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Oct 27, 2010 22:20 |  #16

ahhh soo many #'s and choices haha. This is what I meant by me getting burnt out by information.

ok so the 950

this ram:
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231311 (external link)

what video card and mobo would you suggest?


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Oct 27, 2010 22:28 |  #17

Triple channel memory comes in increments of 3, this would be appropriate for a 950, 6 gb:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231225 (external link)

or this for 12 gb:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231356 (external link)

Here is a socket 1366 Gigabyte mobo:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6813128423 (external link)

You can see that 900 series cpus generally demand more expensive components.




  
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Oct 28, 2010 08:59 |  #18

The 950 is a good choice. I like ASUS mobos, but the Gigabytes get great reviews too. There are a couple of ASUS boards for about $190-$220, similar to the Gigabyte Kent mentioned.

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Triple channel memory comes in increments of 3, this would be appropriate for a 950, 6 gb:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231225 (external link)


You can see that 900 series cpus generally demand more expensive components.

Good choice too!

For a video card anything around a 5450 from ATI or nVidia equivalent is more than enough. Fine one for around $45-$50 with about 1GB of RAM and you will be fine.


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Oct 28, 2010 09:55 |  #19

Alright so looking over everything I'm starting to narrow everything down and price it out. My dad said he would buy my setup for $350 which gives me a good start.

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6814121378 (external link) -$58
Memory- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231225 (external link) -$120
mobo- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6813128423 (external link) -$210
CPU- http://www.newegg.com …50-_-19-115-211-_-Product (external link) -$300
Hard drive- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6822136073 (external link) -$60


I figure a new case and burner is less than $100. I'll use my current keyboard/mouse and the 2TB external to hold all my pics/music/docs along with my Antec 500w PSU. I think I have all my bases covered. Do you think I'll need any more cooling than the PSU? All of that together is $850.00 minus the $350 my old man is giving me and it puts me around $500 which is still perfect for my budget.


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Oct 28, 2010 10:18 |  #20

ni$mo350 wrote in post #11181064 (external link)
Alright so looking over everything I'm starting to narrow everything down and price it out. My dad said he would buy my setup for $350 which gives me a good start.

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6814121378 (external link) -$58
Memory- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231225 (external link) -$120
mobo- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6813128423 (external link) -$210
CPU- http://www.newegg.com …50-_-19-115-211-_-Product (external link) -$300
Hard drive- http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6822136073 (external link) -$60


I figure a new case and burner is less than $100. I'll use my current keyboard/mouse and the 2TB external to hold all my pics/music/docs along with my Antec 500w PSU. I think I have all my bases covered. Do you think I'll need any more cooling than the PSU? All of that together is $850.00 minus the $350 my old man is giving me and it puts me around $500 which is still perfect for my budget.

I'd find a video card with better/more reviews, maybe like this one: http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6814150322 (external link)

I would use the external as a backup and keep the data internal (speed increase, plus multiple copies). Buy a bigger drive (1.5TB or 2TB). Don't rely on just one copy of ALL your data.

Case should come with some fans so as long as you buy something decent (Antec 300, Cooler Master 590, etc) you should be fine.


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Oct 28, 2010 10:27 |  #21

Perfect! Thanks again for your help.


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Oct 29, 2010 23:57 |  #22

I use the following video card. Decent reviews and I've had no issues at all.
http://www.memoryexpre​ss.com …/PID-MX27887%28ME%29.aspx (external link)

Also, using an ASUS P658XE-D Motherboard with an i7-930 it was effortless to overclock the following Kingston memory to run at 1600:
http://www.newegg.com …-e-_-13-131-641-_-Product (external link)
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820104116 (external link)


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