Can you help me?... Please

Tony Tone

May 9, 2009
Hi I am trying to build my first desktop computer and i am also very confused on what goes great with: XFX nForce 750i SLI Motherboard[/u] w/ 9600 GSO - XFX GeForce 9600 GSO, 768MB PCIe, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV/S-Video. URL:

I also found a case: COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C-KWN2-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. URL:

I wanted a Core Quad so that i do not have to overclock: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor. URL:

So as you can see i am screwed. Can you guys help me? I choose this mother board so that i can play computer games, movies, music, online videos, and do some video editing/Graphics design. i would like to push this motherboard to it's full potential without having to overclock. I would like to have many windows open without slowing down.

I know i needed to get lots more like: windows XP, moniter, keyboard, mouse, ram, dvd drive, power supply, and about everything that completes an awesome computer. Do you guys have any suggestion? I am also looking for great deals too on any of your suggestions.

My Budget: $900-$1,300

What's your budget, and do you need an operating system (Windows) and a monitor included in your budget ?


Nov 28, 2008
What is your budget? Do you have the LCD (what resolution), mouse, keyboard?

The q9550 should be sufficient for your needs. If you already bought the 750i.

If you did not already buy the motherboard then get a x4 940 with a 790gx motherboard.

For gpu I think the gtx 260 core 216 is the best for you if it is in your price range. If not the 9600gt, gtx 250 are also good options.

Psu any Corsair, Power and Cooling, OCZ, Ultra, Thermaltake psu's with more than 600w (single gtx 260) or 700w (gtx 260 sli) should be sufficient.

Hope this helps you Tony Tone!

LOL...he hasn't even posted his budget. If he can afford it I'm going to post an i7 build for him. No need to go with some AMD build if he can afford an i7.


Nov 28, 2008

Of course, by all means. If he can afford a i7 build go with that. Just beacause he mentioned the 9600gso I figured is budget may not be very high, or he may just not be much of a gamer. ;)


Feb 3, 2009
This Was Just A Thought Tony, Let Me Know What You Think And Maybe These Guys Can Help Alot More than I Can
Cpu-Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650 - Retail

Heatsink- XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

Heatsink Retention-XIGMATEK ACK-I7753 Retention Bracket For 4 heatpipes model only - Retail

Case- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

Ram- mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail

Ram-mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail

Media-LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM

Gpu-POWERCOLOR AX4890 1GBD5-UH Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC Edition - Retail

HDD-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM Get 2 For Raid0

Thermal Paste-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Motherboard-GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Hope I Didnt Forget Anything, If You Really Want To Try Out Crossfire/Sli Then Switch To A UD3P Board And DDR3 Ram, Maybe Considering An I7 Cpu But The Total Cost Is 1337.36