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Old 08-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is going to be my first build so I'm gonna need some help looking over the parts and I'm gonna use it for some gaming. Using server 08 for the OS. - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - ASUS EAH3650 SILENT MAGIC/HTDP/512M Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Power Supplies - ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - CD / DVD Drives - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease - AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

It should cost around 460 dollars with the mail in rebates and back to school savings.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, if you are going to do anything overclocking wise, why not get the 5400+ Black Edition, it runs hotter but overclocks better. - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
I guess you read this review AMD 780G & Athlon X2 4850e Review

Even so, is it for gaming and if so then you will need to change that card to something higher end for any respectable graphics. Decent cooler although again the ocz memory isn't the best, try some Ballistix (Tracers if you can stretch).

Those changes are if you can afford them, but in any case good, luck with your build

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That RAM seems fine i don't see a big problem with it.

You will want to change the graphics card as mentioned by Bomber6 to something a bit more powerful.

What games are you playing?
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