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I got approval for making by own computer. But, the thing is, that ITS GOTTA WORK! If it doesnt, then my mom will be very mad because she trusted me with her money to build one, and I dont want the parts to like not work and I have to return it......
So please help me out, thanks!


I want to it have atleast 1TB hard Drive and atleast 4GB of RAM.
I dont know much about CPU, but I think I want atleast a amd phenom II type, X4 i guess...
And, for the graphic card, I cant decide between the 5850 or 5870. I will get the 5850 if the 5870 will overdo my budget.
I also know know much about motherboards. I want the motherboard to have USB 3.0 also, and I want it to work with the 5850 and for the 5870, so then I can see the total, and what graphic card I have the money for. Thanks!

I hope you understand, i need your help because I dont understand much about the motherboard and CPU.

MAX PRICE:$1,000, please try to keep it lower though, thanks
post #2 of 56
For your gpu I suggest you get a 470 instead of a 5850/5870. I'll look up and put something together for you.

EDIT: Pretty sure someone here will beat me to it though.
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Do you need a Monitor, Mouse/KB, Speakers, OS?

Here is a system I recently built for someone, minus the Video card.



Add your Videocard of choice.


...lol...I'm sure though that the others here can come up with something much better.
Edited by Maddoxman - 8/27/10 at 7:42pm
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Hey both of you. I am actually open minded when it comes to the graphic card and cpu, its just that I researched the amd/ati more, so I dont know about the intel/nvidia that much, but if there is a better intel/nvidia build, go ahead and tell me, i'd love to hear more builds!

Thanks for the picture.
is there any special reason you picked that motherboard? because I was recommened that exact same one before...also, what number is good?
780?
790?
880?
870?
890?
....
....
which number is the best? Because when I pick a certain cpu, there are lots of combos with different motherboards, and I dont know which one to pick. Thanks!!!!!
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Hey both of you. I am actually open minded when it comes to the graphic card and cpu, its just that I researched the amd/ati more, so I dont know about the intel/nvidia that much, but if there is a better intel/nvidia build, go ahead and tell me, i'd love to hear more builds!

Thanks for the picture.
is there any special reason you picked that motherboard? because I was recommened that exact same one before...also, what number is good?
780?
790?
880?
870?
890?
....
....
which number is the best? Because when I pick a certain cpu, there are lots of combos with different motherboards, and I dont know which one to pick. Thanks!!!!!
different numbers are based on different parts, some parts preform beter, but in general the higher the number the better it is

also i lvoe doing this kinda thing anything in particular you want in it? dvd read only or do you want write? ddr2 or ddr3? or are you completely new to this and want me to play? also 1000$ with or without tax? should i set my limit to 900ish?

also as above. do you need just a tower, or do you need other stuff aswell?
Edited by JohnDProb - 8/27/10 at 8:01pm
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oh ok, i guess i get it, haha

Would you recommend that asrock 870 too? IF so, why?

what number would you recommend to get? under my scenario? Thanks!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Maddoxman View Post
Do you need a Monitor, Mouse/KB, Speakers, OS?

Here is a system I recently built for someone, minus the Video card.



Add your Videocard of choice.


...lol...I'm sure though that the others here can come up with something much better.
Athlon II X3 cpu? You must hate the person you built that for..
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Do you need a Monitor, Mouse/KB, Speakers, OS?
^ This ^
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post #9 of 56
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Oh, sorry i didnt see that, my fault

Yes, i will MAYBE need a monitor and speakers. Mouse and keyboard are not necessary.
But, dont include monitor, because I got a 1440x900 and iwanna see how it looks with the computer im gonna get, and see if I should get a better resolution monitor or not. Yes, windows 7 would be great
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^ This ^
DUDE we need to know, just hardware? you got the os, screen and keyboard and mouse covered?
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