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Help on custom build pc

by c-los512 / July 7, 2012 1:57 PM PDT

Ok so i'm quite new to the whole build your own pc thing, and know my way, at least i would say (software wise), around a computer. As for the computer itself such as, the cpu and graphics not so much.

So as far as a budget for my pc is concerned I'm trying to keep the whole pc itself under around $700 - $650. I plan to periodically buy the parts instead of one giant chunk out of my paycheck, so maybe spend around $100 - $120 dollars every two weeks. Right now I have been looking around the web and have a very rough collection of parts i would consider buying for my pc. Now seeing as how I'm not that savvy hardware wise, I'm not even sure if all these parts would suffice for a ok/good/great pc rig, or even run lol.

So i would be FOREVER in your debt if ANYONE could help me.

The parts I have "selected" are as follows:

PC case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Orange Trim Computer Case

DVD drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Hard drive: Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

and an extra fan (not sure if I even need it?)
Fan: 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

Right now if i buy all these parts from Newegg this is all gonna cost me a little over $600. (But i plan on buying everything periodically i.e. every two weeks)

Well there it all is. Anything helps.


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by Bob__B / July 7, 2012 11:20 PM PDT

Is there some reason you picked a micro mobo to fit into that standard size case?

I'd skip the after market cooler at first.
Monitor the might find the stock cooler works fine.

Ram and OS?

Newegg has a time limit on returning parts.
That might present a problem if you collect the parts over a long period of time and then when you try to assemble something does not work.

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by c-los512 / July 8, 2012 3:00 AM PDT
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Damn, embarrassing i forgot the damn ram lol
Guess i'll go with this one: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB

As for the micro motherboard no wasn't even aware it was a micro one until you pointed it out
So I picked a new one: Intel BOXDH77KC LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

For the OS I was just gonna go with a simple Windows 7 home premium 64bit.

Also I was also aware of this problem as well, so I decided I would buy the cheaper parts first, such as the windows, PSU, Case, etc. parts I know SHOULD work. Then buy all the other more expensive parts. I plan to buy all the parts within a 2 or 2 1/2 month span. If that makes sense..

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by Bob__B / July 8, 2012 4:44 AM PDT
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I don't think that mobo and an amd cpu are going to fit together.

Round peg.........square hole.

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by c-los512 / July 8, 2012 5:07 AM PDT
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Well whats the difference between a regular mobo and a micro one?

What type of mobo would you recommend?

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(NT) Overall size and number of peripheral slots
by VAPCMD / July 8, 2012 7:31 AM PDT
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Collapse - bob b said...You need to pick a CPU and
by VAPCMD / July 8, 2012 7:37 AM PDT
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motherboard.from the same platform......whether it be AMD or Intel. Can't put an Intel CPU in a motherboard designed for an AMD processor and vice versa.


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by Bob__B / July 8, 2012 7:49 AM PDT
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Well whats the difference between a regular mobo and a micro one?
The atx mobo is larger and has more features than the micro-atx mobo.

What type of mobo would you recommend?
Atx since it will fit in your mid tower case.

The mobo must support the cpu that you install on it.
You can not just grab any mobo and any cpu and stick them together........natta wok.
It seems you have picked an Intel mobo and an Amd cpu........mismatch.

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Mobo Reply
by c-los512 / July 8, 2012 9:21 AM PDT
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Oh ok I get it now

So this Mobo should work, correct?: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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(NT) Looks like a match.
by Bob__B / July 8, 2012 11:46 PM PDT
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