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Old 01-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am finally taking that leap forward and building my own rig. I believe I have all my parts in order, compatible, and well.... cheap. Please look at these tell me if anything doesn't fit i can get more bang for the buck etc.. I am almost at my spending limit i can squeeze between 500- 600. please and thank you for all of your help.

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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OS HDD
Newegg.com - Recertified: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD740HLFS 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HDD
Newegg.com - Recertified: Western Digital RE2 WD4000YS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - CD / DVD Drives
RAM
Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8G
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I need help on that one.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The velociraptor is ok but an ssd would be better if you can afford it and for the psu get something atleast 500watts and is 80+.
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I understand that you're on a budget, but Hard Drives don't last forever. Try to avoid used ones. Especially those old, slow ones. Pcbuilder, his budget is $500 to $600. He's already squeezing it there, so I don't think an SSD is going to realistically happen. Here is a better build for your budget. I couldn't find a better deal on an Intel CPU/Mobo, so that stays the same. HDD is up to you, but go for something faster. Case is also up to you.
Case: Personal preference.
HDD: Seems like in your budget, there all recertified. Go with afaster Seagate to save money.
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
ODD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
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PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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dont get recertified drives, and im not sure that the velociraptors are worth it in a world of ssd's. just get this
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

that leaves a $100 for the OS.
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Good spotting with the Spinpoint. I suppose the 430w will work fine, considering he has an APU.
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Good spotting with the Spinpoint. I suppose the 430w will work fine, considering he has an APU.
precisely. also to the op, you shouldnt be expecting to play any advanced games. or even relatively old ones very well.
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precisely. also to the op, you shouldnt be expecting to play any advanced games. or even relatively old ones very well.
He'd probably be better off with a Sandy Bridge (or waiting for Ivy) like an i3 if he wants integrated graphics. At least then he'll also have some respectable processing power..
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I appreciate everyone's input on the matter. Unfortunately i was not able to view any of the responses on my phone I went ahead with my build everything is up and running now just updating and trying to get back what i lost. I love my AMDs. I have no hate towards Intel, its just one of those unexplainable loves. i got a larger psu everything seems to be working wonderfully and i was able to shell out a bit extra for the Win 7 OS. To those who have stated it I do plan on, in the future, installing a ssd as my OS drive. I don't expect to play the latest and greatest i do that with my console mainly. However i saw my mobo allowing me to upgrade far in the future to the latest and greatest. I do also plan on, when i have more funds, upgrading ram. This build was meant to be basic with the possibility of upgrading in the future without having to do a full build.
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What PSU did you get?
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OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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