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Building my first computer

Post by centip3de on Sat May 07, 2011 10:17 pm
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Hello all, this is my very first computer build, and I was wondering if you could judge my choices of parts from NewEgg. I researched each and made sure all were compatable with each other. This is supposed to be an economic build while still being a higher end system. The parts are as follows:

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131668

CPU/Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103808

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811103011

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139006

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136514

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145348

Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130573


In total this is 782.91 USD

I didn't include the CD/DVD drive because it would be too many URLS and I figured that they weren't that important in the first place.
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Re: Building my first computer

Post by fashizzlepop on Sun May 08, 2011 2:49 pm
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HardForum.com is much bette for opinions on hardware. They know their shit extremely well.

Your build looks good though. You may want to wait for the new Bulldozer AMDs that are coming out soon. The Phenoms are great as well though.

You might want a above standard heat sink for overclocking, as AMDs overclock very well.
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Re: Building my first computer

Post by Dwere134 on Thu May 12, 2011 11:31 pm
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I would watch hard drive capacity... 2TB sounds really nice, but for internal hard drives, anything over 500gb-1tb can be somewhat more unstable in my experience.

And also, I don't know what you consider your "system" but if you had only considered internal components, don't FORGET about monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. You may have these already in your possession or what have you, but often times when people build a "system" they forget to include those, considering only the internal components. I'm not saying get fancy about them, just saying to make sure you've accounted for those as well.

My hardware class in college, my teacher made us come up with 3 builds for the class. 1) was a $600 build 2) was a $1000 build and 3) was an unlimited build. We never got to order them of course but he was testing our ability to ensure things were compatible. And we had to include cost of mouse, keyboard, and monitor in the builds. That's why I mentioned it. :P

Otherwise you're looking good dude!
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Re: Building my first computer

Post by centip3de on Thu May 12, 2011 11:41 pm
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Dwere134 wrote:I would watch hard drive capacity... 2TB sounds really nice, but for internal hard drives, anything over 500gb-1tb can be somewhat more unstable in my experience.

And also, I don't know what you consider your "system" but if you had only considered internal components, don't FORGET about monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. You may have these already in your possession or what have you, but often times when people build a "system" they forget to include those, considering only the internal components. I'm not saying get fancy about them, just saying to make sure you've accounted for those as well.

My hardware class in college, my teacher made us come up with 3 builds for the class. 1) was a $600 build 2) was a $1000 build and 3) was an unlimited build. We never got to order them of course but he was testing our ability to ensure things were compatible. And we had to include cost of mouse, keyboard, and monitor in the builds. That's why I mentioned it. :P

Otherwise you're looking good dude!



Hahaha thanks! Yep, I already have a one 25 inch and one 21 inch monitor in my possession (and one twenty inch, but three monitors is just ridiculous). And I have a solar powered keyboard (typing on it atm) and a stock mouse, I'm set! :D
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Re: Building my first computer

Post by Logik22 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:45 am
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Dwere134 wrote:I would watch hard drive capacity... 2TB sounds really nice, but for internal hard drives, anything over 500gb-1tb can be somewhat more unstable in my experience.

And also, I don't know what you consider your "system" but if you had only considered internal components, don't FORGET about monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. You may have these already in your possession or what have you, but often times when people build a "system" they forget to include those, considering only the internal components. I'm not saying get fancy about them, just saying to make sure you've accounted for those as well.

My hardware class in college, my teacher made us come up with 3 builds for the class. 1) was a $600 build 2) was a $1000 build and 3) was an unlimited build. We never got to order them of course but he was testing our ability to ensure things were compatible. And we had to include cost of mouse, keyboard, and monitor in the builds. That's why I mentioned it. :P

Otherwise you're looking good dude!


1TB+ is somewhat unstable? That's news to me.

I have 3 2TB (WD Green) in my Q-Nap NAS and 5 x 1TB (3 Hitachi, 2 WD) in my machine and they work perfectly.

One thing I will note is you may want to get an OS drive.

1) The OS drive will wear out faster because it's constantly being used.
2) 2TB's generally aren't known to be blazing fast. Maybe pick up some quick small drive (60gb should be fine. Maybe even 40gb). My Win7 image is about 40gb. I'd go SSD if you have the money.


fashizzlepop wrote:HardForum.com is much bette for opinions on hardware. They know their shit extremely well.

Your build looks good though. You may want to wait for the new Bulldozer AMDs that are coming out soon. The Phenoms are great as well though.

You might want a above standard heat sink for overclocking, as AMDs overclock very well.


+1 for [H]. I've been a member on there for years and i've had nothing but good experiences.
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