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Topic Title: What about this system?
Topic Summary: Hi everyone.I'm trying to build a new system.Any advises?
Created On: 07/09/2010 04:23 PM
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 07/09/2010 04:23 PM
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Hi everyone.I have been used intel based systems.Now i made a decision that this time i will build a AMD based system.Especially, i use pc for

2.HD or Bluray videos (1080p or whatever)

So i wanted to learn your advices about this system.


1.GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H or ASUS M4A785T-M Mainboard
2.AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE CPU
3.1 gb ATI Radeon 48xx, 57xx or 58xx Graphic card. (Advices?)
4.xxxxx 4 gb (2x2gb) 1333 MHZ Dual RAM kit (Advices?)
5.Western digital 750 GB or 1 TB 32 mb cache HDD

So now i'm asking my questions ..

1.)What do you think About The motherboards?I want to add a Graphic card, but it already has a onboard graphic card, so is there a possibility between them?(for example: speed or freezing problems or whatever.)

2.)Actually first i wanted to buy a ATI 4850 graphic card.But some people adviced me a 5xxx series graphic card.I havent understood the differences between 4xxx and 5xxx series cards.So please advice a card for me with the explanation.

Note: I dont have a good i think to use my old case for a while until i earn some money.So please take into consideration this.I can maybe pay a little too.But not too much .

So please give me general advices, motherboard and graphic card advices.Thanks already now.I'm sorry because of my bad english.Have a good work
 07/10/2010 06:20 AM
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Hmm i am thinking since 1080p you'd want something like a HD 5830 or better for games to run fine on that resolution? A ball park budget could help us help you and are u ordering the hardware in USA or elsewhere?


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 07/10/2010 07:02 AM
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Thanks for reply.I wanted to explain that, i would like to watch hd videos especially 1080p.An i want to play games.But it is not the most importan thing i want to do.I just want to watch high quality videos normally (not so professional) and play good games without too many graphics.So what about theese cards?

HIS 1 gb HD4850 256 bit GDDR3


HIS 1 gb HD5750 128 bit GDDR5

Would the first one (HD4850) be enough for me?The difference of it from the scond one, it has GDDR3 ram, but 5750 has GDDR5.And the first one is 256 bit but 5750 is 128.
 07/10/2010 10:24 AM
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there are a few major differences between the 4 and 5 series cards. Primarily is support for DirectX 11. Its not necessary at this point, but if you want to play any new games a year from now with all the features on, you may want the 5 series. Some games now use it, but not that many yet. The other main difference is the power usage. At idle, a 5 series card will clock itself down and use hardly any power at all then clock up and use more power when needed.

I am using a Powercolor 5770 with three monitors at 1680x1050, so you probably wont need to go into the 58xx group. I was originally going to get the 5750, but the price difference to power increase was enough to go with the 5770 and I have been very happy with it. Also, make sure to get the 1GB ram version, its only a few bucks more.

If your new to hard drives, avoid the green drives if you were looking at them. they are cheaper for a reason. I have been happy with the blue series and the black is always a good one too. Something to consider is getting 2 drives. A smaller one (360 or 500gb) for the OS and programs, then a second larger one for movies/music and backing up your data.

if your new to building computers...

For the case, there is some concerns with cooling and if it will support the new motherboard. If its a prebuild type case (dell, hp, etc) they typically have proprietary size motherboards and cooling systems that will not work well with anything that isnt theirs. With a system your looking at, make sure you have lots of airflow through the case (a 120 or two 80mm in front, and an equal number in the back)

Your power supply will need to be compatible as well. It will need either 6 or 8 pin PCI-e connectors (depending on your card) and will need the extra power plug common to any new board. I cant remember if the board your looking at is a 4 or 8 pin and am too lazy to look it up.

Good luck.

System Specs:

2x Opteron 6128
Asus KGPE-16
8x Kingston 4Gb 1333Mhz DDR3 w/ ECC, Registered, Parity
OCZ Vertex2 50gb (OS)
2x WD Blue 500Gb (Data storage)
PowerColor 5770
3x Viewsonic 19" widescreen at 1680x1050
Coolermaster ATCS-840 case
Coolermaster UCP 1100W
Installed OS: Win2008
VirtualBox OSs: Ubuntu/Fedora/Win2k/WinXp/Dos/Vista (set up to use second keyboard and mouse)
 07/14/2010 05:10 PM
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Thanks for all helps.By your advices i created a new system.So what is your idea about the system?

Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H Mainboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHZ CPU
G-Skill Ripjaws 4 Gb (2 x 2 GB) 1333 Mhz DDR3 Dual Ram Kit. (CL9)
1 GB HIS HD5750 IceQ+ Graphic card
500 or 750GB Western Digital Black Caviar HDD

Because i don't have much money i thought to buy another Smaller (250 Gb for example) HDD To Install Windows files in it.
 07/15/2010 03:12 AM
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Thanks, I also have this configuration desktop pc.

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