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Icologis

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First time build: What do you think?
I have a 10 yr old + Compaq & it just canít take it any more.
Iím looking for something like light gamming, HEAVY multitasking.
I want a full system tray with lots of anti virus etc running in the back ground copy a dvd & never see a flash light or hour glass again.
May try a bit of video editing, a little Photoshop, maybe some video capturing, coping old family VHS to DVD & I use windows office.
Just want to be able to do a bit of everything I canít do now. Bang for the buck!!
I will be using my old CRT monitor, mouse, keyboard, webcam & speakers for now. Will upgrade these later when funds are available.
This looks like it can be up graded to quad when prices drop & going 64 bit should not be a problem. When I go from 32.
I am NOT a teckie so please go easy on any technical issues.
Will all these things work together & fit with no problems.
Want Quality products for reliability, durability.
Thanks:
Suggestions welcome:


AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Processor AD785ZWCGHBOX - 2.80GHz, Socket AM2+, 2MB L3 Cache, 3600 MT/s FSB, Kuma, Unlocked Multiplier
http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=4588102 $75
At this time will not OC till I learn more about it. Reliability & Dependability is more important. Heat sink for this ok?
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor ADV6000IAA5DO - 3.10GHz, 1MB Cache, 2000MHz FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, OEM. Socket AM2, Processor
Cpu http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=4361687 $80.00
Heat sink:


Mb Gigabyte MA770-UD3 Motherboard - AMD 770, Socket AM2+, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0,2 Gigabit, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, RAID
http://www.tigerdire...amp;srkey=ma770 $80.00
On board sound should be fine for now.


Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X 4096MB PC8500 Memory - DDR2 1066MHz Dual Channel (2x2048) CL7
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2261 $52.00
Will the 1066mhz be recognized by mb & cpu? I know xp will only recognize 3 gig.


LG GH22LS30 Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Lightscribe OEM - 22x, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 22x DVD-R, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, Lightscribe, Black, SATA
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1624 $35.00


Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1483 $70.00
I donít think I need SLI since Iím only going to use 1 vid graphicsí card

vid cards EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1558 $69.


Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP3 OEM Version
http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=M17-7503 $150.00
Will use this till the new Windows 7 arrives.

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $80.00
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136320
tiger direct doesnít seem to carry this.


Apevia X-Jupiter Jr.G Type ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black, Clear Side, Front USB and Firewire Ports 3 120mm ports 2 included.
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1842 $80.00
I plan on adding the 3rd fan. Is the fan controller a good idea? Clear side would be nice with fan air flow directed to The cpu.

Misc: silver & antistatic.

Am I forgetting anything? Hardware, ram Or hard drive coolers (heat sinks) cables etc.

This comes in at a little over $700.00 retail thru Comp USA (tiger direct)
Iím using them because Comp usa is local & I will have a person to deal with in case of problems.
I of course would like to see the price lowered but I donít want to upgrade for a long time.

Thanks in advance:
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Just a FYI, It is not advisable to run more then one AV at a time. Suggested combination of programs would be the following:
Antivirus....Avast Free Home Edition You can get it from my signature below
SuperAntSpyware...Free and in my signature below
Malwarebytes....Free and again in my signature
If you don't like Windows Firewall allot of the of the Techs here on GTG suggest Comodo Firewall...You can find it in the Free software area or the Download area in my signature below.


The reason we don't suggest more then one Real Time running AV is because they will slow your system down and cause possibly false readings off each other.
CPU and MOBO should have no problem with memory and you are right. XP will only recognize about 3.5 to 3.7 gigs of ram. If you are going to invest in more ram later I would suggest going to Vista 64 bit version.

I hope this helps with your decisions and good luck with your build :)

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 May 2009 - 07:01 PM.

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What is your budget for this system?

Also, Newegg typically offers cheaper prices. They have terrific support and a great RMA system. While you won't be able to deal with someone in person, most people working retail at places like CompUSA and Best Buy don't know anything anyways. Just bringing this up because you'd be able to get more bang-for-your-buck through Newegg.
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rsaffer61 Thanks - Didn't realize of possible false readings. What about the build it self?
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The way I came up this list is thru forums, parts reviews etc. I really am not familliar with what works better with what. I hope you saw my comments on the components, like the ram 1066MHz TO ME, seems would be better than 800mhz; hd with 32MB Cache would be better than 16mb, same with CPU; Cache & fsb - I'm just seeing the numbers etc. I want to get the parts list, buy & not be under a salesmans advice. Thats why I wanted to ask the experts.

Yes I know Newegg has better prices, but for a few extra dollars I can leave teeth marks on someones posterior may prove advantages. But I will double check prices once I get my build list.

As far as budget; I dont want to go much over the $700. area. I know if I use the 64 X2 6000 I'll need a heat sink. Since I don't think I need SLI ready PSU because of 1 vid card, thought somebody might suggest something else cheaper but quality. Same with case.

$800.00 might cause nights on the couch, if you know what I mean.

Thanks
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No sugestions??
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Your mobo, psu, optical drive, hdd, and case all look fine. But I would recommend the following instead of what you have. I used newegg for the links, but I am sure you can find this all on tiger direct.

CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103300
I wouldn't go with either of those CPU's, go with the 7750. Super easy to OC with the right mobo and a good cpu heatsink.

CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185125
Way better CPU cooler and will enable you to OC alot better.

GFX Card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102820
For the same price, you can get a more powerful and faster video card.

RAM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145215
Same brand as yours, but faster timings and cheaper.

Let me know what you think.
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Your mobo, psu, optical drive, hdd, and case all look fine. But I would recommend the following instead of what you have. I used newegg for the links, but I am sure you can find this all on tiger direct.

CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103300
I wouldn't go with either of those CPU's, go with the 7750. Super easy to OC with the right mobo and a good cpu heatsink.

CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185125
Way better CPU cooler and will enable you to OC alot better.

GFX Card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102820
For the same price, you can get a more powerful and faster video card.

RAM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145215
Same brand as yours, but faster timings and cheaper.

Let me know what you think.


Thanks: I'll look into them!
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