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Old 08-22-2009, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i've bought this already and its coming as i type. I just want to get your opinion on this budget build. Overall it is only 390 dollars US because i got the PSU free from a family member.

PSU: AeroCool ZeroDBA Modulator 500W

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
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No Graphics Card at this point sadly but since theres an integrated Radeon 4200 HD with DVI ports i didn't feel like a cheap 4350 HD would be worth it.

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looks good, thats a nice case too. you might be able to unlock the 550 to a quad core by using the ACC feature in the bios. the only thing that might be iffy is that aerocool psu though, dont know how good they are. for the parts you have now, it should work, but putting a higher end graphics card might stress it too much.
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Same CPU/Mobo in a combo deal. Saves you $15 upfront.

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