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Old 03-29-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default My new computer

-MOTHERBOARD:

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131398

-PowerSupply:

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
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Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Suppl
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030

-Ram
CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model VS2GB1333D3 G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145246
Thanks Mutant Corn.

-CPU
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103680

-CASE
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058

The Total is $435.95.( before mail-in-rebate)
Trying to keep my BUDGET under $500 for a future upgrade graphic card. friend gave me a PALIT 9600GSO 384RAM PCI E graphic card for free but idk if it will fit on the new motherboard

Is this a good for standard non overclocking build(Have no idea how to overclock comps)? Is there any changes i should made?
I only play some CS:S, Medieval II: Total War, Sims 3, DOTA, left 4 dead:2 and some crossfire.

My current ancient computer with an ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard can play none of those with a good FPS =(

EDIT- and i love to multitask; Such as alt tabbing while gaming for AIM, web surfing, and watching video/movies+itunes.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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That RAM won't fit in the motherboard...you'll need DDR3. This will work fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145246

There's also a better case for the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=NZXT%20M59

The internals are very similar, but the M59 comes with 2 fans(instead of 1) and a side window.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thanks mutant!

and is PALIT 9600GSO 384RAM PCI-E a decent GPU and will it fit on the motherboard?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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No problem

Yeah, it'll fit fine. And PCIe x16 card can be put into any x16 slot.

And actually, they'll work in x8, x4, and x1 slots as well, just at slower speeds...the only problem is that they usually won't fit. It's not uncommon for motherboard manufacturers to add a second(or 3rd) PCIe x16 slot to a motherboard that is, electrically, actually only an x4. This one is like that..the 3rd(orange) one is only x4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157167

Another common thing, again found on that mobo, is for two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots to share bandwidth. when only one graphics card is installed, it runs at 16x speed, but when a card is in the second slot it takes half of the connections from the first, and they both run at x8. Pretty strange, but ingenious as well.
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If you are into multitasking alot and not really into overclocking you may want to have a look at different processors. That one will definitely be fine for you but I think you can find a better one to more fit your needs.

Well I guess I should first ask are you or do you think you would be interested in overclocking. I know it said you aren't an overclocker but that was because you don't know how now. That processor is a black edition which is made for overclocking because it has an unlocked multiplier. I guess the same processor but non-black edition is really only like 15 bucks cheaper so I guess its really not much of a difference but you could go with a quad core non black edition like the Athlon II x4's for pretty much the same price as the one you selected.

If though you think you may want to give overclocking a whirl that is a great processor to try it out on. You may even get lucky and get a good processor that you can unlock the other cores and get them stable so you can get a quad core Phenom II black edition.
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What is your budget for a video card? I have that one and it is terrible for the price.
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Its not a bad PC. Looks like it can run pretty much atleast all games on medium!
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Thanks for the advice Poker. I am keeping the motherboard and CPU since my friend will help me overclock it.

foothead: Can I play CS:S with 100FPS constantly? Need to save up for a new video card since i just brought a laptop (Asus UL30VT-A1)

edit- I might get Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Suppl as my PSU. Since i still have to buy window 7(80 bucks)
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What is your budget for a video card? I have that one and it is terrible for the price.
He got it for free
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