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Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Rawlaw, May 30, 2009.

  1. Rawlaw

    Rawlaw New Member

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    I am attempting to build a computer for gaming. i would like to keep it under 1500$ including moniter. I have the following components selected:XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case; Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM; SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition; LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model iHAS422-08; CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power; Microsoft 69M-00006S Gray&Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard & Mouse; OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK; Seagate FreeAgent Desk ST310005FDA2E1-RK 1TB 7200 RPM Silver External Hard Drive; AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX; ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard.

    All this added up to about 1300 with shipping. I currently do not have a moniter chosen for it is in the least importantce. I got all this from Newegg.com but i am farely ceartain that i made a mistake when choosing the motherboard and proccesser. Apparrently there are motherboards that are able to hold three ram sticks simultaneously. Also i think my motherboard and my procceser are not compatible. Will appreciate any advice from expierienced computer-builders. If there are better products for better deals i would like to know. Thank you
     
  2. bomberboysk

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    That mobo wont work with ddr3 memory, best bet would be return the ddr3 when it comes then get some ddr2 1066mhz, as amd boards can only have dual channel memory anyhow(core i7 is the only cpu that utilizes triple channel memory kits at the moment).
     
  3. StrangleHold

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    The board you picked out is a AM2+ board, runs DDR2 memory, not DDR3. Plus the DDR3 you picked out is a set of three sticks for tri channel. On a AMD you need a set of 2 or 4 for Dual channel. If you want to run DDR3 you need to pick a AM3 motherboard with DDR3 slots.

    AM3 DDR3 motherboard.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128377

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...iption=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=
     
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  4. Rawlaw

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    a friend recommended a three way place on the motherboard that allows me to put all my ram on it. He mentioned that it had to be the same color. Also i would like to stick with ddr3 if possible. Thank you for the replies.
     
  5. Rawlaw

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    one more thing what's a Pepsi- addict??? Someone wrote that in their reply.
     
  6. Bodaggit23

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    If you put DDR3 RAM on that board, it will not boot.
    You cannot use DDR3 RAM with that motherboard.

    You'll need to choose a different board or RAM.
    Pepsi is a soft drink, and it's in his signature, not his reply.
     
  7. bomberboysk

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    You cannot use 3 sticks of ddr3 on an AMD motherboard, you will either need to return the mobo and memory(both at a 15% restocking fee), and get dual channel ddr3 and a ddr3 am3 motherboard, or keep the motherboard, and return the memory and get a dual channel ddr2 kit.
     
  8. Rawlaw

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    just to clear everything up i haven't purchased anything yet. I am first making sure i have what i need. I will upgrade the mobo if i need to
     
  9. Rawlaw

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    one more thing i have a question on a few of the same types of products. First of all which mobo is better? the: GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard, or: Foxconn FlamingBlade LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard ? Also which video card is better? the:SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition: or the: EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card? If one is not compatible with my list above please let me know. Thanks
     
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  10. bomberboysk

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    The Foxconn Flamingblade is for a core i7 cpu, while the MA790FXT-UD5P is AM3 for an amd cpu. Between those two cards, i would go with the 4890 as both motherboards support crossfire.
     
  11. Rawlaw

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    k this is my updated list: LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model iHAS422-08 ; XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case; Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ; SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition ; CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ; Microsoft 69M-00006S Gray&Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard & Mouse; Patriot Viper 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PVT36G1600LLK ; Foxconn FlamingBlade LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard ; AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX ; Seagate FreeAgent Desk ST310005FDA2E1-RK 1TB 7200 RPM Silver External Hard Drive. Any final suggestions? Oh, and by the way the mobo says ATX intel motherboard will that affect anything? I'm open to any final suggestions. Thanks for all the help.
     
  12. Rawlaw

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    Would you recommend any monitors? I'm looking for a 22-24 inch monitor cheaper then 200$. Thanks
     
  13. Rawlaw

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    K this is my updated list: LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model iHAS422-08; XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case ; Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ; SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition; CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power; Microsoft 69M-00006S Gray&Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard & Mouse; Patriot Viper 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PVT36G1600LLK ; Foxconn FlamingBlade LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard; AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX ; Seagate FreeAgent Desk ST310005FDA2E1-RK 1TB 7200 RPM Silver External Hard Drive. Any final suggestions? My mobo says it's an ATX intel mobo. will it still work with my processor and everything else? Any other good deals? Anything not compatible? Thanks
     
  14. Rawlaw

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    Next i wanted to know if you knew of any good monitors that were 22 inches or higher that are under or around 200$?
     
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    sorry for posting it twice i didn't know there was a second page and thought my messages were getting deleted
     
  16. Rawlaw

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    Another question, i found a combo deal with my case that includes a 750 watt power supply. I wanted to know if CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power is any different from XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 750W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ? I'm saving a good 40 bucks on the combo deal so i am not sure if they are roughly the same.
     
  17. StrangleHold

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    Like said above, the Foxconn is a Intel board, You need the Gigabyte GA MA790FXT. The video cards are pretty much equal but since you will have a crossfire board the 4890 would be better. But if you never plan on running Crossfire it really doesnt matter.

    If you not going to run Crossfire or never plan on running it the GA MA790XT board is cheaper. Well hell, really you could save some money and go for a single slot AM3 board.

    GA-MA770T
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392
     
  18. StrangleHold

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005112

    The Corsair is a better Power Supply
     
  19. Rawlaw

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    I want crossfire so which ones should I get? And also does it really matter what power supply i get? I know corsair is a better quality product but when i get down to it, isn't it the same
     
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  20. bomberboysk

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    Corsair will deliver more current, more stable voltages, last longer, etc.

    This is a great monitor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
     

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