$1500+/- USD Computer Build Help

By KyBrewer ยท 82 replies
Oct 27, 2009
  1. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    I raised the multiplier and overclocked to 3.4 Ghz with no issues. Orded a couple more case fans that should arrive today. I may play with it some more, but 3.4Ghz is probably fine. May try to take it up to 3.6 or so.
  2. asd0f9890asdf09

    asd0f9890asdf09 TS Rookie

    Would you please just give a short update?

    Hello there,

    I just wanted to find out how your computer is running and if you would change anything from your build?

    Assuming I was to buy this in the next couple of months, are there any major changes out there that would prefer? And anything you compromised on that you wished you hadn't (the graphics card and ram according to your post)?

    I'm not sure if bringing this old post back to life will get me any replies but I figure why waste it when it's pretty much exactly what I am looking for and not THAT old.

    Thanks in advance for any updates/replies.

    PS: my screwed up username is the result of me getting frustrated when 3 or 4 different usernames I tried to enter kept getting rejected for being "in use or against administrative blah blah blah" or something. Sorry.
  3. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    That particular motherboard has only 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot or two PCI Express 2.0 x8. So I would maybe get one with 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.

    In addition, I might get a 750 watt power supply for crossfire purposes.

    But in reality, I probably won't ever spend that much money on another graphics card, so I really like what I have.
  4. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Also, if you are looking for a monitor, newegg had a nice 22" (21.5" viewable) LG for about $150 last week. I bought it for my wife. It is hardly any smaller than the one I bought, but it does not have HDMI input, only DVI. Supports 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    It is $180 now, but you might keep an eye on the price:

  5. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    And HK was right, I probably only needed 4GB of memory for now. But I parted 4 out and used it on the new computer for my wife :D
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    It's not essential to get a motherboard that provides both PCI-E 2.0 slots running at 16x. Even at 8x the bandwidth will not be saturated. There is no card probably that can max out a PCI-E 1.0 x16 as yet.
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    No biggie.
  8. asd0f9890asdf09

    asd0f9890asdf09 TS Rookie


    Alright. Thank you very much for your response. I look forward to building my own soon and I'll probably post back here and tell you my own experience.
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