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My first build, mainly for gaming


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That is only 3GB. Like I said, I would shoot for 4-8GB so more something along this line. If you want more than 4GB, prepare to spend $150+
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145200

Here is the case I have but in a black version. (Note it is aluminum so it is lighter and more sturdy than steel, but more exspensive)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119150

For wireless card, something cheap like this should do since it is only for backup.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833320022

For video card if you want ATi I suggest
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102837 for Crossfire
--Or--
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102826 if you want a single card
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ouch, thats a mighty expensive case : /

I was hopping for one thats maybe $100 max. And why can't those 4870s work as crossfire? i was told by some other people that they were pretty good.

and for memory how about this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145222 will it work with AM3 processor?

also that wireless card had reviews that showed it had troubles with vista. Maybe i'll just stick to the ethernet cable.

my budget is expandable, but not to the point where every item is 200 bucks :S
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I was linking those items to just give you an idea, not saying this is what you should get. The reason I suggested a different video card is for longevity. The 4870s will work for Crossfire, actually just about any new graphic card from ATi supports crossfire. Overall I wouldn't worry too much about what case you select, all will do the job, the con's of cases are usually minor annoyances (such as little working space), nothing that effects you or your system directly.

The memory you linked is 3GB of triple channel. I believe I read that the motherboard you selected supports dual channel memory. Im not to versed with compatibility with memory in that sense, maybe someone else can chime in on that.
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after talking with a friend, we made this list of equipment:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128387

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103471

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102810

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341019

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151173

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009145

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148433

Edited by Raysmond, 04 June 2009 - 05:22 PM.

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looks good. still havent chose a case yet eh lol?
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I was looking at your list of items...

There were only a few things that I would reconsider...

The Ram you chose DDR2-800 the board is setup for DDR2-1333

Also the seagate HDD has serious known issues I have a 1tb samsung spinpoint 7200 rpm with 32mb cache and I don't have any problems

Just some thoughts

Good luck

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oh about the case, i'm going with the antec 900. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021

well, as long as it is ddr2 240 pin shouldn't it fit? Also, it is 1333 OC which I believe is Overclock. because I've tried looking and you have to overclock your RAM to get it that high. Since it is ddr2 240 pin (the one i picked) shouldn't that work?

and my optical drive is this one (the other one is not available):
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151187

Edited by Raysmond, 05 June 2009 - 01:21 AM.

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The Antec 900 is a nice case it has good space, and good cooling features...

About the Ram:

Yes the ram you chose would work, but it is slow... You probably also would not get it up to those speeds.
(The system will likely refuse to P.O.S.T. if you were to try)

You want to choose ram that has a speed closest to the required speed... Click here for a link to Ram that should be right up your alley.

I forgot to mention that the optical drive you had linked to was on backorder..

The drive looks like it should be fine... I haven't used it. My personal preference are the LG DVD burners. I have had good luck with them and implement them in all of my builds...

Good luck

hope this helps,

Cbarnard

Edited by cbarnard, 06 June 2009 - 09:55 PM.

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alright man thanks for the advice. is this a good memory? (i'm not gonna overclock).
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227364

and here is what my final build is looking like.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128387

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103471

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102810

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341019

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009145

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148433

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129032
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I have heard some negative things about OCZ fatal1ty series. but currently I can't remember what the problem is... Read the reviews... (remember sometimes people couple the ram with setups that aren't 100% compatable, but they still give things bad reviews, due to their lack of knowledge)
If you don't plan on OCing the ram then the OCZ should be fine... you will only get about a 10% OC with this ram from what I have read...

Here is a link to Patriot memory...

If price is not so much a factor... I prefer this Ram made by Corsair

Looking over your current list (with exception to the Ram and the HDD, I would make the purchase)

I hope I have been able to help you out...

Good luck

Cbarnard

Edited by cbarnard, 07 June 2009 - 09:51 AM.

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thanks man, and about overclocking my RAM. if I overclock it (i'll probably get the corsair one that you linked) am I gonna need extra cooling things? like a spare fan or something?

also, will my computer be fast? I want a fast computer : / but not like gawdly fast.
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Oc'ing will produce more heat... But with the Antec 900 I believe you will have no problem... If you notice high temps then certainly add more fans...You can add extra case fans, an aftermarket cooler, and a fan kit for the ram... Not all of this is necessary just a possibility.

By all rights this will be a fast machine before you OC it. But it reportedly OC's well (A good OC is about 15% over stocks speeds, or a final speed of 3.45ghz. Some people get it way higher.) My AMD 7750 stock speed is 2.7ghz Oc'd to 3.1ghz which is about 15% OC

OC'ing can create instability in the computer if this occurs you need to back off the timings, It is not a set it and forget it type thing... Sometimes it can take weeks or months of changing settings to gain stability...

The OC will shave several seconds off of processing times. You can benchmark the system before and after OC'ing to see performance enhancements...

You will be very happy with the Corsair ram. They have an excellent support forum if you need any help,(and also the common method of Customer service)

I hope this helps you out...

Good luck

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yeah i'm not gonna OC it haha. I think for a first build just the basics will do.

And it looks like I'm ready to buy now! thanks for all the help dudes.
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Thank you for your questions:

I'm glad I was able to help you out...

if you have any other questions feel free to ask away.

Good luck

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1 quickie:

are these things like the razer deathadder and lycosa the exact same from the Razer official website? cuz they are like 20 bucks cheaper. Or did newegg do something cheap to them? :)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826153007
http://www.razerzone...azer-deathadder
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823114004
http://www.razerzone...lycosa-keyboard
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