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Old 06-27-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Hey everybody!

Here I am planning out my first build for a low budget computer that I might upgrade in the future when need be.
I am looking for anyones thoughts and advice that they might have. Also for anyone to tell me if im gonna put something together that wont work
Ok before I start posting what I have planned so far, im going to point out there wont be any PSU or case listed. The reason is that I am not knowledged on PSU's at all, and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for wattage and such
Also theres no case because I was thinking about using my PC's case. Unless the motherboard wont fit or someone points out something that i probably dont know. But anyways, enough with the rambling:

Motherboard:ASUS M4A785TD- V EVO- $99.99
CPU:AMD Athlon II 245 Regor 2.9 GHz Socket AM3 Dual core- $58.99
Graphics:Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 512MB GDDR2- $48.99
RAM:2x 1GB Kingston 240-Pin DDR3 1066 SDRAM- $27.99each
HardDrive:Western Digital 320GB 7200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s 3.5"- $47.99
DVD/CD Drive:ASUS Black DVD+-RW Burner- $23.99

Total: $335.99

Thanks for reading and for any input you may have.

Now time to put my piggy bank to use!
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #2
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Looks good so far. You'll need at least a 400W power supply for that rig. This is a nice one: Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W

As for the case, what kind of case do you have now?
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:56 AM   #3
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Thank you for the PSU advice Rooster.

And well its a hp case, its a tower I bought at best buy a long time ago. I have this picture of the outside of the tower. I can maybe see if i can get an inside pic if you need one.
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That might be OK.

For only $30 (free shipping) you can get a nice new case with a 120mm rear exhaust fan that provides great cooling: Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Here's another for $20 (free shipping) - Rosewill FB-01 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:48 AM   #5
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That first one seems good,

Lets see the build with the PSU you suggested comes to a new total of $360.92 on newegg.
And if I want the case it will be $390.91

Both prices look good to me. Thanks for all you help Rooster! Gonna start saving now!
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