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Old 07-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default Is this a good computer for the money? Also, what is a good PSU?

Hey I am building a budget PC for my friend. I am able to salvage his DVD drive but that is it.

So this is mostly going to be a web surfing computer. I am wondering if this is good? Seems quite decent, except for the DDR 333 max Ram speed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147074

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135091

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141167

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102704

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150007

What would be a good wattage and value PSU for this system?

Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need anything more than 350W for that system. Here's a great choice that is also very inexpensive: Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply - $19.99
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I would find a bigger hdd, $10 more and you can basically quadruple the size to 320GB with an open box hdd...
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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Well this is going to be mostly a web browsing and music downloading machine, doesn't really need a super large hard drive.

EDIT: Swapped out the hard drive for a Western Digital for like 3 bucks more.

EDIT: I just remembered I need the SATA cables, are there any other cables I need to buy? I don't think so right?

EDIT: What about mounting screws for the fans and such are they included in the case? O Jeez I am forgetting a lot of stuff I can feel it.
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Screws come with the case. One SATA cable comes with the motherboard.

The PSU Atomic Rooster suggested is good.

The case fan is probably unnecessary, you're not overclocking so the fans that come in the case should be fine. Same with the AS5, it should come with some thermal paste.
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I know but I just want to upgrade the thermal paste. I don't know why but I don't like using a computer that doesn't use AS5. Besides it is like 6 bucks.

I have decided to scrap the idea of buying PSU and case seperately. I am trying to decide between either of these cases. Should I go with one of these, if so which one, or should I get the seperate PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147019

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147024
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damnn I really like the second one.
Great Price, too
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Either one of those case/PSU combos will be fine. It's really up to you as to which one you like best.
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AS5 is teh n00b's paste. Get some MX-2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186020
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AS5 is teh n00b's paste. Get some MX-2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186020
I wanna see you make some thermal paste and see how noobish yours is 'noob' lol its not at all, he is using the pc for surfing not gaming.

Im sure you could settle the word noob out of your post, its not at all noobish paste, its thermal paste and its bloody god dam good enough for his cpu
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