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November 25, 2011 1:03:16 AM

Just building a computer for my wife for christmas last one i built was in 98 and everything has changed alot since then just wanted to make sure everything is compatable and that it is best bang for the buck

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DIAMOND A4890PE51G Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2

Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996991
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 25, 2011 2:30:52 AM

awesome!

links I can click
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November 25, 2011 2:34:41 AM

What is your intended use for this?

Seeing your parts. They are not very good.

Don't be lazy agotham. Write the descriptions so that we don't need to click anymore.
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November 25, 2011 4:12:06 AM

for my wife to play games she likes alot of newer stuff so something that wont need to be updated for a little while. okay what is not very good about the parts i picked. um have no idea about the being lazy part but im sorry for not posting in the recomended fashion, the link i went through had the post already started before i even saw the forum. im not tech savy actually the opposite if it dont work i toss it and buy new stuff so it will not be overclocked just simple put the puzzle together and install windows
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November 25, 2011 4:21:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:A.S.A.P.

Budget Range:under 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: have used newegg in past but open to suggestions

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Like amd processors everything else is open

Overclocking: unless it can be explained well and somewhat easy no

SLI or Crossfire: all dependant on cost

Monitor Resolution: any

Additional Comments: none
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November 25, 2011 1:48:51 PM

anyone any advice
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November 25, 2011 4:29:18 PM

Use a mb with a 990 or 970 series chipset . These can run later model processors . The board you have listed is a dead end , and has an nVidia chipset that was never very good to start with .
The Asrock 970 gen4 is $108

The Phenom X6 just doesnt game better than an X4 since games cant make use of all those cores . The Phenom 955 , or the FX 4100 [ newer ] instead

The CPU cooler is out of stock . The Scythe Mugen is worth considering , so is the CM Hyper 212

Rosewill are not a quality PSU brand , and you wont need 1000 watts
That computer would pull less than 250 , so a quality 550 watt unit [ or if you might add a second graphics card] then 650 watt
The Corsair TX 650 is a nice psu and usually well priced

The graphics card is cheap , but if you make the changes I have listed above you might be able to get a later model lower power consumption model
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November 25, 2011 4:47:02 PM

Thanks for the reply now if i go with say the asrock 970 extreme 4 and go to the 8 core processor is that a big upgrade or just spending extra for a cpu that i dont need

did not know the quality of rosewill was bad thanks for letting me know wont buy from them

was planing on going with 2 of the 4890 is it better to go with one higher end card and spend a little more
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November 25, 2011 5:01:05 PM


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant


$99.99
$69.99
1

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136770
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$94.99
1

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813157262
Return Policy: Iron Egg Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$114.99
$99.99
2

DIAMOND A4890PE51G Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - OEM
Item #: N82E16814103194
Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant


$219.98
$139.98
($69.99 each)
1

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139020
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$119.99
$89.99
1

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996991
Item #: N82E16820226188
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$104.99
$89.99
1

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
Item #: N82E16819103996
Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy


$119.99
1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy


$99.99
1

Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835185097
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$34.99
1

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227726
Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$199.99
$149.99
Subtotal: $989.89


So this or swap out the video cards for one high end one
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November 25, 2011 5:02:07 PM

You probably dont need it .

AMD's FX processors are fairly mixed in performance . In some tests they are dogs, and in others they are competitive with Intel .
The problem is that theyre a completely new type of processor architecture .which AMD havent quite nailed yet . They are releasing a revamped model in a few months . Essentially the same but with some bugs ironed out .
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/1/
For now though there is really good value in using the 4100 and OCing it .

RAM for the newer processors should be 1.5 volt or less

Definitely go with the AM3+ mb . That Asrock is the best value of any board that can crossfire or SLI so its been really popular with builders .
Heres a good article on BF3 performance . BF3 is probably the most intense graphics available so if you can run that you can run anything .
http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...
But look at how badly the 4890 performs .
A 6850 or similar current generation card could fit in your same budget . A 6870 might even be possible .
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November 25, 2011 5:21:49 PM

traded the 4890 for

SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

swapped the ram for

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBX

should be good now
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December 5, 2011 1:45:29 PM

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