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Help and comments are appreciated with my 1st custom PC

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because I'm a seafood...no really...I'm to much a noob into this so I gladly pay for the building...and he comes home to install...to clean up my old PC etc etc...and I learn stuff from him....that's also worth money...

 

I hadn't ever looked at the inside of a computer when I started either, but people here will definately help you out. Any knowledge you need is available free here on the forums (well mostly, sometimes you have to stand us :P ). But seriously, it will save you money, and you will get the experience yourself. If you live close to a member, they may even help you out if you need it. Trust me, nothing prepares you more than doing.

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Yes, whatever you do, DO NOT trust any PSU that comes with a case unless it has a good name brand you can stand behind. If it weighs less than 5lbs, chuck it. A good Thermaltake 500W PSU goes for like $50 on newegg

 

What would you rather do? spend $50 now on a good, solid PSU, or spend all this money all over again after your computer fries because you used a cheap powersupply?

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we are now looking into replacing the:

 

CPU: from an Intel E8500 (dual) to an Intel C2D Q9550 (quad) +45

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we are now looking into replacing the:

 

CPU: from an Intel E8500 (dual) to an Intel C2D Q9550 (quad) +45

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Yeah, deff look into getting a new PSU, Corsair or Thermaltake would by first suggestions. I've had three thermaltakes, on is about 4 years old, another 3 or so, still running and running well. My third is the one in my new rig (gotta update my sig)

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Yeah, deff look into getting a new PSU, Corsair or Thermaltake would by first suggestions. I've had three thermaltakes, on is about 4 years old, another 3 or so, still running and running well. My third is the one in my new rig (gotta update my sig)

 

ok, I have found a dutch spoken board where they are also pointing me in the right direction...seems that the building is way too expensive...

 

I could get the same thing for about 200-250

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A quality cosair power supply can last you for a long long time. And what is your moniter's res?

 

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the cooling they propose is: CoolerMaster Real Power M620 Modular PSU - Voeding ( intern ) - ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V 2.91 - 115/230 Volt

 

I'll probably buy a new screen when I have the new PC since I'll keep the old PC and screen for my old strategy games

 

new screen? probably the Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM

1920 x 1080

24-bit (16,7 miljoen kleuren)

1080p (FullHD)

 

this is their proposal:

 

 

* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium w/SId 221446

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Which Amd processor exactly and that build those look much better but keep in mind that that case requires more fans for efficent airflow.

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Which Amd processor exactly and that build those look much better but keep in mind that that case requires more fans for efficent airflow.

 

edited the previous post with full description of the processor

 

so I need to buy extra fans?

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I like your AMD build MUCH better, however you didn't list the actual model number of the processor you'll be getting. But AMD is a much better decision for this build. Definitely good move. Personally, I'd try to get out of the Asrock board. They're not bad, but there's certainly much better boards out there. I'd try for a Gigabyte, DFI, Foxconn. Something like that. Also, what are the timings on the RAM? The 4890 will be a GREAT video card. The Cooler Master power supply would not be my first choice, but it is way, WAY better than what you had before.

 

Also, the new screen is a great idea. Getting something that will run 1920x1080 resolution will really make this rig shine. I recently upgraded to a 1920x1080 monitor and I love it. The higher resolution makes things look great.

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