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  1. ShutUpUPlay2Much

    ShutUpUPlay2Much Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone, I am building my first computer and my dad is afraid that he will waste his money on soemthign that won't work, so I need some professional help. I am pretty sure my parts will work together, but my dad simply needs someone elses approval. I am working on a budget for a gaming computer. So someone please tell me if my parts will work together and if anyone has any concerns or something that will benefit my computer, please don't hesitate to share. :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.359963

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.345260

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130514

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812706007
    ^^ I believe I need this adapter for the main connector

    Thanks, please don't hesitate to point out my mistakes, I really appreciate this. :D
     
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  3. ShutUpUPlay2Much

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    Hi, thanks for your response, that video card looks fine, but I honestly prefer nvidia over ati, but that's just me. Otherwise, will my computer work?
     
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    It should yes. If you're on a budget you could get a cheaper case, processor, and motherboard and still get near the same level of performance.
     
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    I guess your right, please, can you provide me with teh links to those parts?
     
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    Mainboard - GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H - $89.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397


    Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - $130 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103644

    OR

    Processor - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Callisto 3.2GHz Black Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846
    -----TheX2 555 has really good overclocking potential and a good chance of unlocking two more cores to make it a x4.


    Memory - OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $120.99($109.99): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227495


    Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - $89.99($79.99): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005


    Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - $49.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068
    -----$10 more gets you a Window: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077

    OR

    Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black - $69.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066


    Video Card - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB - $214: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434
    If you want to move up to a better card.


    Or the NVidia GTS 250 you had linked above, or the Radeon HD 5770, or Radeon HD 5830 depending on on where you want to be for performance and what the budget allows.

    Don't forget about Windows as well.
     
  7. ShutUpUPlay2Much

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    Oh, and as for the video card you provided me as a substitue for what I wanted, I don't think my motherboard has pci 2.1, so i don't think it would work. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    PCI-Express x16 1.1, 2.0, and 2.1 are all backward and forward compatible.
     
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    Oh really? Wow thx man! I really appreciate your help =)
     
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    In order to "future proof" to the extent possible, I'd go with more slots rather than fewer on the mobo. So I'd pay the extra $$ up front to get a mobo with more slots.

    I agree with Triple-6 about going down one level on the processor. Stay with the X4 core, but 3.2 gig will work as well as 3.4 gig - and if you need to you can always overclock.

    I just deployed an upgrade to my workstation using this Asus mobo and the Phenom 955X4 processor.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1631&cm_re=m4a89gtdpro-_-13-131-631-_-Product

    The board is excellent.

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    Also, if your budget will stand it, you would gain a great deal of performance by going with a faster hard drive. You'll cut your average latency nearly in half and your seek times by a third if you use a 10,000 RPM drive rather than a 7200 RPM drive. This will be very visible in how the system responds.
     
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    What do you mean more slots? Sorry I am kind of new to this.
    I honestly need to save as much money as I can, for my dad is stubborn and he's looking arround the $500-$600 dollar range. Yeah, if i go down with the processor, I save almost half the money with the same performance.

    Edit: I am also stuck around $800 and I wish to go down more.
     
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    Please note that I edited my previous post.

    "Slots" means "expansion slots". The board you picked appears to have 3 slots. One of those will go for video, and the video card will probably block another slot. This will leave you one available expansion slot, which you might need if your onboard networking card dies, or if you want a better sound card, or if you need more SATA capability...hard to tell.

    If your budget is that tight, you can go down on the video card a bit to save some $$$ and you can pick up a bit by going with a smaller hard drive. You also might consider purchasing a refurbished hard drive; those are a lot cheaper and often better than new because they've undergone more testing due to the fact that they had to be reworked after an initial failure. YMMV; I use them sometimes and haven't had trouble.

    You are going to have a hard time hitting $600 without seriously compromising your specifications and probably compromising your upgrade capability.

    I think that, in your position, I'd go with an eye on being able to upgrade later, then slash costs on anything that I could easily upgrade later. To that end, I'd stick with a good quality power supply (probably cheaper than what you have chosen, but with plenty of ratings organizations acceptance stickers on it), a good motherboard, and a decent case. I'd slash the budget on everything else. Once I had the box up and running (thereby convincing Dad that I knew what I was doing), then piece by piece I'd change stuff out to get to where I really wanted to be.
     
  14. ShutUpUPlay2Much

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    I believe you are right, I think with my first build, I should go low, then upgrade as time goes by.Yea, I think the power supply is a little too expensive. Also, I look at getting everything from newegg, and I don't think they sell refurbished hard drives, I believe my case and motherboard are fine at where it's at. Maybe I will go down on the hard drive and video card, like a nice 512 mb card at half the price. Sooner or later, i'll be making money and I'll eventually get what I actually want. I'm going to revise my build, and I'll post up another set of links in a little bit. Thanks, and I strongly appreciate your help and Triple6's help =).
     
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