Decided to build a computer

By Akai · 15 replies
Jan 31, 2008
  1. Well decided to build a computer since a friend is a tech genius and I can build a more expensive computer for cheaper than premade. So here is what we came up with, what I want to ask you is if you can tell me that all these components will work nicely together.

    Seems like it would be a nice PC, just want to make sure it would work nicely together and everything.
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I saw on the motherboard specs that the "ram standard" =1066. Your choice of ram is 800 mhz. You should check closer on that board to be sure that the 800mhz ram will work.
  3. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI TS Rookie Posts: 86

  4. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Ok I'll look about the RAM. And M0R0NI, even if I go with the PSU I posted, will it be a problem soon or in the future?
  5. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI TS Rookie Posts: 86

    The reason I suggested the other one is the fact the one you have chosen only has one 12v rail. The one I have suggested has 3 12V rails. It will provide a much more stable voltage and last longer. Will be good for many upgrades to come.
  6. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Also, question about the Graphics card. I was reading the comments on neweggs page about the ones I posted. They said that on huge monitors and big resolutions (in the 2,000's) that it runs perfectly. But on smaller resolutions, it doesn't do to great. The resolution I use is 1280x1024, so I'm kind of nervous about that. Any suggestions or any other graphic card suggestions?

    I noticed in the comments (on neweggs page) on the one I posted that the PSU is very quite. What about the one you posted? Don't really want a loud/noisy PSU. Yet I like the one you posted, seems good.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'd stick with the PSU you picked out. They are a very reputable PSU maker.

    Only other thing is what was mentioned above about the RAM. The DDR2 800 you have will work without any issues, but your motherboard supports faster RAM.
  8. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I've been looking for 4GB of PC2 8600 (DDR2 1066) in two dimms but everything seems to be sold out. You'll have to wait for more stock to come in or purchase 4 1GB dimms instead.
  9. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Okay, if that's true about the PSU then I'll stick with that one. And are you sure the RAM will work correctly? Don't want to buy it then be out of luck.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yep, the RAM will work.
  11. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Okay I wanted to ask will this all work on Windows XP Home SP2? And will all 4GB of the ram work, and if I decide to upgrade to 8GB, will all 8GB work?

    Because the RAM I posted was designed for vista, so just want to make sure it will work with XP.

    Also I decided to switch graphic cards to this one, will this also work with the system I posted?
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The RAM will work fine no matter what OS, it doesn't care. But you won't be able to use over about 3 in XP Home, you need a 64bit OS to use 4+. Yes video card will work.
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I'd recommend getting an X38-based\P35-based motherboard along with an E8400 instead. It will give you far better performance compared to the Phenom and power consumption will also be lower. Also, that big a PSU is simply overkill, unless you're going to throw in another 8800GT in there which is not possible since the motherboard only supports Crossfire. I'd suggest getting the Corsair 450VX instead. It has a single rail with 33A on it, which will be more than enough for your system.
  14. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    I'm sorry but I'm new to this, what OS is a 64bit?
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    XP and Vista both have 64 bit versions, if you don't specifically know you are running the 64bit one then you aren't, you are running the 32bit one. 32bit maxes out at 4GB of RAM and due to the way devices are handled Windows isn't going to be able to fully utilize 4GB. Its all been discussed extensively on these boards as well as all over the internet. Its conceptually a bit difficult for me to explain, but what it boils down to is you aren't going to be able to use all that 4 gigs and certainly not more than 4 if you are running a 32bit OS.
  16. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    I bought everything and it should arive around the 6th, well i was just curious and started to read the custom reviews on the Motherboard and found a lot of negative ones, kind of worried now. Anyone know about this motherboard specifically?

    Also, one last question. I went with 8GB RAM, and Windows Vista x64 Home Premium, was wondering is Crysis and COD4 at max settings will run smoothly on this machine?
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