hey guys Im looking to buy a pc. Its gonna be used for web browsing, music, photoshop, maybe some video editing, HD movies, and think thats about it. I already have a graphic card to put in its a hd4850 and also a hd. So no need for those.
I have picked some parts out already but i would you guys to look over them as i have not been in the market for a while and dont know whats new and good out there.
I have picked several parts for each component, its just stuff i was looking at. Im still undecided as to which parts i will pick. Hopefully you guys can help me out and if anything recommend other parts.
thanks guys, wow cant believe i missed that msi board, i really like it. And yes I also had in mind the adata memory i heard good things about them so i want to try it out.
michxymi- no those are the parts that i was looking at
008rohit- Agree with the phenom cpu, mobo it only has one slot for gpu which is fine but the pc is for my bro and he usually keeps it for 5 years plus so i want him to be able to have the option to add stuff with out switching the whole unit.
Memory is nice but i forgot to mention he runs a 32bit so 4gb is enough unless he upgrades. But i also dont like the heat sinks on them as if you buy a aftermarket heatsink for the cpu it might not fit cuz of the memory being in the way.
Haha thats how my pc is but my memory does not have heatsinks but i have a heat sink on my cpu and it barely clears the ram. Plus kinda sucks cuz if i wana take out the ram i have to take the heat sink off lol.
back to the topic, Psu I like but is one 12v rail enough? Say in the future if he wants to run 2 cards. IM not really sure what the 12v rail does so can anyone explain that to me?
And as for the case he picked it himself he likes the slick simple design.
Total: $272.96 including promo, still needs case + psu but i leave that up to you as we all have our case style preferences
Total without heatsink: $246.97 still free shipping
For this decided to go with non AM3+ compatible and use that extra cash to op for the better 6 core CPU and it is already using the max supported amount of ram of 8gb. But this setup is cheaper and has more power to it while still using well made parts, but at the cost of upgradability.
I don't think so, because he mentioned his brother has a habbit or keeping computer running for 5+ years, so those 2 extra cores I guarantee you will be put to work by than.
Not to mention with an AM3+ mobo, chances are AM3+ will be old and obsolete by than, and if he is using such a computer for that long chances are that will even be obsolete by the time he wants to upgrade and we be onto something else.
Oh and on another note since I remember hearing the OP mentioning not liking the huge heatsinks on ram causing problems with CPU heatsinks, looking at the CPU heatsink with how slim it is, i doubt you have a problem and if you do just mount the fan on the other side.
Also am personally a fan of having the 8gb of ram, even if your brother can't use it all yet because when he does upgrade to 64bit OS it be easier, he already has the other 4gb. Plus the difference from the combo's I saw from a $26 -10 combo to what I'm posting is $10 roughly and you get better ram. But thats just my opinion.
Hmm i found I believe same identical ram but with the low profile heatsink while writing this i link it, same combo as well. Here you go.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
Combo $207, use promo code on AMD CPU -$10 more expires 10/10, Total $197 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
His motherboard supports upcoming FX cpu's so your post makes no sense and 6 thuban cores are rubbish for gaming vs a 4 core phenom..
For a lot of games yes the 4 core phenom II will perform on par with the 6 core, as I doubt they are built to handle all 6 cores. But it is also mentioned this person has a habbit of keeping computers for 5+ years, so chances are by than games will be designed to handle all 6 cores so it is more future proof as it be able to use it's full potential.
And being able to support the next gen CPU isn't that much of a big deal if you don't need to because you started out with something better from the start.
Oh and to answer you question, yes a single 12v rail is enough, actually most people consider it to be better. It has 40 amps so would be plenty for that 4850.
I would also go for that 955be over the athlon.