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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
The last time I built something was when Intel 700MHz cpus were cool and overclocking it to a 933 was AWESOME!

So...obviously it has been a LOOOOONG time for me.

I'm pretty close to just saying screw it and going and buying an eMachine from Wal-Mart but I would rather build my own.

Ok, yesterday I decided to mess with my current eMachine and I screwed it up royally when I was re-seating the processor and this is why I need another computer. I am currently using my OLD machine from 2003 to post this.

One dilemma I have is, the emachine that I screwed up has SATA 2 hard drives and I need to figure a way to get the data off them if they are not compatible with what I get next. I notice new MOBOs are Sata3GB/s and do not know if my current hard drives will work with them. If so, great.

What do you all think of this MOBO? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128394

I know integrated video is not the best but I don't do much stuff anymore. Once in a while I run Photoshop and I'm still stuck in the Quake 3 / StarCraft 1 days. I'd like to get SC2 someday so is this enough? I have an AGP Radeon X1300 laying around, is it worth jack? I know it wont work with the MOBO above but is there a good one it will work with? It seems like I'm better off just starting from scratch.

I guess basically, if I can, I'd like to salvage my hard drives and I guess my DVD burner. I also have 2 gigs of PC5300 memory but don't know if that can be saved.

So I probably need

case - 500 w should be a good minimum for a power supply, right?
mobo
cpu
graphics card possibly
RAM

I'd like to keep all this around 500 if possible or even lower. I know I'll probably have to go above if I need new compatible hard drives though.

Thanks for your time, yes I'm an idiot.
post #2 of 16
the onboard ati 4200 isnt bad, it can play some games newer on low settings
(borderlands, bioshock 1-2, fallout3-vegas ect..)
its definately better than the x1300
photoshop and sc2 will want a better one tho

ddr3 is cheap, you will notice a big difference going from 667 to 1600
check the online deals subforum and newegg promos for goodies
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...x-landing.aspx

sata is forward/backward compatable, your older sata drives will be fine
to go back (ex. sata II drive on a sata I controller you need to put a jumper on the drive)

keeping it under $500 wont be a problem
even before rebates



quickie build

HEC 63RABB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121098

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161334

Subtotal: $494.94
Shipping: $11.76

promo codes
EMCZNNW24
DKMEM15
EMCZNNW35

Grand Total: $479.20

and after $60 in mir's
2mo later Total = $419.20
post #3 of 16
Yes, sata is backwards compatible. You can put the old drives right in your new system and read the data off them.

I would advise against that motherboard because it uses ddr2. As ffejrxx already stated, ddr3 prices are plummeting as we speak.

I would also wait for the SandyBridge / Bulldozer release (whole new generation of processors) before investing in a new build. It will be in just over a week as of this post. The release will no doubt change prices and offer new and interesting options.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
the onboard ati 4200 isnt bad, it can play some games newer on low settings
(borderlands, bioshock 1-2, fallout3-vegas ect..)
its definately better than the x1300
photoshop and sc2 will want a better one tho

ddr3 is cheap, you will notice a big difference going from 667 to 1600
check the online deals subforum and newegg promos for goodies
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...x-landing.aspx

sata is forward/backward compatable, your older sata drives will be fine
to go back (ex. sata II drive on a sata I controller you need to put a jumper on the drive)

keeping it under $500 wont be a problem
even before rebates



quickie build

HEC 63RABB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121098

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161334

Subtotal: $494.94
Shipping: $11.76

promo codes
EMCZNNW24
DKMEM15
EMCZNNW35

Grand Total: $479.20

and after $60 in mir's
2mo later Total = $419.20
Watch the motherboard choice; do not ever pair an x4 955 or any 125W processor with an unheatsinked or heatsinked 4+1 power phase on an MSI board. Ever. The rest looks pretty good, though I can imagine you could probably find some more combo deals/savings, i.e. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec EA750
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I will probably be ordering some time next week. Been a long time since I've put anything like this together. I'm finishing up reloading the wifes rig she bought from PCs for Everyone a couple years ago. Feels weird to work on something not store bought again.
post #6 of 16
Good Luck!
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Would this case cool better than the one posted above?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153

Or are the extra fans and whatnot more of a gimmick? I dig the other case too, but I don't mind spending a little more if the gain is there.

Or even this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133094
Edited by Z28Fabian - 12/30/10 at 12:28pm
post #8 of 16
my quickie builds may have erros or some incompatabilities
always best to look for better parts or deals

yes, the thermaltake case is very nice for the price
great airflow, but poor cable management
Edited by ffejrxx - 12/30/10 at 12:55pm
post #9 of 16
Challenger is pretty good, see if you can find a combo deal with it; there is one with the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Damn I went to order and that RAM just went out of stock....I went thru highest rated and ADATA is at the top.....I've never heard of it, I'm used to Corsair and GSkill but I can't find GSkill Ripjaw on the site now unless I get a single 4 gig stick...
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