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Old 10-09-2010, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question building a new computer help

My older computer recently stopped working and I decided to build a new one instead of getting on already made. I already have a case, hard drive, and some other things. If some one could look over some of the parts I have picked out and give me some advice or something that would be awesome.

My parts are: - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX Asus nVidia GeForce GTS250 512MB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ENGTS250/DI/512MD3/WW: Electronics

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AMD 790GX AM3 Phenom II Socket AM3 5200 MT/s PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) ATX Motherboard Retail at ZipZoomfly

Eagle ET-PSVT550E Voltas 550-Watt ATX 12V Power Supply - 550-Watt, ATX, 120mm Fan, PCIe, 10 Connectors at

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If you are going with a 550, get a board that can unlock the extra cores (if they are available): - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

And that PSU is a heartache waiting to happen. Go with something dependable: - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply


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Thanks for the advice
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