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My first AMD build, my DAD's HTPC build, and my sister's gaming PC build. (Pics included)

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Well, the last time I had a custom pc built was in the early 2000s, with a Pentium III 1.0GHz, 256mb SDRam, Nvidia MX4000 128mb, and a shoddy icute casing with a psu that I could not remember it's wattage. Ever since then, it soldiered on till 2008, when it finally died. I went on to a laptop, an NEC E6300. Basic stuff, used mostly for school work, and minimal gaming.

It was only in early 2011, in February when I decided to jump onto the custom pc making bandwagon once again, this time looking into AMD for some affordable, yet good performance system. Specifications earlier on were as it is;

Processor - AMD Athlon X4-640 (3.0GHz)
Mobo - Biostar A780L3G
Ram - Kingston Value Ram 2GB
GPU - ATi HD3000 Integrated
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PSU - Headway 500W Non-Modular (The bane of the system)
Casing - Headway casing (some cheapass model)
Optical drive - LG DVD-RW 24x
OS - Windows XP Professional 32-bit

Of course, my AMD system went into a modification program, removing most of the stuff that almost killed my build (that PSU especially), and now as of 11th February 2013, the specs are as it is;

Processor - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
Ram - G.Skill RipJaws-X 1600MHz 4GB x 2
GPU - ATi Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB
HDD 2: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
PSU - Aerocool Strike-X 800W 80+ Silver Modular
Casing - Ikonik SOHO1
Optical Drive - LG DVD-RW 24x
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper TX-3 (2nd fan is a Zalman 92mm, thermal paste is Arctic Cooling MX-4)

EDIT: 11th February 2013


The setup when I first got the system


My god the keyboard is fugly with the green keys.


Plans for replacing the laptop begins...


And how it is at this point of time...


Interior of my main PC at this point of time...


The laptop replacement...



My Dad's HTPC...


My younger sister's PC build. (Apologies for the blurry image.)



Yep, in total, 4 AMD custom PCs... I'm getting better at the wiring it seems.
Edited by Outlaw02 - 2/10/13 at 10:24am
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Remove the Coolermaster Hyper TX3 (use AMD stock cooler) and do not overclock until you ensure that there is cooling to the MOSFET chips! (Right now there is really absolutely none, not even heatsinks to aid in heat dissipation - that can be quite dangerous or impacting on system performance/stability if overclocked).

 

An HD 6670 is really overkill if the only thing the HTPC will be doing is playing back HD video.  Even an older, cheaper card like an 8400GS plays 1080p decently.  I recommend you save your money and get something like an HD 5450 (choose that over the integrated 760G graphics though as the 760G does not fully accelerate all forms of HD video).


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Ease up Retiree biggrin.gif He doesn'T have that mobo without heatsinks anymore. He has Gigabyte GA-970A-D3.
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good pointers by xd-1771 on the graphics issue.

BioStar had some challenges with MOSFETS on A780 and previous boards - so careful with OC on it. BioStar has since remedied the problem in the TA890 and 990 series. BioStar has excellent value - price/performance/features vs. ASUS and GB. I saved 45% by going with BioStar instead of ASUS in May.

Merely wondering why you are only using Kinston Value RAM 2x2? rolleyes.gif Isn't that and possibly PSU the problem you are having using the GTX550 stuttering and such?
With your 1100T even if not OC and the 550, games should be screaming - shouldn't they?

Also, merely curious why Win 7 Home ..'anything'..? rolleyes.gif Pro or Ultimate 64-bit! smile.gif

If you decide to sell that 550 and / or the x4 640, please let me know.

I also stayed away from builds after my one in Dec-2003, when I was an Intel fan from the late 80s. I did not do another build until Feb-09, when I researched the pants off of Intel vs. AMD price/performance and AMD won hands-down. I'm now an AMD guy thumb.gif all the way from at least thru the Phenom II x4-x6 lifetime. I'm merely waiting on appreciable price drops to go with an unlocked and OC a 960T at ~$60 or an 1100T OCd if it gets to $100.

BTW: In May, when I built two new rigs, from Fry's with rebates on both sets, I snagged Corsair XMS3 1600 (OC) 2x4 in two sets for $41/8GB using 8GB in one rig and 8 in the other leaving two slots open to bump to 16GB when appropriate . They run at 1333 and I've not even tried any V changes to bump them to 1600. Your use of 2x2 value ram is something I don't understand, but I don't know much so go figure.

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Remove the Coolermaster Hyper TX3 (use AMD stock cooler) and do not overclock until you ensure that there is cooling to the MOSFET chips! (Right now there is really absolutely none, not even heatsinks to aid in heat dissipation - that can be quite dangerous or impacting on system performance/stability if overclocked).

An HD 6670 is really overkill if the only thing the HTPC will be doing is playing back HD video.  Even an older, cheaper card like an 8400GS plays 1080p decently.  I recommend you save your money and get something like an HD 5450 (choose that over the integrated 760G graphics though as the 760G does not fully accelerate all forms of HD video).

Ah, you need not worry on the Biostar mobo now. It's now resting dormant in an unfinished system with an Athlon II processor and Phenom II cooler stuck to it. Honestly, I've never realised about that on the Biostar side. I've been doing OC's previously on that mobo, highest was 3.8GHz. This was actually the first heads up. eek.gif

As for the issue of the HD6670, as said in my first post, my dad does love some Need For Speed, or racing games in general and he does intend to play some games on the HTPC if possible. I am purchasing a wireless Xbox controller for PC for him.

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good pointers by xd-1771 on the graphics issue.
BioStar had some challenges with MOSFETS on A780 and previous boards - so careful with OC on it. BioStar has since remedied the problem in the TA890 and 990 series. BioStar has excellent value - price/performance/features vs. ASUS and GB. I saved 45% by going with BioStar instead of ASUS in May.
Merely wondering why you are only using Kinston Value RAM 2x2? rolleyes.gif Isn't that and possibly PSU the problem you are having using the GTX550 stuttering and such?
With your 1100T even if not OC and the 550, games should be screaming - shouldn't they?
Also, merely curious why Win 7 Home ..'anything'..? rolleyes.gif Pro or Ultimate 64-bit! smile.gif
If you decide to sell that 550 and / or the x4 640, please let me know.
I also stayed away from builds after my one in Dec-2003, when I was an Intel fan from the late 80s. I did not do another build until Feb-09, when I researched the pants off of Intel vs. AMD price/performance and AMD won hands-down. I'm now an AMD guy thumb.gif all the way from at least thru the Phenom II x4-x6 lifetime. I'm merely waiting on appreciable price drops to go with an unlocked and OC a 960T at ~$60 or an 1100T OCd if it gets to $100.
BTW: In May, when I built two new rigs, from Fry's with rebates on both sets, I snagged Corsair XMS3 1600 (OC) 2x4 in two sets for $41/8GB using 8GB in one rig and 8 in the other leaving two slots open to bump to 16GB when appropriate . They run at 1333 and I've not even tried any V changes to bump them to 1600. Your use of 2x2 value ram is something I don't understand, but I don't know much so go figure.
Good Luck and Good Fortune this New Year. cheers.gif

Ah, actually I was going to purchase the same Biostar mobo as well, but it was sold out when I got to the IT mall. (Sim Lim Square, FTW). As for those Kingston Value Ram, those were purchased when I was on a very tight budget, even though I splurged on other parts of the PC. (The 1100T was a must get on my side, just so I could make my build last longer over the years, especially when I found out about the Bulldozer's performance.) As for the stuttering on the 550Ti, I initially thought the same, PSU problem. However, when I finally changed my PSU, the issue was still there.

A clip of the stuttering from an affected game.

Ah yes, though currently with the OC'd 550ti, and an unoverclocked CPU, recent games like Saints Row The Third, Dirt 3, Duke Nukem Forever are flying at high fps rate, though I limit them to 60fps with Vertical Sync. It was the older games like Saints Row 2, and Bioshock 2 that caught me by surprise. Framerates were around 25-40fps on medium.

The matter of the OS, well, maybe you're right. I should spend more and get a Pro, or an Ultimate 64-bit. For the ram bit, I might hold on to the Value for a while. Will get Geil, or G.Skill ones one day.
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Ah, you need not worry on the Biostar mobo now. It's now resting dormant in an unfinished system with an Athlon II processor and Phenom II cooler stuck to it. Honestly, I've never realised about that on the Biostar side. I've been doing OC's previously on that mobo, highest was 3.8GHz. This was actually the first heads up. eek.gif
As for the issue of the HD6670, as said in my first post, my dad does love some Need For Speed, or racing games in general and he does intend to play some games on the HTPC if possible. I am purchasing a wireless Xbox controller for PC for him.
Ah, actually I was going to purchase the same Biostar mobo as well, but it was sold out when I got to the IT mall. (Sim Lim Square, FTW). As for those Kingston Value Ram, those were purchased when I was on a very tight budget, even though I splurged on other parts of the PC. (The 1100T was a must get on my side, just so I could make my build last longer over the years, especially when I found out about the Bulldozer's performance.) As for the stuttering on the 550Ti, I initially thought the same, PSU problem. However, when I finally changed my PSU, the issue was still there.
A clip of the stuttering from an affected game.

Ah yes, though currently with the OC'd 550ti, and an unoverclocked CPU, recent games like Saints Row The Third, Dirt 3, Duke Nukem Forever are flying at high fps rate, though I limit them to 60fps with Vertical Sync. It was the older games like Saints Row 2, and Bioshock 2 that caught me by surprise. Framerates were around 25-40fps on medium.
The matter of the OS, well, maybe you're right. I should spend more and get a Pro, or an Ultimate 64-bit. For the ram bit, I might hold on to the Value for a while. Will get Geil, or G.Skill ones one day.


I’m now a big BioStar fan for at least AMD usage. The MOSFET problem goes back into models some time ago and I know that BioStar remedied the problem a few series back. It is most likely that it goes way back in their series and that if you've had good OC success at 3.8GHz using the A780 then the problem is not in much earlier series. I know that my BioStar MCP6P-M2+ is not a real OCer so I only pushed its bus clock with no other BIOS changes from 200MHz to 244MHz on an Athlon64 x2 4400+ and went from 2.3Ghz to 2.806GHz with no problems whatsoever over 2 years. I did find that when a friend of mine gave me a Phenom II 9500 (non-black) that I could only boost bus clock from 200 to a mere 204MHz going from 2.2GHz to a mere 2.2467GHz w/o getting no-post or BSOD. I chose to not make any other BIOS changes on the 9500 in the MCP6P-M2+. However, I did get a performance boost merely from the 4-core Phenom II and its cache instead of the 2-core Athlon. I do not think that you have any concerns about using your A780 for OC!

As I’ve noted, I am a huge BioStar fan nowadays for price/performance/features vs. ASUS and GB and anything other is not something that I have researched in any detail. If you can afford and find value in them, ASUS still rules the roost, but one of the major reasons I switched from being an Intel fan to an AMD fan was price/performance and that follows thru to my MoBo selections, RAM, air-cooling cases and fan types. I see you snagged the 4-pack of CoolerMaster 120mm fans, and they are excellent esp. considering the box of 4 cost a mere $13 for four 120mm fans that are quite quiet and move allot of air. I use 4 in each of my mini-mid tower, uATX CoolerMaster Elite 341 cases of which I have and that does not include my CPU cooler fan [Thermaltake TR2 R-1 that I will not purchase again, but will get the CoolerMaster Hyper series on future builds.] and the two fans in my PSU. I have no temp challenges using these configs. I do need to get a better PSU on future builds but merely used what I had to save $$s on my May-11 two builds.

I have two BioStar TA890GXE uATX MoBos that I luv. I paid a mere $119 for each of them, and they unlock cores and OC flawlessly noting that I not do any extreme OC. The TA890 [GX, uATX and FX, ATX] and now TA990 [only in FX and no GX version yet available] are a great series of MoBos IMO.

If I could afford I right now, I’d snag an 1100T or at least a 960T, but no $$s right now for such.

I’ve had great success with Corsair XMS series in XMS3s and I’ve read allot of places where the next level or so up in the XMS Vengeance series is really good for OC. Of course, OCZ is a premium for those that can afford them.

I’m not about to touch BD versions from AMD anytime soon.

Your 1100T and 550T and esp. with 580T is a config to die for. Nicely done!

Good Luck and looking forward...
    
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Nice System. But to answer your question about the power supply you might want to bump the wattage up for both a GTX580 and GTX550. Most GTX580's recommend a minimumt 700w power supply. And some like the Matrix go up to 800w minimum recomendation.
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Nice System. But to answer your question about the power supply you might want to bump the wattage up for both a GTX580 and GTX550. Most GTX580's recommend a minimumt 700w power supply. And some like the Matrix go up to 800w minimum recomendation.

Ah, thanks for the heads up, guess I'll not be using the 550Ti as a PhysX card when I get my hands on the GTX580. Other than that, a small update of a purchase I've made. A Keyboard.

A mechanical keyboard. I love it...

Ducky DK9008G2 USB Full N-Key Rollover (Cherry MX Brown Switch)
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Now it looks so much better overall.
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Yes, I am aware of the messy wires under the desk. I hadn't bothered to cable tie them as of yet.

Further on, another update after a discussion with my dad about his HTPC. Further progress will only be done on February, as his bonus finally comes in. Also, he has said that he would drop the idea of playing games on his HTPC (aka no Need for Speed, DiRT series games), and instead would use more on watching movies, and facebook-ing. As such, I've decided to change the parts needed for his pc, mainly the PSU and GPU

PSU - FSP Hexa 400W
GPU - Palit Nvidia GT520 1GB DDR3

And finally, I've recently did maintenance on my mother's NEC Powermate desktop. (Boy, there was a crap ton of dust in it, especially at the cpu heatsink...) It came to my attention that her pc was has an Intel Pentium IV 524 cpu, and it's an LGA775 mobo. It also appeared to me that her GPU is an ATi Radeon X300, and PSU is an FSP brand, not sure on model, and provides 315 watts to it. My mother's pc does have a chance in upgrading it's cpu, and gpu if there's a need, right?
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Well, here's another update, this time more on the HTPC. My dad's urge to get his HTPC done got stronger and handed me SGD$200 to get one of the better, yet cheap parts that's needed for the pc..

Here's what I have before I headed out to buy the stuff.
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What I bought. Some of the stuff in the pics like the G.Skill rams 2x2GB kit, will be added to my current 4GB, in preparation to go 64-bit when my allowance comes in next month. (Which is the SSD, and the 64-bit OS itself)
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After warring with the stupid casing, and some cable-tying... Those with eagle eyes would notice that I have placed heatsinks on the mosfets. Though the heatsinks were supposed to be for VGA cards, I hope this at least helps a bit in dissipating the heat in some way.
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It's now resting next to the tv table, just waiting for the OS to be bought. As for wireless, it'll be reused from the USB Wireless-G from Linksys.

EDIT:
Well, bad news. I was testing the HTPC system while using the HDD from my PC, and well, it didn't post, no beeps what so ever. Resetted the CMOS close to 5 times and nothing came up. Only the fans were running. I had even done moving each of the components out of the HTPC and test each of the component on my PC system. The GT440, 4GB Ram, FSP PSU, the LG DVD-RW writer, and the Athlon II Processor turned out good on my PC. From there, I decided to fire up the Biostar mobo one last time, this time just the bare essentials. It still came up nothing. The funny thing was the fact that before I changed my mobo to the gigabyte, the Biostar did not show any sign of failure at all. I wonder what's the cause of it.
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Well, ever since the death of the Biostar motherboard, me and my dad decide to hunt down for an AM3 motherboard that was cheap, yet good. Biostar mobos were not available or out of stock, which led us to a particular motherboard from ECS...

An ECS A785GM-M Black Series, which my dad paid for SGD$72 (About USD$57, or GBP£37) Ignore the SGD$79 price tag, haha. Managed to get a discount after buying other miscellaneous items in the same shop as well.
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The setup for my dad's HTPC...
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Oh, see that tiny white thing on the table next to the LED TV? That my dad's Intel Atom pc...
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It is now currently in the process of being moved into my parent's master bedroom.

Current numbers?
Myself: 1 Desktop (AMD AM3+ ready) , 1 laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo)
Dad: 1 Net-top (Intel Atom), 1 HTPC (AMD AM3)
Mom: 1 Desktop (Intel LGA775)
Younger Sister: Laptop (Intel Centrino 2)

Near future? I'm not too sure myself, but chances are that my laptop will end up in my dad's hands while I prep for another desktop.
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