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Old 01-28-2009, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question first time pc build

ok first off, i am a teen and this is my first computer build.
i am just trying to make an extremely budget computer, to try it out.

supply list:
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
$20.99


APEVIA ATXB2KL-BK/420 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
420W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144150
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$49.99


Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$49.99


Foxconn A74MX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$54.99


Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA667 - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX - Retail
$59.99


does this look good for a budget build? am i missing anything? has anyone else had issues/good reviews on any of these parts.
im buying everything off newegg, for about 270 altogether.
i have a little more in my budget, ~50-60 bux, but i would like to spend this eventually on a video card.
thanks
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your build look great. Just so you know that your motherboard has built in video so you don't have to buy an extra video card if you don't want to but you surely can if you want better graphics for games and such.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, thanx. the mobo was what i was worried a bit about. if i buy a 2.0 pci e card, will it work?
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ok first off, i am a teen and this is my first computer build.
i am just trying to make an extremely budget computer, to try it out.

supply list:
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
$20.99


APEVIA ATXB2KL-BK/420 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
420W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144150
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$49.99


Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$49.99


Foxconn A74MX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$54.99


Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA667 - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX - Retail
$59.99


does this look good for a budget build? am i missing anything? has anyone else had issues/good reviews on any of these parts.
im buying everything off newegg, for about 270 altogether.
i have a little more in my budget, ~50-60 bux, but i would like to spend this eventually on a video card.
thanks
You can do a bit better for that price...

Here's what's wrong with what you have...

1. The Case is ok, however since its Apevia and it has an Integrated PSU, I recommend avoiding it!
2. RAM is a bit cheap quality, and you can get a 4GB one for around $40 that's a lot better than that
3. AMD is kind of losing the CPU war, if your budget allows, there might be a good Intel version that you could be able to afford.

Please give me your allocated budget and I'll try to set something up.

Thanks -V
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Yes that card will work. The E stands for express which is for the PCI express and your motherboard supports 1 PCI express x16 and 1 PCI express x1. When I looked at your build I said it was great build because all the parts would of worked but listen to vernong1992 he knows alot more then I do.
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OH I fail.. it says under $300...but you didn't mention a GPU (aka Video Card..) unless you plan on using the Integrated HD 2100
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thanks vernong!
lets see, i would go for around 325 because i have california tax =( which would be around 350. preferably im looking at maybe a 300 dollar build. it would be nice to have a little money left over.

will this all be off of newegg?

oh, yeah.
i dont need a super powerful GPU, just something faster than an IGP because i like to do a little casual gaming (spore) plus photoshop stuff and a little 3ds max advantage would be nice.
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Yep, Newegg 90% of the time has the best prices...

Newegg.com - Antec New Solution NSK3480 Black/ Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Computer Cases

Its one of the few Cases with Integrated PSU's that is actually good ^^

Stick with your CPU and Board, since I can't find any Intel combo that would be cheaper..

Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Maybe get that RAM? Should be around $300
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is there some 30 dollar ram that is good? rather spend extra money on vid card.
what suggestions do you have for a video card that will work with that case/psu you picked?

ooh, and i would rather have a cheaper case/psu. i dont really want to spend 100+ dollars on the case, as im on a limited budget and planing to go atx this summer. if there is a quality case out there that is worth the money then i might get that.
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Alright, this took me forever, but I got a nice build for you under 300 bucks AFTER mail-in rebates.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

All that after shipping is $356.45, and there's 60 bucks in rebates. You get a better processor, a better mobo with better onboard graphics so you won't need a video card, 2gb of good ram, decent case with a decent PSU, and a 320gb HDD.


EDIT: Ah crap. I forgot a DVD Burner. Well, extra 22 bucks. A little over budget, but it's a much better machine.
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