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Old 02-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is my first build and i have very little experiance have changed out power supplys, ram and pci express video cards. i trouble shoot electrical problems on cars for a living so i think i can manage it i will be using it for gaming and web surfing here is what i came up with my budget its about $700
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
do you see any issues with these items working together and what else will i need more cooling or better power supply? thanks Steve
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none of those links work except for the m3a
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i redid the links they should be ok now
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ok

built in case PSU... BAD BAD BAD, its also a Raidmax PSU, which is also bad,

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

get a SATA ^^ over IDE, because its outdated

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

better RAM

also get the Biostar TA770 over the Asus M3a

also that Video Card isn't that great for gaming, its like a 7600gt, which is ok, but not that great, if you want to do some serious gaming look into getting atleast an 8800gs
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ok i went and changed all but the power supply i like the case and can scrap the one that comes in it can you recommend a resonabley priced power supply
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Corsair 550vx?
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i would get the $100 msi board with a 2600XT
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Default Re: First time Build will this work ok

Just a little note, all Raidmax power supplies that come with cases are crap.
The only good ones, and yes there are good raidmax power supplies, are ones that say Topower or Tagan within the name/model.

Those aren't sold with cases though..

If you look at the power supply guide, another good, cheap power supply that will power that configuration is the corsair 450VX.

Though you can't go wrong with the 550VX or 520HX.
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thanks for all the input is the 2600xt a better card than the 8600gt i don't think i need the 8800gs i won't be playing really intense games half life 2 is about it the others are pretty mild gladiator, sid meiers pirates and simular games i'm to old to be fast enough to keep up with much more thanks again guys as soon as i figure out a video card i'll get these parts ordered steve
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No it is not
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