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So I have a want to build a new computer this old dell has had it for the past 8 years of use. and I thought its about time to build me a new machine i have a price range of about 340 and i already have a Video card, and Case for it. what i was thinking of going with was --
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H (REV. 3.1) AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-475-PCAR 475W ATX 12V V2.3 Power Supply

What i have in my hand so far from my fathers old machine
post #2 of 7
Stay away from the 880 chipset for AMD, its just a poor chip overall. Weak OC'er to top it off.

I would get a different power supply.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
Look through that list and pick a more stable PSU.

And it'd be a lot easier to read your post if you use paragraphs and spacing between the parts list.


I can't say much about the CPU, maybe someone more knowledgeable can help you with that.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 960T [ASUS] M5A97  [EVGA] GTX 670 [Mushkin] Blackline 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Seagate] [Crucial] M4 [Lite-on] DVD Burner [NZXT] Havik 140 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Window 7 Pro.  [Samsung] T27A300 [Acer] AL2216W [Logitech] G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] CX600 [Antec] 900 [Cyborg] R.A.T 7 [XFX] Warpad 
AudioOther
[Creative] Titanium HD  [Sennhaiser] HD438  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Extreme QX6700 [Asus] P5N-D  HD Radeon 6850 G.Skill  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Lite On Blueray Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Window 7 Pro. 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL2216W Logitech G110 Corsair VX550W Antec 300? 
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do not touch the 880gm-d2h or 78LMT-S2Pt they have a problem with NB and that has been confirmed by gigabyte support in India as I had that board , they changed it to 880gm-usb3 rev 3.1 AM3+ it's a nice board but only good for mild OC as it is a 4+1 phase unless you put HSF on the VRM's and cool your NB.

you want to OC go for 8+2 phase mobo.

well I don't want to put you off the FX series but why don't you go for a 960T , though the 4170 is stocked at @4.0 but I bet IPC performance of the 960T is better and both are quads but the 960T may even unlock to a hex. and the price difference between 4170 and 960t is nothing.
Edited by ironmaiden - 5/2/12 at 4:14am
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post #4 of 7
i would say for 340$ something like
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.63 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $351.60
Mail-in Rebates: $-10.00
Total: $341.60

or if you have not intentions of CF/Sli then go with a cheaper Asus M5A97 @ 88.88$ Shipped


Hope that helped buddy smile.gif
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^ I like the much more balanced parts list above thumb.gif

The ASRock 970 Extreme3 at $80 shipped is also a very competitive 970 chipset option.  The ASRock 970 Extreme4 at approx $108 shipped on Newegg is also a very competitive 990X chipset option.

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^ I like the much more balanced parts list above thumb.gif
The ASRock 970 Extreme3 at $80 shipped is also a very competitive 970 chipset option.  The ASRock 970 Extreme4 at approx $108 shipped on Newegg is also a very competitive 990X chipset option.
my freind XD i have no hard feeling but i have seen you recommend a Asrock 970 Extreme 3(VRM cooled 4+1 Phased) over Asus M5A97(VRM cooled 4+2 Phases) y is that ???? its well worth paying 8$ for a better motherboard i think and for Asrock 970 Extreme 4(VRM cooled 4+1 Phased x8/x8/x4) the only difference is the PCIe slots
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This is a double post doh.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1251569/building-my-first-computer-ever-new-the-the-world-of-self-building

From the OP in the thread I listed, He is going to want a better GPU. He said he is running a Radeon 46XX
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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