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Windows 7: looking to build new pc

30 Apr 2011   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

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They are not compatible.

He needs a 2000 series CPU to go with the socket 1155 motherboard.
That's what I thought but wanted confirmation before I made any rash statements.


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30 Apr 2011   #12
Lee K

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

  • Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard
  • AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 2MB L2 Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box
  • Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB 2X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
All for a bit over $300 + tax. Just add an ATX case of your choice (sometimes you can get one for next to nothing), or HTPC case, O/S and HDD + any other optical drives (DVD writer). Some places will sell you OEM operating system if you buy the HDD at the same time. The Gigabyte MB has built in video and sound. I plugged in my old graphics card and using the onboard sound. The onboard sound seems to be quite good, I find it better than my old Audigy 2 ZS. The MB is future proofed with support for the faster Sata HDD and USB 3.0. I am quite pleased with the build so far, the 8 MB of ram should be great size for any video editing which is fairly intensive.
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30 Apr 2011   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

This chip, INTEL CPU CORE i3 2120 will go with the MB you picked out. It's about 25.00 more but you can get by without a video card.
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30 Apr 2011   #14
AussieGuy92

 
 

does that motherboard have a built in video card? or would getting one with a built in video card be better? also there is a sound card in the mb right?
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30 Apr 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The processor should contain the video--irrespective of the motherboard. I have a big brother to that processor which contains video and I think all Sandy Bridge processors are that way. A separate card would help only with gaming (3D performance).

I haven't checked the mobo for sound, but I'd guess it did. Nearly all mobos do nowadays.
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30 Apr 2011   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Intel Core i3 3.3 GHz Processor

Above is confirmation on the video being built into processor.

It has this audio built in to the motherboard: Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
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30 Apr 2011   #17
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you get a CPU with built in video, you'd be good to go. You could always add a discreet video card when your finances allowed later. A Guy
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30 Apr 2011   #18
AussieGuy92

 
 

sweet then that will save me some cash on the video card then. i dont really play that many games usally just some old comp games i have i want it manly to edit videos and the web.
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01 May 2011   #19
AussieGuy92

 
 

is this the correct ram?? with the right voltage: A-RAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 (ARTW4GB1600C9D3V) | Techbuy Australia

or if not here is the link to this site with the ram search results: Memory - RAM - DDR-3 RAM | Techbuy Australia
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01 May 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The ram you listed is 1.6V. Most Sandy Bridge boards can run 1.6V ram but prefer 1.5V. Most manuf. have ram specifically designed for Sandy Bridge. First, choose the MB you want, then go to their web site and each board has a QVL list wich shows the ram tested with those boards. You can use that specific ram, or usually if you stay with the same brand listed with the same voltage, speed and timings you won't have any problems.
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