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Windows 7: Building your own tower.

01 Aug 2014   #41
SevSaint

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It's because some of the Mother Boards are much cheaper. Right now im trying to budget around 100 for Mobo instead of 230, and 120 for CPU. Over all 300 for Mobo, Cpu, Mem


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01 Aug 2014   #42
ignatzatsonic

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It's because some of the Mother Boards are much cheaper. Right now im trying to budget around 100 for Mobo instead of 230, and 120 for CPU. Over all 300 for Mobo, Cpu, Mem

Have you now given up on the idea of overclocking and a Z97 board?

If I had 300 absolute max for CPU/motherboard/RAM, I'd probably reduce the RAM to 4 GB and spend the saved $40 on the processor. I'd build it. If I then decided I needed more RAM, I'd later pay another $40 to buy another identical 4 GB stick to make 8 total.

I'd get an SSD no matter what. No more than $80.

On a day to day ordinary use basis, you'll appreciate the stronger processor all the time. You'll appreciate more than 4 GB of RAM only some of the time. I have 4 and have no need at all for 8. I don't use more than 3 even 1% of the time.

For 300, I'd think something like this:

RAM 40 for 4 GB.

Motherboard 90 to 100

Processor 160 to 170

If you have signed up for email promotional deals from Newegg and Tiger Direct, you stand a decent chance of picking off some worthwhile stuff on sale. If you are near a Microcenter, you may be able to save on a CPU/motherboard combo deal.
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01 Aug 2014   #43
SevSaint

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01 Aug 2014   #44
ignatzatsonic

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Softwares CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

download and run cpu-z to get memory details

HWinfo at the same site is also good to identify hardware generally
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01 Aug 2014   #45
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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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: NZXT Source 220 Mid Tower Chassis with 3x120mm White LED fans, Window, and USB 3.0 - Newegg.com

Is there a way to show my system specs on here to let you know what i currently have?
On your motherboard choice, I suggest a full ATX since you are getting a mid-tower case. The motherboard you picked out only has one PCIe and one PCI for expansion cards which will limit you. For about $40 more, you can get a full size motherboard.
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05 Aug 2014   #46
SevSaint

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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX - Newegg.com

with this sort of CPU what kinda motherboard should i get or look for so i can avoid bottle necking.

If i transfer my current HD over without reformat would i see any errors since it has win already installed. Or do i need to reformat in the transfer?
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05 Aug 2014   #47
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX - Newegg.com

with this sort of CPU what kinda motherboard should i get or look for so i can avoid bottle necking.

If i transfer my current HD over without reformat would i see any errors since it has win already installed. Or do i need to reformat in the transfer?
If you haven't purchased the AMD CPU, I would go Intel. Someone else suggested this in the thread also. You can get this i5 for ten dollars more than the AMD. Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570 - Newegg.com There are several motherboards that would go with the i5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-707-_-Product This is just my suggestion since I have always used Intel CPU's. == When you get a new motherboard, you need to do a Clean Install of Windows. All of the drivers you have installed now will be different. When you get it built, we can go over the Clean Install. == One other thing about Newegg. They have specials all of the time. If you go to a certain item, you can put in a price you would like to pay and if it goes on sale at that price, they email you.
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09 Aug 2014   #48
SevSaint

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After reading up on many different things and taking my time on this investment i have concluded that the I5 4570 Haswell is the best CPU. Mostly because of the overclock. With that said, and that being my future CPU, what kinda mother boards should i look at that would be best for over clocking. I also need one for using 2 graphic cards for future use. As well as 2-3 HD's. First HD being a small one for installation and 2nd to 3rd one for movies and games.
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09 Aug 2014   #49
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need a board with an 1150 cpu socket, like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130776

MSI Z97-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Just go to newegg.com and start a search for 1150 socket motherboards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=LGA%201150

Narrow down the search by choosing the brand (manufacturer) you`d like to purchase on the left side of the page.
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10 Aug 2014   #50
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you want to OC the cpu, get a k version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116899
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