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My First Computer Build! Please Help!

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October 9, 2012 10:36:49 PM

Hi,

I am building a computer and I need help with it and if it will work out, I have already planned out what to get but just need to know if they all are compatible with each other (e.g. processor and motherbaord etc.), fit in the right places etc.

These are the parts I think I need, but please tell me if i'm missing something (like components, cables etc.) or if it will work or not

Motherboard: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB..., http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A78L-M-USB3-Motherboard-...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...

HDD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST2000DL003-Barracuda-3...

RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-650W-Edition-24-Pin-Model/d...

TV: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007JURCH8/ref=noref...

Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vantage-Type-R-Computer-Gaming-...

So please give me your best answer, Thanks for you time!

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October 10, 2012 12:03:24 AM

Well, yes, those parts are all compatible with each other. But I would change a few things. Don't get a green drive for a boot drive. They have the habit of going into sleep mode. The PSU is the right size in watts, but get a better quality one. If you don't need the TV for TV viewing, I would get a monitor instead.

You don't list a graphics card. Are you planning on using the integrated graphics? OK for everyday computing, but no good for gaming.
October 10, 2012 10:21:43 AM

Is there a difference between using a proper monitor and a TV?
Also I could find any PSU that was cheap at the same time trustable.
For the graphics card I was planning to use the integrated graphics first and then after a while to get this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-Graphics-Profile-B...
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October 10, 2012 10:40:04 AM

You should buy a good power supply.You don't want your Pc to blow up do you?
Buy this one instead.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=pcp0f-21
I know it's more expnensive but it's a very high quality unit and it's just worthevery penny.

You should also invest in a higher quality case.Cases are generally the most future proof part of the PC so i think you should get one that use can reuse in your next build.
Take a look at this case.It's a HUGE improvement over the one you selected.
http://www.cclonline.com/product/79782/CCC-AE37BS-U02/C...

Also, if you're not going to use a SSD as your main drive you should buy a fast hard drive.The one you've chosen isn't really that good.It's high capacity but not high speed.
Buy this one instead.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006H32Q3S/?tag=pcp0f-21
October 10, 2012 11:58:03 AM

Thanks for your help, but for the HDD it has bad reviews or this isn't a problem?
Also I noticed the my MOBO is AM3+ socket and the CPU is AM3. So is his backwards compatible or not?
And again thanks for yor effort.
October 10, 2012 6:24:26 PM

barhast said:
Thanks for your help, but for the HDD it has bad reviews or this isn't a problem?
Also I noticed the my MOBO is AM3+ socket and the CPU is AM3. So is his backwards compatible or not?
And again thanks for yor effort.

Your CPU is fine. AM3+ boards are backward compatible with several earlier AMD processor designs.

As mentioned by Kamen_Bg, your HDD choice will be a bit slower than desired. Look for a 7200RPM drive, not 5400-5900RPM. Just don't get a 'green' drive for your boot drive. Green drives are great for a 2nd drive that you don't need to access fast after they've been sitting idle. Seagate and Western Digital make good drives. I've had no issues with either. Look for the 'blue' drive in WD for quietness.
October 10, 2012 8:18:01 PM

Okay I took your all advices hopefully it will all work.
October 10, 2012 10:11:57 PM

To answer your question about using the HDTV vs a monitor... yes, the TV will work fine as a monitor. But it may have some 'quirks' that wouldn't be an issue with a monitor. Ex: my 32" Samsung demands I use one particular HDMI port for input from a graphics card. Any other HDMI port provides a poor quality display. Also there is an issue with connecting it HDMI/HDMI. I have to use DVI/HDMI to eliminate the issue. It would take too long to explain the issue I'm talking about, and not all HDTVs would suffer from it.

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