Building a PC, need some advice

By soboy123 ยท 4 replies
Jun 21, 2010
  1. Hi I am building my own pc and found some good cheap parts at and would like to know if any parts would be incompatible with others, I checked my self, but as this is my first time building my own pc i'm not exactly 100% sure, so I would greatly appreciate if someone helped me out.
    Computer case
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Hard drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 plus
    Mother board
    MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    Should I install Windows 7 x64 or x32?
    I have my own 4 sticks of ram 2gb ddr2 each, amd athlon 64 duel core X2 4600+, and an ATI radeon HD 4670
    I am also looking for a low budget pc as these parts are only $395.9
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    You want the 64-bit 7 because a) you'll utilize the full 4 gigs of RAM and b) it is the future and a good bit of it is happening right now.

    Question: Can that motherboard utilize DDR3 memory?
  3. soboy123

    soboy123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright I will go with 64 bit and I changed the motherboard again.
    Turns out I have ddr2 ram not ddr3. I just checked.

    Also Does it matter what type of cpu socket type there is? AM3/AM2+/AM2
    I have an AMD athlon 64 x 2, the mother board supports the cpu and ddr2 memory.
    I have 2 cpus and am wondering if they will go with the motherboard.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Yes, it does. The socket type determines which CPUs are supported. Many chipsets can use more than one type of CPU.

    Which CPUs do you have? Can you give us the exact specs?
  5. soboy123

    soboy123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok nvm I found out my socket type is AM2, and I got an amd athlon X2 duel core 4600+ processor.
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