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post #1 of 42
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This Computer is built and running! if you want to see pictures, head to page 5!
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comments are very welcome and appreciated.

So i am planning on building my first computer soon. This is what i have come up with so far. I think everything i need is on there except for an after market CPU cooler. I plan on buying everything from Newegg btw. I wanted to know if these parts will be compatible with each other. I know there are no guarantees with compatibility, so maybe I should have phrased my question as, should they be compatible? anyways, here is the list.

CPU: AMD phenom II x4 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-674-_-Product
MOBO: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product
RAM: G. Skill 4GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-303-_-Product
CASE: Atec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
Video Card: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-447-_-Product
HARD DRIVE: Samsung Spinpoint 500gb 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product
DVD DRIVE: LITE-ON IHAS-324-98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20ihas-324-98
DVD BURNER: SONY OPTIARC AD-7240s-0B-OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-030-_-Product

i can get everything on Newegg with combo deals for a price of 820$, 8$ shipping, 30$ in MIR and a free COD Modern Warfare 2.
how does this build sound?

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The Computer has been built! there are a few pictures on page 4
all I need to do now is install an OS!

Windows Experience Index (everything running auto and default settings)
CPU:------7.3
RAM:------7.5
Graphics:--7.4
HDD:------5.9 (apparently regular HDD hit the ceiling at 5.9 until you get a SSD?)
Edited by buddyboy - 5/2/10 at 5:48pm
    
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post #2 of 42
Very good, I don't see how any of the parts wouldn't work with each other. I recommend you don't spend the extra 30-100$ on a CPU cooler if you're not going to overclock.
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post #3 of 42
Looks good to me. Also looks very similar to my first build lol
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post #4 of 42
The only possible issue you could run in to is if the CPU is the C3 version some older bios are not compatible.Your motherboard should have the latest bios already,but it is a chance you would have to update the bios before it will post.You can get the C2 version,which will work perfect(maybe wont overclock quite as high)
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post #5 of 42
Curious what your looking into for expandability? I'd suggest a 5850, will be much more future proof. But it's up to your budget.
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post #6 of 42
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Thanks.
and I am not planning over clocking right away, but it is a definite possibility that i will in the future.
And can RAM work with the motherboard even if it is not list on the motherboard's QVL?
Silvos00-I dont think i am going for crazy video game capabilities, although i do use intensive graphics programs such as 3DS Max. I just don't it is in my budget to buy a $300 video graphics card, but if it is really that much improvement for a person who doesn't game everyday, then let me know. thanks!
    
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post #7 of 42
Oh I was just looking at MW2, not sure how the 5770s perform. I was thinking about future expandability, since I think the 5850 is better than 2 5770s. And according to the specs it should, mobo supports DDR3 @ 1600.

I agree with Nuginu, no need for after market cooler unless you OC it.
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post #8 of 42
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Okay thank you.
For now i think i will stay with the 5770, my wallet will be a little happier if i do. But i will think about the 5850.

And yea the after market cooler will probably come in later when everything is working and running the way it should.

I will definitely post pictures when i finally buy everything and when i have it all put together.
    
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post #9 of 42
I've been running a Phenom II 550 X2 3.1 GHz OC'd to 3.9, and it runs smooth on stock clock.
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post #10 of 42
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Wow that sounds really impressive. It seems like the over clockability of one particular CPU can vary from one setup to the next, is that true? If i could get this upcoming setup to 3.9 i'd be more than satisfied.
    
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