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Building a PC for video streaming, gaming, surfing etc.

By spiderman1957
Jan 20, 2011
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  1. Mostly be used for streaming Hd qaulity movies tv little gaming lots of surfing sometimes 8 pages at a time. Music files. What ive done is most likely over kill but want nice system have the extra money now will not later on. So here it is feel free to give me suggestions.

    CAS:* Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display (Blue Color)

    CASUPGRADE:None

    CD:* Asus BC-08B1LT 8X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo [+44] (BLUE COLOR [+9])

    CD2:None

    CPU:AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+106]

    CS_FAN:Default case fans

    FA_HDD:Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

    FAN:Thermaltake SpinQ Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (CLP0466) [+19]

    FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLUE COLOR [+5])

    FLOPPY:None

    FREEBIE_CU1:FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

    FREEGAME_VC02:None

    GLASSES:None

    HDD:1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+22] (Single Hard Drive)

    HDD2:None

    IEEE_CARD:None

    KEYBOARD:(Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320 Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+33]

    MB_ADDON:None

    MEMORY:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

    MONITOR:22" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X226W 5ms (Viewable 21.5 inch) LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in D-Sub & DVI Input [+159]

    MONITOR2:None

    MONITOR3:None

    MOTHERBOARD:GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN, Support 6-core CPU, CPU Auto Unlocker, USB3.0, SATA-III, ON/OFF Charge for IPod, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI [+54]

    MOUSE:None [-3]

    MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

    NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

    NOISEREDUCE1:Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

    OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

    POWERSUPPLY:500 Watts - Standard Case Power Supply [+22]

    RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS

    SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    SOUND:* Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card [+29]

    SPEAKERS:None [-5]

    TEMP:None

    TVRC:None

    USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

    USBFLASH:None

    USBHD:None

    USBX:None

    VC_PHYSX:None

    VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1GB 16X PCI Express [+20] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    VIDEO2:None

    VIDEO3:None

    WNC:None

    _PRICE:(+1156)
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Good enough for video streaming and blu-ray playback. However, the GT 430 is not suitable for gaming.
     
  3. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    You have a suggestion on graffics card not to pricy
     
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    You could be a decent PC for what you want for a little under $800. The GT 430 while not a performance card wouldn't be the worth thing depending on the game and the resolution you played at. A GTS 450 would probably be a better choice for games.
     
  5. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  6. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc someone else putting togeather

    I added better card now of coarse price even higher have to see how to cut expenses some where without losing the qaulity
     
  7. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc did i mention its my first time

    Here are some new specs see if anyone likes them by the way THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

    CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+106]
    Freebies: FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    Cooling Fan: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK [-20]
    Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI [+54]
    Motherboard Expansion Card: None
    Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+122] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    Freebies: None
    Video Card 2: None
    Video Card 3: None
    Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
    Free Game: None
    Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
    Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+26]
    Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+22] (Single Hard Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
    External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: * Asus BC-08B1LT 8X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo [+44] (BLUE COLOR [+9])
    Optical Drive 2: None
    Sound: * Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card [+29]
    3D Vision Glasses: None
    LCD Monitor: 22" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X226W 5ms (Viewable 21.5 inch) LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in D-Sub & DVI Input [+159]
    2nd Monitor: None
    3rd Monitor: None
    Speakers: None [-5]
    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320 Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+33]
    Mouse: None [-3]
    Mouse Pad: None
    Gaming Gear: None
    Extra Thermal Display: None
    Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
    External Wireless Network Card: None
    Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
    Bluetooth: None
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLUE COLOR [+5])
    Video Camera: None
    Headset: None
    Printer: None
    Cable: None
    Power Protection: None
    Surge Protector: None
    IEEE1394 Card: None
    USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    Floppy: None
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
    Office Suite: None
    Games: None
    Ultra Care Option: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
    Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
     
  8. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    For the same money as a GeForce GTX 460 SE you could go with a Radeon HD 6850 which will significantly outperform the 460 SE across the board. Good review of the GeForce GTX 460 SE 1 GB on TechpowerUp.
     
  9. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    well that sounds great only i dont see vga port i know there the way of the past but thats what my plasma tv supports.
     
  10. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    excuse me if i sound stupid im new at this but installing graffic card are on board ports accessable still like vga hook up
     
  11. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    While many of the latest generation of video cards have dropped the built-in vga connection most provide a dvi to vga/d-sub adapter. It just plugs into one of dvi connection of card, looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    Not to worry, pretty steep learning curve when building your first rig, that's why we're here ;)
     
  12. orondf

    orondf TS Booster Posts: 88

    I think you should choose a different CPU fan; the fan you chose is for Athlon64(old CPU), you need one that will keep your CPU cool.
     
  13. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    yes i agree already been replaced thanks will be showing latest configurations soon

    again thanks fo help
     
  14. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Building pc

    Well hopefully the one before purchase lol I'll change my mind on something.

    Here it is feel free to correct me big purchase I want it right. As for the onboard sound it is the only one that offers the true hook up thus inableing hd 5.1 which comes from six speakers including sub.


    CARE1:professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

    CAS:* Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display (Blue Color)

    CASUPGRADE:None

    CD:* Asus BC-08B1LT 8X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo [+44] (BLUE COLOR [+9])

    CD2:None

    CPU:AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+106]

    CS_FAN:Default case fans

    FA_HDD:Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

    FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLUE COLOR [+5])

    FLOPPY:None

    FREEBIE_CU1:FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

    FREEGAME_VC02:FREE! (Stormrise) Game

    GLASSES:None

    HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+50] (Single Hard Drive)

    HDD2:None

    IEEE_CARD:None

    KEYBOARD:(Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320 Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+33]

    MB_ADDON:None

    MEMORY:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

    MONITOR:None

    MONITOR2:None

    MONITOR3:None

    MOTHERBOARD:Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 AMD 890GX Chipset Hardware Core Unlocker CrossFireX Support DDR3 Sckt AM3 ATX w/ Built-in ATI HD4290 Graphic, HDMI, DVI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X4, 1 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI [+114]

    MOUSE:None [-3]

    MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

    NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

    NOISEREDUCE1:Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

    OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

    POWERSUPPLY:700 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply [+36]

    RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS

    SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    SPEAKERS:None [-5]

    TEMP:None

    TVRC:None

    USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

    USBFLASH:None

    USBHD:None

    USBX:None

    VC_PHYSX:None

    VIDEO:ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+240] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

    VIDEO2:None

    VIDEO3:None

    WNC:None

    _PRICE:(+1271)
     
  15. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    Another thing when new sound card installed are the ports on the onboard system still operational ?
     
  16. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Looks pretty good to me,
     
  17. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    building pc

    Think i figured out my own answer according to my sound card factory will hook up internal spdif if my grafics has the out port.
     
  18. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I appreciate all the help I got you can look at my system specs I love this machine does everything I wanted it to and more. WOW Only issue of coarse there is one, isn't there always lol. During boot it goes to new CPU installed f1 to enter set up or f2 load set up defaults have tried everything but flash the BIOS been in communication with Asus probably have to pull out get new mobo.
     
  19. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Flashing the BIOS should solve the issue. But you'll have to be very careful. Better wait and see what ASUS says.
     
  20. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Flashing the bios isn't that hard, but you have to make sure nothing gets interrupted, and just follow the directions they give, also use the USB flash drive option instead of the online one if asus has an online option,also my motherboard had a recovery program built in, but its gigabyte not asus, but yours might to.
     
  21. spiderman1957

    spiderman1957 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    dead mobo

    Yea since last posted my mobo is dead there sending me a new one. I already have it boxed up ready to go back. Heres what had happened they shipped this PC with my zalmon 9900 series CPU fan attached, very heavy should of not been. It came lose and rolled around in case.
     

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