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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=N82E16835200057&nm_mc=OTC-FroogleNEW&cm_mmc=OTC-FroogleNEW-_-CPU+Cooling-_-Rosewill-_-35200057

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

-Thanks Tony...
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  1. These parts are outdated. Are you going to buy these parts or do you have them?
  2. RAM isn't compatible w/ the mobo.
  3. 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    These parts are outdated.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:
  4. obsama1 said:
    RAM isn't compatible w/ the mobo.

    Can you tell me compatible RAM? Fairly cheap too
  5. 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=N82E16819116409
    AsRock H61 motherboard - $44.99 + $7 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315
    4GB GSkill RAM DDR3 1333 - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
    Fractal Design Case - $34.99 + $3 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352009
    Antec ECO 520W PSU - $54.99 + $2 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
    HIS 7750 - $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161403
    1TB Seagate Barracuda - $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    LiteOn DVDRW - $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    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.
  6. 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=N82E16819116409
    AsRock H61 motherboard - $44.99 + $7 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315
    4GB GSkill RAM DDR3 1333 - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
    Fractal Design Case - $34.99 + $3 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352009
    Antec ECO 520W PSU - $54.99 + $2 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
    HIS 7750 - $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161403
    1TB Seagate Barracuda - $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    LiteOn DVDRW - $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    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.
  7. TF2 isn't hard to max. A 7750 will max it out no problem!
  8. Best answer
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j68p

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

    All parts from newegg
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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=N82E16819103727

    GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 ($110)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    Case - NZXT Gamma ($40)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    HDD - 500GB Western Digital WD Blue ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771

    Mobo - BIOSTAR A880GZ 880G ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345

    RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($37)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542

    PSU - CORSAIR 430w ($45)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Total - $452

    There may be a few rebates here or there also.

    Regards,
  13. 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.
  14. 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=N82E16819103727

    GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 ($110)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    Case - NZXT Gamma ($40)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    HDD - 500GB Western Digital WD Blue ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771

    Mobo - BIOSTAR A880GZ 880G ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345

    RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($37)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542

    PSU - CORSAIR 430w ($45)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13IKeMSuku8

    not my video.

    7770 and team fortress 2 maxed at 1080p
  19. ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157331

    AMD A10-5800K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819113280

    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] mma%20case

    Kingston HyperX 8GB 240-Pin
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820104301

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20430-Watt

    Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136769
  20. 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?
  21. 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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