Building a pc from new
I have a question And I hope someone out there can help me I'm building a pc from new I have the gaming case that I want but these are the other components that I want to add to my pc 1: CORSAIR VENGEANCE BLUE 4X4GB RAM. 2:amd 3.2 Ghz Phenom II X4 CORE 955 BLACK EDITION SOCKET AM3. 3:GIGABYTE GA 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AMD SOCKET AM3 MOTHERBOARD. 4:WESTERN DIGITAL 1 TB CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX HDD. 5:NOCTUA NH U12P SE2 PSU FAN. 6:CORSAIR 850W TX SERIES POWER SUPPLY. 7:A RADION HD 5450 LOW PROFILE 1024MB GDDR5 GRAPHICS CARD. 8: A BLURAY CD-DVD REWRITER. WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THE OPERATING SYSTEM APPLE MAC BOXSET FAMILY PACK,COULD SOMEONE LET ME KNOW ARE ALL THESE COMPATABLE WITH EACH OTHER AS NOT TOO SURE.WOULD BE GRATEFULL FOR SOME INFO AND HELP WITH THIS MATTER,HOWARD M MURRAY:
Kinda late so might not be seeing everything right but the only thing that sticks out to me is the 4x4gb Vengence Blue 16gb RAM is massive overkill thats what you would be using for extreme CGI and Video manipulation go with 8gb (and even 8gb RAM has a few generations of PC in it).
well apart from the 16GB ram could I put everything I have quoted on my list and would all of it work with Apple mac operating system with a gigabyte motherboard if i use 8GB ram howard m murray
not so keen on Intel boards as have had problems in the past with them,what i really need to know is with everything that i want to put into this new build,can it be setup with apple mac operating system would rather use gigabyte board in question with amd phenom II x4 core processor
As PC specs go there are a few things I would change.
The motherboard is compatible with the CPU so that is fine.
As 2o2o says, 16GB is way overkill. 4GB would be sufficient although, seeing as RAM is so cheap at the moment, 8GB is probably worth the investment for longevity.
The PSU is also overkill. 500W would be more than sufficient for the remainder of the components.
I wouldn't bother with a SATA3 HDD at that price. You simply wouldn't notice any difference between that and a Samsung HD103SJ which is considerably more reasonable.
The graphics card would be fine for general use but something more powerful would be sensible if high end gaming is being considered.
As regards Mac OS, I know it is possible to install on a self-build (and your components more than meet the recommended spec) but my understanding has always been that the licensing of Apple software is such that it must only be installed on Apple products. Therefore, you would be infringing the license and technically acting unlawfully.
Ok as someone who has a Hackintosh (a PC that runs Mac OSX), I can tell you that going with AMD for that kind of a setup is a HUGE mistake. They can be made to work but they are also extremely flaky and often can be very difficult to setup and get going correctly. Apple use Intel processors so these are the only processors they support natively so to make AMD work requires various different patches which often get broken on the next Apple update. Radeon Cards can also suffer from the same problems as the CPU, insofar as they can be made to work but it's far easier to get Nvidia running. If you really want to build a Hackintosh system, go with Intel & Nvidia. At the moment the most stable Hackintosh systems are using P55 but I am currently on P67 Sandy Bridge and haven't had a single crash and as the new SB Macs get released they will also have native Apple support. Gigabyte boards also some to have the best success.
You will glean the best info from the insanelymac.com or tonymacx86.com websites. Tonymac is probably the easiest way to get set up, but only supports Intel setups.
thanks for the info cheers well appreciated
thanks so I would be better off choosing windows 7 or vista then by the sounds of it
If you are definitely going the AMD route or PC in general then yes, that is not to say however that if you want to try and get OSX running then there is nothing to stop you but you are far more likely to get a good stable OSX system with Intel but not AMD. It is also far harder to install on an AMD system. For example my AMD system I needed to use a disk with patches all over the show. It worked but it had a number of issues and was prone to the odd kernel panic. My current Intel system required a boot disk with a few command options, then I ran the normal retail OSX disk to install it and too date I haven't discovered any issues and had no KP's.
Of course none of this detracts from the fact that OSX is still one of the ugliest looking OS's on the market. I don't care that most graphics design studios or "artistic" people use it, that is mostly only a circumstance of history. It has one or two advantages like practically no effective virii to worry about, software installation is also a lot easier and for a lot of people it's easier to use, personally though.. I hate it.
For an AMD PC... Windows will just install without any faffing about, but do not put Vista anywhere near it, if you go for windows then get Windows 7.
i also just built my pc from scratch. everything worked fine (like a charm actually), ordered everything from dabs heres d specs:
amd phenom II x2 555 3.2ghz (OC to 3.6ghz with stock cooler); 1x4gb kingston hyperx 1600mhz ram, ezcool mid tower casing (with 500w psu), Asrock 890GX extreme 3 with integrated graphics, 500gb seagate 6gb/s 32mb HDD; lite-on DVDRW optical drive; wireless mouse and keyboard, eirmax usb wireless lan. only thing i didnt get here was the OS (Win7ulimatex64). i ve already ordered HD 6850 with a couple of 120mm chasis fans but i must say that as it is my pc is really fast even with my ram running on single channel im quite happy. only thing is the casing isqiute crappy in terms of build and in particular the PSU doesnt even have a single 6pin PCIe connectorso if my HD 6850 comes in il have to get a cble to connect it to the molex connectors. my advise is with that kind of graphics card u dont need 12gigs of ram unless u planning to upgrade later, it would justadd to ur light bills and shorten the life span. why dont u take about 4 gigs and keep it for the future, the moment ur pc is loaded and feels like its lagging then u can up the RAM.