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Old 05-07-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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i have never built a computer before, but i've read how some parts may not be compatible with others and so on, so i've put some pieces together and wanted to get other's opinions on it and see if they would work well together... this would be a gaming computer mainly


- 430W Power Supply Case

- Black Edition AMD Athlon X2 5000+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

- Extreme-Performance AMD CPU Cooling Fan System Kit

- Asus M2A-VM AMD 690G Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB

- Mushkin 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module

- ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB - PCI-Express x16 //OR//
- ATI Radeon HD 3850 256MB - PCI Express x16

- 160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache]


this was taken from a computer i've been playing around with from IBuyPower, but i've heard making it myself by buying individual parts costs less, so i'd like to hear some opinions, thanks in advance
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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Everything looks pretty good. The only thing that I would think about and others can comment on this is if you are going to spend $100 for the 5000+ then why do you just spend $103 for this one. It is compatible with your mobo so you are set.

Also you are only getting a 60GB hdd. why not get this one. It is only $50. Just a couple of things to think about.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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Everything looks pretty good. The only thing that I would think about and others can comment on this is if you are going to spend $100 for the 5000+ then why do you just spend $103 for this one. It is compatible with your mobo so you are set.

Also you are only getting a 60GB hdd. why not get this one. It is only $50. Just a couple of things to think about.
oops that was a mistake, its a 160GB Hard Drive, and is what is the difference between those two processors, I have never used AMD before
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:13 PM   #4
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The 5000+ runs @ 2600Mhz.

The 5200+ runs @ 2700MHz.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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lets say i bought the motherboard, power supply, case, ram, video card, and all the basic components... what else would i need to buy that doesn't come with its parts, like cables, screws, etc?
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everything should come with it. only thing is cable ties if you want to clean up the inside of your computer, and better thermal paste/thermal paste remover.

These things are not essential but the new thermal grease does help
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #8
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All screws and cables will come with the components.
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This is what i came up with, let me know if these parts do or don't work well together or if i need to change or add anything

CASE -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811146025

MOTHERBOARD -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131174

VIDEO CARD -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814127315

POWER SUPPLY -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153023

PROCESSOR -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103210

MEMORY -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145034

HARD DRIVE -
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148262

CD/DVD -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827248009

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Old 05-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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Most of that is good, just a few little things I would like to mention.
- That HD 3870 has the old reference HSF, a new one was developped which is quieter and a lot more effective. Here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103050
- Make sure you get a disk drive with a SATA interface. You get a nice neat thin cable unlike the thick ugly IDE cables which make cable management much harder: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136142
- For the mobo, I would recommend the 780G instead of the 690G. It integrates the HD 3200 GPU and can even do Crossfire with any HD 3000 graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141
- I don't know if you can stretch yourself $45 more but a Phenom X3 would be awesome: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103254
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