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  19:47:08  25 August 2011
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nashathedog
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BUILT FROM THE BOX UP

Hello, I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that my current PC although adequate is not all that I want, So for the first time I am considering building my own, with no experience doing this and minimal knowledge I think that I would be better served asking people like yourselves who have done so and use it than asking someone such as the local supplier\builder who may have motives shaping his answers. (A recent experience makes me wonder)

So money is an object, I'm not rich but will save to make sure my purchase lasts. Dual core wont cut it so I'm thinking quad,But from there I'm open to suggestions ,

I'll need the whole shebang to do this properly : The caseing, The motherboard, The power supply, The fans basicallly all the parts and there are so many, So far for example I have always gone with AMD processors, Graphics cards my frst ever was a nvidia 8600gt but recently they have been ASUS EAH's.

Any suggestions of good components you have or supposedly good ones I should avoid would be helpful. Thankyou.
  19:52:29  25 August 2011
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angrydog
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Building a new rig

https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=gs&thm_page=2&thm_id=1253&sec_id=4
  21:05:19  25 August 2011
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nashathedog
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Building a new rig

https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=gs&thm_page=2&thm_id=1253&sec_id=4
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Thanks I had not found that thread, food for thought.
  21:11:19  25 August 2011
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Steelyglint
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To keep you from making the same mistake I did (unless you already know):

Don't buy a graphics card based on the size of the on-board memory. Go with the clock speeds instead.

Never used anything but AMD myself. Except in my first PC which had a Celeron.

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  13:27:56  26 September 2011
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axon1988
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Also always keep in mind how much power your complete rig will use and if your power supply can hold up to the rated power!

For instance: Let's say the total power usage of your complete rig is recommended at 400 watts and your power supply is 450 watts, it's probably a better idea to go for at least a 500 watt power supply. As even though some power supplies say they are 500 watts, they can only handle a recommend total of 450 watts of continued use.
  18:40:56  6 October 2011
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nashathedog
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Hello, so I have decided to wait for these new processors due next year to arrive before starting my build it yourself pc. In the meantime due to the eah5770 playing up I changed back to an eah5570 I had. Today I went an got an eah6770. But I will not start using it until I replace my power unit the problem is I dont know how to find out what wattage is suggested for it.
Unlike the 5770 which said on the box it requires a 500w power supply, The box the 6770 is in does not say. So I googled it and looked on several of the sites it offered and still could not find any reference to the required supply for the eah6770. Its got a power cable with it so I know its not like the smaller 5570 I am currently using and due to the number similarity with the 5770 I think it might be around the same but because I messed up my 5770 with the wrong supply I want to make certain I get this one right.
So can anyone help.
  18:46:41  6 October 2011
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Echo51
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On forum: 09/29/2011
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Coolermaster.com has an excellent PSU wattage calculator, just be sure to have atleast 100watt headroom
  23:00:45  7 October 2011
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nashathedog
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Coolermaster.com has an excellent PSU wattage calculator, just be sure to have atleast 100watt headroom
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Thanks I went and used that and it said I need 368w for my system which seems awfully low. I have been to a shop and he has offered me a Liteon 700 watt so I am gonna look it up now and see how it sounds before I buy this time. Thankyou for the info and site.
  10:26:44  8 October 2011
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Echo51
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Well my system totals little under 300 watt (C2D 2.93ghz, 4GB 1600mhz ram, HD5670 GFX), so it's true, just the peak load. get around 600-700 watts, then you have plenty of headroom for later upgrades

oh, and for god's sake get some quiet fans while you're out shopping. listening to a noisy fan distracts you from the bloodsuckers
  10:55:18  8 October 2011
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Here you go, a nice PSU calculator:

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html

If that link shows gibberish:

http://c1.neweggimages.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?cm_sp=Cat32_PowerSupply_left-_-PowerSupplyFinder030510-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fproductfinders%2fpowersupply.jpg


I would suggest a Corsair PSU if you're looking to buy a new one. My cheap CX600 (600 watt, budget builder series) runs my rig fine without hiccups:

Core 2 Quad Q6600
2 x 2GB Kingston DDR2 sticks
1x Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 1GB
1x 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 500GB HDD
1x LG DVD burner drive
 
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