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angusm9@hotmail 08-13-2008 02:24 AM

Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Okay I am planning on building my own computer and I just want to make sure all these components are compatible...and yes I have already looked just want to make sure...
These are the components:

CASE: Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port

POWER SUPPLY: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

MOBO: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

VIDEO CARD: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

HARD DRIVE: Maxtor DiamondMax 21 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Lightscribe DVD Burner OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, SATA, No Software

and then I have cpu and case fans Thanks for your help

aowen416 08-13-2008 02:36 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834271)
Okay I am planning on building my own computer and I just want to make sure all these components are compatible...and yes I have already looked just want to make sure...
These are the components:

CASE: Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port

POWER SUPPLY: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

MOBO: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

VIDEO CARD: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

HARD DRIVE: Maxtor DiamondMax 21 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Lightscribe DVD Burner OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, SATA, No Software

and then I have cpu and case fans Thanks for your help

I hate anything Apevia with a passion. I had the exact case you want, and it's a piece of crap. Sharp corners everywhere, the doors gent bent up like crazy...it's just a terrible case. Also, it doesn't fit most power supplies, even those from Apevia (they hit the top fan...stupid design..you have to take it out and you get a hole on the top of your case). I'd select a better case...maybe something from cooler master- they make great cheap cases. If you have some extra for the case...maybe an Antec 900?

Obviously you had some troubles copying and pasting...so I'll leave that for you to fix. I wouldn't get the power supply you selected....you should always buy a very high quality power supply...even if it's more expensive. Once you fix your GPU/Mobo I'll recommend one to you....

The Q9300 looks fine...you can OC it like crazy :) If you do want to OC, make sure to get a better heatsink. Stock intel heatsinks aren't very good.

For your hard drive, get this instead, as it has a 32mb cache- it will be faster. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

Cabbs 08-13-2008 03:05 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
If you are willing to spend a little bit of cash, Lian-Li makes awesome cases. Their build quality is hard to beat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112099

Rubber314Chicken 08-13-2008 08:48 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
I'll tell you right now I can't see if they are compatible based on the specs of the mobo and the video card.

angusm9@hotmail 08-13-2008 01:27 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Okay sorry about that mistake I made when i was coppying.
The mother board I have selected is a


EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID

Then the video card I have selected is a

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Variable Fan Speed

I took that recomendation of that hard drive and will now be getting it, but for the case i have switched to a

NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

Okay thats alot for your help!

aowen416 08-13-2008 01:33 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834385)
Okay sorry about that mistake I made when i was coppying.
The mother board I have selected is a


EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID

Then the video card I have selected is a

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Variable Fan Speed

I took that recomendation of that hard drive and will now be getting it, but for the case i have switched to a

NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

Okay thats alot for your help!

I'm pretty unfamiliar with Nvidia's chipsets, so I can't comment on that..

I see no reason to get the 8800GT. Get the Radeon 4850 HD instead. It's about $20-30 more, and you will get a lot more power. So definitely opt for that instead:

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/a...5208/17129.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/a...5208/17134.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/a...5208/17130.png

If you're going for Radeon, you're going to want to get an Intel motherboard, especially if you plan to CrossFire later. Go for a P45 chipset:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299

That motherboard is compatible with everything that you've picked out.

The Power Supply you picked out isn't the best...but I'm also unfamiliar with PSUs. I'm guessing you want it because it's clear. 680W is a lot of unnecessary power...550W would be fine for this system....but if you ever plan to CrossFire, I guess it's nice to have the extra wiggle room.

angusm9@hotmail 08-13-2008 02:30 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
The reason I choose that graphics card was because 2 people I know have it and they said they had no problems and they played cod4 on high resolution.
I would like to stick with that mother boared but dont really mid changing graphics card.
And also if you could reccoment a good power supply over 600 watts that would be great..

aowen416 08-13-2008 02:49 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834437)
The reason I choose that graphics card was because 2 people I know have it and they said they had no problems and they played cod4 on high resolution.
I would like to stick with that mother boared but dont really mid changing graphics card.
And also if you could reccoment a good power supply over 600 watts that would be great..

Intel Chipsets are better than Nvidia's chipsets, especially if you're running an ATI card. Also, if you go with the intel, you could get another 4850 in the future, and CrossFire 'em...if you go Nvidia, you can't do that. It would be very unwise to go with the 750i instead of the P45.

I'm no good with PSUs...wait for someone else.

angusm9@hotmail 08-13-2008 04:08 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Well Its really hard now to find a "good" processor
I am kinda thinking about this one because it sounds good and was designed for a quad core

EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard - A1 Version, NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID

I have selected a new case which seems good quaility

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...938&CatId=1842

aowen416 08-13-2008 11:41 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834472)
Well Its really hard now to find a "good" processor
I am kinda thinking about this one because it sounds good and was designed for a quad core

EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard - A1 Version, NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID

I have selected a new case which seems good quaility

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...938&CatId=1842

....

That has an nvidia chipset...the 780i.

If you get a ATi card it's ridiculous to get an Nvidia chipset. If you're so set upon going Nvidia, then get a 9800GTX+. But it's $200. The 4850 HD is about just as powerful, and it's only $155 with a mail-in-rebate. I'm going to say the 4850 HD still. Intel chipsets are better for OC'ing, more stable, and they support CrossFire...which is great if you get the 4850 HD.

Look at the benchmarks I showed you....

angusm9@hotmail 08-13-2008 11:57 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
So how powerful is this

Asus P5Q Green Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, S/PDIF, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID

Compared to this

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...key=750i%20FTW

aowen416 08-14-2008 02:02 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834622)
So how powerful is this

Asus P5Q Green Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, S/PDIF, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID

Compared to this

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...key=750i%20FTW

Let's just say this:

With the P45 motherboard and a 4850 HD, you will be getting A LOT more performance, and at a cheaper price, than with the 750i and the 8800GT.

angusm9@hotmail 08-14-2008 02:09 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
ok i think im gonna go with the mother board that I wanted but mayeb a diff graphics card

aowen416 08-14-2008 02:22 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angusm9@hotmail (Post 834646)
ok i think im gonna go with the mother board that I wanted but mayeb a diff graphics card

Suit yourself, but the P45 is the better choice.

canucks63 08-14-2008 08:48 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Okay I am planning on building my own computer and I just want to make sure all these components are compatible...and yes I have already looked just want to make sure...
These are the components:

CASE: Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port

POWER SUPPLY: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

MOBO: Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Green / Power Supply

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

VIDEO CARD: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor

RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

HARD DRIVE: Maxtor DiamondMax 21 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Lightscribe DVD Burner OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, SATA, No Software

and then I have cpu and case fans Thanks for your help
Anyone else seeing a PSU for a case, and a processor for a graphics card?

Okay well, those parts are compatible but probably not the best way to spend your money.

Firstly, Apevia cases look ugly IMO. They are cheaply made, obviously because its cheap price. You get what you pay for I guess. :( You're better off with something a bit more expensive. They will be way better built. Possibly a Coolermaster 690 or something of that sort.

Secondly, get a different PSU. Apevia doesn't provide quality PSUs. End of story. Also, you don't really need that of a high wattage PSU unless you're planning on going SLi or CrossfireX. Also if you're running a lot of hardware, but from the looks of it, you're not.

Thirdly, I don't think you should base your buyings on your friends experiences. You're probably better off listening to the people at this forum and spend a few bucks more for the 4850. (WITH A P45 CHIPSET, not a nVidia board). If you are a nVidia fanboy and you're dying to have a cipset and graphics card from them, (which is probably not the greatest decision in itself atm) you should at least go with the 9000 series, or maybe even a 200 series card (overkill maybe) as the 8000 series is dated as of now.

Don't get me wrong, the 8800GT was an awesome card at its time, just you're better off futureproofing yourself with a newer card.

Fourthly, do not go buying a quad core processor over a dual core because 4 is a greater number than 2. As it really doesn't seem like you will be using applications that will benefit from four cores by the way you talk, you're better off with a dual-core such as the E8*** series and overclocking it to its greatest potential; even if you don't overclock it, it is still a great choice. Unless you really take joy in telling your friend you have more cores than him, you have no real benefit. You're downgrading really. You're better off having faster clock speeds for games, rather than more cores. I could be wrong with your intentions with this computer, if I am; sorry.

Finally, I think you should listen to the people at these forums and their suggestions, as to my knowledge, they know more about this stuff than you; and me obviously ;).

Lawl, so in short. Get a 4850, P45 chipset, a new case, and a new PSU. I almost guarantee that you'll be happier that way.

I really don't know about the HDD, the memory is okay.

Just my 50 cents. haha :)

-isaiah :)

EDIT:

EEK, it looks like I didn't read all the replies fully. Sorry for the repeat of the mistakes in the first post.

The Apollo is better. You're getting the idea ;).

-cough- AMD/ATI with p45, and new PSU -cough-

eek cold. =/

aowen416 08-14-2008 09:01 AM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by canucks63 (Post 834730)
Anyone else seeing a PSU for a case, and a processor for a graphics card?

Okay well, those parts are compatible but probably not the best way to spend your money.

Firstly, Apevia cases look ugly IMO. They are cheaply made, obviously because its cheap price. You get what you pay for I guess. :( You're better off with something a bit more expensive, that'll be way better built. Maybe a Coolermaster 690 or something of that sor

Secondly, get a different PSU. Apevia doesn't provide quality PSUs. End of story. Also, you don't really need that of a high wattage PSU unless you're planning on going SLi or CrossfireX. Also if you're running a lot of hardware, but from the looks of it, you're not.

Thirdly, I don't think you should base your buyings on your friends experiences. You're probably better off listening to the people at this forum and spend a few bucks more for the 4850. (WITH A P45 CHIPSET, not a nVidia board). If you're going nVidia; (which is probably not the greatest decision in itself atm) you should at least go with the 9000 series, or maybe even a 200 series card (overkill maybe) as the 8000 series is dated as of now.

Don't get me wrong, the 8800GT was an awesome card at its time, just you're better off futureproofing yourself with a newer card.

Fourthly, do not go buying a quad core processor over a dual core because 4 is a greater number than 2. As it really doesn't seem like you will be using applications that will benefit from four cores by the way you talk, you're better off with a dual-core such as the E8*** series. Unless you really take joy in telling your friend you have more cores than him, you have no real benefit, from my understanding from your post. You're downgrading really.

Finally, I think you should listen to the people at these forums and their suggestions, as to my knowledge, they know more about this stuff than you; and me obviously ;).

Lawl, so in short. Get a 4850, P45 chipset, a new case, and a new PSU. I almost guarantee that you'll be happier that way.

I really don't know about the HDD, the memory is okay.

Just my 50 cents. haha :)

-isaiah :)

Couldn't agree more.

If you're just building this for games, you're better off getting a E8400 than the Q9300.

angusm9@hotmail 08-14-2008 01:07 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
OKay well I took your guys advice and will now be getting that chipset and mobo.......here is a updated list of what I plan on getting

CASE: NZXT ALP-001 Alpha ATX Mid-Tower Case

MOBO: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...037&CatId=3790

POWER SUPPLY: Aspire 600W DarkSide Alum Black PSU

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Lightscribe DVD Burner OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x

GRAPHICS CARD: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Video Card

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM

RAM: Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)

FAN AND TEMP CONTROLLER: SilverStone 5.25" Aluminum Fan and Temperature Controller

PROCESSOR:Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor BX80580Q9300 - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache........but I still havent really decided If I want duo or quad

amp27 08-14-2008 01:30 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
again the psu is not made buy the best brand. i would go for a OCZ psu. good reveiws and a 600 watt is about 80 to 90. and less if they have rebates

canucks63 08-14-2008 11:43 PM

Re: Can you tell me if all these parts are conpatible?
 
Pick a OCZ, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, or Antec power supply. There are others that are okay, but these are generally good vendors.


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