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#1 Aug 06 2010 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
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Here is what I have selected so far. I think it should all work together, but any feedback would be great. I based this build off of the recommended requirements for the game.




LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/Eyefinity

Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX


#2 Aug 06 2010 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
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Asus's web site should have a list of compatible memory for that motherboard. I'm walking out the door from work or else I'd pull it up.
#3 Aug 06 2010 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea looks like you are good to go!

Edited, Aug 6th 2010 6:01pm by burtonsnow
#4 Aug 06 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd go with a slightly bigger power supply unit if you can. It's what I tell everyone when they build their first system, because most people just think that a PSU that can power everything they've got is good enough. I mean it might be enough, but if you build enough systems you'll learn to NEVER skimp on the PSU. Maybe an extra 30-50 bucks could make a big difference. If you skimp on it now, other parts could fail later. It's happened to me before and I had to get a new mobo and video card because of it. Looking back, I'd have gladly spent the extra few bucks. Plus if you get a good one now and want to upgrade later, you won't have to worry about getting a new PSU because your new video card won't run on it. Yup, that one happened to me, too. Live and learn, right?

I have this one in my current build, and am very happy with it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Yeah, it's 50 bucks more (after mail-in rebate) than the one you've picked, but it's got a 5-year warranty and a single 12v rail, it's 750W and the fan is practically silent.

Edited, Aug 6th 2010 6:18pm by khorbin
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#5 Aug 06 2010 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
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may have missed it, looked a few times but im at work lil busy.. what power supply?
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#6 Aug 06 2010 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're going all out on the PSU, you should go Modular....it is sooooooooooooooooooo much nicer. I am never going back to a regular PSU after I bought my modular.
#7 Aug 06 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I was worried about the PSU. I definitely like the Corsair one. I will looke into it further. Thanks for everything so far.
#8 Aug 06 2010 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
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+1 to Burtons thoughts on the PSU
#9 Aug 06 2010 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey dears - when you are done looking over this nice individual's spec could you offer your opinion on mine? It is in the pinned "computer building guide" thread

much love, and sorry to the OP for highjacking - just didn't want to make another thread.

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#10 Aug 06 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Olorinus wrote:
Hey dears - when you are done looking over this nice individual's spec could you offer your opinion on mine? It is in the pinned "computer building guide" thread

much love, and sorry to the OP for highjacking - just didn't want to make another thread.

:)


If you're posing as a woman to get help....well goddamnit it worked. lol jk i'll check it out now and let you know my thoughts.


Honestly though, your computer doesn't NEED more than a 500W power supply, especially if you are going to keep your CPU/GPU on the stock clocks. What I would be more concerned about is that your 12v Rail on the PSU is greater than 30.5 (the one you selected works with 41A). The PSU you have selected will work great, but if you plan to expand your machine or overclock down the road you may run into problems. If you are going to get a different PSU than the one you selected I would really suggest getting a Modular, it helps out with cable management sooooo much. That alone is worth the extra cost IMO. Corsair is my brand of choice, although for the most part Antec, Rosewill, Ultra, CoolerMaster, Dynapower and more are all quality parts.
#11 Aug 06 2010 at 6:52 PM Rating: Good
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I use that motherboard and I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I will say that you'll need to overclock to get it to recognize the 1600 RAM though. It supports 1600 and 1800 overclocked.

Whole system looks good though.
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#12 Aug 06 2010 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Though I have a basic knowledge of how pcs go together and whatnot, I am not sure how to overclock. Can someone tell me or give me a link? Again, thanks for all the feedback. I've changed my build to include a better psu.
#13 Aug 06 2010 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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Well, if you connect it without overclocking, it will work; it will just work at 1333 MHz instead of 1600. As for how to overclock the board, I'm not sure, I've never overclocked mine. Perhaps someone else can assist you with it.
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#14 Aug 06 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Another question: How is cooling handled in units that you build yourself? Do I need to buy fans or anything, or do certain parts that I've ordered come with standard cooling (i.e. the motherboard or cpu)? Also, I have an older case from a previous desktop. Can I just use that and change out all of the other parts?
#15 Aug 06 2010 at 7:45 PM Rating: Good
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There are lots of guides out there on how to overclock. The board I have has auto for just about everything. You adjust one thing, everything else adjusts itself to match. If you feel more daring, you can take things off auto and move them yourself. Lot's of companies are aiming for the overclocking crowd. As long as you adjust things a little at a time, you don't really risk destroying anything. Most times, if unstable, the system will just shut down and you can readjust to make it start back up. Most boards have a reset to default just in case you get things too out of whack.

Retail processors come with a heat sink and fan, OEM do not. Also, Most cases today come with fans. You could reuse an old case but to me, that defeats the purpose of buying a new computer.

Edited, Aug 6th 2010 9:49pm by Geffe
#16 Aug 06 2010 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the quick reply. I have one more question I can think of right now. I can't afford to get an HD monitor just yet (at least until December), but I have an older SD monitor that am fine with for now. Will I just be able to plug that into the GPU like it is on my older pc right now? Does the Radeon 5830 support that connection type still?
#17 Aug 06 2010 at 8:08 PM Rating: Good
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Do you have a link to the video card? You may be fine as most video cards come with a DVI to D-Sub adapter. If not, they are easy to get.

Edit: Found the card and it does come with an adapter.

Edited, Aug 6th 2010 10:11pm by Geffe
#18 Aug 06 2010 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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