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#201 Posted by akam-war (412 posts) -

I just want to say THANKU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#202 Posted by CoolSkAGuy (9665 posts) -
I just wanted to drop in and say Thanks to HartSick for helping me with my build and thanks General_X your guide helped me out tons.
#203 Posted by luonganhtuan (1 posts) -
Very nice! I was thinking of doing an overclocking guide like this but it probably wouldent take off.
#204 Posted by Mafiree (3704 posts) -
Awesome guide Thank you for this
#207 Posted by vicscrape (328 posts) -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-016&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131660

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-226-095&SortField=3&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103656

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151175

I actually posted on here a couple of weeks ago but that plan didn't fall through due to unforeseen circumstances, but I'm back with a new build. haha So I was hoping to get your opinion on the parts I picked out. Again, I am a noob at all this so I'm unsure if any of these parts are compatible with each other. I actually plan on buying all these things today so if anybody, aside from the OP, could help as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

vicscrape

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

#208 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

[QUOTE="vicscrape"]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-016&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131660

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-226-095&SortField=3&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103656

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151175

I actually posted on here a couple of weeks ago but that plan didn't fall through due to unforeseen circumstances, but I'm back with a new build. haha So I was hoping to get your opinion on the parts I picked out. Again, I am a noob at all this so I'm unsure if any of these parts are compatible with each other. I actually plan on buying all these things today so if anybody, aside from the OP, could help as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

vicscrape

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

Everything looks good except for the new RAM you picked out. That RAM will only run in triple channel mode. You will probably want either two 4GB sticks, or two 2GB sticks so that you can run in Dual Channel mode, which your motherboard supports. Triple Channel RAM is usually only used by i7 builds/motherboards.
#210 Posted by vicscrape (328 posts) -

How about this one then?

Also, about my GPU, do you think the one I picked out is a good one or is there another one that would give me more bang for my buck?

Thanks again!

#211 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -
Apparently there are newer cards out right now that offer good bang for your buck, I'm not too well versed with them though so you might have to ask in the main forum. Also that RAM looks good.
#212 Posted by Sgt-Sandstorm (1 posts) -
Nice guide mate, fair price for a decent pc too :)
#216 Posted by Ipik_Fenris (3627 posts) -

Hey guys I am wondering if the following stuff would be ok for some 3D animation/modeling and gaming as well :D

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131620

GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145278

HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

This would cost around $660 :D

#217 Posted by saruman354 (10775 posts) -

I just built my first computer and this guide was my number one source for how to do it. Thanks!

#218 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

Hey guys I am wondering if the following stuff would be ok for some 3D animation/modeling and gaming as well :D

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131620

GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145278

HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

This would cost around $660 :D

Ipik_Fenris
Everything looks good except for the Power Supply and the Hard drive. I would NEVER pair a $20 power supply with that nice of a processor/mobo because if it fails (which is more likely in a $20 PSU than a nicer one), it could take the rest of the parts with it. Please save up a little more and go for an Antec, Corsair, or other reputable brand of power supply. As for the hard drive I haven't heard good things about Hitachi, you might consider going with a Samsung, Western Digital, or Seagate. Also don't forget the DVD drive
#219 Posted by zacharyheck22 (7 posts) -

ok i have a crappy little 1.8 ghz dual core (E2160) processor and its really holding me back in gaming. (really wanna play black ops) so im planning on getting this card ---> AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX. the thing is im really nervous about doing this. iv done hard drives, graphics cards, and power supplys and just a bunch of little stuf like that but doing the processor just seems different to me. but the part that worrys me the most is if my motherboard is compadible with the processor. or even if my whole computer is. (i know NOTHING about installing processors) but here are my system stats. please tell me if ill have any problems installing this processor please.

windows 7-2gb ram- E2160 processor-9600gso-500watt power supply-

i cant find out what motherboard my computer has which is probably the most important thing you need to know for doing this. so here are the numbers on my computer telling what it is (i guess) AM1640-BD2160A ACER

thanks to all that help. =)

#220 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

ok i have a crappy little 1.8 ghz dual core (E2160) processor and its really holding me back in gaming. (really wanna play black ops) so im planning on getting this card ---> AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX. the thing is im really nervous about doing this. iv done hard drives, graphics cards, and power supplys and just a bunch of little stuf like that but doing the processor just seems different to me. but the part that worrys me the most is if my motherboard is compadible with the processor. or even if my whole computer is. (i know NOTHING about installing processors) but here are my system stats. please tell me if ill have any problems installing this processor please.

windows 7-2gb ram- E2160 processor-9600gso-500watt power supply-

i cant find out what motherboard my computer has which is probably the most important thing you need to know for doing this. so here are the numbers on my computer telling what it is (i guess) AM1640-BD2160A ACER

thanks to all that help. =)

zacharyheck22
Unfortunately your motherboard will not support the new processor you are planning on getting. You have a (relatively old) Intel motherboard which will only support older Intel processors. To get the new AMD processor to work you will need to get a motherboard that has the "AM3" socket type (AMD's current standard until their new processors come out soon). But when you get the new motherboard you will also probably need to get different RAM, as we are now on the DDR3 standard while your current RAM is DDR2. So basically upgrading your processor will require replacing the whole motherboard/processor/RAM area of your computer.
#221 Posted by zacharyheck22 (7 posts) -
ok thanks you so much. can you tell me what kind of processors i can get for that motherboard that are just as good or close to just as good as the one i wanted to get?
#222 Posted by aabarnabus (125 posts) -
Lol what are you guys talking about? I just go to best buy and ask them for a computer
#223 Posted by Alan_Wake_x (2591 posts) -

Very good post, i'm thinking about building a new gamin' machine myself,, that would help,

Thank you,,

#224 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

Hey guys. Im very close to building a new rig. I just need a few more things. BTW I plan to SLI later on after i get a new DSLR. I was thinking of not SLIing...but i have the money so i will. Anyway here is what I have. The only other thing i need is an aftermarket cooler since i plan to OC my 2600k in the high 4ghz range maybe even higher if possible, but idk if it could survive the higher voltage.

#225 Posted by MrB_444 (65 posts) -

I'm atempting to replace my ATI Radeon X1650 series graphics card with an Nvidia geforce 8600GT card, when i put it in and start my PC it seems to be running, but my monitor get no signal from both ports on the card. Any ideas?

Feel free to message me/reply here if you have any ideas that might help me out.

#226 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -
So nothing at all shows up? Or does it get past the bios screen then not display windows?
#227 Posted by junglist101 (5462 posts) -
I have always wanted to build my own rig but have been somewhat apprehensive about going through with it. I will deffinitely be building my next rig thanks to you :)
#228 Posted by iOverkill (82 posts) -
I plan on building my first rig for gaming but I have no idea what parts to choose and I dont want to end up havin imcompatable parts or bottlenecking. I have a fifteen hundred dollar budget if any of you guys have some input on which parts I should buy? I've been going to different websites looking at some good parts but even the good parts have issues that idk about and I dont want to end up screwing myself over on my hard earned money.
#229 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -
You would probably get better responses if you created a thread in the main forum. I would help but I haven't been keeping up with hardware and a lot of new hardware has come out recently.
#230 Posted by xsubtownerx (10705 posts) -
I plan on building my first rig for gaming but I have no idea what parts to choose and I dont want to end up havin imcompatable parts or bottlenecking. I have a fifteen hundred dollar budget if any of you guys have some input on which parts I should buy? I've been going to different websites looking at some good parts but even the good parts have issues that idk about and I dont want to end up screwing myself over on my hard earned money.iOverkill
I was afraid of the very same thing at first, but after a while it starts to make sense.
#231 Posted by Davyvfr (789 posts) -

Are all parts labeled on the motherboard?

#232 Posted by Adam_the_Nerd (4403 posts) -
I'm kind of appalled that this guide does not mention to discharge one's self, or keep one's self grounded. While there are safeguards in place, if you're wearing a woolen sweater and you walk just a short distance on your carpet, that spark could discharge over a distance as large as a centimeter to the nearest conducting object and you may not even notice it. but it's too late, your CPU is fried.
#233 Posted by tuxfx (6 posts) -
very good
#234 Posted by BlackDevil99 (2329 posts) -

awesome guide, will be using this when i build my first computer next week :)

squeeeeeeee

#235 Posted by KristoffBrujah (1860 posts) -

Woohoo! My first rig is now loading Windows 7 and looks to be raring to go. All fans are working and drives read.

Thank you very much. This guide convinced me I should take a shot at doing it myself. The Asus mobo manual was also very helpful, Asus rocks.

Only one question: I could not find an 8 or 6+2 pin connection on my PSU for a 5870 Eyefinity 2GB. Instead, I used the 2x molex to 1x 8 pin adaptor that came with the card. Do you think that's safe over the long-term rather than just buying a better (Corsair) PSU? It's an Ultra 650W PSU, so I thought it would be fine, but what do you think?

#236 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

Woohoo! My first rig is now loading Windows 7 and looks to be raring to go. All fans are working and drives read.

Thank you very much. This guide convinced me I should take a shot at doing it myself. The Asus mobo manual was also very helpful, Asus rocks.

Only one question: I could not find an 8 or 6+2 pin connection on my PSU for a 5870 Eyefinity 2GB. Instead, I used the 2x molex to 1x 8 pin adaptor that came with the card. Do you think that's safe over the long-term rather than just buying a better (Corsair) PSU? It's an Ultra 650W PSU, so I thought it would be fine, but what do you think?

KristoffBrujah
From what I'm seeing online it appears to be a quality power supply, I wouldn't sweat it too much if you are only running a single card. If you plan to Crossfire in the future though you may have to upgrade.
#237 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

Hey, I am thinking about using this guide. :D

I'm going to buy most things from www.overclock.co.uk, A few questions:

1. I can't find that case, how much does the case matter or does it just have to support this ATX motherboard?

2. I will need to get a network card right?

3. The CPU listed is dual core, I can install a quad core instead right? If so how can I find out which ones are compatible? For e.g. I have seen these:

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-840-32Ghz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_36789.html

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-32GHz-Black-Edition-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_8743.html

They are both quad cores right, would they both be compatible?

4. What would be a better GPU? I was looking to spend £100 the one listed is about £60 here.

5. RAM question. I have lost a lot of PC knowledge. Does the RAM have to be DDR2 or is it the DIMM that matters? if so 240pin DIMM or are they all 240pins?

That's all for now.

Any help will be appreciated! :)

#239 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

Hey, I am thinking about using this guide. :D

I'm going to buy most things from www.overclock.co.uk, A few questions:

1. I can't find that case, how much does the case matter or does it just have to support this ATX motherboard?

2. I will need to get a network card right?

3. The CPU listed is dual core, I can install a quad core instead right? If so how can I find out which ones are compatible? For e.g. I have seen these:

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-840-32Ghz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_36789.html

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-32GHz-Black-Edition-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_8743.html

They are both quad cores right, would they both be compatible?

4. What would be a better GPU? I was looking to spend £100 the one listed is about £60 here.

5. RAM question. I have lost a lot of PC knowledge. Does the RAM have to be DDR2 or is it the DIMM that matters? if so 240pin DIMM or are they all 240pins?

That's all for now.

Any help will be appreciated! :)

SaltyMeatballs
ATX is standard in all mid and full tower cases, so you can buy what ever case you want that you think looks nice and fits in your budget. Standard network ports are built into all modern motherboards, but if you want Wi-Fi you will need to get a card. Yes Quad Cores or the norm these days, unless you plan on overclocking you probably wont need to pay the extra costs for the Black Edition Since that CPU is socket AM3, you will need to get a socket AM3 motherboard, which almost always requires DDR3 Ram, it should tell you quite explicitly.
#240 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

Hey, I am thinking about using this guide. :D

I'm going to buy most things from www.overclock.co.uk, A few questions:

1. I can't find that case, how much does the case matter or does it just have to support this ATX motherboard?

2. I will need to get a network card right?

3. The CPU listed is dual core, I can install a quad core instead right? If so how can I find out which ones are compatible? For e.g. I have seen these:

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-840-32Ghz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_36789.html

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-32GHz-Black-Edition-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_8743.html

They are both quad cores right, would they both be compatible?

4. What would be a better GPU? I was looking to spend £100 the one listed is about £60 here.

5. RAM question. I have lost a lot of PC knowledge. Does the RAM have to be DDR2 or is it the DIMM that matters? if so 240pin DIMM or are they all 240pins?

That's all for now.

Any help will be appreciated! :)

General_X

ATX is standard in all mid and full tower cases, so you can buy what ever case you want that you think looks nice and fits in your budget. Standard network ports are built into all modern motherboards, but if you want Wi-Fi you will need to get a card. Yes Quad Cores or the norm these days, unless you plan on overclocking you probably wont need to pay the extra costs for the Black Edition Since that CPU is socket AM3, you will need to get a socket AM3 motherboard, which almost always requires DDR3 Ram, it should tell you quite explicitly.

Thanks for the help. It's my first time building a rig so I don't want to make any mistakes.

Do all processors come with the fan and heatsink?

One thing about the case, some come with a 24pin PSU, would that be okay and would it have all the connectors to build this rig?

What graphics card would you recommend, I am planning on spending about £100 on it (maybe a little more).

#241 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

What about when you start it up for the first time, aside from installing windows, is there anything else that needs to be done (like BIOS, voltage, etc)?

#242 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

[QUOTE="General_X"][QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

Hey, I am thinking about using this guide. :D

I'm going to buy most things from www.overclock.co.uk, A few questions:

1. I can't find that case, how much does the case matter or does it just have to support this ATX motherboard?

2. I will need to get a network card right?

3. The CPU listed is dual core, I can install a quad core instead right? If so how can I find out which ones are compatible? For e.g. I have seen these:

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-840-32Ghz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_36789.html

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-32GHz-Black-Edition-Quad-Core-Socket-AM3-Retail_8743.html

They are both quad cores right, would they both be compatible?

4. What would be a better GPU? I was looking to spend £100 the one listed is about £60 here.

5. RAM question. I have lost a lot of PC knowledge. Does the RAM have to be DDR2 or is it the DIMM that matters? if so 240pin DIMM or are they all 240pins?

That's all for now.

Any help will be appreciated! :)

SaltyMeatballs

ATX is standard in all mid and full tower cases, so you can buy what ever case you want that you think looks nice and fits in your budget. Standard network ports are built into all modern motherboards, but if you want Wi-Fi you will need to get a card. Yes Quad Cores or the norm these days, unless you plan on overclocking you probably wont need to pay the extra costs for the Black Edition Since that CPU is socket AM3, you will need to get a socket AM3 motherboard, which almost always requires DDR3 Ram, it should tell you quite explicitly.

Thanks for the help. It's my first time building a rig so I don't want to make any mistakes.

Do all processors come with the fan and heatsink?

One thing about the case, some come with a 24pin PSU, would that be okay and would it have all the connectors to build this rig?

What graphics card would you recommend, I am planning on spending about £100 on it (maybe a little more).

Any processor labeled as "Retail" will come with a fan and a heatsink. Some processors are labeled as "OEM" though, and they do not come with a fan and heatsink. Just read the product title and description carefully. I would not trust a nice build with any sort of pack-in powersupply that comes with a case, I would highly recommend buying a separate PSU from a more reputable brand. I've been out of the hardware loop for awhile so I'm not exactly sure what GPU to recommend. So you would probably be better off starting a new thread in the main forum with a budget and getting suggestions from others.
#243 Posted by General_X (9128 posts) -

What about when you start it up for the first time, aside from installing windows, is there anything else that needs to be done (like BIOS, voltage, etc)?

Legendaryscmt
If on first start-up you are having troubles getting the rig to POST successfully, you may have to tweak RAM timings in the BIOS. However this is very rare and normally you don't have to change anything before installing Windows (except maybe boot order to get the Windows CD to run, but most mobos default to it anyway)
#244 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

I did, thanks. My stuff just arrived, and on the box of the processor it says with heat skin fan...? I will be opening my stuff soon.

Edit: yes, there is definitely a heatsink with a fan on top.

#245 Posted by emperorzhang66 (1483 posts) -

I did, thanks. My stuff just arrived, and on the box of the processor it says with heat skin fan...? I will be opening my stuff soon.

Edit: yes, there is definitely a heatsink with a fan on top.

SaltyMeatballs
Hows the rig doing for you? Since i'm too lazy to read a few pages back, what your specs?
#246 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

I did, thanks. My stuff just arrived, and on the box of the processor it says with heat skin fan...? I will be opening my stuff soon.

Edit: yes, there is definitely a heatsink with a fan on top.

emperorzhang66

Hows the rig doing for you? Since i'm too lazy to read a few pages back, what your specs?

It's nice, tried the Crysis demo and it ran well. Just gonna update Direct X to the latest version. Now that I have built my rig I can't go back to buying one now, and I can't wait to get into PC gaming.

(copy paste, some text is incomplete)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, AMD 770, AM
RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) N
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922, Black, Mid T
Graphics card: 1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840, Propus Core, 3.2Ghz
PSU: 500W Corsair CMPSU-500CXUK Builder
HDD: 1TB Western Digital WD10EALS Caviar

Ordered some more RAM since then.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2gvsz88.jpg (photo I posted in my blog)

#247 Posted by lambalot (1798 posts) -

[QUOTE="emperorzhang66"][QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

I did, thanks. My stuff just arrived, and on the box of the processor it says with heat skin fan...? I will be opening my stuff soon.

Edit: yes, there is definitely a heatsink with a fan on top.

SaltyMeatballs

Hows the rig doing for you? Since i'm too lazy to read a few pages back, what your specs?

It's nice, tried the Crysis demo and it ran well. Just gonna update Direct X to the latest version. Now that I have built my rig I can't go back to buying one now, and I can't wait to get into PC gaming.

(copy paste, some text is incomplete)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, AMD 770, AM
RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) N
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922, Black, Mid T
Graphics card: 1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840, Propus Core, 3.2Ghz
PSU: 500W Corsair CMPSU-500CXUK Builder
HDD: 1TB Western Digital WD10EALS Caviar

Ordered some more RAM since then.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2gvsz88.jpg (photo I posted in my blog)

Nice, im building my first gaming rig tomorrow (hope all the items arrive early), dont know if i'll be able to sleep tonight lol.

#248 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

[QUOTE="emperorzhang66"] Hows the rig doing for you? Since i'm too lazy to read a few pages back, what your specs?lambalot

It's nice, tried the Crysis demo and it ran well. Just gonna update Direct X to the latest version. Now that I have built my rig I can't go back to buying one now, and I can't wait to get into PC gaming.

(copy paste, some text is incomplete)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, AMD 770, AM
RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) N
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922, Black, Mid T
Graphics card: 1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840, Propus Core, 3.2Ghz
PSU: 500W Corsair CMPSU-500CXUK Builder
HDD: 1TB Western Digital WD10EALS Caviar

Ordered some more RAM since then.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2gvsz88.jpg (photo I posted in my blog)

Nice, im building my first gaming rig tomorrow (hope all the items arrive early), dont know if i'll be able to sleep tonight lol.

Good luck with that. Tell us how it goes.

#249 Posted by emperorzhang66 (1483 posts) -

[QUOTE="emperorzhang66"][QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

I did, thanks. My stuff just arrived, and on the box of the processor it says with heat skin fan...? I will be opening my stuff soon.

Edit: yes, there is definitely a heatsink with a fan on top.

SaltyMeatballs

Hows the rig doing for you? Since i'm too lazy to read a few pages back, what your specs?

It's nice, tried the Crysis demo and it ran well. Just gonna update Direct X to the latest version. Now that I have built my rig I can't go back to buying one now, and I can't wait to get into PC gaming.

(copy paste, some text is incomplete)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, AMD 770, AM
RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) N
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922, Black, Mid T
Graphics card: 1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840, Propus Core, 3.2Ghz
PSU: 500W Corsair CMPSU-500CXUK Builder
HDD: 1TB Western Digital WD10EALS Caviar

Ordered some more RAM since then.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2gvsz88.jpg (photo I posted in my blog)

That is a great rig. Pc gaming, once you experience it you'll never go back. And if you do won't be long till you miss it :D Don't like the white Optical drive tho :P

#250 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -
Ha yeah, I put the black cover over it which is part of the case, so it looks like nothing is there :D