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Old 05-31-2011, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Suggestion or changes for my updated computer build? In need of help.

My build will include the following:

Case: NZXT Phantom

Graphics Card: XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 512MB

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250

Power Supply: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 530W

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87T

For my other parts, I am having a bit of trouble, so here are my questions:

For my hardrive and cd drive, I was thinking of using my old computers parts, but I thought if it would be better to just buy them new?

For the RAM, I dont know what type or kind to buy? I know its DDR3. but I do not know the difference of DDR3 and the 2000 or 1600 speed? So could you give me an example on what type of RAM I could buy and ghave it work? Or would this item here work or is the right type of RAM: Newegg.com - ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model AX3U2000GC2G9B-2G

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Do NOT get that PSU. Raidmax should be shot on point. Get this one: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Get this RAM, $10 cheaper. Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Isn't that GFX card a little old?

If the drives still work, it will work in your new system.
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"Fix" The motherboard is an: ASUS M4A87TD, should it be an evo or not?

Thanks for the advice on the psu, but I need a psu thats pretty cheap and modular and works for my build?

Thanks for the RAM advice also, can you name the types of RAM I should be looking for?
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If you want the EVO, with 7.1 sound and eSATA, get it. It's only $5 more.

If you need modular, get any of these 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2060002 9977&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False& CompareItemList=58|17-371-016^17-371-016-TS%2C17-341-022^17-341-022-14%23
That is the cheapest modular ones, that are from a good manufacturer.

The RAM I posted uses the correct speed.
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Okay thanks, and why should I not get RAIDMAX? I am still debating over cases for all this, so would all this work for just about anycase that is compatible with ATX?
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Not all PSU's are quality. Raidmax is one of those manufacturers to stay away from. They are cheap, because they are cheaply made.
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The link would not let me see the two PSU's?
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Hm, like broken, try this: Link
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So here are the updated parts for sure to get for my build:

Case: (Unknown at the moment)

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 530W (I know you (MindoverMaster) told me they are cheaply made but I am going to have to just go with it and try it out myself)

GFX: XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT

Hardrive: Western Digital 120G (From old computer)

DVD ROM Drive: (Original HP DVD ROM Drive From old computer)

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250

Is this alright for my build? Would it all work out to run perfectly? Am I missing any parts? Or should I change something because it would not be compatible?

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Good luck blowing that system up...
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