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First time computer build.

Last response: in Systems
July 30, 2011 4:29:10 PM

Hello all. A little background, I plan on playing SWTOR when it comes out and have decided that the dell I bought back in 2006 is not going to cut it... I picked out a bunch of parts for my build but a friend of mine told me I had to come here and ask all you smart people if the components are the best for my application/price range. '

I already have a 400w power supply and a nvidia geforce 9600 gt overclocked (I think the "overclocked" part was part of the name, I did not overclock it)

Here is a link to the parts I plan on buying...

Im not sure if that link will work so here is a list just in case. Parts will be bought at newegg (if you know a better place, that would be great)

case: cooler master HAF 912

HD: samsung spinpoint f3 1TB 32mb catch

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V

RAM: G.SKILL ripjaws series 8gb (2X4gb)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus

Additional fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 200 200mm

I wanted to keep it under 400 (poor college student) and its already at 450 lol. Just would like to know if everything will work fine and if there are any suggestions for better parts at a similar price point. And I think the video card will hold me back some but I already have it and can upgrade later if I find that its not adequate enough.



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July 30, 2011 4:30:26 PM

oops, this might be in the wrong section...
July 30, 2011 4:36:04 PM

I would still go for a am3+ mobo if you really wanted to stay on the Amd side.

But the best now we can say is that we have the i5 2500k and if Overclocked we have great performance at a great price range.
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July 30, 2011 4:39:35 PM

and I just found the "how to ask for new build advice" thread. I really failed on this one...

Plan on buying this week (tomorrow if possible)

I already have monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, ect..

I do not plan on overclocking though I have heard that with the motherboard I chose, it is relatively easy to do.

Video card I currently have

thanks in advance for helping a newb... :) 

Link did not work...
July 30, 2011 4:44:03 PM

but as i said before go am3+ that way you can stay up to date.
If you want i can recommend to you a mobo.
July 30, 2011 4:46:00 PM

that would be awesome
July 30, 2011 4:51:28 PM

And FM1 sockets only cater for Llano desktops.
July 30, 2011 5:57:13 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey