Notices

Overclockers Forums > Hardware > General Hardware
General Hardware Discuss your new build and gather upgrade suggestions. And if your question doesn't fit anywhere else...it goes here.
Forum Jump

Important Build buy runthrough

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-05-10, 09:25 AM Thread Starter   #1
joshhua5
Member

 
joshhua5's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Westen Austalia

 
Important Build buy runthrough


Hello,

I need someone to run through a Build for a great friend of mine, She's spending a fair amount on this so i can't afford to have anything go wrong.
Now It's starting from sratch and she wants her data to be unloseable along and had the camera from webcam so on..

I've currently picked out

2x 500gb
2x 1tb Hdd
2X 4gb DDR3
1X asus M4A89GTD Pro
1X AM3 x4 965
1x Corsair TX850
1X Antec Dark Fleet DF-85
1X Asus 5770
1X BenQ DW240S
1X Creative PCI-E Titanium
1x PCI-E TP-Link WN781ND
1x Corsair H70
1x coolmaster cm storm
1x Logitech G15
3x LG e2040T 20" LED


The plan for the data is 2x 500gb and 1x 1tb hdd in raid 10, she also wants to have the ability to play Good games and a lot of multitasking.
It all seems okay from first sight, there's a lot of planning time, can you people see anything wrong with what I've chosen?

__________________
The Beast
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Cpu: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: GA-990FXA-UD7
Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
PSU: ThermalTake XT 875W
GPU: Sapphire 6970 OC Edition
Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
joshhua5 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:25 AM   #2
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
I dont see why 8GB...

If she is a gamer, you should bring more than a 5770 to teh table.

If she overclocking? If not, why the H70? In fact, why the H70 anyway? Why not good air for less?

You also have incredible too much PSU. A proper 450W would run what you have. But to give some headroom, a proper 650W is all thats needed.

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:29 AM   #3
kiru
Member

 
kiru's Avatar 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada

 
The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB series HDD are pretty sturdy themselves and very low failure rates. And if she also wants to do alot of multitasking, I'd suggest throwing in a SSD drive for the OS.

I'd replace the 5770 with the gtx460 1gb Cyclone or Hawk series.. But that's just my preference over nVIDIA.

And what ED said :P

6gb RAM is way enough for any casual + gaming needs
And if you're not OCing even a H50 is enough for half the price.

__________________
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5ghz @ 1.256 vcore
Coolermaster Haf 932 Tower
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Corsair H80
2x 4GB G.Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
2x MSI GTX 580 Lightning SLI @ (901/1802/2200)
Silverstone Strider 1000 Gold PSU
RAID0 2x Crucial M4 128GB SSD
WD My Passport 500GB External USB HDD
DELL U2711 Monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
kiru is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:35 AM Thread Starter   #4
joshhua5
Member

 
joshhua5's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Westen Austalia

 
Okay well the 5770 because she doesn't play the demanding games and the Ram is because look at how things are going, she wants it to last. future proof, no SSD because of price XD and I'm moving down to the H50.

__________________
The Beast
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Cpu: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: GA-990FXA-UD7
Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
PSU: ThermalTake XT 875W
GPU: Sapphire 6970 OC Edition
Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
joshhua5 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:42 AM   #5
kiru
Member

 
kiru's Avatar 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshhua5 View Post
Okay well the 5770 because she doesn't play the demanding games and the Ram is because look at how things are going, she wants it to last. future proof, no SSD because of price XD and I'm moving down to the H50.
Well, for RAM currently 2gb is pretty minimum, 4gb is the present optimum for any application and gaming use, and 6gb is already killing and future proof for the next several years. IMO I'd prefer a fast low latency RAM over just more RAM.

__________________
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5ghz @ 1.256 vcore
Coolermaster Haf 932 Tower
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Corsair H80
2x 4GB G.Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
2x MSI GTX 580 Lightning SLI @ (901/1802/2200)
Silverstone Strider 1000 Gold PSU
RAID0 2x Crucial M4 128GB SSD
WD My Passport 500GB External USB HDD
DELL U2711 Monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
kiru is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:45 AM   #6
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
Im confused now. You said, "she wants to play good games". I guess your good and mine are different. A 5770 is no better performance wise than a GTX 260 216 it just has DX11 which it wont be able to run very well as newer games come out and less spower consumption. You said she wanted it to last and Im afraid that 5770 wont last unless our definition of last are different as well. She also has 2 monitors (I assume at 1680x1050 so 3360x1050) and that 5770 wont cut it at that res with games now really none the less the future.

Lets do this. What is her budget and let me build something for you with the client's needs listed in your first post.

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 10:56 AM   #7
Trap05
Member

 
Trap05's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada

 
Drop the power supply down to a 650tx and move down to 4GB use the savings from that to get a SSD. Why 4 hard drives?

__________________
CoolerMaster 690
Antec HCG 620w
Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 + i5 2500K
Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V w/crossbow
G.Skill 8GB 1600
MSI GTX 560ti 448 1280MB
Corsair Nova 64GB SSD
Windows 7 x64 HP SP1
Corsair k60 & Logitech MX518
BenQ RL2450H 24" 1080p
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=60834
SteamID trm2006
Trap05 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:02 AM   #8
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
For backup purposes...

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:12 AM   #9
Marshmallow64
Member

 
Marshmallow64's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California

 
As EarthDog said, the 5770 is rather weak, even in terms of future proofing. I would definitely give the video card a bump up.

Make sure you get some WD Blacks for the OS drive. Better read/write.

__________________
:: Gaming Desktop ::
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.9 Ghz 1.4v | MOBO: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (732/1464/1900) | RAM: 4 GB G-Skill DDR3 1600
SSD: OCZ Vertex 120 GB | HD1: WD Black 640 GB | HD2: WD Black 2 TB
SC: Xfi Titanium Fatal1ty | PSU: Corsair HX 620 W
KB: Saitek Eclipse | MOUSE: Logitech MX 518
CASE: Antec 1200 | OS: Windows 7 x64
:: Laptop ::
MOD: Macbook Pro 13 2011 | CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 2.3 Ghz
RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333 | OS: OS X Lion 10.7.2
Marshmallow64 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:26 AM Thread Starter   #10
joshhua5
Member

 
joshhua5's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Westen Austalia

 
Her budject is Around 2,000 but it's needs everything even a hd webcam.

__________________
The Beast
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Cpu: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: GA-990FXA-UD7
Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
PSU: ThermalTake XT 875W
GPU: Sapphire 6970 OC Edition
Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
joshhua5 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:30 AM   #11
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
Including the 3 monitors? OS?

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:33 AM Thread Starter   #12
joshhua5
Member

 
joshhua5's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Westen Austalia

 
I've gone down to 2 monitors. and the Coolmaster Hyper 212+
DW about OS

__________________
The Beast
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Cpu: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: GA-990FXA-UD7
Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
PSU: ThermalTake XT 875W
GPU: Sapphire 6970 OC Edition
Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
joshhua5 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:37 AM   #13
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
Again, if not overclocking, why more than stock? Putting build together now...

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 11:45 AM   #14
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
AMD X4 965 ($160)
4GB DDR3 1600 CAS7 Gksill ripjaws ($95)
Asus M4A89GTD Pro ($150)
GTX 460 1GB ($220)
Corsair 650TX ($90)
2x 500GB WD Caviar Black ($120 total)
1TB WD Caviar black ($90)

= $925 USD.

The rest you have figured out. But again, I dont understand since you didnt mention overclocking why your are pouring in $80 into a watercooler... stock air is fine or if you are concerned, get cheap air like that hyper 212+...

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon

Last edited by EarthDog; 10-05-10 at 11:57 AM.
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 01:12 PM   #15
kiru
Member

 
kiru's Avatar 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
The rest you have figured out. But again, I dont understand since you didnt mention overclocking why your are pouring in $80 into a watercooler... stock air is fine or if you are concerned, get cheap air like that hyper 212+...
He did mention he dropped down to a CM Hyper 212+ from the post above your's

Definitely need to drop that 5770 and get a better video card imo.. I mean put an extra $100 on it and you'll be alot better off with a 5850/5870.

__________________
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5ghz @ 1.256 vcore
Coolermaster Haf 932 Tower
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Corsair H80
2x 4GB G.Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
2x MSI GTX 580 Lightning SLI @ (901/1802/2200)
Silverstone Strider 1000 Gold PSU
RAID0 2x Crucial M4 128GB SSD
WD My Passport 500GB External USB HDD
DELL U2711 Monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Last edited by kiru; 10-05-10 at 01:27 PM.
kiru is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-05-10, 01:13 PM   #16
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
yes. thats why I mentioned it (the term 'that' refered to his 212+ selection, sorry. ).

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-06-10, 11:05 AM Thread Starter   #17
joshhua5
Member

 
joshhua5's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Westen Austalia

 
Okay

__________________
The Beast
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
Cpu: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: GA-990FXA-UD7
Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
PSU: ThermalTake XT 875W
GPU: Sapphire 6970 OC Edition
Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
joshhua5 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-06-10, 11:25 AM   #18
ratbuddy
Member

 
ratbuddy's Avatar 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hartford, CT

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshhua5 View Post
The plan for the data is 2x 500gb and 1x 1tb hdd in raid 10
That doesn't make sense. You want at least 4 of the same drive if you really plan to run RAID 10. Also seems like a waste of effort and adds needless complexity. Just stick a 1-2TB drive in there and use an external to run regular backups. RAID won't protect you from data corruption or virus type stuff anyways.

__________________
HTPC - 2500k - 212+ - GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 - 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 - Vertex 2 90GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB w/M4 64GB ISRT Cache - Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB - Silverstone LC10B-E - Corsair RM550

-----
Main - X3 450 - ASRock A790GMH/128M 790GX - 2x2GB G.Skill 4-4-4-12 - 2xWD Green 1TB - Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB - Silverstone TJ08 - Corsair CX400W

Nothin' up my sleeve..
ratbuddy is offline Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-06-10, 11:39 AM   #19
EarthDog
Super Mutterator
Overclockers.com Editor


 
EarthDog's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stuck in Maryland...

 
+1 good catch RB. I thought about that external earlier as well...

__________________

"We have more information and more ways of accessing it than ever, yet seem increasingly less inclined to do so."- Michael Wilbon
EarthDog is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 10-06-10, 11:51 AM   #20
Trap05
Member

 
Trap05's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada

 
That's why I asked why the 4 hard drives before doesn't make anymore sense now than it did then. Data should be backed up and taken off site if its really that important.

__________________
CoolerMaster 690
Antec HCG 620w
Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 + i5 2500K
Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V w/crossbow
G.Skill 8GB 1600
MSI GTX 560ti 448 1280MB
Corsair Nova 64GB SSD
Windows 7 x64 HP SP1
Corsair k60 & Logitech MX518
BenQ RL2450H 24" 1080p
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=60834
SteamID trm2006
Trap05 is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Hardware > General Hardware
General Hardware Discuss your new build and gather upgrade suggestions. And if your question doesn't fit anywhere else...it goes here.
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?