Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › First build help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First build help - Page 2

post #11 of 20
Ya you could go for those, I'd say you could up shop quite a bit on the mobo and graphics for about 50euro

The CPU installation is actually quite easy, just need to remember not to put too much thermal paste on. Some people put loads on and they wonder why their chips are overheating.

Clean the heat spreader of the chip and the heatsink with isopropyl alcohol and let dry thoroughly before applying anything.

However if you are using the stock cooler, usually they have tim already applied to the heatsink. I'd use artic silver 5 rather than that stuff.

If you look for guides/tutorials with google, you can find some great installation information to help you out, and there's always good ol overclock.net to help.
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by dglkn View Post
Here's my shot at it.

These are all from newegg.com

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 ($131.99)

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($64.99)

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ($49.99)

GPU: XFX Geforce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI-E x16 ($85.99)

PSU: Thermaltake 430W ($40.99)

RAM: G-skill 2GB (2x1GB) 240-pin DDR2 800Mhz Dual Channel ($44.99)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM Sata3.0 OEM ($44.99)

Optical: Samsung 20x DVD+R DVD Burner ($29.99)

Total: $493.92

That will max out CS:S no problem

This, of course... is assuming you already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse...
That looks like a good build. Swap out the 8600GT for this 8800gt -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150278
And swap out the motherboard for this one -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337

Should come in under your budget and would be a great overclocker too.
As far as installing the CPU, thats easy, the cooler fitting may be more tricky though. Just check out the guides on the internet and you'll be ok
post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynex View Post
I'm thinking for that price range, AMD are your best shop for a mobo and cpu.

Have a look at the Athlon 64 x2 range, these go with the AM2 or AM2+ chipsets which amd have on offer. You can get quite a cheap and overclockable combo here.
agreed

Under-Utilized
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
Under-Utilized
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
what price range should i be in if i wanted an intel?
Also do i dare to ask?
Amd vs intel

Also i wouldent mind to spend a little bit more money for a good computer.
Edited by Lazy Boy - 6/1/08 at 9:58am
post #15 of 20
The mere mention of intel vs. AMD can cause the forum equivelent of a barfight here

Intel motherboards are more expensive than AMD, so are some of the procs.

In the dual core market, both companies have great chips. You can get great overclocks from both and have good performance for games.
But Intel really do have a savage edge on quad cores at the moment, AMD have sadly been stuggling in this department. But for gaming 4 cores is more than you need.

As for the choice between the two, personally I'd go for the AMD, but thats really up to you.

It would really help for you to google the processors your considering for benchmarks and overclocking results. There are plenty of threads here that are proc specific.

Best of luck with the build. The systems posted so far are great builds. Post back with which you're thinking of going for.
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Haha, thanks alot waynex.

Ill stick with AMD then, research a bit, and get one that i can overclock without failure.

Also should i overclock the ram and videocard?

And what type of cooling should i purchase?

Thanks alot guys (and girls?)
post #17 of 20
No problem don't forget to rep everyone that helped. See the rep+ to the left .

You can overclock the ram with the bios, you can use either ntune or rivatuner to overclock the graphics card. I'd say read a few guides just so you know how far you can safely push it. The warning signs are different with the graphics cards. As I found out to my horror

The cooler is a hard one to chose, the best are not necessarily the most expensive. I wouln't know myself, the one I have myself isn't great.
post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazy Boy View Post
Haha, yes i do have plenty of monitors keyboards and mouses.
But how bout a 8800 gt and a little better mobo.
Something with more than 2 pci slots.

Also, is it hard to install a cpu, lots of people have told me it is.
The CPU is not hard if you're careful. Also do NOT forget heat sink compound on the surface between the CPU and Heat sink Fan combo. You can snatch an AMD 64 BIT Dual Core 4200+ CPU for about 50 - 60 USD... Get a Socket AM2 and AM2 Motherboard... Do not compromise the perfortmance for saving $5 on a Socket 939... 8800 GT is going to run closer to the $200 range...
Home #1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850 2.85 gHz ABIT AX78 AMD 770 GE Force 8800 GT 1GB 2GB x 4 DDR2 TopRam 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Seagate 32m 52x DVD-RW multi layer Vista Ultimate x64 22" View Sonic 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 370 Elite 680 W ANTEC Switching PS Clear Prison Style MTWR Logitech 370 Elite 
  hide details  
Reply
Home #1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850 2.85 gHz ABIT AX78 AMD 770 GE Force 8800 GT 1GB 2GB x 4 DDR2 TopRam 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Seagate 32m 52x DVD-RW multi layer Vista Ultimate x64 22" View Sonic 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 370 Elite 680 W ANTEC Switching PS Clear Prison Style MTWR Logitech 370 Elite 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 20
I would spend $20 bucks more and get the x2 6000+. It will be worth the xtra money.
post #20 of 20
Yeah the x2 6000+ is pretty powerful at stock. A very good chip overall for the price.

Difficult to get it overclocked in my experience though. I have one of these as a back up, I found it needed pretty large voltage steps to get to 3.4ghz. This may be just the chip I've got though, I may have a bad one.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › First build help