You need to Read the rules and Join the forums before you can post.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Compability
11-29-2010, 02:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-29-2010, 03:28 AM by Jilow.)
#1
Compability
My budget range is around 650ish, prefer closer to 600. I wanted to see if the parts were compatible and if I have everything I need.
All parts are from Newegg. I missed on Black Friday, crossing my fingers that Cyber Monday can pull through for me.
Parts:
Computer Case: Cost 40$
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower
Item #: N82E16811119137
Power Supply Cost 55$
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341018
Motherboard: 70$
ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
Item #: N82E16813157195
Processor: 96$
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCJ4DGI - OEM
Item #: N82E16819103644
Processor Cooler 15$
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Video Card 150$
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-768I GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125334
Motherboard Ram 45$
GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1600C9DC
Item #: N82E16820144461
Hard Drive 60$
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136513
Light scribe DVD Burner/Reader 20$
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118040
Wireless USB Adapter 10$
Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless-N 4.0 Dongle (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP ...
Item #: N82E16833166041
(is this Wireless N backwards compatible with an old router? or do i need to get an wireless b/g?)

Total Price with shipping is 647.63 - MIR's = USD $ 577.63.

I wonder if there are any comparable cheaper alternatives for the graphics card, and if the hard drive is going to out on me. There were also some cases that came with a power supply, but the reviews weren't great.

Any help on 1. the compatibility of this set up, 2. do i have everything and 3. if I should swap out something for better deals... would be much appreciated.

I'm going to bed waking around 7-8:00am, to buy this thing, hopefully I have a response by then, I'm noticing these price are changing the powersupply just went up by 10 dollars, and WD 1.5TB 7200 Hard drive went down to 60, but the seagate went up to 80.
Reply
11-29-2010, 03:25 AM,
#2
RE: Compability
1) Everything is not compatible. You need an AM3 processor for your AM3 motherboard, not an AM2+ processor. You may want to get a Phenom II X2 560 and attempt to unlock the cores.

I would also get a Western Digital Caviar Blue or Samsung Spinpoint F3 hard drive as they would be much faster than Caviar Green.

2) Yes, you have everything.

3) The Antec TruePower 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE costs less and gives you an extra 100W (can't hurt).
Your friendly forum administrator.
Reply
11-29-2010, 03:44 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-29-2010, 04:01 AM by Jilow.)
#3
RE: Compability
Thanks for the reply:

Now swapped the following:
Power Supply 55$
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341018
Hard drive 48$
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136074
Motherboard Processor 100$
AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103887


Are those good changes?

If you think you have a better Mobo/Processor combo feel free to recommend it. I have 650 dollars to work with. If that mobo restricts my potential to much, then I can look for alternatives. The prices are changing like crazy on these products, like watching the stock market. Whatever set up you would buy if you had 650 dollars, I'd probably be happy with, keeping in mind, you plan to play video games, you want to run smooth but not obsessed with needing max graphics.

Edit: the powersupply you linked, seems they upped the price to 125$
Reply
11-29-2010, 04:24 AM,
#4
RE: Compability
(11-29-2010, 03:44 AM)Jilow Wrote: Edit: the powersupply you linked, seems they upped the price to 125$


Sad He's right.
My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
Reply
11-29-2010, 05:00 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-29-2010, 05:09 AM by Andrew J.)
#5
RE: Compability
Aww that's a shame. That OCZ 700W power supply is low quality, plus I haven't heard many good things about OCZ's rebates. I'd get the Antec TruePower 650W for $70.

Also you can save $6 and get a faster hard drive with the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB.

Besides from that, everything looks good.
Your friendly forum administrator.
Reply
11-29-2010, 08:25 AM,
#6
RE: Compability

Thanks again for the help!
My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)