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Windows 7: Selecting parts for new build

04 Jul 2010   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
Selecting parts for new build

Hi Guys

I am currently deciding which parts to get for my new build
I already have a case (will most likely be replaced tho), and will also have 550w PSU and a 500GB HDD soon

Therefore, i just need CPU, Motherboard, Ram, and Graphics Card

So far this is what i have found:

Motherboard: MBAM3 AMD-870 Gigabyte GA-870A
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Socket AM3 Motherboard

CPU: Phenom II X6 1055T/AM3 2.8GHz 9MB 125W
Buy the AMD Phenom II 1055T Six Core Processor at TigerDirect.ca

Ram: HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2)
Kingston Technology Company - HyperX DDR3 -

Graphics Card:
GTS250 1GB DDR3 Green version VGA, DVI,HDCP,
Palit- GTS 250 Green 1GB(1024MB)



These parts will be bought over a total time of about 5-8 months (as i need the extra cash for it)
Is my parts still going to good in that time? And are they good to use together? Also, are the 550w PSU too small or would it work fine?

All suggestions are welcome


Thanks
SG



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04 Jul 2010   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your PSU should be fine as long as you don't plan on hooking up 10 monitors and many other power hungry additions.

Make sure the RAM you get is AMD certified, have seen a lot of problems when trying to use Intel RAM on a AMD MOBO.
Check the MOBO approved RAM list from their website.
The Gigabyte motherboard specs look good.

The rest looks good, as well.
Looks to be as future proof as you can be, check again before you buy.
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04 Jul 2010   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I tried the 1333MHz HyperX RAM by Kingston in my Alienware M17x on recommendation from quite a few folks on the Alienware Forum and my M17x and it did not get along so I returned it. Like Dave76 said I'd see what AMD and Gigabyte shows as tested compatible RAM for the mobo and CPU, I'd also see what the Overclocking Guru's have to say as well if OC'ing is on your radar.
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04 Jul 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Capt. Looking good. That MB and CPU combo should be great. The Ram is what I have, and there are 3 kits on the approved list:

Specs

Click on memory support list on right sidebar.

The video card is good too, do you plan to game?

A Guy
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05 Jul 2010   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Your PSU should be fine as long as you don't plan on hooking up 10 monitors and many other power hungry additions.

Make sure the RAM you get is AMD certified, have seen a lot of problems when trying to use Intel RAM on a AMD MOBO.
Check the MOBO approved RAM list from their website.
The Gigabyte motherboard specs look good.

The rest looks good, as well.
Looks to be as future proof as you can be, check again before you buy.
I only plan to hook up max. 2 Monitors
I will have a look at the RAM, thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
I tried the 1333MHz HyperX RAM by Kingston in my Alienware M17x on recommendation from quite a few folks on the Alienware Forum and my M17x and it did not get along so I returned it. Like Dave76 said I'd see what AMD and Gigabyte shows as tested compatible RAM for the mobo and CPU, I'd also see what the Overclocking Guru's have to say as well if OC'ing is on your radar.
I am most likely not going to overclock. Six cores at 2.8ghz is more than enough for my needs


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Hello Capt. Looking good. That MB and CPU combo should be great. The Ram is what I have, and there are 3 kits on the approved list:

Specs

Click on memory support list on right sidebar.

The video card is good too, do you plan to game?

A Guy
That list is a bit long to read lol

Also, i plan to do light gaming. Things like Need For Speed, some other race games, GTA, Just Cause 2, nothing really special

I also would like a card which is good at 3D rendering, and can use that new cool app from Nvidia. Will this card be able to do that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #6
Bituser

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi Guys

I am currently deciding which parts to get for my new build
I already have a case (will most likely be replaced tho), and will also have 550w PSU and a 500GB HDD soon

Therefore, i just need CPU, Motherboard, Ram, and Graphics Card

So far this is what i have found:

Motherboard: MBAM3 AMD-870 Gigabyte GA-870A
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Socket AM3 Motherboard

CPU: Phenom II X6 1055T/AM3 2.8GHz 9MB 125W
Buy the AMD Phenom II 1055T Six Core Processor at TigerDirect.ca

Ram: HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2)
Kingston Technology Company - HyperX DDR3 -

Graphics Card:
GTS250 1GB DDR3 Green version VGA, DVI,HDCP,
Palit- GTS 250 Green 1GB(1024MB)



These parts will be bought over a total time of about 5-8 months (as i need the extra cash for it)
Is my parts still going to good in that time? And are they good to use together? Also, are the 550w PSU too small or would it work fine?

All suggestions are welcome


Thanks
SG
What about HDD? Are you gonna have the plain old one or a SSH?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #7
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fastboy42 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi Guys

I am currently deciding which parts to get for my new build
I already have a case (will most likely be replaced tho), and will also have 550w PSU and a 500GB HDD soon

Therefore, i just need CPU, Motherboard, Ram, and Graphics Card

So far this is what i have found:

Motherboard: MBAM3 AMD-870 Gigabyte GA-870A
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Socket AM3 Motherboard

CPU: Phenom II X6 1055T/AM3 2.8GHz 9MB 125W
Buy the AMD Phenom II 1055T Six Core Processor at TigerDirect.ca

Ram: HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2)
Kingston Technology Company - HyperX DDR3 -

Graphics Card:
GTS250 1GB DDR3 Green version VGA, DVI,HDCP,
Palit- GTS 250 Green 1GB(1024MB)



These parts will be bought over a total time of about 5-8 months (as i need the extra cash for it)
Is my parts still going to good in that time? And are they good to use together? Also, are the 550w PSU too small or would it work fine?

All suggestions are welcome


Thanks
SG
What about HDD? Are you gonna have the plain old one or a SSH?
I plan to use that 500gb, along with the 750gb HDD i have in my current machine (current machine will still have a 500gb HDD after tho)
I might add an SSD, but it really depends on if the prices drops
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #8
Bituser

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fastboy42 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi Guys

I am currently deciding which parts to get for my new build
I already have a case (will most likely be replaced tho), and will also have 550w PSU and a 500GB HDD soon

Therefore, i just need CPU, Motherboard, Ram, and Graphics Card

So far this is what i have found:

Motherboard: MBAM3 AMD-870 Gigabyte GA-870A
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Socket AM3 Motherboard

CPU: Phenom II X6 1055T/AM3 2.8GHz 9MB 125W
Buy the AMD Phenom II 1055T Six Core Processor at TigerDirect.ca

Ram: HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2)
Kingston Technology Company - HyperX DDR3 -

Graphics Card:
GTS250 1GB DDR3 Green version VGA, DVI,HDCP,
Palit- GTS 250 Green 1GB(1024MB)



These parts will be bought over a total time of about 5-8 months (as i need the extra cash for it)
Is my parts still going to good in that time? And are they good to use together? Also, are the 550w PSU too small or would it work fine?

All suggestions are welcome


Thanks
SG
What about HDD? Are you gonna have the plain old one or a SSH?
I plan to use that 500gb, along with the 750gb HDD i have in my current machine (current machine will still have a 500gb HDD after tho)
I might add an SSD, but it really depends on if the prices drops
Oops Typo. Lol. Hopefully those SSD's do come down because I wouldn't mind one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #9
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What make and model Power supply.
This is probably the most critical component of any build and it is constantly ignored.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #10
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
What make and model Power supply.
This is probably the most critical component of any build and it is constantly ignored.
I don't know yet. I am having it shipped from a friend in Germany and it should be here maybe the last day of this week or next week I will post what brand and model it is when i get it
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