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Windows 7: Want to custom build a PC need help:?

24 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Want to custom build a PC need help:?

Hi, I have decided to build a computer from scratch as I want a better gaming media machine... I have looked around and found the current hardware which I want but not am not sure if they are compatible with each other so I need some help:?

Motherboard and CPU: MOTHERBOARD BUNDLE AMD ATHLON II 630 2.8GHz QUAD CORE on eBay (end time 14-Jun-10 22:53:57 BST)

PSU: OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro Power Supply - UK: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Graphics card options (Best one???):

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-122-GW&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1576

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-020-C3&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1402


Memory:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-HyperX-240-pin-PC2-8500-unbuffered/dp/B0016P5B6G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274712192&sr=8-1

Case: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-HUMMER-ATX-PC-COMPUTER-GAMING-TOWER-CASE-BLACK-/250518723593?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item3a54145c09

I have a hard drive and also have RAM but the information on the Motherboard Bundle says "DDR2 1066/800/667/533 " and my current RAMs bandwidth is PC2-5300 (333 MHz) so will this work on the motherboard Iv selected or will I have to buy new RAM??? If you have any suggestions please let me know and thanks for the help in advanced

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24 May 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The RAM will work just fine, but you won't get top performance out of it. It will clock at 667. But there is no need to buy new RAM just yet.

A better solution than ebay would be to see if you can buy the motherboard combo from a reputable shop with a guarantee and a warranty. Just MHO.
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24 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

you could just buy a pre overclocked system. then buy a Good PSU.. & maybe a GTx260/ATI 5700 lil bit more money maybe ,but then you never gave us a price range so im just giving you a idea.


Argon Intel Core i3 2.93 @ 4Ghz - 314

Bundle Specification
- CPU: Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.00GHz
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
- Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev2 CPU cooler

Argon Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.00GHz Overclocked Bundle [] Overclocked Bundles Gamer - Argon

or


AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition 2.50GHz @ 2.80GHz Overclocked Bundle - 275

Bundle Specification
- CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition 2.50GHz @ 2.80GHz
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M770-UD3 (Socket AM2+) DDR2 Motherboard
- RAM: Corsair XMS2 (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel
- Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2


Argon AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition 2.50GHz @ 2.80GHz Overclocked Bundle [] Overclocked Bundles Gamer - Argon


something like this maybe.


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24 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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the information on the Motherboard Bundle says "DDR2 1066/800/667/533 "
No it doesn't, read it again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
The RAM will work just fine.
Sorry but no it won't. The motherboard in the combo linked to,

ASRock > Products > N68C-S UCC

takes DDR3, and the ram linked to is DDR2. Need to find some DDR3.

As far as the case goes, if you like it. You're also going to have to buy at least one 120 mm fan for the back; and depending on what it looks like on the inside possibly one for the side as well. personally I would go with a decent case from Antec, Cooler Master, etc than some no name thing off ebay.

The power supply you selected is a good one, and more than enough for all the parts including the GTS 250 you linked too (go for it over the GT 240).

To DaGooN that Intel system looks OK, but the AMD system I would avoid. The x4 630 that BashirSabeel linked to is a better CPU that the Phenom in the one you linked too.
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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info about the hardware With the motherboard and CPU bundle it supports two DDR2 modules as well as DDR3 modules which I did not notice

"- Dual Channel DDR3/DDR2 memory technology*
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory**
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB***
- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066****/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB***
"

Im not sure about this bundle as I already have four 1GB DDR2 modules.

As for the Gaming Case I found a YouTube review link and it looks alright with a lot of internal space: YouTube - X-Case Review Hummer Gaming Case.
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24 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry about that, missed that that Asrock board will take both (and can only use one or the other at a time). If you want to save a few and reuse your current ram and keep the 4 GB you're going to have to look at something else. Priced these two out at Overclockers and Novatech,

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Both have the same CPU and power supply, and both motherboards are DDR2 instead of DDR3 and will allow you to use all 4 GB of your current ram.

How much of a budget do you have? All things considering with what you are looking at getting, with a new motherboard it would be better to go with a board that takes DDR3 if you can afford it.


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24 May 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
The RAM will work just fine.
Sorry but no it won't. The motherboard in the combo linked to,

ASRock > Products > N68C-S UCC

takes DDR3, and the ram linked to is DDR2. Need to find some DDR3.
Yeah, you're right. My bad, I didn't check the link. Thanks for correcting me there.
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25 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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