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Windows 7: Making a new Tower

16 Apr 2011   #31
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Anyone?


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16 Apr 2011   #32
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It will be fine- been quite awhile since I have looked at that stuff but your actual ram speed is determined by (if I remember correctly) your cpu multiplier and your fsb (front side bus) for example: an increase of either (maybe just fsb-my own memory problems-lol) will raise your cpu speed (and your mem speed) --overclocking--this will make your system unstable- to compensate for the instability your cpu and maybe your memory voltages are then raised which brings stability but also HEAT- if heat were not the enemy then every computer out there would be running twice as fast. the right combo for YOUR system needs trial and error- do ALOT of reading about overclocking before trying it-

This was a bit simplified as mem overclocking like gpu overclocking is a bit of a different subject-----This is confusing enough if you don't already know it....

The real short story is your choice looks to be a good one.......yay!

Bill

EDIT: for a wireless card I would just get the same brand as your router- while not a requirement it may make setup easier- my linksys router has a button to enable an easy setup with security when using my PCI linksys card- works great- again not required but easy and secure as I can make it.
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16 Apr 2011   #33
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If you can spring for the dough, an SSD as a boot drive would make the whole thing seem a million times faster. If not, consider it as your best upgrade option down the road.

One thing you might want to do is tell us what you plan on using the computer for. it's easier to give advice when you know what the user plans to do with it.
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17 Apr 2011   #34
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here is some RAM rated for the same speed as your board.
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA1339
It's $2.00 cheaper as well so can buy a quart of beer to consume during your build
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17 Apr 2011   #35
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something to ponder with regards to the ram speed,

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS
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17 Apr 2011   #36
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Lolz at $2 less, I'll stick with my current RAM choice. Thanks for the facts bill. Btw I am not gonna buy an SSD, right now they are too expensive, I'll probably get one later on if they get cheaper. Lol, for $40, I can get an 8GB SSD, or for $35 I can get a 500GB Seagate Barracuda. Which one would you get? Seems obvious...
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17 Apr 2011   #37
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Stormy13, thanks for that news, I am gonna switch my RAM to the one 1foxracing suggested. Why AMD, why?!!??!!!??!!
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17 Apr 2011   #38
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok guys, I have updated my build again, and changed the RAM, and added Wi-Fi and a DVD Burner/Reader. The Build:

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
Newegg.com - Asus VW199T-P Black 19" 5ms LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 10,000,000:1
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA1339
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N440D3-1GI GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Sorry, but please check again for total compatibility. Thanks guys.

Slasher
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17 Apr 2011   #39
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Your good to go with those parts listed. I did look over everything you gave NewEgg links to and they are showing your DVD burner as "out of stock"
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Just pick another OEM model as they are all pretty close to the same price.
Enjoy that quart of beer now with the $2.00 saved on the RAM.
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17 Apr 2011   #40
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
...I am not gonna buy an SSD, right now they are too expensive, I'll probably get one later on if they get cheaper. Lol, for $40, I can get an 8GB SSD, or for $35 I can get a 500GB Seagate Barracuda. Which one would you get? Seems obvious...
If I only had $35 budgeted for the HD right now it would be.

Like I said before, it'll make a nice upgrade down the road.
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