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Windows 7: Building your own tower.

30 Jul 2014   #31
SevSaint

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okay the mobo says it supports crossfire.. if my gpu can crossfire should i buy another gpu later on.. and try crossfire later on


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30 Jul 2014   #32
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
okay the mobo says it supports crossfire.. if my gpu can crossfire should i buy another gpu later on.. and try crossfire later on
You could, but.................................

I don't game, but I frequently hear that it's often better to just buy one new high performance card when you can afford it---rather than running two not-so-high performance cards in crossfire mode. A single current high performance card may well hammer 2 of those cards you have now.

That's the least of your worries now. Concentrate instead on your budget, getting your money in one pile, selecting motherboard, RAM, CPU, and SSD. Worry about crossfire and overclocking much later after you've got the thing up and running and have expanded your knowledge and understanding of other topics.
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30 Jul 2014   #33
SevSaint

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wow ssd are 400+
thats way to much..
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30 Jul 2014   #34
ignatzatsonic

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Uh....you don't need to spend 400 on a large SSD.

Buy a 120 GB SSD for 80. That will hold Windows and most or all of your apps. Mine is only 80 GB.

Windows itself is only about 20 GB.

Use your existing hard drive for everything else.
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30 Jul 2014   #35
AddRAM

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01 Aug 2014   #36
SevSaint

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Does a CPU come with the heat stink stuff to put on it. Should i buy a wrist band? When attaching the mobo do i need a special screw driver?

can i use my old ram too? just to check on mobo and cpu and get system running
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01 Aug 2014   #37
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
Does a CPU come with the heat stink stuff to put on it. Should i buy a wrist band? When attaching the mobo do i need a special screw driver?

can i use my old ram too? just to check on mobo and cpu and get system running
Yes, retail boxed Intel CPUs include thermal paste. It's already applied to the cooler and ready to go. You should probably buy a $5 tube of Arctic Silver or similar paste anyway in case you have to later re-attach the cooler. Any time you pull the cooler off, you should clean it thoroughly and apply new paste.

Yes, you should buy a wrist band. I try to use one, but don't always do so. Many people will tell you they have never used one and never had a problem. They only cost 6 bucks or so.

The only tool you're likely to need to build a PC is a Phillips screwdriver. Maybe a flashlight to see in the nooks and crannies. Some of the screws will be thumbscrews that don't require any screwdriver.

If you build a new Intel PC, you'll need DDR3 RAM, 1.5 volt; probably 1600 speed minimum; preferably a matched pair of 2 identical sticks. I have no idea what you now have, but there is software out there that will identify it. I'd guess you'll have to buy new RAM, but that's just a guess. Your motherboard manufacturer's web site will have a list of RAM brands and models that are known to be compatible with your motherboard, but those lists are never complete--certain other RAM will work too.
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01 Aug 2014   #38
SevSaint

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CPU: AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD Radeon HD 8670D - Newegg.com

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

I want to trim down on price, and i am not to worried about top of the line for my first rig build. Right now i need to make sure i know what im doing and if i tare something up im not out money on it. Will these two things work in my current case.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146178

Is there a way to show my system specs on here to let you know what i currently have?
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01 Aug 2014   #39
SevSaint

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NVM on the Mobo its not that great!
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01 Aug 2014   #40
ignatzatsonic

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System Specs: what's that stuff listed under "My System Specs" at the lower left of each one of your posts?

What causes you to choose a $150 AMD processor rather than a $150 Intel processor?

I'm trying to understand your thought processes and not having much luck.

You need to get a firm budget.

Then decide Intel or AMD.

Then and only then start to think about motherboards and CPUs.
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