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    PC Specification HELP!!

    i have

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition
    DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RS
    CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
    HIS HD 4870 ICEQ 4 1GB 256 Bit DDR5
    WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar SE16 Blue 640GB,
    COOLER MASTER Gladiator 600
    SunBeam Core Contact Freezer

    assume i want 2 build another computer

    and now i only hav

    CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
    WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar SE16 Blue 640GB,
    SunBeam Core Contact Freezer

    now what should i buy?

    same as above or should i buy other items?

    assume i have $800

    in my mind i want 2 buy

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 and a compatible motherboard
    but can i put my DDR 2 to DDR 3 slot? O_o

    then i buy HAF 922 with the corsair PSU and some modding items

    any other recomendation?

    thx before

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    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    No you cannot put ddr2 into a ddr3 slot, you could put that memory into the first system to give you 8gb

    A 2nd build like the first would be fine, infact you could probably go for a lower cost motherboard like the gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    It's only the 770 chipset so no crossfire but with a single 4870 that's not really an issue.
    I'd also consider the Sapphire Vapor-X version of the 4870 it's a very good cooler and is probably a bit cheaper

    Cannot say much more on costs as I don't know what it's like in the US, execpt for occaionsally looking at newegg and then I ignore the prices as the price differences can diver me mad.

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      • AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition
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      • Storage:
      • WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar SE16 Blue 640 GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HIS HD 4870 ICEQ 4 1GB 256 Bit DDR5
      • PSU:
      • Venom Red Diamond 650 W
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    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    No you cannot put ddr2 into a ddr3 slot, you could put that memory into the first system to give you 8gb

    A 2nd build like the first would be fine, infact you could probably go for a lower cost motherboard like the gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    It's only the 770 chipset so no crossfire but with a single 4870 that's not really an issue.
    I'd also consider the Sapphire Vapor-X version of the 4870 it's a very good cooler and is probably a bit cheaper

    Cannot say much more on costs as I don't know what it's like in the US, execpt for occaionsally looking at newegg and then I ignore the prices as the price differences can diver me mad.
    so you mean i go with GA-MA770T-UD3P and buy the AMD Phenom II X4 955

    and buy a new ddr 3 ram for my new build?
    Last edited by clayderine; 05-09-2009 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    Yep the GA-MA770T-UD3P is a socket AM3 motherboard so uses DDR3 only
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=3096
    newegg have it for $80, $70 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128392

    All AM3 motherboards use DDR3 and the newer PhenomII based cpu's (includes the AthlonII, it's based on the same design)
    most AM2+ motherboards use DDR2 and both the newer and older AMD cpu's
    The same PhenomII will perform slightly better on a newer AM3 motherboard than the same AM2+ board

    As to which CPU you chooss that's up to you, how much performance you want out of it and how much you're willing to spend.
    The 955 is a bit pricey at $190 on newegg
    The 945 95w version is probably better value at $170
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103696

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      • Storage:
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      • HIS HD 4870 ICEQ 4 1GB 256 Bit DDR5
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      • Operating System:
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      • SAMSUNG SyncMaster 733N 17"

    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    ok done with that question

    can i ask u more question hehe

    assume i have

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition
    DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RS
    CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
    WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar SE16 Blue 640GB,
    COOLER MASTER Gladiator 600
    SunBeam Core Contact Freezer
    LCD 17"

    what vga i should buy?

    is my spec is a waste?

    assume i want to keep using the
    LCD 17"
    CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
    WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar SE16 Blue 640GB,

    what specifiation i should have fot the other parts?

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    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    Ummm

    If you're asking what graphics card?
    Depends what you want to do with it.
    If all you are doing is running OS, office, internet, e-mail, then all you need is something very cheap and basic
    Infact a motherboard with half decent onboard graphics would be best, for a good amd one the 785g or 790g chipset rather than the 770 I sugested before.
    If games or 3d applications are involved then you need something a bit better

    for games on a 17" screen resolution then one of the following
    ATi 4770 or 4830
    nvidia 8800gt/9800gt (they are basically the same card)
    All 512mb versions, 256mb is too little and 1gb is wasted on a 17" screen resolution.
    All of thoes cards are so close in performance that you cannot really say one is better than another and all of them will run very well on a 17" and can cope quite well up to a 22" screen

    However, I don't know what US prices are like but currently the ATi 4850 and 4870 have become very cheap over here in the UK.
    The 4850 is now availible for near enough the same price as the 4770 so the 4850 would be a better buy.

    Again quick look at newegg and I get annoid but the US-UK price differences
    Galaxy 9800gt with nice looking aftermarket cooler $100, with rebate $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162028

    Biostar GTS250 $125, with rebate $95 (don't know that brand)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141097
    the gts250 is a rebadged 9800gtx+ performs around the same as the ATi 4850

    Gigabyte 4850 with Zalman cooler, $110, with rebate $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125238

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      • Storage:
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      • HIS HD 4870 ICEQ 4 1GB 256 Bit DDR5
      • PSU:
      • Venom Red Diamond 650 W
      • Case:
      • COOLER MASTER Gladiator 600
      • Operating System:
      • XP
      • Monitor(s):
      • SAMSUNG SyncMaster 733N 17"

    Re: PC Specification HELP!!

    Pob255 mind if i ask you your messenger?

    so i can chat to u directly,,

    and can share minds more specifically =)

    YM or MSN maybe hehe,, thx

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