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Old 08-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have finally decided that I would build my own computer. First of all since this will be my first build I was hoping to start with a budget of $400. Just to let you know I am planning on using this computer mostly for managing my ever growing movie and media collection, ripping dvds, converting movies, burning movies. I do plan on hooking this computer up to my flat panel Tv, and I plan on running Windows Vista 32bit (unless someone could convince me to use something else)...

Here is my list...Thanks in advance for any responses...

ASUS M2A-VM HDMI AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - ASUS M2A-VM HDMI AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C4-2048K - Retail
Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Rosewill R363-M-BK Micro ATX Black Ultra High Gloss Finished Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Retail
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SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
Newegg.com - Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Keyboards

the total for everything here is $411.93 based on prices from Newegg, once I do finalize my list I plan on hunting for the lowest prices...
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Don't forget to look at combo deals to save some money
and don't forget about the OS, that's almost the most important part of finishing the computer everyone forgets to factor into the cost!
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Well I have finally decided that I would build my own computer. First of all since this will be my first build I was hoping to start with a budget of $400. Just to let you know I am planning on using this computer mostly for managing my ever growing movie and media collection, ripping dvds, converting movies, burning movies. I do plan on hooking this computer up to my flat panel Tv, and I plan on running Windows Vista 32bit (unless someone could convince me to use something else)...

Here is my list...Thanks in advance for any responses...

ASUS M2A-VM HDMI AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - ASUS M2A-VM HDMI AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C4-2048K - Retail
Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Rosewill R363-M-BK Micro ATX Black Ultra High Gloss Finished Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - Rosewill R363-M-BK Micro Black Ultra High Gloss Finished ATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Computer Cases

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
Newegg.com - Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Keyboards

the total for everything here is $411.93 based on prices from Newegg, once I do finalize my list I plan on hunting for the lowest prices...
Drop the 6000+ for the 5400+ Black Edition... by saving for the BE instead, you have budget room to buy a 780g board which is HDCP Compliant

You could go Intel as well, and that's what most of the forum will tell you to do, but remember its YOUR build
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Drop the 6000+ for the 5400+ Black Edition... by saving for the BE instead, you have budget room to buy a 780g board which is HDCP Compliant

You could go Intel as well, and that's what most of the forum will tell you to do, but remember its YOUR build
Thanks for the great advice...I will check out the Black edition cpu, what exactly would be the advantage of a 780g board which is HDCP compliant? do you have one you could reccommend so I know what to look for?
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I use that board, the 780g's have a really good IGP (if you ever plan on gaming, and its really good for video playback)

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that's a good explanation on HDCP, might be handy if you come across Videos that are HDCP protected
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