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Chefjesus

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hey guys hey, im currently building a computer and i would like to know if all my parts are compatable with eachother and im getting the best bang for my buck. it needs to be able to do schoolwork, run wow, and the sims 3 for my g/f

http://chucksaudiovi...10-BWN1-GP.html

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Wintec AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXH1333C9WS4GK

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX

http://www.newegg.co...ASUS-_-13131647

http://www.xpcgear.c...d-7260s-0b.html
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Hi Chefjesus and :)

hey guys hey, im currently building a computer and i would like to know if all my parts are compatable with eachother and im getting the best bang for my buck. it needs to be able to do schoolwork, run wow, and the sims 3 for my g/f

You have told us what the intended use is but nothing about the maximum budget that you have, also I don`t see an OS there so unless you have a full retail version of W7 for example you will need to budget for an OS as you cannot transfer an OEM version to a new build as it is tied to the previous MB.
Other things to note are after choosing your MB check the manufacturers website for the QVL (qualified vendors list) as this will help to ensure you choose both a compatible CPU and Ram, only look at choosing a PSU when you are settled on all other components, http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/ will help and not forget to also budget for some TIM (thermal interface material) tutorial courtesy of Digerati http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ and help with the build http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ courtesy of Troy and Artellos respectively.
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As well as your budget?
The brand and model of the monitor you will be using?
Have you any parts you can bring to the new build, I.E. mouse, keyboard, HDD?
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well my budget was about 800 bucks, i ahve the hdd included up top, i need a psu. the monitor im ganna use is a samsung lcd tv/monitor 23" i think
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Your selected Motherboard is last generation socket AM3, upgrade path is very limited. Consider using an Asrock socket AM3+, will still take the current socket AM3 CPU and will allow you in the future to upgrade to the next generation of AMD CPUs without having to change the board.Compare, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625For your use, I recommend you buy this, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103727RAM. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231402GPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625HDD. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533Optical. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106289PSU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106289Case, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066Does not include, OS, Taxes and Shipping. $695.00

Edited by iammykyl, 19 October 2011 - 10:35 PM.

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o awesome, what did u reccomend for a motherboard? and a processor fan

Edited by Chefjesus, 18 October 2011 - 01:42 PM.

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iammykyl

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what did u reccomend for a motherboard?



Sorry, inserted the wrong link.


The Asrock 970 (on the left, your selected on the right) http://www.newegg.co...7^13-131-647-TS

Manufacturers product page, download the user manual so you can get to know it. http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications

and a processor fan


You will not need to buy an after market one. The boxed CPU comes with a matched heat-sink and fan. If you do install a different one OR over-clock, you will void the manufacturers warantry, so it is at your own risk.

OS. To take advantage of the suggested 8GB of RAM, you will need a 64bit OS.
Recommend. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986

Please let us know of any decisions you make BEFORE ordering parts,so we can give the build a final once over.
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A couple of How to build tutorials.
A G2G of our own, thank's to Troy, http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
One for building a gaming rig, http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
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OK, i think im buying these items, how did i do?
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (x2 right?)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
Best Prices on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit at PriceGrabber

New Egg had the best prices for everything i compared
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The Arctic Silver is not necessary unless you plan on removing the TIM(thermal interface material) on the processor, which in turn willCAN void the manufacturer's warranty.

Also, if you do put on your own TIM(the arctic silver) make sure it is on correctly or else there could be serious complications with the processor.

Edit: I said it in the wrong way, what I meant is found further down.

Edited by corbek, 20 October 2011 - 08:56 AM.

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Hi.

Although your selected items in Post #8 will work and are comparable, I feel it could do with a little tweaking, so please bear with me.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (x2 right?)[/size]]


Selected RAM is CORRECT. Quantity is NOT correct. Each package contains (2 x 4GB) sticks = 8GB, so order only 1 of this item. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231428

The selected power supply http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018 700w looks good but the AMPS on the 12v rail are very low, meaning that if you upgrade the GPU on this build, the video card will fail. The unit is a poor one and has failed in testing reviews, this is just one, http://www.hardocp.c..._power_supply/9

NOTE. By choosing a modular PSU (in the lower price range) you pay a premium for cable management at the expense of higher specs.
Any one of the following will do the job well and stand you in good stead for years.
http://www.newegg.co...ctcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014022%20600029978&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=58|17-139-020^17-139-020-TS%2C17-371-048^17-371-048-TS%2C17-703-026^17-703-026-TS

Question. You changed the Mobo from the Asrock 970 Extreme to the 870 Extreme, any reason? or a selection mistake. http://www.newegg.co...2^13-157-262-TS

Edited by iammykyl, 19 October 2011 - 10:47 PM.

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The Arctic Silver is not necessary unless you plan on removing the TIM(thermal interface material) on the processor, which in turn will void the manufacturer's warranty.

Also, if you do put on your own TIM(the arctic silver) make sure it is on correctly or else there could be serious complications with the processor.


I have read the warranty disclaimers on both AMD and Intel sites, but must have missed the bit about removing and or replacing the TIM. Please give links so that everyone can be aware of this policy.

The pre applied TIM to the CPUs perform to the manufacturers specs, so there is no need to replace it, but if you feel you must do so OR, if you have to remove the heat-sink for any reason, you then MUST remove the old TIM from the heat-sink and top of the CPU, (using Isopropyl alcohol) then replace it with new TIM. andYES you must make sure to apply it correctly.
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oops. I meant if it is improperly put on it voids the manufacturers warranty. For example, if too little is place on it and the CPU fries it is the customers fault, not the manufacturer.

Thanks for catching that one iammy.

Edited by corbek, 20 October 2011 - 08:57 AM.

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