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Building PC from scratch, will this work?


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nzakidx

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Hi! This is my first time building a computer and I was just wondering if these parts that I've chosen will work together without any problems.

Motherboard: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=031170

CPU: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=027383

RAM: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=038473

HDD: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=037032

Graphics Card: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=037543

CD/DVD Drive: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=029356

Case: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=033054
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Hi nzakidx, First step, go to the manufactureres product page, check out the QVL, CPU support list. Just reread your post, so a suggestion. Your selected motherboard will have a limited upgrade path as far as the CPU is concerned. Consider using a AMD, Socket AMD3+ which will, if you want an upgrade in the future, allow you to install a Bulldozer CPU. This one compares to your selected.

http://www.asus.com/...lus/M5A88V_EVO/

Do you have a budget? What parts will you bring to this build? You will need as OS.




Edit Comment - removed non bb-code stuff (like <img src=><br><br><strike> which is not compatible with this site) - Digerati.

Edited by iammykyl, 28 September 2011 - 04:14 PM.

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Hi iammykyl! Thank you for the reply! I've decided to use the motherboard that you've recommended as it is better and only $5 more expensive. I'm running on a $500-$600 budget, and I will only be buying new parts for this build and I am aware that i need an OS, I have a 64-bit version of Windows 7 handy. Do you have any other recommendations on the parts that I should use while considering my budget?
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Do you have any other recommendations on the parts that I should use while considering my budget?

Your selected video card requires a Min 400w PSU with 24A on the 12v rail.

EVGA 550 Ti website, http://www.evga.com/...=01G-P3-1556-KR

The selected case, with PSU, for that price!!! I could almost guarentee the PSU is of very poor quality, when it fails it could fry one or all of the other components in the computer.
The PSU is the engine in the PC so needs to be as good a quality one as you can afford. It also needs to be above the Min requirement, giving leeway to add more parts later and prevent it running at full bore all the time.

Using Newegg Canada, check prices on Tiger Direct as well.

Any one of these power Supplies. http://www.newegg.ca...7^17-341-047-TS

I think this case is about the best budget one available. http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811129066

How does everything stack up for your budget now?
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After looking at the parts and calculating the approximate price, I can see that the price goes to about the $700-$750 range which is $150 more than the maximum I am willing to spend with my budget.

*After some extensive research, I have decided to change some parts.

Here are my new build parts:

Motherboard: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=039489

CPU: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=027383

RAM: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=038473

HDD: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=037032

Video Card: http://www.canadacom...?item_id=037543

Case: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=023781

PSU: http://www.canadacom...&item_id=021875

I'm going to be bringing my old CD/DVD Drive to this build so there is no need to include the one I was thinking about buying earlier

Edited by nzakidx, 28 September 2011 - 03:58 PM.

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You could be lucky and unlock 1 or 2 cores on that CPU.

Everything BUT the PSU is good.

Requirements
Minimum of a 400 power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.)

Posted Image One available 6-pin PCI-E power dongle


As with most higher end video cards, your selected one needs 400w Min, (your selected meets that)

The card also requires 24 amps on the 12v rail. (your selected on fails, it only has 18 amps on the 12v rail,) see image, http://www.coolermas...product_id=2757

Choose any one of these, http://www.newegg.ca...7^17-341-047-TS


Please post back which PSU you will select.
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Thank you for the reply, of your three options, I've decided to use the Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 (http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817371030). I swapped out a couple of other items seeing as now I will be ordering from newegg.

Here is my now updated build:

Case: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811129066

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817371030

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231311

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131767

Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814161371

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819103808

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136490

This will most likely be the last changes I make to my build unless any of my selected components are not compatible with another component. Please review my choices and update me on whether or not they are good choices and are compatible with one another.

Edited by nzakidx, 28 September 2011 - 07:12 PM.

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Hi.

Everything in you last selection, post #7 will work.

You did change the Mobo to the Asus M5A97 http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131767 The board is good, just pointing out it does not have integrated graphics.


Should you want integrated graphics,
http://www.newegg.ca...4^13-157-244-TS
Your selected board is on the left.
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Thank you for all of the help you have provided and your suggestion but I don't really need integrated graphics as I will only be using the dedicated GPU so my selected motherboard should be find. I'm going to be ordering these parts and will make sure to reply to this topic on how the build goes. Again, I really want to thank you for all of your help and support iammykyl, you've been wonderful support.
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Hi.

That's OK then. You are more than welcome, a pleasure to have been conversing with you.

An update would be most appreciated as it helps other builders to make decisions.

Any problems, just whistle.
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