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Here's my hardware: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5Q-8GBPQ - Retail AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail SAPPHIRE 100236L Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail OR GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail Please give me your thoughts. Alright i'm going to try to build my own pc since most people say that's what i should do. I'll be using this system for normal 'office' uses and some light-med gaming (World of Warcraft). Everything there should be compatible, only suggestion is a more capable Graphics solution maybe a HD 4670 or even the HD 4830 with the later you would have good office PC with gaming potential.  

Because with 8GB or RAM and the Quad you will have some serious power at hand. Check the links and tell me if Anything isn't compatible with the rest of it.

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Building a Desktop Computer (Gaming Desktop)

You may find something to your liking and they give you a big head-start, include the processor usually, and are much cheaper than individual parts.

Please HELP!!!!!!!!! If I put this question in the wrong forum, I do apologize....I'm new to the forums. comments on anything I've said?

Hey all. I'm currently looking at an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition for the CPU. I'm a little confused on which motherboard to get though. I've been using this website to help me out with my research.

advice? As far as desktop building goes, I've never built one, but I've always wanted to. If anything just point me in the right direction and I'll re-post there. Take a look at barebones kits at places like

So I want to build a "gaming desktop", mainly to play final fanatsy 14. Basically what I'm doing at this point is trying to get an understanding of the different parts I should purchase in order to build this. I have a zillion other questions but right now Im trying to focus on choosing a cpu and a motherboard.....any thoughts?

I would like to buy seperate video cards that I can install myself for better performance....does that mean I should stay away from this combo on newegg? You don't have to use it. I've read to stay away from motherboard...

Building a desktop

So you guys need to pick the parts from the following 2 websites. I will be connecting 12 Monitors ( Dell U2412M x 24 inch, 1920x1200 ) to this desktop. I am thinking about 8 GB GB DDR3 RAM

I need one DVD-RW

I guess Onboard Sound would be good enough.

Mostly I will be using 2 stock applications & couple of Word Docs & some webpages simultaneously.

Thank You all.

the I7 2600 will be ample power for what you are doing (only would need the much power if you were gaming with those screens) everything you have shown will work perfect for what you are doing, just make sure to select a case with ample cooling for the cards, and a rather large power supply for the 3 FirePro's (atleast a 1200W)

Although I don?t have a budget restriction & want to build the best system, I am limited to the parts available where I am located. OS will be Windows -7 ( Ultimate )

I will be using three ATI FirePro 2460 Graphics cards. ( I did a lot of research & chose these Low Profile cards ) AMD has specifically designed these cards for stock market applications & are used by many professionals.

I am not sure but Intel i7 2600 3.4 GHz processor should be enough ? I am importing graphics cards since they are not available here.

Building a Desktop, which one?

i would also like for my graphic card to play crysis 3 on a 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor with sexy graphics... How much is the 480? It's 3 generations back Nvidia style, but still good for gaming, but a 250W card.
[Won't want to skimp on a power supply, at all, see for supreme info on them]

Compares well to a Radeon HD 7870. i might be asking for too much, but some advice would be appreciated..

any advice on the cards i should get.. i have decided to build a desktop for my sister (an excuse, im going to use it ) and im looking for a really good graphic card that is not too expensive but works really well.. im thinking for going for geforce gtx 480 but i think its an old card..

Should you care that much, probably not.

1920 by 1080 isn't pushing my Radeon HD 7950 around, and I am doing that res on 3 monitors at once if I want. battlefield, shogun 2, hawken etc.. btw, i game a lot.. GeForce GTX 480 vs Radeon HD 7870 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

Texel rate is AMD's thing, Pixel rate is Nvidia's.

but nevertheless its cheap and has a good rating on passmark.. Really just comes down to budget, so what's the $#?

i play games like planetside 2 ..

Building My Own Desktop

On board audio is fine, as long as 5.1 is available on board. Most Motherboards have at least 5.1 channel output onboard. Sound card (if needed)??

I'd like to keep it, if I can. Here is a link for a PSU calculator to make sure you have enough juice for all your hardware:
I've no specific recommendations for a motherboard but Gigabyte and ASUS have been good to me.


Go at least 120GB on a SSD. I am NOT a gamer.

Onboard video should be OK for HD and Youtube since you'll br running 16GB of RAM. Re use floppy drive
15. Another complaint, is that video is very slow, and stops-starts-stalls a lot. Touch screen is not needed, although I might be convinced by a valid argument.

1. 60 Gb solid state HDD for boot drive and OS (faster boot time?)
2. 1 Tb SATA 7200 RPM HDD

Re-use CD/DVD-RW
17. Single user Win 8.1 non-pro
5. I wouldn't bother with the floppy drive even if your motherboard has the connector. I have plenty of room, and an all-in-one is not needed as the space saved would be wasted.

I have a crappy pipeline (Cablevision) which only allows fastest 6/2 mbps on speedcheck. Cablevision advertises "up to" 15 mbps.

I use my computer 90% for browsing and email client, and I frequently have at least 5 tabs open, which I save for restart. Don't know if that's beca...

Building new desktop, need some help

Intel® Core?2 Duo 2.6/2.4 GHZ processor(800MHZ)
Mid range motherborard like MSI G31,Intel 965
CRT Flat 17" monitor.

Building a new desktop - Help!

I do watch a lot of movies and like to make audio clips and take high-quality stills. (I used to use a program called FRAPS, it took instant stills and made audio/video clips with a push of a key... Mainly I watch / rip movies and I surf... I don't game. anyone know of a better one?) I will be getting a web cam this time around, I think.

maybe chat online a bit. Video card? What processor is the best for me? Celeron - AMD...  I'm not super high-tech so does it even make a big difference?

Not a clue... 

I'm trying to stay at or under $600.00  Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated. So what processor should I be considering?

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would any of you suggest. The ONLY game I will ever play on it is the Sims 1.

> 300MHz-1GHz Processor
>10-20 GB HD (I put most documents on a 60GB Network Share)
>CD-RW Drive
>No Monitor
>128-256 MB RAM
>Very Little Video RAM or onboard. (16-32MB)

This is very minimum, but as I said for what I am planning to use it for why should I waste my money maxing it out

I am replacing a

166MHz (MB Fried)
10GB HD (HD Fried)
CD-RW Drive (Good)

Which was plenty for my needs. I do have a:

250 Watt Power Supply and ATX case
CD-RW Drive
That I will probably put in it but my other numerous parts are too inferior and useless to put in.

I am planning on running Win98SE on it with Office 2000 Pro, no internet, and Photoshop 4.0 LE (I have all of these). would cost? J.S.

How much do you think that this config.

I am considering building a desktop PC, but I don't want to pay much. What config.

Building my first desktop

I am looking to finally build my first desktop, and it will be for straight up gaming, streaming, videos, and etc. the total of all that is $663

i put in a HDD too, but if you didnt need it the total cost would be $543

If you want to wait until Black Friday for any savings you can. Just want it before Christmas.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them. Also, I know very little about computer hardware, so if you use hardware language with me then I will just be like "??" Just post the rigs here or send them via PM. Monitor: Have it

OS: Have it

Power Supply: 600W - 650W

Processor: i7 or equivalent, because I have no idea what the AMD equivalent is.

Here are some specifics I can give you:

Budget: $850-$925 (can go over a bit)

Case: Nothing flashy want more power than looks. I hope that can get you started. Misc.: I need a wireless adapter as well

Recommendations: Please put the price and item of anything you recommend I also get. im going to assume you want to use newegg or tigerdirect, so i'll list some nice parts:


Power Supply:



Hard Disk Drive:

need help on building a desktop

anyone please advice me how do i actually build a desktop computer and it is suitable for it.

i would like to build a desktop. Please advice.

but how should i know that computer part are suitable for it.?

Help in building a new desktop

So please give me builds. Here is what I need. Individual parts are welcome, but I'd appreciate suggesting builds with a list of parts. Second is that I'm only shopping through

So here's what i have.

A motherboard
One or two new graphic cards
A quad core processor
Four sticks of Ram
Two high speed disk drives
At least one hard drive with anywhere between 500 gigs and a terabyte. A new monitor. A 850 watt power supply. First and foremost, money isn't something I'm worried about.

Windows 7 (which edition is the best for purely gaming purposes?)
This is purely a gaming machine. Thank you.

So here it is.

Preferably 21" HD
A new keyboard and trackball mouse. I'm not too good at identiying which parts are compatible with what. A large case Antec Sonata 2 tower case.

Building a Desktop PC

Hey, I have £250 to spend on a desktop PC, i already have the monitor and peripherals however i need help on the actual hardware parts. I would like this to be the highest performance as it could be for my budget.

custom building desktop

Right now, im upgrading in some few area for gaming. I have Pentium D  3.0GHz Dual Core  2GB DDR2, 3,000 MHz, 2,000 MB ram, 250 GB hhd hooked up with biostar mobo (for detailed spec). Im not sure what i have to do and what stuff i can upgrade with.Im thinkin of upgrading1) Geforce 8600 GT 512MB  DDR2 = will it work?2) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor = will it work?

I just bought a new custom built desktop out of ebay. Ive been looking for some help. do i have to buy whole another mobo to hook up with that or just swap my chip on same mobo?    An AMD CPU will not work in a Pentium MBoard...You only have 2 RAM slots so you are maxxed out there as well unless you were to get a pair of 2G RAM modules.The vid card will be fine if it's a PCI-E

Building my own gaming desktop

Whilst looking around the interwebz i stubbled accross a site, which claims to be pretty good and had a recommended build for different price ranges. I want to get rid of things like my xbox, tv, laptop etc along with some of my own money to build myself a gaming computer that will hopefully last a few years. Soooo, here goes.

So heres what it looks like... Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 (£65)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (£70)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (£20)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (£80)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (£70)
Optical Drive: ASUS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive (£15)
Case: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case (£32)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600-Watt (£32)

Total Cost: £384

If you could answer the following questions I would be eternally greatful...

1) What do you think of my build?
2) Is there anything that could be changed that's better, but for the same price or less?
3) What kind of settings would this be able to run games on currently, High? Since this is my first build and I dont have any experience in building a computer before -other than adding the odd bit of RAM here and there and changing Hardrives- i've got a budget of £500, this includes things like a monitor and possibly a good keyboard and mouse. Medium?

4) Is it worth it?
5) How long will this build last?
6) Anything else you would like to suggest?

Building a gaming desktop

Walls and/or floors may decrease data rate.

Do you have a wireless n router? Wifi card depends on your setup.

How far away is the router from the PC? MotherBoard - ASUS is a always a good brand
CPU - Good - I have 2x running in different gaming PC's, (if you live near a MicroCenter, they are ~$250)
PSU - Awesome, I purchased one at the end of 2011 for my brothers PC, still runs like new
RAM - Good - if you install Win 7 Home then 2x 4GB, if its Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, get the 2x 8GB kit
Hard Drive - Get an SSD, but look for 250GB or bigger for games, they fill up quick. The X-Predator case is pretty nice, but it's big. I have a Genesis 9000, so my advice to you is make sure you have a place for it.

Building a new Desktop, looking for some pointers

Just kinda Curious about what you guys(and gals) think about this setup. Also, if you can afford it, look for a better GPU than the 9800GT. I already have a mouse and a monitor as well as keyboard and some other HDD's I'll be throwing in.








Personally I feel you are cheating yourself by getting the CPU/RAM deal, as there is faster RAM available for the i5. Would you think there'd be any issues?

Please note there is nothing wrong with any of these components but I feel you could get more performance for a small cost increase. Also, make sure you purchase an extra side case fan for the case.

I'm looking to spend around $1200 (Loose estim...

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I am thinking of building a new desktop PC. I have somewhere read that H67 motherboard would suit my choice Anyway looking forward to hearing your opinion. What would you recommend?

I would also like to know how much RAM for such PC would be optimal. Also which power block and case should I choose for optimal power and cooling. I have read some reviews and decided GTX560 Ti for GPU and Intel Core i5-2500 for CPU. Is there a processor which suits GTX 560 Ti better?

Now i'm confused which motherboard should I buy. What would you recommend? About the proccesor, I found that i5 2500K is better if you are planning to overclock it, so I chose the basic 2500 as I am not going for overclock. Martin.

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So in conclusion I suppose I am looking for advice in bare-bones systems to start with followed with the best way to check compatibility between parts. Edit: Nevermind about the "looking for a student 64 bit operating system" dreamspark let me download a separate 64 bit OS as I did not think it would for having already downloaded the 32 bit version of Windows 7. So any input would be appreciated, thank you. I would like to be able to install Windows 7(correct me if I am wrong but because of the amount of RAM able to be ran I should go with a 64 bit operating system?

I have spoke with peers about the first step in looking to build a computer and I have no doubt-ably come to the decision to use to go about ordering my parts, but if you have other suggestions I would definitely consider those options . Also I think I would like to use the same desktop to host the domain of my small household network, and I just want to make sure I go about achieving all of this with the most efficient and effective machine possible. I am good on a 64 bit OS for running on my new desktop I am working on building.

Furthermore, I am looking for advice on building a desktop that will be suitable for virtualization. I have heard determining the motherboard will result in majority of my compatibility options which has lead me hear to try and figure out which initial bare-bones system will result in optimal compatible parts to run virtualization softwar...

Help building my first desktop computer

Also how many watts should I get my power supply? Get at least 500w incase you want to put in a graphics card and don't get any cheap one, get one from a trust manufacturer like corsair.You got the right motherboard for the CPU you chose.The Ram will work on this motherboard.Nearly all if not all motherboards use the same connectors to the power suppy.Take a look at these power supplies. I am more concerned about the ram and the power supply being compatible with the motherboard.

So I think I am looking at the right parts, please tell me if I am wrong.

First time building a PC desktop

3- In my head the process of installing a new mobo is the following, is there anything im forgetting?:
* Place new mobo in new case
* Place processor in mobo, add paste, place fan ontop of mobo, connect heatsink to mobo
* Place memory
* Place connections from PC front panel onto mobo (front USB, audio)
* Connect chassis fan to mobo
* Connect any other fans to the power unit or Mobo (like side fans/ front fans)
* Connect power unit to hard drives, graphics card, DVD Drive
- Connect Hard drives/DVDs to mobo via SATA connectors

The new PC is mainly for gaming but im not that interested in dual graphics card, i just want something impressive and simple.

1- I am comparing the ASrock vs the P45DE( vs the ASUS P5Q SE2 (, the specs looks almost identical, which one do you recommend?

2- Do you think this case is fine for either of the mobos? out of my PC and install them in a new motherboard + case.

I will be building a new desktop this year

I tended to go Samsung, OCZ or Crucial, currently Samsung 840s, I'd tend to aim for the Samsung on read and write speeds.

Here are the items that i might pick out. SiliconEdge Blue 250 read 170 write vs Samsung 840 and my drive below

Other WD drives greally good as I have two of them 1TB and 2TB sizes

Are there going to be any bottle necks.

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