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August 28, 2011 10:37:27 AM

Hello!

I was thinking about finally replacing my cheap Athlon64 system with something wth a little more... power.

So i got a list of components that i could get:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
MB: Asus M4A77T
RAM: 2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-27
GPU: Asus HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2
Case: a (very) cheap ATX CCC-ML2

So i wanted to ask if these components would go together because i'm not really experienced with building custom rigs and maybe someone could suggest some better parts for the same money :) 

Thank you for your replies!

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August 28, 2011 11:04:32 AM

Never heard of Club brand before. What's their reputation?
August 28, 2011 11:08:28 AM

I don't know much about rep but my friend uses their gpu and it's very good so far.
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August 28, 2011 11:49:49 AM

And another thing: should i get the MSI 770-C45 or maybe an Asus M4A77T?

Edit: also found an Asus HD 6950 1GB for ~18$ more. Should i get it instead?
August 28, 2011 3:18:54 PM

BUMP :( 
August 28, 2011 3:32:38 PM

What are you gonna do with it?
Office work, video streaming, gaming or what?
August 28, 2011 3:34:01 PM

008Rohit said:
What are you gonna do with it?
Office work, video streaming, gaming or what?


Mostly gaming/surfing the web.
August 28, 2011 5:27:16 PM

For that, an i3 2100 will perform a lot better. AMD Quad Cores are better only in heavy multitasking.

I can post an i3 2100 build if you don't mind.

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $79.99
Graphics Card : XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $209.99
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99

Total : $640 after rebates

The i5 2400 costs $60 more and is worth the extra cost.
August 28, 2011 5:29:27 PM

For that, an i3 2100 will perform a lot better. AMD Quad Cores are better only in heavy multitasking.

I can post an i3 2100 build if you don't mind.

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $79.99
Graphics Card : XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $209.99
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99

Total : $640 after rebates

The i5 2400 costs $60 more and is worth the extra cost.
August 28, 2011 5:31:31 PM

008Rohit said:
For that, an i3 2100 will perform a lot better. AMD Quad Cores are better only in heavy multitasking.

I can post an i3 2100 build if you don't mind.

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $79.99
Graphics Card : XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $209.99
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99

Total : $640 after rebates

The i5 2400 costs $60 more and is worth the extra cost.

OK thanks, i'll check it out, maybe even get it :) 

BUT the question remains: Will my system work? (Will the components live with each other w/o probs?)

Also i really wanted to stick to an AMD CPU, i don't really know why. It feels like Intel CPUs are heavily overpriced. :p 
August 28, 2011 5:38:44 PM

Do you think I'd recommend you some parts that aren't compatible with each other? :p 

They should all work fine together.
August 28, 2011 5:42:35 PM

008Rohit said:
Do you think I'd recommend you some parts that aren't compatible with each other? :p 

They should all work fine together.

Nonono.
I meant the system i brought up in the first place :p 
August 28, 2011 5:45:55 PM

I just looked up the mobo you suggested. Sadly here it costs about 120$ :( 
August 28, 2011 5:46:20 PM

I checked everything except the MoBo. if its a AM3 or AM3+ then everything should work fine. :) 
That PSU is more than enough for a single HD 6950.
August 28, 2011 5:50:22 PM

008Rohit said:
I checked everything except the MoBo. if its a AM3 or AM3+ then everything should work fine. :) 
That PSU is more than enough for a single HD 6950.

OK, thanks a lot for your time :) 
August 28, 2011 5:55:48 PM

^^

Happy to help. :) 
August 28, 2011 6:07:44 PM

Another question: would an ASRock H61M-VS go together well with an i3-2100 and 2x 4GB DDR3-1333? (and the other components ofc)
August 28, 2011 6:18:38 PM

SO...

Right now i've come to a system that looks something like this:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
RAM: 2x Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3-1333
GPU: Asus HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
MB: ASRock H61M-VS
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2
Case: The same cheap 20$ ATX
HDD: Already have a nice one :) 

Is this any good?
August 29, 2011 12:58:31 AM

The above build is good.
A 500-550W Corsair or Antec PSU is sufficient for a single HD 6950. 650W one is an overkill. Other components look fine.
August 29, 2011 8:52:05 AM

Ok, thanks a lot. So in the end i decided to spend a bit more and just get the i5-2400 and the rest of the system described above. Wish me luck :D 
August 29, 2011 11:55:51 AM

Yah, that'd be an even greater build. ;) 
!