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  • Started 8 years ago by NEM
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NEM
Posts: 15

if any1 could tell me if these are compatible or suggest improvements that would be great also i need a suggestion for a power supply
ASUS M3A78-EM
AMD athlon 64 x2 7750 BE
XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+
4 gigs of OCZ reaper 240-pin DDR2 1066
raidmax aztec ATX mid-tower
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 250 gb hdd
windows vista home premium 64-bit

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NEM
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raphoenix
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NEM,
Unless your budget is very, very slim for the project, your Build is far outdated with a $79 dollar mother board.
Below links to Current Technology Mother Boards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....;name=ASUS

Makes NO difference if the project is your first or last Build.
Regards,
Rick P.

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NEM
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yea my budget is pretty slim for this only about 700-800 usd but thank you for the help

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raphoenix
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NEM,
Suggest you put some parts together with an (Asus P5Q Series) Mother Board.
Probably could come close to your budget with newer technology.

Also, look at this recent discussion on HTG for build tips within your price range.

https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/first-build-for-cad-design-and-gaming?replies=9
Regards,
Rick P.

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NEM
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thanks rick im still just trying to figure out what im doing when it comes to computers so this is really helpfull

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NEM
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ok how about this


motherboard


processor


graphics card


memory


case


vista

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raphoenix
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NEM,
Can't get your links to open.
Please Re-Post FULL links.
Regards,
Rick P.

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whs
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Those links don't open here either.

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NEM
Posts: 15

motherboard


cpu


graphics card


memory


case


vista

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whs
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Correction: Now they work all of a sudden.

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NEM
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now i got em workin the links had the http written twice

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whs
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Is this a RAM-less system now - lol.

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NEM
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oops here it is

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.....6820227347

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whs
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For how much RAM in total do you plan? I am asking because you opted for 64bit Vista which I would only take with more than 4GBs of RAM.

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NEM
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well i wanted 4 gigs but the faster ram is kinda expensive can i use the ddr2 800 with this mobo or do i need the ddr2 1200

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whs
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It looks like it supports alll these: DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz

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NEM
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really where did u find that and thanks alot

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NEM
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in that case ill use

this

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raphoenix
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NEM,

Suggest Antec for Case and Power Supply.

http://www.antec.com/uk/products.html

Also go to each OEM Vendor site. Such as:
http://asus.com
Look for P5 Series Product List.
Pick exact part number you might rather have and then put that model or part number in the search box on newegg site.

Many times the product will then show up on the newegg site when it wouldn't normally by just browsing the pages.

Hope this makes sense as suppliers will always show and push what they have more of in their inventory first.
Regards,
Rick P.

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NEM
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thats a good idea thanks rick and will this case work and if so how many watts do you suggest for the power supply

antec 900

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NEM
Posts: 15

well i tried your idea but i really only changed my


motherboard


processor

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raphoenix
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NEM,
(LOL) Go to Antec site in my last posting and look at all cases and power supplies.
Pick the products that you like and will fit within your budget.
For your build, I think a 650 Watt, 80% efficiency PSU would be just fine.
The reason for using Antec is that you can always purchase parts for their products.
If you go deep enough into their website, they use to have drawings with part numbers for their products.
Haven't checked lately.
Have an old big empty Antec case in back just waiting for an X-58 MB. (LOL) (LOL)
That is how long they last.
Regards,
Rick P.

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raphoenix
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NEM,
Read the reviews !!!!
They will tell you what problems others may have experienced.
Also download the MB manuals and read them.
There is MUCH, MUCH PREPARATION BEFORE buying parts for a Build.
Regards,
Rick P.

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NEM
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hey do you think i should try the skeleton it seems like it would be easy to build and looks pretty badass

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raphoenix
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NEM,
(LOL) I'll leave that up to you.
The ultimate in an air cooled case / frame.
Believe it or not, the product gets great reviews.
Suppose to to very simple to work with also.
Regards,
Rick P.

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NEM
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yea my only worry is how big it is but it really looks interesting

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raphoenix
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NEM,
Most computer enthusiast Builds are never small.
Would not think of a Build (Personally) which could not accept internally at least (6) hard drives, (2) DVDs, Floppy Drive, (2) Video Cards, Hardware Fax Card, Dual Lans, 8 to 16 gigs of memory, etc., etc. in various configurations.
Others must set their own standards for their own Builds.
Regards,
Rick P.

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