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    Building My first comp

    As the title says im building my first comp. I have messed around with newegg and tigerdirect but dont know if what im comming up with is good enough. My limit that i have is about $650 us dollars. I have come up with some nice builds but want to see what other people can bring up to see if im doing it right or if there is a better build Any and all help would be nice.

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    now how would that hold up in raids with all my video settings turned to ultra?

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    That power supply would get destroyed by a 460, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winchesster View Post
    now how would that hold up in raids with all my video settings turned to ultra?
    Would chug along during heavy effects fights like Cho'gall phase 2 and Antramedes and such, probably somewhere in the 20s.

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    Well what i had for my build so far is this
    ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - OEM
    GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1333C9DC
    AMD Phenom II X3 715 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ715WCJ3DGI - OEM
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ........And im still looking for a case for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synwyn View Post
    That power supply would get destroyed by a 460, dude.

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    Would chug along during heavy effects fights like Cho'gall phase 2 and Antramedes and such, probably somewhere in the 20s.
    460 1GB = 307W

    Full draw, yes its probably cutting it close but they've built and tested it.

    Quote Originally Posted by winchesster View Post
    Well what i had for my build so far is this
    ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - OEM
    GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1333C9DC
    AMD Phenom II X3 715 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ715WCJ3DGI - OEM
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ........And im still looking for a case for it
    http://i.imgur.com/MNe1q.png
    Last edited by ayako; 2011-01-06 at 02:02 AM.

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    I would hold off a month or so and try to build a Intel Core i5-2500K system, might have to stretch the budget a little. But you'd have a comp that would last you at least 4 years and could play WoW on Ultra. Also, keep in mind that AMD lags way behind Intel for WoW performance, even with the same clock speed.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/12

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    Going with bare minimum is the worst advice you could ever give somebody.

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    Well can you give me a build synwyn by chance?

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    That build is fine, just bump up the PSU to something a bit safer. 550 watts would be a safe bet.

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    well i got my power supply unit at is that not good?
    Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - OEM

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    Its fine, you can go with the one I picked as well.

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    bigger PSU fosho low end psu will do more harm in the long run

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    So whats better overall going with a amd build or int build? always had int comps and sence im making my first custom wanna make sure i do it right

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    At your price point AMD would be the better bet. If you up your budget you can go with an Intel build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winchesster View Post
    So whats better overall going with a amd build or int build? always had int comps and sence im making my first custom wanna make sure i do it right
    At your budget AMD is the winner. Intel-based rigs only shine for medium-high budgets. For PSU, anything above 500w from a known brand should do the job.
    As for building it...not much that can go wrong really, there's virtually no difference in the way AMD and Intel rigs come together. Just a different chip with a similar-looking motherboard :P
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2011-01-06 at 02:28 AM.

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    well atm i have a nvidia 9800gt so what card would be equal to or better then it without breaking my pocket.

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    Wouldn't a more powerful CPU be a better bet than a GPU, since from what ive heard that WoW is mainly a processor based game? Ive built 3 PC's so far but im a whore for overkilling it when it comes to WoW, plus i like to play Crysis so i tend to spend a bit much on parts lol

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    That PSU is garbage.. Id be concerned letting it power my toaster.....

    The rest seems "ok" but in honesty a 460 with the other components will see you wanting a Mobo/proc/Ram upgrade before the G Card.. so my cash would be spent on the nuts and bolts before the blowjob.

    Good luck with the build though!

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    The 460 is the best bang for the buck right now.

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