BIOS flash before you can drop in a x6 processor though.

If you want sata 6.0 and usb 3, then grab this GA for $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also grab this $85 8gb ripjaw kit instead. Ripjaws OC pretty well so you could probably pull 1333 cas 7 or 8 outta them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Besides that, nothing you'd need to change from screwy's build.
February 9, 2011 5:58:27 PM

Oh, alright. I do have the phenom ii x6. I was not sure if I was supposed to reply in my original post or make a new one. Kind of feel dumb...hah.

Screwy's suggestions were good. I do not doubt about the quality of ASRock. Just stuck in old habits of spending money on things I do not use a 100% of. I appreciate the ways of saving by spending less on a good mobo. Thanks a lot.


I have a lot of files on a 'storage' external hdd. Should I transfer all files into a new internal hdd? Access wise I mean...I do not travel around with the external so I figured for faster data transfer if internal would be more reliable?
February 10, 2011 7:38:45 PM

Internal is faster, but with USB 3.0 it's not too much of a diff.

I guess for the sake of convenience y not?
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