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Build Advice Help - Will this build work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by martyn3000, 28 Dec 2009.

  1. martyn3000

    martyn3000 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all, I am new here, and wondred if anyone could help me out with this

    I have put this together on ebuyer, and need to know if it's all compatible...

    ASUS M4A77TD PRO 770 Socket AM3 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £66.26

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 164047 £117.98

    G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V 180490 £82.08

    OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU 174182 £62.33

    Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue 124228 £35.42

    HIS HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card 186468 £113.99

    Total: £478.07

    I have a DVD RW and case, from an old 2004 PC. Would the DVD work in this or would the connections be different? Would a 2004 case acomadate this sort of build also?

    Also does anyone know of any cheaper DDR3 RAM? As I'm at the top of my budget. I don't mind it been a bit slower.

    Thanks in advance :thumb:
     
  2. dec

    dec [blank space]

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    The DVD drive will work with that setup (im assuming that the board has at least 1 IDE or 2 SATA's here).

    Depends on the case. As long as the case can take ATX boards (or bigger) then its fine. If its a microATX case (like my dell) ull need either a different board or a new case.

    You can shop around from different brands to get a cheaper price. If 1333 stuff is cheaper then take that.

    Oh and all that stuff will work together. Whats the system going to be used for most of the time?
     
  3. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    Looks like it'll all work fine together. I would imagine the old DVD is IDE and the ASUS board does indeed support IDE, if it's SATA (newer) then it supports that too.

    As dec points out, the only question remaining is the one we can't know the answer to without more details and that is whether the case is big enough.
     
  4. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    You don't need 600W for that build; you could get away with 400. I'd go for 500W for increased safety margin. Have you got any particular reason for preferring the X4? I've never used one but BiT has always said;

    At any rate the graphics card is good, though I would switch the HDD for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB, especially if it's cheaper on eBuyer. [EDIT]Nah, eBuyer don't sell it. Nevermind.[/EDIT]
     
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  5. tonpal

    tonpal What's a Dremel?

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    PureSilver has raised most of the points that I would have. A 500W PSU would be a good choice, perhaps a 500W Enermax Eco80+ or a Corsair VX550. A Corsair 450HX is also worth a look.

    I would also suggest parting with an extra £20 and getting a SATA DVD. You will get better performance and have a much tidier and less obtrusive connector.
     
  6. krakatoa3

    krakatoa3 How hard can it be??

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    He's specified a Phenom II in the write-up not an Athlon.
     
  7. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Whoops, my mistake. Thanks krakatoa3; martryn3k ignore me :thumb:
     
  8. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    2 comments, did the WD drive for a Samsung F3, and for that price of PSU you can get a BeQuiet - 480W will still be enough for your system; link PSU ; link Hard Drive
     
  9. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. What's a Dremel?

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    To be safe you might want to see how long the video card is. If it goes past the edge of the mother board there could be problems. I never hurts to mesure something.
     
  10. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    I know this may throw a spanner in the works but for £313.31 off ebuyer u can get a gigabyte p55 mobo, intel corei5 750 and 4gb of OCZ 1600mhz ddr3. For the sake of an extra £50 id say that is a far better build. IMO
     

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