Building a New Computer

SoldierX77

Website Brigadier
So, my dad said he can get me an Asus 890GX mobo. And I need some help from you! I don't really know the first thing to building a computer... Except be careful :eek:. What I need to know is, what kind of the following features, or much of them, do I need. So, here's my list.

1. Memory
2. Graphics Card
3. DVD Drives
4. Chasis
5. Power Supply

I'm not sure what else I need, other than a tower. What I'm hoping for is for you guys to help me figure out what parts I need to build my computer, I don't have a budget.. Just don't get me something that's a 150 grand. Atleast put it in a reasonable price range, my dad's getting the parts for free and I don't want to be milking the guy. Thanks everyone.
 

Ph?bus

EGO Is My Life!
More than 4GB is overkill for memory,
The graphics card depends on your resolution, but the GTX 460's are kick-ass.
DVD drives. depends on how much you use them, I only need 1.
Chassis depends on what you like
Power supply has to be a reputable brand that has reliable products, such as SeaSonic, Silverstone, Antec, Corsair, etc. Most of them use SeaSonic OEM's for their powersupplies, anyway.

I can post a build later, if you want.
Just give me a solid budget.
 

SoldierX77

Website Brigadier
I'm getting the parts for free. :p, and my resolution is going to be 1680x1050 or 24". Not sure which one I'll get yet. Idk anything about a Chassis either. And it'd be nice if you would post a build, thanks.
 

Ph?bus

EGO Is My Life!
POST A BUDGET.
Christ. Saying you have no budget, why get a 890GX? Why not an SR-2 with dual xeon six cores, Corsair AX1200, 24gb DDR3 2400MHz ram, 2 x Intel X-25 160GB SSDs in RAID 0, quad SLI 480s, etc.
So post a budget. Don't just say "it's free, so there is no budget, but keep it reasonable".
What is your idea of reasonable?
 

Ph?bus

EGO Is My Life!
Where does your dad work?
Is he getting it from their stock/supply, or is his company buying it for him?
 

NixJedi

Forum Addict
Where does your dad work?
Is he getting it from their stock/supply, or is his company buying it for him?
+1

This whole topic doesn't make too much sense... Is he getting NEW parts, or is he getting parts from decommissioned work towers/surplus parts???
 

NixJedi

Forum Addict
NEW parts, and he works at Seagate.
Okay, so you've got a $2k cap and already have the mobo as a base. Now we can get somewhere.


Including the cost of the Mobo:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard = $147.86 Shipped

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX = $295.99 Shipped

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler = $49.99 ($10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Shipped

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM = $9.99 Shipped

TWO (2) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 = $89.99 EACH (10.00 Mail-In Rebate EACH) Shipped = $179.98 Shipped

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case = $79.95 ($20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS LightScribe Support - OEM = $24.99 Shipped

Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC = $185.98 Shipped

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan (For The TOP Fan Spot) = $19.99 Shipped

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (For the OS) = $149.99 ($10.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive = $94.99 Shipped

EVGA 015-P3-1485-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked+ 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card = $517.86 ($30.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM = $174.99 Shipped

TOTAL: $2,017.27 Shipped ($1,979.82 AFTER MAIL-IN REBATES) (including the Motherboard)
 
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mattM_-

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Damn, if he doesn't have a price tag then build him an epic gaming computer with liquid cooling.

Be nice phobus :/
 

reflex99

EGO Is My Life!
Okay, so you've got a $2k cap and already have the mobo as a base. Now we can get somewhere.


Including the cost of the Mobo:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard = $147.86 Shipped

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX = $295.99 Shipped

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler = $49.99 ($10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Shipped

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM = $9.99 Shipped

TWO (2) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 = $89.99 EACH (10.00 Mail-In Rebate EACH) Shipped = $179.98 Shipped

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case = $79.95 ($20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS LightScribe Support - OEM = $24.99 Shipped

Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC = $185.98 Shipped

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan (For The TOP Fan Spot) = $19.99 Shipped

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (For the OS) = $149.99 ($10.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive = $94.99 Shipped

EVGA 015-P3-1485-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked+ 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card = $517.86 ($30.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM = $174.99 Shipped

TOTAL: $2,017.27 Shipped ($1,979.82 AFTER MAIL-IN REBATES) (including the Motherboard)

This is OK build, but i would:

1) get a Seasonic X750. I is WAY better than the antec, and will power 2 480s just fine

2) DONT GET ANTEC 900 (insert Ph?bus rant here)

3) CM v8 cooler is meh. Thermalright VenX or Megahalems would be better
 

Ph?bus

EGO Is My Life!
This is OK build, but i would:

1) get a Seasonic X750. I is WAY better than the antec, and will power 2 480s just fine

2) DONT GET ANTEC 900 (Generic, overrated, crappy cable management, bad dust filters, loud, too flashy, ugly, etc, etc)

3) CM v8 cooler is meh. Thermalright VenX or Megahalems would be better
amidoitrite?

I'll post a build in a sec.
 
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