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November 16, 2012 1:39:31 PM

Greeting,

I need an expert opinion regarding of my build is it going to be compatible or not??

Motherboard
ASRock MB-970EX4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX)

Processor
AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz Socket 938 AM3 Processor

Graphic Card
Sapphire ATI HD7750 1GB DDR5 128bit PCI-E Graphic Card (4895106262270)

Hard Disk
WD Blue 500 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD5000AAKX)

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) Black

Optical Drive
Samsung 22x SATA Desktop PC Internal DVD-RW Drive (SH-S222)

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Play SB1140 External USB Sound Card

Power Supply
Cooler Master GX Bronze 750W Power Supply (RS-750-ACAA)

Casing
AeroCool Strike-X One Advanced USB3 Gaming ATX CPU Casing

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master V6 Single Fan Intel & AMD CPU Cooler (RR-V6SV-22PR-R1)

Processor Cooler
Cooler Master IC Essential E1 Thermal Grease (RG-ICE1-TG15-R1)

System Cooler
ENERMAX T.B.Silence (140mm)

Headset
Sonic Gear Headset Krypton (HS900) M.Tequila

Mouse & Keyboard
Logitech G100 Black Wired Combo Gaming Keyboard & Mouse (920-003387)

Monitor
Samsung 18.5' S19B150N LED Monitor (EAN:0201202231644)

Operating System
Windows XP Professional OEM License with SP3 ( Genuine)

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November 16, 2012 1:58:33 PM

What are you using this system primarily for?
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November 16, 2012 2:00:55 PM

asyraf said:
Greeting,

I need an expert opinion regarding of my build is it going to be compatible or not??

Motherboard
ASRock MB-970EX4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX)
Ok for an AMD build, just know that there is no longer any price point at which Intel does not outperform AMD in games. If this is going to be for games, look for H77 or B75 on a budget, Z77 otherwise.

Processor
AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz Socket 938 AM3 Processor
No. If you're building AMD, you probably want either a Phenom II X4 or Vishera. For Intel, an i3 will be fine on a budget.

Graphic Card
Sapphire ATI HD7750 1GB DDR5 128bit PCI-E Graphic Card (4895106262270)
This is a solid budget card. If you can afford it, get a HD7770 or HD7850, but if not, this card can handle modern games on "decent" settings.

Hard Disk
WD Blue 500 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD5000AAKX)
Ok.

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) Black
Ok.

Optical Drive
Samsung 22x SATA Desktop PC Internal DVD-RW Drive (SH-S222)
Ok.

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Play SB1140 External USB Sound Card
Not needed. USB sound cards aren't all that good, even compared to mobo sound.

Power Supply
Cooler Master GX Bronze 750W Power Supply (RS-750-ACAA)
NO! CM makes low quality PSUs. While far from their worst, the slightly smaller version of this one (same maker) was summarized by HardOCP as a "polished turd in a box." You want something made by Seasonic, FSP, Delta, Superflower, or Enermax/LEPA. The amount of power you need is largely determined by the graphics card. A 380W Antec Earthwatts would have no problem if you build using a HD7770 if you plan to overclock; even a HD7850 if you intend to run at (or near) stock, and/or use a less power-hungry Intel build. For longevity in a build with a HD7850 (or higher) however, 500W would be a good size.

Casing
AeroCool Strike-X One Advanced USB3 Gaming ATX CPU Casing
Unsure. Cases are a big personal preference item. HardwareSecrets did give it a Golden Award though: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Aerocool-Strike-...

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master V6 Single Fan Intel & AMD CPU Cooler (RR-V6SV-22PR-R1)
No. Given the willful dishonesty that this company commits, I cannot ethically recommend ANY of their products. This cooler isn't even all that good. I use Xigmatek Gaias on both of my rigs. They were found by Frostytech to be cooler than the CM Hyper212+, within a degree of the Hyper212 EVO, but 6db quieter.

Processor Cooler
Cooler Master IC Essential E1 Thermal Grease (RG-ICE1-TG15-R1)
Whatever cooler you buy will come with thermal paste. Otherwise, I'd choose the old standby, AS5. It still does comparatively well, losing to the newest, "best" pastes by maybe 2C-3C; that's nothing unless you're a competitive overclocker.

System Cooler
ENERMAX T.B.Silence (140mm)
Ok.

Headset
Sonic Gear Headset Krypton (HS900) M.Tequila
Unknown to me. Check reviews.

Mouse & Keyboard
Logitech G100 Black Wired Combo Gaming Keyboard & Mouse (920-003387)
Ok.

Monitor
Samsung 18.5' S19B150N LED Monitor (EAN:0201202231644)
Unless you are space-limited, you may want something larger, ALTHOUGH your choice of the HD7750 is better suited to less than 1920x1080.

Operating System
Windows XP Professional OEM License with SP3 ( Genuine)
Hmmm, I'd think you'd want Windows 7 here...


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November 16, 2012 2:03:31 PM

1. Up the CPU a bit more not to bottleneck the GPU. Preferably a X4 Phenom
2. Ditch the sound card, it's not necessary, unless you're a dj or something?
3. That much Wattage PSU is not necessary. 600W will do just fine
4. Do not get XP it is too outdated, get Windows 7 if you can. Preferably 64-Bit edition.
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November 16, 2012 2:13:33 PM

@Onus Ya what? AMD Tanks at price.

@OP Do wha' BuddiLuva says.

And if your going to get a soundcard, don't bother with USB ones. Either go for the full £100 Pci-e jobs, or don't bother, in my opinion.
If you REALLY want a soundcard, I have a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Pro. 'Tis a dream, get one yourself. It was £90 when I bought it.
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November 16, 2012 2:31:36 PM

MajinCry said:
@Onus Ya what? AMD Tanks at price.

@OP Do wha' BuddiLuva says.

And if your going to get a soundcard, don't bother with USB ones. Either go for the full £100 Pci-e jobs, or don't bother, in my opinion.
If you REALLY want a soundcard, I have a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Pro. 'Tis a dream, get one yourself. It was £90 when I bought it.

Yes, at ANY price point, Intel outperforms AMD in games; that's what I said.
We agree on the other points as well, although a 600W PSU is not necessary unless the OP decides to run a pair of HD7850s or other much higher performance graphics. For a single HD7750, a 300W PSU would be sufficient. AMD might claim 400W needed, but that is a vain attempt to counter all the liar-labeled junk out there. A HD7750 only needs something like 56W, and the 800MHz versions don't even have a PCIe power connector on them. The HD7770 uses a little over 80W iirc. A 380W Earthwatts would be perfect for it.
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November 16, 2012 2:38:32 PM

Onus said:
Yes, at ANY price point, Intel outperforms AMD in games; that's what I said.
We agree on the other points as well, although a 600W PSU is not necessary unless the OP decides to run a pair of HD7850s or other much higher performance graphics. For a single HD7750, a 300W PSU would be sufficient. AMD might claim 400W needed, but that is a vain attempt to counter all the liar-labeled junk out there. A HD7750 only needs something like 56W, and the 800MHz versions don't even have a PCIe power connector on them. The HD7770 uses a little over 80W iirc. A 380W Earthwatts would be perfect for it.


True about the PSU, however he should leave some headroom just incase of a few things

1. He wants to overclock.
2. Wants to change or add a graphics card
3. Add a difference CPU in the future.

I actually wasn't aware the 7850 draws so little power, thanks for that.

So maybe 600 is a bit too much too. 450-500W wouldn't be bad
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November 16, 2012 4:45:29 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 17, 2012 10:45:13 AM

Thanks alot....i had change all my build to this one does it seem to be ok or not?? because i have a limited budget....

Motherboard
ASRock MB-970EX4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX)

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition / AM3 / 3.2Ghz / 125W

Graphic Card
Sapphire ATI HD7750 1GB DDR5 128bit PCI-E Graphic Card (4895106262270)

Hard Disk
WD Blue 500 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD5000AAKX)

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) Black

Optical Drive
Samsung 22x SATA Desktop PC Internal DVD-RW Drive (SH-S222)

Power Supply
FSP HEXA Series 500W ATX Power Supply (HE-500)

Casing
AeroCool Strike-X One Advanced USB3 Gaming ATX CPU Casing

CPU Cooler
Xigmatek Gaia Intel&AMD CPU Cooler

System Cooler
ENERMAX T.B.Silence (140mm)

Headset
Sonic Gear Headset Krypton (HS900) M.Tequila

Mouse & Keyboard
Logitech G100 Black Wired Combo Gaming Keyboard & Mouse (920-003387)

Monitor
Samsung 18.5' S19B150N LED Monitor (EAN:0201202231644)

Operating System
Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-Bit OEM Operating System
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November 17, 2012 4:09:17 PM

What exactly is your budget?
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