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Old 01-12-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I've been reading this board for a few months and I've been trying to put together my first build. I'm currently an education student, and will be basically using this for school work, and when I graduate, to put together lesson plans, so nothing fancy - I'm not much of a gamer. Being a student, I am sort of on a budget. Anyway this is my first build, I'm still not completely sure of myself, so I just wanted to see what you guys thought.



Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 Brisbane 2.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103234

Motherboard - ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131172

Memory – G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098


Hard Drive – Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

Disk Drive – SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151173


PSU/case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119118

My main concern is I chose this PSU/case combo to save some money. I know the PSU probably isn't great, but I figured I could get away with it until I have a bit more money to spend.

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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I wouldn't cheap out on the PSU
Save some more money and get yourself a better quality one
If your PSU goes, possibly some of your parts might fail with it...
And where exactly is your GPU lol
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And where exactly is your GPU lol
My bad, the motherboard has an integrated Radeon X1250 GPU. If I need another/better GPU could anyone give recommendations?
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My bad, the motherboard has an integrated Radeon X1250 GPU. If I need another/better GPU could anyone give recommendations?
Are you going to be playing many games?
Just remember that onboard GPU's take memory from your motherboard or something like that
In other words, they don't have their own memory.
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Are you going to be playing many games?
Just remember that onboard GPU's take memory from your motherboard or something like that
In other words, they don't have their own memory.
for games he only has to remember one thing, onboard graphics suck...
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First off I would change that CPU to an AMD 5400+X2 BE. You will have to chip in a little bit for a CPU cooler and I would get the Xigmatek HDT-S963. This should guarantee you an easy 3.0GHz overclock with room for more. Next I'd change your chipset to this awesome 750SB; Biostar TA790GX. It comes with ATI HD3300 onboard which would be a great improvement over the one in the current chipset you have posted. Like said earlier, get a decent PSU (Antec Basiq 500W). I'd get the same case with no PSU.
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i have the antec basiq 500W, and the centurion 5 case by coolmaster...the case is great, though it gets dusty since its a mesh front screen...but overall great deal for what you get...
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+ 1 for the 5400+ X2 BE.

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Motherboard - ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131172
The 780G is only $10 more, and it is much better board in every single way. If you're going to be overclocking, a 790GX would be even better like Joga said. Both of them have onboard video.
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Memory – G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
Here's a 4GB kit for the same price.
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