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October 1, 2012 10:18:28 PM

Currently I have a build I'm going to make. Here's what I have so far.

INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6750
GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2P LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX DDR3
WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Dual DVI Video Card
Internal 22x DVD ± RW DL Burner SATA Drive for HP
WingRS 201 Case
Hercules ATX 600W Black Dual Fan Silent Power Supply w/20-24pin SATA PCI-E
Thermaltake AF0032 Thunderblade 12cm Blue LED Cooling Fan

So tom's hardware members, I am wondering if these part would fit together all fine. Also I am wonder if this would go fine too.

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

I am on a tight budget. First time as a registered tom's hardware member.

-Thanks Tony...

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October 1, 2012 10:30:39 PM

These parts are outdated. Are you going to buy these parts or do you have them?
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October 1, 2012 10:31:05 PM

RAM isn't compatible w/ the mobo.
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October 1, 2012 10:33:12 PM

obsama1 said:
These parts are outdated. Are you going to buy these parts or do you have them?


Well I'm going to buy them but I'm on a tight budget. I'm not going to play latest games. I'm just going to play TF2 and make SFM videos. This is a modified version of a video for a $300 pc build. And can you tell me a compatible RAM? I just want to know if it can run TF2 and if all the parts fit right. :cry: 
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October 1, 2012 10:42:03 PM

obsama1 said:
RAM isn't compatible w/ the mobo.

Can you tell me compatible RAM? Fairly cheap too
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October 1, 2012 11:23:42 PM

assuming you're in the U.S. since you are buying from NewEgg...

How about something like this:
Intel G530 CPU - $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AsRock H61 motherboard - $44.99 + $7 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB GSkill RAM DDR3 1333 - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fractal Design Case - $34.99 + $3 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec ECO 520W PSU - $54.99 + $2 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS 7750 - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1TB Seagate Barracuda - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LiteOn DVDRW - $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that comes out to about $396 + 12 shipping (+ tax if you're in CA). I think there are a few rebates to offset some of that. You could save maybe $10 by going with a cheaper case. Definitely don't skimp on the PSU- that's not a bad price for that much power and efficiency from a reputable company.
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October 2, 2012 12:04:40 AM

bliq said:
assuming you're in the U.S. since you are buying from NewEgg...

How about something like this:
Intel G530 CPU - $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AsRock H61 motherboard - $44.99 + $7 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB GSkill RAM DDR3 1333 - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fractal Design Case - $34.99 + $3 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec ECO 520W PSU - $54.99 + $2 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS 7750 - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1TB Seagate Barracuda - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LiteOn DVDRW - $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that comes out to about $396 + 12 shipping (+ tax if you're in CA). I think there are a few rebates to offset some of that. You could save maybe $10 by going with a cheaper case. Definitely don't skimp on the PSU- that's not a bad price for that much power and efficiency from a reputable company.

Well Here's the thing. I want to keep my build at the same time. I'm not hardcore gaming. I heard my build I slightly modified can run Crysis Max 40FPS. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHR2vXgJJcE

All I'm asking is... Will all my parts fit together and play TF2 Max at 40-60 fps? And I need to find compatible ram.
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October 2, 2012 12:41:17 AM

TF2 isn't hard to max. A 7750 will max it out no problem!
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October 2, 2012 12:50:14 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j68p

very solid build that will play most games all games medium/high.

All parts from newegg
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October 2, 2012 12:57:16 AM

tiny voices said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j68p

very solid build that will play most games all games medium/high.

All parts from newegg

I guess I will stick with this... thanks
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October 2, 2012 1:00:31 AM

tiny voices said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j68p

very solid build that will play most games all games medium/high.

All parts from newegg

This is better than the spec above right?
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October 2, 2012 1:09:14 AM

Correct. I have this with a 7770 and it is a very solid build. Plays starcraft on high and minecraft on far/fancy with 150fps. It willm ax TF2 no questions asked. Also won't go out of date in a year.
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October 2, 2012 1:11:30 AM

Hmm. 400 bucks, that's not much to work with... Here's what I have come up with

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965 - ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 ($110)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - NZXT Gamma ($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - 500GB Western Digital WD Blue ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - BIOSTAR A880GZ 880G ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($37)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - CORSAIR 430w ($45)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $452

There may be a few rebates here or there also.

Regards,
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October 2, 2012 1:19:37 AM

The intel build above is good too. The only time you would notice the difference would be when running multiple applications at once like many internet tabs or video stuff or whatever. In those cases the AMD build would shine. I would get the build I posted. I have it and I really like it.
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October 2, 2012 1:21:19 AM

BreadWhistle said:
Hmm. 400 bucks, that's not much to work with... Here's what I have come up with

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965 - ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 ($110)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - NZXT Gamma ($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - 500GB Western Digital WD Blue ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - BIOSTAR A880GZ 880G ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($37)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - CORSAIR 430w ($45)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $452

There may be a few rebates here or there also.

Regards,



This is basically the same as mine but with 8gb of ram and a more expensive motherboard. Neither of these will really be noticed at all. Also it is $50 out of budget.
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October 2, 2012 1:37:23 AM

For only maybe $15 more dollars, I think it'd be best to go ahead and add the extra 4 gigs. You know what they say, you can never have too much RAM. And as for the motherboard, yours just has a rebate slapped on to it.
And as for the extra $50 Is just because my PSU and Case is slightly more expensive than yours. It shouldn't hurt OP to spend 2 more Jacksons and a Hamilton for a better case and PSU. But then again, it's his choice.
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October 2, 2012 1:18:58 PM

When gaming, you will never see a difference between 4 and 8 gigs of ram. It would be an upgrade for the future if he decided he needed it for photo or video editing. Also my case and PSU are some of the best examples for the money. You won't find a better PSU for the money. Antec is one of the top recommended brands in reliability and stability. It is also 20 watts more than the one you posted.
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October 2, 2012 8:23:47 PM

tiny voices said:
Correct. I have this with a 7770 and it is a very solid build. Plays starcraft on high and minecraft on far/fancy with 150fps. It willm ax TF2 no questions asked. Also won't go out of date in a year.

Mind if you make a video about it?
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October 2, 2012 10:33:01 PM

ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157331

AMD A10-5800K
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NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
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Kingston HyperX 8GB 240-Pin
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820104301

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
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Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM
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October 10, 2012 6:29:58 PM

tiny voices said:
When gaming, you will never see a difference between 4 and 8 gigs of ram. It would be an upgrade for the future if he decided he needed it for photo or video editing. Also my case and PSU are some of the best examples for the money. You won't find a better PSU for the money. Antec is one of the top recommended brands in reliability and stability. It is also 20 watts more than the one you posted.

Should I use windows 7?
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October 10, 2012 6:35:39 PM

If it's a choice, why not.

The AMD build seems great I would go with it. Certainly it's twice as good as what you originally had planned.
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