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Old 05-29-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Help me choose new parts

Im building a computer for my friend, and he doesnt need it to be a hardcore gaming computer, but he wants it to be able to run counter strike source in max

we're building this comp by scratch and its our first time


Here is our current parts list...please try to keep changes around the same price...if not cheaper, and are we missing anything? or any compatibility issues?

processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600DOBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103212

motherboard:
Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

graphics card:
SAPPHIRE 100226L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102715

case:
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062

hard-drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148231

ram
GeIL Ultra 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GX22GB8500PDC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144034

dvd/cd drive

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S202J - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151161

im looking for a cheaper case with a powersupply
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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Better motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128059R

This RAM is much better, and cheaper after mail in rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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i preferably dont want an open box
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:37 AM   #4
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I'm assuming that freestyler didn't catch that, because open boxes don't come with any hardware/cables/etc..JUST the mobo...I'm assuming he knows that :-) Here's the 'closed' box mobo ;-)
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:05 AM   #5
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its more expensive though..im looking for things that are the same price or cheaper
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:48 AM   #6
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I think an Athlon 64 X2 rig is in order here:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103258

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144034
1066 RAM to take advantage of the IMC.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102715

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003
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umm..you accidentally posted the motherboard twice...
the link that u gave me for memory is the same as the link for the motherboard

and will the gpu work with my mobo...cause the mobo is a micro ATX, and the comments for the gpu say that
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LONG, card is 9in long so use only on a ATX motherboard, anything smaller it wont fit, HOT, i have bad air circulation in my case so it runs really hot for me(60c at idle)
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:42 AM   #8
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umm..you accidentally posted the motherboard twice...
the link that u gave me for memory is the same as the link for the motherboard

and will the gpu work with my mobo...cause the mobo is a micro ATX, and the comments for the gpu say that
OK, fixed.

And the guy quoted meant an ATX case an not motherboard. The mobo I linked to still has a PCIE slot.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #9
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Open box is good, assuming you have the cables...
All you need is SATA/IDE cables, and anyone who's building a computer should have them lying around anyway. And extras should come with your drives.

That motherboard is way, way better than the one you picked out. Do whatever you want though...
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1066 RAM to take advantage of the IMC.
what do you mean by taking advantage of the IMC

Updated parts...now an AMD computer, completely reworked
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