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Old 06-30-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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well, after posting here about the same build for a few months now its finally going to happen.. the money is in my dads paypal and as soon as i get back from vacation i am buying the build. but here i sit thinking "this might go wrong!" "what if i mess something up!" well those two you cant help but the one you can help with is "what if im missing something and cant be gaming asap!" so i ask, is everything thats linked to you kind people going to work and am i missing anything that will set back the build. here are my parts:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram: x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231421

Gpu: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hdd: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Mouse/Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126193

Dvd:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Wifi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166041

Extra Usb's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182168

So, is their anything that i am missing?? i personally dont think their is but i obviously dont know as much as you people. Finally, thank you for your time. all replys are great, suggestions are good but only if their below the cost of the item you suggest i change because the budget is pretty much maxed as is. again thanks for your time.

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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The build looks good overall man and I'm really happy to see how hard you worked on finding the right parts.

Couple questions...

Do you have a case?
Are you ok with a wired mouse and keyboard? If so look into a standard Microsoft keyboard and if possible a combo.
Would you be willing to spend the extra and upgrade your motherboard to an ASUS 790x? Its like 20 bucks more expensive and is literally the best starter board out there for an amd build.
And lastly would you be able to switch the caviar blue to a caviar black or will that take too much of a hit on your price. Cause there is a big difference between the performance of the two.


Otherwise everything else looks good to go And just as a note, if you wanna pay for shipping ill send you a couple sata cables for free... Lmao 5 bucks how outrageous man. If not though then I would wait till you get your mobo, it usually comes with a couple.
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At $34 you'll be pretty limited with the kinds of gaming mice you can buy. What's your grip style? Palm, claw, fingertip, etc.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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forgot to link the case. its an antec 300, ill fix that. and for a mouse and keyboard, i would appriciate a POS mouse and a decent keyboard, because ive got a mouse here thats my friends that he really wont need for awhile but id rather have a mouse on backup. i just want a normal keyboard and mouse really. and hafx, i would only ask you to do that if their was an upgrade i could do for $5. if not its not worth your trouble. and no, $770 is all i have to work with. not a penny more. it was a pain getting my mom to loan me $200 i dont really want to ask for anything else tbh.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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I would change the optical drive. Heard lite-ons are pretty crappy. As for the HDD, I would go with the Samsung F3. It's a bit more, but its pretty fast (faster than the WD blue iirc).

Now a couple of questions. Which part of Ohio are you at? And when will you be back from the vacation?

EDIT - Also, it's pointless getting DDR3 1600 for AMD as they only supports up to 1333 Mhz unless you plan on OC'ing.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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EDIT: why does it matter where i live..? i added the samsung hdd, and have just enough for the motherboard you suggested hafx aslong as the keyboard/mouse comes out under $29.

EDIT: again... the mobo you suggested hafx is out of stock and $130 with shipping. so thats not going to happen.

EDIT: spent all my money (:
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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The motherboard you posted comes with two SATA cables, no need to buy another.

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Check the ratings on the ASUS 24X DVD burner.

Also, a power supply option, good quality, 20 watts more power and slightly lower price:Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W

Ram alternative: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #8
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thats the stuff i like to hear "sata cables come with the mobo". the dvd burner is fine, loud is ok because i probably wont be using it often. i now know exactly what im doing. grand total is 769.78 perfect. no money lost in my dads account (: i now have 8gb ram. more than plenty. ive got a faster hard drive thanks to teny. a better psu thanks to chip. i appreciate everyone's help reputation has been left. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME (:

EDIT: Is this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131672
compatible with this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231421

EDIT: again... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
does it come with a power cable..?
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EDIT: why does it matter where i live..
Because I noticed you put Ohio on your profile, and I also know that there are three Micro Center stores in Ohio. Micro Center is doing this deal where you can buy a AMD Phenom II x4 965 for $130 and you can either get a Biostar A780L3G AM3 760G mATX Motherboard or a M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3 630a mATX Motherboard for free as a bundle. You can also do what I did, and get the Phenom II X4 965 (for $130) and a MSI 880G-E45 Socket AM3 880G ATX AMD Motherboard (for $10 ($30 if you dont do the MIR)). You could've gotten a better CPU, and get a free motherboard or pay a bit more for a better one. This deal ends July 3rd IIRC.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #10
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Yes, that RAM will work with the motherboard.

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No, that power supply doesn't come with the 115V AC power cord.
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