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Old 09-02-2009, 01:46 AM   #1
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Ordering these parts for my sister's computer build.
What do you all think? (Picture attached at end)



CPU:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.242928
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128395
GPU: XFX Radeon 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150337
PSU: Rosewill 550W ATX12V v2.01
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.242928
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
CASE: RaidMax AURA Black Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156210
DVD: Samsung Black 22x DVD Burner SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151187


She'll be doing normal computer work, light Photoshop and Illustrator, and some gaming (WoW, Age of Empires, RollerCoaster Tycoon, etc.)

Am I missing anything that I would need for a complete build out of the box?

I already have thermal paste, keyboard is in the package, and speakers won't be needed. I also haven't added a new heatsink, so suggestions would be appreciated. Not much overclocking to be done here. I've added two SATA cables for the HD and the DVD drive.

Total comes to $674.21 delivered to my doorstep.





Thanks in advance.
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Are you open to opinions or are you just wondering if everything will work. I've got a few suggestions if you'll take 'em, Ghost .
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I'm always open to suggestions, dude.

I should also mention that my budget for the build is pretty much maxed out with the parts already. I'm paying for all of this and only have $6-700 available.
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I will keep that in mind. I'm throwing a few links together as we speak.
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I will keep that in mind. I'm throwing a few links together as we speak.
Woah, a few links?

Kidding. Anxiously awaiting your suggestions.


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Case (take your pick for $40 shipped free!):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119161
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119104

HDD ($70; You should notice a difference between 16MB and 32MB cache if you are putting your OS on this drive):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

DVD (Same-$30; I am disappointed! I just ordered 2 Sony Optiarcs for the shop for 27 shipped and now they are like 30 something with no free shipping!!! Arg!!!):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151187

RAM ($60; The OCZ you chose should be fine, but I've just been having wonderful luck with GSkill lately! It's seriously your call, this is a very minor suggestion):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

PSU ($55; Okay, don't get me wrong, Rosewill PSUs are pretty good, but grab something with an active PFC. Should save a few cents on the monthly electricity bill--from what I've read--and it handles power fluctuations better than a passive PFC--I believe that stands for power factor correction or something). Either of these (I like black so I'd grab number one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371004

MB ($110; I would stretch a little and get the 790. I've heard they are quite a bit better, especially if you are going to OC):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128387

CPU ($140; Okay...you gotta get outta the dual core stoneage! Just kidding ...but really, you should see a noticeable increase in multi-tasking and games that are utilizing 4 cores. Plus, you can OC the crap outta it if you want):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103650

GFX ($145; it's another stretch, but I think it'd be well worth it if you are a heavy gamer. If not, stick with the one you selected):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150394

Total Should Be $650. Would be closer to $600 if you bring the card back down to a 4850 and keep the OCZ you selected...that's your decision. This didn't include shipping. I also avoided rebates, as I wasn't sure if you were opposed to them or not. I can get you a few things cheaper with rebates if you want. Hopefully I didn't forget anything haha.
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Nice build. Thanks for the suggestions.

Couple of things I want to point out, though. Your build will be almost $750 with tax and shipping. Also, there's a $40 keyboard/mouse combo I've forgotten to include in my original build that is included in my price I listed.
So I'd rather stick to the build I've got, but I will reconsider the PSU. The case is also what my sister wanted, so I won't be changing those.

Other than that, anything else that i'm ignoring/missing that I might need? All wires and cables should be good to go, right?
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You have tax!? Where do you live that you get taxed from the Egg?

Darn sisters. You could save a fortune just by switching cases.

If you switch ANYTHING, switch the PSU.

Other than that, you should be good to go. It looked like there was one SATA cable included with the MB, so unless you are color coordinating, you should be fine just getting one more for the other SATA device (HDD and DVD)



I would say that if your sister plans on keeping this for more than a few years, grab the MB/CPU upgrade and back the GPU and RAM back down. I don't think she'll regret it. So if you did that, on my end the total would be down to like $617 or so (not including the keyboard combo)...
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If you switch ANYTHING, switch the PSU.
I agree, they (Rosewills) can be decent psus sometimes (depending on the OEM manufacturer for a specific model number), but I would never put one in one of my builds, I would go with the Antec or a good and cheap OCZ for ~ $50, this OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W $59.99 + FS is a good one, not top of the line, but could handle this build and is only $40 after rebate, having another $20 check coming in the mail a few months after the build is always nice...
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I was actually going to recommend that OCZ! Good call. The only reason I didn't was because of the rebate...I wasn't sure if he was okay with that or not.
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