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October 25, 2012 2:40:44 AM

I'm looking for a good motherboard for a AMD Phenom II X4 965 and a MSI GTX 550 Ti (N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GD5/OC)
Also a memory RAM around 8GB
A HD 1Tb 7200RPM?
should i pick a Thermaltake or a Coolmaster? both 650w
main usege:
-Games(Wow, Lol, MWF, L4D 2)

My budget is around 500$ for all of them.
Any suggestion, please add them. This will be my first PC that i buy in parts :) 

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a c 151 ) Power supply
October 25, 2012 3:01:45 AM

Are you saying you already have the processor and graphic card, or are you saying you need them and all the rest for $500?
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October 25, 2012 3:23:08 AM

makes way more sense if you post in the systems section.

and judging by the games you play, id suggest getting a AMD trinity system
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October 25, 2012 12:35:41 PM

Yes, I'm saying i have the processor and the graphic card
And that I was thinking 500$ for the rest
I really didn't know where to post this question because i'm new here.
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a c 151 ) Power supply
October 25, 2012 6:29:15 PM

There are basically 2 sizes of motherboards you'll be interested in if you are building in a mid tower or larger case. An ATX and a mATX. The ATX is a longer board due to it having 7 available slots for expansion; the mATX only provides for 5 slots. There are minor variations on that, but that is generally the rule. If you want to move up to using more than 1 graphic card some day you'll want a board with at least 2 PCIe x 16 slots; 1 PCIe slot will be fine if you never see yourself going with CrossfireX or SLI.
I would go for the AM3+ socket (as opposed to the AM3) for future upgrades to newer AMD chips as they appear. Here are some nice boards depending on other features you may want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Always buy memory in matching sets of 2 or 4. You will want DDR3 memory that is dependable. Most is. The speed of the memory (1333, 1600. 1866...) isn't really all that important with a memory controller that tops out at 1333mhz anyway. Here is a selection of decent RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If I had to pick between Thermaltake and Cooler Master, I'd go with the Cooler Master. Seasonic, Cosair, XFX, even the better Rosewills are preferred. Personally, I prefer a single rail PSU, but there are good arguments for multiple rails too. Neither option should sway you from the PSU you like.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I like Western Digital and Seagate for standard 7200RPM SATA HDDs. I've never had a failure with them, I guess that's why I stick with them. The larger the cache, the quicker they will appear. It doesn't matter if they are SATA II or SATA III, because mechanical HDDs can't saturate even the SATA II bandwidth. SATA III is mainly for SSDs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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a c 296 ) Power supply
October 25, 2012 6:39:45 PM

Korbelius said:
I'm looking for a good motherboard for a AMD Phenom II X4 965 and a MSI GTX 550 Ti (N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GD5/OC)
Also a memory RAM around 8GB
A HD 1Tb 7200RPM?
should i pick a Thermaltake or a Coolmaster? both 650w
main usege:
-Games(Wow, Lol, MWF, L4D 2)

My budget is around 500$ for all of them.
Any suggestion, please add them. This will be my first PC that i buy in parts :) 


Hi korbelius - neither of those 2 PSU choices are good. Is there a reason it has to be one of
those two?

Tom
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October 25, 2012 7:02:10 PM

toyftw said:
Hi korbelius - neither of those 2 PSU choices are good. Is there a reason it has to be one of
those two?

Tom


Hello, it has to be one of those cause i´m going to buy one :p 
Sorry if i misunderstood your question
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October 25, 2012 10:29:52 PM

getting a xfx 550 is a way better idea.
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November 2, 2012 1:41:24 PM

Best answer selected by korbelius.
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