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Old 07-04-2010, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! This is my first computer build. My laptop pretty much died so I need to build a cheap computer for internet browsing, applications, and low end games. And also all the cool animations that I can do on Ubuntu (Linux). I have browsed the parts and tried to put together a build to the best of my knowledge. My main concerns is compatibility of the parts.

I have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor so that is why those arn't listed.. Here is a list of parts that I have chosen for my build!


ECS NS8400GS2C-256DZ-H GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Newegg.com - ECS NS8400GS2C-256DZ-H GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Foxconn A6GMV AM3 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - Foxconn A6GMV AM3 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply

Newegg.com - Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply

Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT12864BA1067

Newegg.com - Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT12864BA1067

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer


Price $300.92 (without shipping)


If I can go cheaper somehow let me know. If some of these parts arn't going to cut it for what I need please let me know! I really appreciate everyones feedback. Thanks alot!:
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Go with this board and drop the GFX card:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

I would go for 2GB as a minimum, though.
Newegg.com - Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7/2G

In fact, for $40 more you can get this combo that will be all you need and then some:
This AMD Vision SuperCombo includes:

1. AMD Athlon II X2 245 (Regor) 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor (Model: ADX245OCGQBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G Chipset HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785-M)
3. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3750528AS) - OEM
5. LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+/-R 8XDVD+RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer LightScribe Support (Model: iHAS424-98)
6. Rosewill Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: R218-P-BK)
7. Rosewill Value 2 Series 600 Watt ATX12V v2.2/EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply (Model: RV2-600)
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't I need to get a Video Card with that? Or is that built in with the motherboard? Is it strong enough?
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It has a built in ATI Radeon HD 4200. If you aren't gaming it will be plenty.
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Sweet Thanks alot!
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It has a built in ATI Radeon HD 4200. If you aren't gaming it will be plenty.
And, if you find out that the HD4200 IGP doesn't suit your gaming experience, you can upgrade.

You could also save a little by ditching the CM computer case, and getting the MIDGARD by Xigmatek. It's cheaper, and better for cooling, and cable management. It also comes with 2 120mm fans preinstalled, instead of 1 120mm and 1 80mm fan. Has 5 more slots for additional cooling fans. However, cases are mainly personal preference, so the choice really doesn't matter as long as you can keep a good amount of air circulation in it.

Newegg.com - Xigmatek MIDGARD-W Black 0.7mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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You could also save a little by ditching the CM computer case, and getting the MIDGARD by Xigmatek. It's cheaper, and better for cooling, and cable management. It also comes with 2 120mm fans preinstalled, instead of 1 120mm and 1 80mm fan. Has 5 more slots for additional cooling fans. However, cases are mainly personal preference, so the choice really doesn't matter as long as you can keep a good amount of air circulation in it.

Newegg.com - Xigmatek MIDGARD-W Black 0.7mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
It's a combo that I linked to, not single components. You can't swap stuff in them.
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And, if you find out that the HD4200 IGP doesn't suit your gaming experience, you can upgrade.

You could also save a little by ditching the CM computer case, and getting the MIDGARD by Xigmatek. It's cheaper, and better for cooling, and cable management. It also comes with 2 120mm fans preinstalled, instead of 1 120mm and 1 80mm fan. Has 5 more slots for additional cooling fans. However, cases are mainly personal preference, so the choice really doesn't matter as long as you can keep a good amount of air circulation in it.

Newegg.com - Xigmatek MIDGARD-W Black 0.7mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


So I can just upgrade by buying a new video card right?
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Yep. The PSU is 600W, so it would be enough to handle just about any graphics card out there.
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