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Old 02-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first PC build and would like to know how I did. I’m no expert at this and I know there are areas I could have done better. I have received almost all the parts and should have them before the weekend. I plan to start putting it together on Saturday.

Diablotek Demon IV 450W PSU Gamer Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?Sku=D15-2026

Asus A8N SLI Premium nForce4 Socket 939
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=A455-2118

AMD Athlon 64 4000 2.40GHz SanDiego Core Socket 939 CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=CP2-A64-4000A

Thermaltake A4022 TR2-R1 CPU Fan Sockt AM2/939/754
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=T925-1168

Memorex 16x Int DL Silver/Black DVD+/-RW
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&msg=M200-4214

XFX GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe w/Dual DVI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=P450-7868

Seagate 320GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=TSD-320AS

Corsair Value Select 1024MB PC3200 DDR (2 x 512MB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?Sku=C13-4911

Ultra 80mm Ball Bearing Fan Blk/Titanium
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?Sku=ULT31753

Vision Orion Power 585watt
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=V133-6041

I decided not to use the PSU that game with the case and bought another one.

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Good call on not using the PSU that came with the case, but you also shouldn't have gone for that cheap 585W either. It's too much power for your system, and not a known reliable brand. You should of gotten a FSP Fortron 400W. Other than that, the other parts are pretty good.
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Use www.Newegg.com
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I've heard bad things about tigerdirect.
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I've used tigerdirect before. They're not that bad, but their prices are a little overpriced, and their shipping is slow. Newegg is the best IMO.
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i got that same power supply, what are the chances of something going wrong?
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i got that same power supply, what are the chances of something going wrong?
Actually take it from someone with experience on cheap PSU's. I bought a 400W chiefmax (paid $20 for it) that blew up in about 8 months. Don't chance it because depending on how it goes out it can possibly take out your board, CPU, and Memory all at once. I lucked out both times but I'm not taking any more chances.

Also if you have never had a PSU go bad you will know it just because of the smell. As soon as i started smelling that burned syrup smell I knew I had my 2nd PSU on its way out (fried the stock PSU too)
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