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Hows this combo?

post #1 of 8
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I decided to step up the combo that askthem recommended for me a little. I'm thinking about a Gigabyte EP45 UD3R board with a Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0, with an Asus 4670 512, and 4G of G.skill ram, and the Corsair 400w PSU. I'm reusing my hard drive and dvd drive for now. Any better recommendations or incompatibility issues known. How will these part OC? I want to play all the BF games and the COD's and maybe some newer more demanding games in the future.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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post #2 of 8
I'd get a slightly beefier power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703015
Good picks!
Hexacore Folding
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4930k Asus Rampage IV Gene Asus Strix GTX 980 Samsung Low-Profile 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 7 Asus 23" ML239H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid (Blues) SeaSonic 520w Platinum Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Siberia mat 
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Hexacore Folding
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Intel i7-4930k Asus Rampage IV Gene Asus Strix GTX 980 Samsung Low-Profile 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 7 Asus 23" ML239H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid (Blues) SeaSonic 520w Platinum Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Siberia mat 
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I scored this one for 40 bucks and in the future I plan on the 1000w Corsair or P&C. Do you think it will suffice for a while or will I have problems?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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post #4 of 8
That psu should be fine for what you've got now. The build plan looks solid. I'm not a gpu expert, but I thinkt he 4670 is pretty dated now. You would probably be better off with a 4830 (probably no more expensive) or higher if you can afford it.

You also might want to look at the UD3P as IIRC it adds crossfire support which would be useful if you wanted to add another card later.

You'll want a heat sink for the cpu if you plan to overclock.

good luck!
Desktop
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E5200 3.6ghz at 1.35hv Asus P5k Deluxe Wifi HD4830 512mb 2x 2gb OCZ Fatal1ty 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD5000YS RAID-0, 1x Samsung 1tb F1 Samsung DVD burner Windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 216BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech S510 Cooler Master Real Power 550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech S510 
Mouse Pad
3M Precise Mousing Surface 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E5200 3.6ghz at 1.35hv Asus P5k Deluxe Wifi HD4830 512mb 2x 2gb OCZ Fatal1ty 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD5000YS RAID-0, 1x Samsung 1tb F1 Samsung DVD burner Windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 216BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech S510 Cooler Master Real Power 550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech S510 
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3M Precise Mousing Surface 
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post #5 of 8
What is your budget and what will you be using the PC for?
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Wife needs it for day to day stuff and I want to play games. I wanted to stay at around 300 but I'm already at 500 with tax and shipping with this combo.So I guess 501 is my limit. (This all started with a simple video card upgrade, and then I found out that my system is not upgradeable to an acceptable level).
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey, another thought. Should I use DDR2 1066 memory instead of the 800 I have selected.(The board says that 1066 is the standard). Does it make a big difference in performance?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
  hide details  
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Duo E8400 3.0@4.0 Gigabyte EP45UD3R HIS 4890 Turbo + 965mhz G.skill 4G 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 500G 7200.11 Lite-on 22x Sata Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsumg 226CW 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 400 Rosewill cheapo 
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post #8 of 8
See my sig rig dude

I couldn't be happier........unless someone gave me a new i7 set up but thats another issue hahahaha
Winzilla
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte P67A-UD4 EVGA GTX570 HD 4GB Mushkin Ridgeback @ 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24-1T 1.58v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
C300 64GB, 1TB Spinpoint F3, 400GB Hitatchi Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung p2250  Samsung SA750 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Tagan Piperock BZ700 Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D Razor Copperhead Razor Mantis Control 
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Winzilla
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte P67A-UD4 EVGA GTX570 HD 4GB Mushkin Ridgeback @ 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24-1T 1.58v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
C300 64GB, 1TB Spinpoint F3, 400GB Hitatchi Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung p2250  Samsung SA750 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Tagan Piperock BZ700 Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D Razor Copperhead Razor Mantis Control 
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