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Greetings oveclock.net,
I was suggested to post in here to get some advice on my very first build of around 800 usd. I wrote some information for each product and at the end, some more notes. I gladly appreciate any help and suggestions for this very first build. I am quite excited, I've got the money for this and I just want to make sure I am making a good decision with each and every product. Thank you.

GIGABYTE AM3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX Motherboard

I picked this motherboard because I am interested in the future things of my build. Yeah, this stuff will be quite out dated pretty soon, but so far it seems swell. I chose Gigabyte for the dual bios chip, yea the ASUS motherboard I secondly looked at was 10 usd cheaper, about but I think the dual bios chip is swell.

ASUS MotherBoard
Not sure whether to go with an ASUS or Gigabyte...


GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850.

This was a hard decision to make. I got the suggestion to get a 600 series, so I am searched this one up and it seemed fair and in my price range. HDMI and everything.

850 Power Supply

850watt PSU. Yeah its a hell load, but it leaves plenty of room for upgrades, that's what I was thinking. But, I wanted to go so dang high because from what I've learned, although I am probably wrong, the PSU only sucks the electricity it needs at one time.

AMD X6 2.8GHz CPU

This CPU is one I have looked at for quite sometime. I am only willing to change it if you give me money to buy an i7. So, have fun . Its 6 cores, 2.8 Ghz as the link says, but AMD seems to be hitting the market very well recently. They have been keeping up with INTEL, kind of the poor man's intel cpu?

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

GSKILL RAM because newegg had good reviews. 8 GB just seems necessary, for only 100 usd thats an amazing price.

Western Digital 1TB HD

Meh, 1TB seems good. I'll probably dual partition windows 7 64bit and ubuntu, not sure. But, I could buy a SSD, but probably not.

Funky Keyboard

Just a random keyboard that looks sweet to me. I am not interested in a huge gaming keyboard, yet.

DVD Burner Thing

DVD burner, just normal little ole burner.

Notes:
So, thanks for looking at my first build. I'm also looking at a HDMI 20'' monitor or something. It's only 149 usd. I would love more suggestions, but I don't know. I have the money now to purchase this build, and the knowledge to build it. It'll wipe my bank savings out, but I think it will be worth it. So far, it's under 1000 usd which was my goal from the beginning. The motherboard ASUS and GIGABYTE war is iffy. I could easily find an ASUS but, would it be compatible with a new AMD X6 CPU? Yes, I know you don't fancy amd, but its what I can afford. If I had more money, and a job I would definitely buy an I7 but an AMD will be fine, for me I thinks.

Thanks for anymore help and or suggestions.
Kevin
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post #2 of 16
I have been saying this to many people lately, wait for sandy bridge. You never know whats going to happen when sandy bridge comes out maybe AMD will lower their prices to be more competitive with SB. SB so far has seen to be impressive being able to overclock to 5.1ghz on air. So just wait the 8 or 7 days for sandy bridge then decide AMD x6 or SB or 1366,1156(prices could also drop)
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post #3 of 16
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Thank you for the reply. So, is the Sandy Bridge just the new Intel Chip that is really good, and then will be able to compete with today's computer processor market?
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post #4 of 16
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Thank you for the reply. So, is the Sandy Bridge just the new Intel Chip that is really good, and then will be able to compete with today's computer processor market?
It is suppose to be very solid. I think for the average consumer more so than custom builders as they improved quite a bit on the intergraded GPU. I've heard mixed stories on performance, but it is pretty solid beans. I'd also wait as the single core performance out of AMD products are not that flashy. However, a hexacore AMD is merely 20 GFLOPS faster than an Intel equivalent priced clock for clock regardless.

I think you should wait out and see what sandy bridge offers. It is suppose to be very soon. Out of all honesty, I'm horrifically not impressed with the drivers of an AMD rig mixed with an AMD/ATI graphics card. I've had nothing but problems with Raid, etc., which is something you might want to consider if you ever go that route.

I'd say wait for sand-bridge and if it performs well pair it with twin 6850s or a 6950/GTX570/slied GTX460s. If the performance is not all the impressive, grab a good sale on some i7 parts.
post #5 of 16
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Sounds as if I should wait for this sandy bridge to come out, just to make sure I either won't miss out on it or the sale prices. Thanks for the feedback.
On the driver issue, I don't know. I'll probably just hope for the best.
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I was about to do the same with an X6 build and got the same suggestions to wait so I am just to see what will happen as much as I wanna get it done, what do you have to lose by waiting another week though with it this close right?
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I was about to do the same with an X6 build and got the same suggestions to wait so I am just to see what will happen as much as I wanna get it done, what do you have to lose by waiting another week though with it this close right?
Yeah, that's true. Plus, newegg might have some wonderful sale or something on some of the parts. I am really excited about building.

Another question, is anti-static equipment really necessary?
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by hxrsmurf View Post
Yeah, that's true. Plus, newegg might have some wonderful sale or something on some of the parts. I am really excited about building.

Another question, is anti-static equipment really necessary?
I would pick up one of the anti-static wrist bands. They are rather cheap and keep you grounded. If you are really on a budget, you can always ground yourself using regular electrical wire.
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post #9 of 16
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Hm, guess I should invest in one, haha!
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post #10 of 16
1. RAM is out of stock
2. get two of these for $50 each after promo cod each. Just $10 more, and you additionally get better RAM.
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