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Old 07-30-2009, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey!

I recently bought 4 gb of ddr2 ram and xfx radeon hd4850 graphics card because I thought my mobo was good enough to handle them. But it's not and I really don't want to return either of those.

Can somebody suggest what I should do? I don't wanna spend a lot of money, so my budget is low. But I really want a rig that will use up the two things I bought. So I need suggestions on what I should do like should I go buy the rest of the parts and use my current (mid) tower to build a new one? I already have a monitor.

Never built my own pc before so need help!

Thanks for the advice!
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What do you have currently? And what would be a price range? Also welcome to the forums
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Thanks! I live in California>San Diego.

Well seeing as how i just bought ~$200 worth of ram and graphics,

I want to spend as little as possible.

Deals on things would be nice, but I need a good processor to go with the graphics, and ofcourse a good ps. Other than that, I don't want a harddriver, I don't need a new cd-drive, I guess I pretty much need a new mobo. Tell me if my current processor is good - I have an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4 ghz.
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Mobo/CPU Combo: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
$208.99 after MIR
PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
$33.99 after MIR
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Hmm anything cheaper than 200? Well I don't think I mind, but would all this fit in a mid-tower? I don't think the card will even fit lol but yeah can you get any cheaper than this???
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What's your case?
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Well my current pc is this old HP pavilion, so its the default case that comes with it. Its a mid tower im sure and i tried putting the radeon card in there and it fit but BARELY and it encroached on the memory slots. Also, what do I do for the fans? Should I just use my current old ones? I ask because I don't know if they affect performance or not
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