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Hello Overclock.net!

My parents have agreed to let me build my own PC as a Christmas present from them. It took me a loong time to let them do this though. I've had my current laptop for almost 4 years now and been happy with it. But after showing them me trying to play COD: Black ops on the 256mb graphics card it got, they realized i needed something new. I've been trying to to make my own builds but i really have no clue what parts are compatible, and mainly my problem is to make everything fit within the budget, since i really want all the parts but they are all to expensive and i cant decide what to let go off ^^

So i realized i need help and people told me this is the best place, so here i am.

My budget is kinda a Grey area (parents ^^) but its somewhere between
900-1000€

I need a complete PC and a Gaming Monitor (22" preferred)

I have a few wishes for this build:

AMD Phenom II X6 10XX BE

2 x 64/60gb SSD (for Raid0, please no OCZ Vertex read this)

2gb graphics

500gb + HDD

I do have windows license, keyboard, mouse and all that stuff, just the stuff inside the case is missing. I need it shipped to Denmark so please use a site which will be able to do so when looking for parts ^^


Thanks a lot in advance!
Triz
Edited by Triz - 12/24/10 at 5:14am
post #2 of 22
For starters if you have no clue about building it as you said,
you wont really need the ssd's. If you want to run a phenom x6 then u'll need a 790fx or 890fx mobo and ddr3 ram to go with it i recommend 6gb,
4gb will work though. The graphics cards you have a good choice because right now graphics cards are way more powerful than u'll need for most games at max settings if you want a budget beast the ati 4870x2 is nice it still pwns many of the 5k series and the new 6k series cards, id recommend starting out with 1 gpu as it is normally enough power then decide later to add another card,
that will keep the costs down.
A good psu and good cooling is advisable for gaming and eventually i'm sure u'll learn to oc.

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This is from Ebuyer.com.
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post #4 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm3 View Post
If you want to run a phenom x6 then u'll need a 790fx or 890fx mobo and ddr3 ram to go with it i recommend 6gb,

I've got a Thuban, but i haven't got either a 790fx or 890fx, i've got a 980a. truth is there are many boards that support thuban, and many that support thuban if the bios is updated. Theres no short answer, you have to do some home work.

I suppose that would 6GB in triple channel? on that note i haven't got DDR3 either.


Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
This is from Ebuyer.com.
Nice build, but he wanted a BE.
Edited by purpleannex - 12/23/10 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by jm3 View Post
For starters if you have no clue about building it as you said,
you wont really need the ssd's. If you want to run a phenom x6 then u'll need a 790fx or 890fx mobo and ddr3 ram to go with it i recommend 6gb,
4gb will work though. The graphics cards you have a good choice because right now graphics cards are way more powerful than u'll need for most games at max settings if you want a budget beast the ati 4870x2 is nice it still pwns many of the 5k series and the new 6k series cards, id recommend starting out with 1 gpu as it is normally enough power then decide later to add another card,
that will keep the costs down.
A good psu and good cooling is advisable for gaming and eventually i'm sure u'll learn to oc.

My 2c merry xmas
dont need 790 or 890. i ran a mate x6 in board to test it while we waited on his board to be ordered in. and no point going with a 4870x2 to old and power hungry. and why 6gb? its not an i7. either 4Gb or 8Gb.
post #6 of 22
dixson seam to made you a good build, in my opinion swamp the ssd for another motherboard , espescially the 880g chipset because its really not good. Don't get a ati card , and 2gb is usless atm.
4gb of ram would work pretty fine
i'd recomand you a asus m4a87 xxx motherboard
a gtx 560 when it will come out or if you want , you can make you a gift for xmas and get those beatiful 570
if you cant wait , and dont want to spend whole budget on card , get a 470 , 1200 mb of memory
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post #7 of 22
I can't really give you exact links, because I am not familiar with sites that ship to Denmark, but after looking around on newegg.com, I have found some parts that meet your requirements that should come out to around 1000 Euros...

AMD Phenom II x5 1055T
Asus M4A87TD Evo
Geil Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
2 x HIS Radeon HD 5770 in CrossFireX
2 x Corsair Force 60GB in RAID 0
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Cooler Master Storm Scout w/ Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W
Noctua NH-D14
Asus VW224U
post #8 of 22
hes on a budget that is why i said the stuff that's better value for money and yet will allow him to upgrade later
    
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
I've got a Thuban, but i haven't got either a 790fx or 890fx, i've got a 980a. truth is there are many boards that support thuban, and many that support thuban if the bios is updated. Theres no short answer, you have to do some home work.

I suppose that would 6GB in triple channel? on that note i haven't got DDR3 either.




Nice build, but he wanted a BE.
i only mentioned amd chipsets because i have had problems with nvidia chipsets in the past plus i like all amd ati in one system.plus whats the point going out buying 8gb in one go if you are not going to use it all 4gb is enough but it is possible to use it all particularly if doing some heavy multitasking if your on a budget just build it to what you need not the best possible.
Edited by jm3 - 12/23/10 at 8:45pm
    
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post #10 of 22
Drop the SSD idea.

For the cost, they will make your computer go "vrooom" but you won't really see and benefits in gaming, and other heavy tasks on your computer. You could easily get a second card for the price of an SSD.
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