View Full Version : Need quick help
09-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Currently have these parts
MB GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P P45
2 Samsung DVDR
520 Crosair HX psu
My q6600 and 4 gigs of Cruciall ballistix fried
So im in a need of a new cpu, gfx and ram. I will overclock the cpu, so i need some decent ram, im budget is $400, i already have WD black 750 hd coming, so guys please recommend me hardware that will work with this mb with no problems
09-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041)
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5C G - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145247)
EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130514&cm_re=evga-_-14-130-514-_-Product)
This is slightly over budget, but that is the cheapest Intel CPU w/ 12MB cache which will really count for gaming. That motherboard also doesn't support DDR3, so I chose the best DDR-1066 I could find. Plus the video card, being in the 2xx class and having 1GB, can't beat the price as it's priced right around what a good 9800 GTX+ 512MB goes for. These 3 items together are $455 ($415 after mail in rebates). All in all should make for a great gaming setup!
And a quick tip with that motherboard, the manual doesn't say it and it's the only thing really people have complained about as far as that motherboard is that when using only 2 sticks of ram, use slots 2 & 4... not 1 & 3
09-28-2009, 08:00 PM
how do u know it fried... are you 100% sure...?
09-28-2009, 08:02 PM
that over my budget, i do want to stay at $400, how bout going q9400 and 4870?im not a fan of crosair, and it seems price for that ram, what other good choices do you guys recommend
09-28-2009, 08:02 PM
yea, had my memory test and cpu at a shop,both dead
09-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Ok, if the cpu+mem are dead, how do you know that motherboard is "OK"
Corsair make great products, what can I say. I've used them for many years and they have life-time warranty. I just had a stick of DDR400 go up after 6 years of use and they replaced it, no problem. You can't beat their support. Sure the prices aren't the best but it beats going with crap like OCZ or G.Skill
Just trying to help... also was trying to get the best bang for buck but if you really wanna stay @ or below $400 exact, well that's fine too. I'll see what I can do.
09-29-2009, 06:16 AM
Motherboard is brand new, i always was told that g skill made high quality ram?
So i placed the order on the fallowing last nite with free overnight shipping to only find out ups has lost my package, now newegg has to file a claim.Just my luck, here are the parts i orderd what do you guys think
Asus 4870 1 Gig
All for $395 with shipping
Then i got a new Hard drive for $15 dollars
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