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October 8, 2011 11:38:49 PM

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.

here's the link http://www.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bin/ShoppingCart.asp

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

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October 9, 2011 3:58:56 AM

oh man guess it doesnt show it for you guys. Damn lol. Il update it tomorrow.

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October 9, 2011 2:57:33 PM

okay,

cpu's

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

or

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

memory

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

im not really sure if i should go dual channel or not ?

power supply

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

says it only has single 12v rail, i think its better if it has 2 right ?

mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Says it supports 2000mhz memory speed so im guessing itl support all the lower ones as well ? like 1600

case

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...




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October 9, 2011 3:09:32 PM

huntsman said:
okay,

cpu's

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

or

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

memory

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

im not really sure if i should go dual channel or not ?

power supply

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

says it only has single 12v rail, i think its better if it has 2 right ?

mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Says it supports 2000mhz memory speed so im guessing itl support all the lower ones as well ? like 1600

case

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Are all these cost only 350$ ?
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October 9, 2011 4:48:08 PM

Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Editon - $115
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 REV3.1 AMD 8 Series AM3+ Motherboard - $80
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Memory : Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 - $65
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU : Corsair CX600 V2 - $60
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case : Apevia X-TRPJR-BK X-Trooper Jr Mid Tower Case - $30
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Total : $350 after rebates
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October 9, 2011 5:54:25 PM

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.
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October 9, 2011 6:06:15 PM

Okay so all in all this is what ima go for. thanks again guys, unless i change my mind on something lol.

Mobo- MSI 970A-G45 9 Series = $90

Cpu- Amd Phenom 2 x4 955 black edition 3.2ghz = $115

Memory- Adata 2000mhz 4gb ddr3 = $43

psu- corsair cx600 v2= $70

case - NZXT S210E-001 Source 210 Elite Mid Tower Case =$50


Total $368 minus 10 for the rebate so 358 and then plus tax so around 400 all together. Id say pretty decent built.
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October 9, 2011 10:03:09 PM

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 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B: 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...

ASUS M4N68T-M V2 AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard: $50 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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: $26 free shipping, assuming you want to overclock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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October 9, 2011 10:51:39 PM

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.

(to Huntsman)
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...
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October 9, 2011 11:19:03 PM

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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.
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October 10, 2011 12:35:58 AM

I heard that the 6 cores are garbage as well. But i dont know if this is true. Anyway i will take a look at it. Problem is he only has ide hard drives so now he has to buy a sata hd.

Also i like that msi board more then the gigabyte. I want him to have 2 slots for gpus.

I might consider getting 8gb of ram though.

Plus i need a psu and case with your built so there's no way its gonna fit the budget then you gotta add tax and its gonna hit the $500s

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October 10, 2011 12:11:06 PM

Here's another build from me

Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Modular PSU

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only motherboard with 970 / SB950 chipset who offers Crossfire or SLI at 8x / 8x

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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SUM 446$ without MIR(15$ from PSU)


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October 10, 2011 4:28:22 PM

^ agree
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October 10, 2011 7:23:12 PM

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.
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October 13, 2011 5:11:03 PM

thanks, i was still wondering about the power supply. That cleared it up for me.
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