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Old 11-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question First time builder.. is this a good setup?

hows it goin.. i bought a custom pc of my buddy about a year ago n now my other buddy wants to buy that one off me, so i figured i would just go ahead n make my own this time instead of havin a friend do it. so i hopped on newegg n picked all this stuff out:

case - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

dvd drive - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

psu - Rosewill RV2-600 600 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply

cpu -AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

gpu - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

motherboard - MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

any suggestions? am i missing anything? i already have a monitor n speakers.. is that psu gonna be strong enough? just lemme know whatcha think, thanks
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what is your budget?
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I would go for the Phenom II, not Athlon. You need RAM, btw.
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If you're going NVidia, go with an NVidia mobo for the SLI support. and yeah, you need RAM.
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right after i posted this i realized i forgot to add the ram.. but thanks, anyways my budget is about 600. can anyone make any suggestions as to which phenom cpu i can grab for a similar price? and the same for a nvidia motherboard.. also, a big concern is the psu as my last pc suffered from one that was too small, is 600w enough?
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I don't think he's going SLI with his budget.

Could get this CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 810 Deneb 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX810WFGIBOX

Your board should be fine.
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Be sure to look at the combos on NewEgg to save some money.
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I looked at that, the only one around his budget is a Phenom II x4 OEM. all others are $220+
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If you're going NVidia, go with an NVidia mobo for the SLI support. and yeah, you need RAM.
You dont need one for SLI.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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alright thanks for all the suggestions so far, i think im gonna go with that cpu the guy above me linked to on new egg, as for the motherboard ill just keep the one i currently have in my cart. so any final thoughts? will this thing be a beast or what? the last card i had was the gtx 260 oc 216.. will i notice much of a jump from that to this one?
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