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Korona123

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Hi, i am a first time builder. I was wondering if anyone could offer me any advice about the system i am planning to build. And if possible take a look at my part list and make sure that everything seems to be compatible. I have spend about 1 week so far watching some videos, reading and shopping around for parts that i plan to use. And before i order them i just want to get some advice.

Part List
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...-AMD-_-19103674
Model
Brand AMD
Processors Type Desktop
Series Phenom II X4
Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket AM3
Tech Spec
Core Deneb
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Operating Frequency 3.2GHz
Hyper Transports 4000MHz
L2 Cache 4 x 512KB
L3 Cache 6MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Voltage 0.875V - 1.5V
Thermal Design Power 125W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited



VIDEO CARDS
SAPPHIRE 100283SR Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102860
Model
Brand SAPPHIRE
Model 100283SR
Interface
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer ATI
GPU Radeon HD 5770
Core Clock 850MHz
Stream Processors 800 Stream Processing Units
Memory
Memory Clock 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
3D API
DirectX DirectX 11
Ports
HDMI 1 x HDMI
DisplayPort 1 x DisplayPort
DVI 2 x DVI
General
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
CrossFire Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
System Requirements 450 Watt or greater power supply with 1x 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX Technology in dual mode)
Power Connector 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
HDCP Ready Yes


RAM
6GB kit (2GBx3), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
http://www.crucial.c...3KIT25664BA1339
Module Size: 6GB kit (2GBx3)
Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 •
CL=9 •
Unbuffered
NON-ECC •
DDR3-1333 •
1.5V •
256Meg x 64 •

MOTHER BOARD
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...82E16813131366R

Model
Brand ASUS
Model M4A78T-E
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type AM3
CPU Type Phenom II X4 / Phenom II X3
FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
Chipsets
North Bridge AMD 790GX
South Bridge AMD SB750
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3 1600(O.C)/1333
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (single x16 or dual x8)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 5
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset ATI Radeon HD 3300 built-in 128MB DDR3 1333 SidePort Memory
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset VIA VT1708S
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Atheros L1E
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 1
Video Ports D-Sub + DVI
HDMI 1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0 6 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin
Features
Features New 8+1 Phase Power for AM3
Best performance and power efficiency with supreme overclocking stability

TurboV & Turbo Key for Easy O.C.
Simple and Real-Time O.C. tuning in OS environment; one button levels up the system performance

ASUS Anti-surge Protection
Additional defense for over-voltage damage

Extreme Silent Thermal Solution
High Efficient Heat Exchange Design

Flexible Graphic Alternatives with HDMI/DVI/RGB output
Fully Enjoy High Definition 1080P Multimedia Entertainment

ASUS Express Gate
8+1 Phase Power Design
Precision Tweaker 2
ASUS EPU
ASUS Turbo V
ASUS Turbo Key


HARDDRIVE
Western Digital Caviar 750GB Hard Drive - SATA-3G, 7200rpm, 32MB
http://www.tigerdire...AIN#detailspecs
Specifications
Drive Type: Internal
Capacity: 750GB
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Memory: 32MB
Data Transfer Rate on Serial ATA: Up to 3000 Mb/sec
Temperature, Operating (°C): 0 to 60
Temperature, Nonoperating (°C): -40 to 70
Shock, Operating: 2 msec (Gs): 30
Shock, Nonoperating: 2 msec (Gs): 250
Dimensions: 1.02" x 4.0" x 5.79"


POWER SUPPLE
KINGWIN ABT-610MM 610W ATX 12V Ver2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817121041
Model
Brand KINGWIN
Model ABT-610MM
Spec
Type ATX 12V Ver2.2
Maximum Power 610W
Fans 1
Main Connector 20+4Pin
+12V Rails 2
PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6-Pin
SATA Power Connector 2
SLI Ready
CrossFire Ready
Modular No
Efficiency 70% minimum at full-load
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Overload Protection Yes
Input Voltage 115/ 230 V
Input Frequency Range 47 - 63 Hz
Input Current 6.8 - 4.0A
MTBF 100,000 hours under the following conditions full-rated load, 120Vac input, and 25°C ambient.
Dimensions 5.8" x 5.8" x 3.4"
Features
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V (P4)
5 x peripheral
2 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features Comply with Intel ATX/BTX standard
Output gold-coated connector
Output shot protection
Built in auto fan-speed sensor
Dual rail


OPICIAL DRIVE
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136167
Model
Brand LG
Type DVD Burner
Model GH22NS50
Performance
Cache 2MB
WRITE Speed
DVD+R 22X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-R 22X
READ Speed
DVD-ROM 16X
CD-ROM 48X
Physical Spec
Form Factor 5.25"
Panel Color Black
Configuration
Load Type Tray
Interface SATA

NETWORK CARD
Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45 - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833106121
Model
Brand Intel
Model PWLA8391GT
Spec
Standards IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3x, WfM 2.0
Speed 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
Connectors 1 x RJ45
Interface PCI
BUS 32-bit PCI 2.3; 5.0 V
Drivers No Software included
System Requirement (No software included):
Linux 2.2.5 or later, Microsoft DOS, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP, Novell NetWare 4.2, Novell NetWare 5.1, Novell NetWare 6
On-board Memory 64KB
Wake On LAN Yes
Temperature 0-55°C
Humidity 85% at +55°C
Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
Features
Features Processor:Intel 82541PI
ACPI support
Auto-negotiation
Flow control
duplex capability
Manageable
VLAN support
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Remote management support DMI 2.0, SNMP
Compliant with BSMI CNS 13438 Class B, CE, FCC Class B certified, Plug and Play, VCCI Class B ITE


CHASSIE
XION XION II Series XON-111 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208029
Model
Brand XION
Series XION II Series
Model XON-111
Spec
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black with Green LED Light
Case Material Steel
With Power Supply No
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25" Drive Bays 4
External 3.5" Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 5
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front Ports USB x2, Audio x 2
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80 mm LED Fan on side panel
120mm Fans 1 x 120 mm Silent Fan in rear
1 x 120 mm LED Fan in Front
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.69" x 8.07" x 17.52"
Weight 15.65 lbs.


CARD READER
nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820132016
Model
Brand nMEDIAPC
Model ZE-C68
Spec
Type All-in-one
Slots 4
Installation Type Internal
Interface USB 2.0
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Thanks for all of your time and advice :)

-mitch

Edited by Korona123, 10 November 2009 - 01:19 AM.

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iammykyl

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Hi.
A couple of points to consider.
I baught an Asus P5Q delux with a selling point being express gate only to find on first use that express gate is not supported with a wireless network card adapter, only if the board comes with intigrated wi-fi, you have to run a network cable.

Will your network card be able to support windows 7 with a driver update.

I think your power supply should be 80% plus eff.

Regards.

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Hi
Should have said.

I think your power supply should be 80plus certified insuring you have a stable psu.

Regards.

iammykyl.

Edited by iammykyl, 10 November 2009 - 03:54 AM.

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Korona123

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Hi.
A couple of points to consider.
I baught an Asus P5Q delux with a selling point being express gate only to find on first use that express gate is not supported with a wireless network card adapter, only if the board comes with intigrated wi-fi, you have to run a network cable.

Will your network card be able to support windows 7 with a driver update.

I think your power supply should be 80% plus eff.

Regards.

iammykyl.


About your first suggestion could you please explain a little more. I am not really sure what you ment?

Now that i reconsider this network card i am starting to think it is all wrong, i really wanted a wireless network card.

TY for looking it over :)

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edit: after some more research

Ok, this is what i think you mean. The Express gate is supposed to shorten the time it takes to turn on the computer to a matter of seconds. but without an integrated wifi on the chip, then i would even be able to connect to the internet until i wait for the rest of the computer to boot up. So really, the express gate is pointless because it wont be able to connect to the internet, because the mother board has no integrated wifi.

Edited by Korona123, 10 November 2009 - 04:55 AM.

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You have it correct about the wi-fi and intergration of the chip on the motherboard.
BUT
If you hard wire your computer to your router express gate will give you access to the internet in about 3 to 5 seconds. This is not what I wanted as my main computer is not in the same room as my router.

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Yes its not in the same room as my router too, maybe i should look around for another mobo.
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I think express gate is only a feature of asus, they do have boards with intergrated wi-fi.

Maybe other manufacturers have something similar.

Anybody have info?
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hmm well, i have look through Asus websites, and they seem to be the only ones with this express gate idea, at the same time, i havent been able to find one that matches and has an intergrated wifi card but then i was thinking about it, and i am not sure if i really do need that in the first place, at the moment i leave my pc on 24/7 as it is, so do i really need it to load in 5 seconds? lol, i think i found a BIOSTAR one that is just as good and cheaper.

BIOSTAR TForce TA790GX A3+ AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
DDR3, HDMI, FIREWIRE, CrossFire X™ and Radeon™
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138141
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