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superatomicproduction

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Hey guys this is my first time building a computer and would like to know what you think.

The computer is going to be for botting multiply runescape accounts along with playing some high resolution games so I would like to be able to do both.

Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Mother Board : BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD

Hard Drive : Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card : XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Ram : Patriot Signature 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G13332 x 2 (8gb)

Power Supply : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Case : Havn't found a case yet.

Grand total of $550 or less

Any feed back would be great.

And to make sure everything is compatible?

Thank you.

Edited by superatomicproduction, 25 June 2011 - 05:17 PM.

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Hi superatomicproduction

I would advise delaying your purchases for a couple of weeks and do a little more research as it looks that for about $500 to $600 you can step up to AMD latest Motherboards and CPUs.

Article, > http://www.brightsid...boards-too.aspx
Info, Socket AM3+ > http://www.gigabyte....mb-am3plus.html
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superatomicproduction

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Would the latest Mobo and CPU be the same prices or close to it listed above?
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Hi.

I jumped the gun there, before doing more research myself, the article gave me the impression Llano would be available on the desktop, but seems it is targeted for mobile. So Please disregard my reference to that article.

The Mobo you selected could be changed for an AM3+ socket which would enable you to upgrade the CPU at a later date. The CPU you selected will still be compatible.

> http://motherboardne...socket-support/
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Do u think it would be a night and day difference between these town boards?
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Case : Havn't found a case yet.

And to make sure everything is compatible?


Make sure your motherboard will fit accordingly to your case if you didn't already know.
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Yup ATX compatible, thanks thou.
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A couple things. I don't see an OS listed. You will need 64-bit Windows 7 or Linux alternative with 8Gb of RAM (my preferred amount with dual channel boards).

Also, note that AMD (and Intel too) CPUs that come in a retail package with an OEM supplied heatsink fan (HSF) assembly are sold as, and warrantied "a unit". AMD in particular is very clear about this in their AMD CPU Warranty where AMD states, (their bold),

This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.


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yeah im getting windows 7 from a friend and yeah im getting 8 gb of ram.
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yeah im getting windows 7 from a friend and yeah im getting 8 gb of ram.

As long as that license will installed on just your one computer, I'm okay with that.
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superatomicproduction

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of course. Now im just waiting for my parts to come in :)
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Looks like a bit late.

Do u think it would be a night and day difference between these town boards?


Not at first glance, but if you compare them there is a big difference. The main advantage is being able to upgrade the CPU later without having to buy a new Motherboard. Here is your selected Mobo and one to compare with. There are a couple of cheaper ones but only support CPUs up to 95w which would limit your choice for future upgrade.

> http://www.newegg.co...D138%2D179%2DTS

Manufacturers site, > http://www.gigabyte....e.aspx?pid=3817#

Consider changing the HDD, Bigger capacity, Cache, better performance.

> http://www.newegg.co...D148%2D728%2DTS


If your budget is not to tight for the Video card.

> http://www.newegg.co...5E14-150-516-TS

A fair bit better performance.

> http://www.tomshardw...od%5B4825%5D=on

Case, both with washable filters. super cooling.

> http://www.newegg.co...5E11-129-042-TS

Edited by iammykyl, 27 June 2011 - 03:10 AM.

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