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Old 06-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I am upgrading my custom PC and I really need your guy's advice!

I built my computer about 4 years ago and It crapped out on me (Not sure what happened exactly), But I decided that it is time for an upgrade. I am getting a new mobo, processor, video card. I might have to get a new power supply if my old one does not keep up with my new parts. If anyone could tell me if the parts I am trying to get are all compatible together/ fit together in the case/ are able to work on my current power supply.

Here is it,

First off, this is my case ( and I am using the power supply that came with it)
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 350W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Computer Cases

Mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

CPU
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Video Card
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H483FN512P Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And I already have a 512MB RAM card in there and a sound card and harddrive
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I'm not really up on AMD systems, but I did just build one for my mom using that mobo. It worked

The GTS 250 requires a minimun of a 450 watt power supply and you'll want a little headroom so I'm suggesting this.
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

What memory/ram are you planning on using?
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The 4830 requires a 450W PSU as well.
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You are going to want more than 512mb of ram. You will want a minimum of 2gb but with the prices so low right now you might as well get 4gb.

Here's a good kit

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Desktop Memory
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Get the gts 250 and the ram pincsher recommended.

And I think (THINK) the cpu is compatible with the mobo it says it's a amd phenom 2 and the mobo says am2 so it supports it..
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You mean AM3...?

The board will support AM3 just fine. And go with what Pinscher said, RAM is so cheap now there's no reason to not get 4gb. 512mb will not cut it, trust me.
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