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Old 06-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default First Computer Design suggestions please!!!

Alright guys thank you very much for the two guys who have helped me in my old forum a ton i owe you guys. Here is my new thread and i want to know what people think about this final set-up. Now for all of you who dont know I am in college in engineering and i want to create a very good engineering computer. So look and tell me what you guys think. Also if you guys think that I can go a little cheaper and dont need as much power please post in here and we can see if we can ease it up. However here is the final set up tell me what you guys think.

OK since my wishlist didnt work here is the Set-Up:
Motherboard: ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor
RAM: 2xG.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
Hard Drive: 2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PNY VCQFX370-PCIE-PB Quadro FX370 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card
DVD/CD Player: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner
Tower: APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply
Monitor: Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 (ACM)
Speaker: Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker
Keyboard: Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft Arc Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse
Touchpad: ADESSO CyberPad 8.5'' x 11'' Active Area USB Digital Notepad & Graphics Tablet
Webcam: Rosewill RCM-8163 True 1.3 M Effective Pixels 1280 x 1024 30 fps USB WebCam

Thank you:
- Atomic Rooster
- ndatoxicity
(these two have helped me a ton get to the point i'm at however I think i went a little but overboard on what they planned)
THANKS AGAIN GUYS

any help?
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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That motherboard is going to hold you back.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128384

I would really get an aftermarket performance power supply. Those generic ones aren't very reliable and could short or hurt your system.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #3
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ok if I look at that mother board then I need a new CPU because the CPU socket will not work so can u reccomend me a CPU and then also why is this new motherboard better then the one I had previously decided on?

Also I thought about getting a new power supply can I get a reccomendation on a good one and then I will get a new case that does not come with one.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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For a power supply, i would probably recommend something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032

And this Promotional cod JUNRWTEN

And for a case, how do you like the looks of this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:58 AM   #5
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I like the gauge and controls on the front I know they probably have no real use because ur goin to keep everything constant but its cool to me but that looks cool to so I will look and think about that one however I am probably not goin to end up with that but I want somethin like that without a power supply tho

anything else?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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any help guys
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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That Motherboard that Rohan suggested will work with you CPU.
Is the only thing your going to be using be school or are you going to do any gaming?
You might want to get a better PSU also. Most of the bad reviews have to do with a bad PSU and since your CPU is a 125w CPU you might want to go ahead and go the safe route and get a better rated PSU.
Your Case without the PSU 64.99 after MIR
OCZ 500w Modxstream 44.99 after MIR

So it is only about 10 bucks more expensive than your original setup but you are not only getting a more powerful and better rated PSU but its also modular so you can take off the wires you arent using to clean up the clutter and have better air flow.
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awsome thank you man and yea I was looking into that n i want to keep the case so thank you very much for that help.

Also I had a guy on a different website comment about the workstation saying it was old and outdated can anyone comment on that please? do you think it would work and also all I plan to use it for is CAD work and school
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