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Old 10-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently building a PC for a friend and was wondering if there's going to be any compatibility issues between the components. I've built a couple of pc's in the past and think I've pretty much covered everything. He has a budget of 500 so I'm trying to get the best performance for as little as possible. Let me know what you guys think.

Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz on eBay (end time 15-Oct-10 13:21:39 BST)

RAM - 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
CORSAIR 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 240pin DIMM Memory Module Kit £55.76 - Coastway Computers

Motherboard - ASUS M4A87TD EVO
Motherboards - ASUS SKT-AM3 M4A87TD S/L 5200MT/s @ www.ksn-online.co.uk

PSU - 750w Quiet PSU
Retail Boxed 750w Quiet PSU Power Supply Unit Dual Fans - 22.00 : Internet CT & Computer Technology

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 7200RPM
NEW WD Green 1TB 3.5 SATA Hard Drive 1 TB 64MB Cache on eBay (end time 11-Oct-10 12:56:33 BST)

Optical Drive - SONY OPTIARC DVD+-R/RW/DL/R/LS AD-7241S-0B
Sony AD-7241S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black LightScribe: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

TP-Link TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter
TP-Link TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I already have these and selling them for a reduced price:
Antec 900 Gamers Case - 30
ATI Radeon HD 4870 - 60

He already has everything else such as the monitor and other peripherals. I have a copy of Vista ultimate 64-bit which I'm planning on using as-well. Just a bit worried that I've sacrificed too much quality to get a lower price. Thanks for your help
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Get a different power supply. Youre risking too much with that one.
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Thanks for your reply, finding it difficult finding a PSU in the right price range, trying to find a decent one for round about 30. What wattage would you recommend?
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Same wattage or even lower. but a different more reliable brand. I run sli 260s on a 700W.

You might want to think about vspending a bit more on it.

I'd recommend this if you can swing it:

Corsair CX 500W ATX Power Supply [] Power Supplies 48.99
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deffinatly dont skimp on a power supply. i know it may seem like it does a simple job, but you want to get a good quality name brand powersupply and save your slf the head aches later on.
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Ok thanks for your help, I'll go ahead and buy that PSU then doubt I'll find anything better out there
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looks much better.

only other thing i can think of is try to find combo deals of these same parts to shave the price down a little bit.

other than that, go for it.
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I was doing a bit more searching....... AND

You're going to need a 4 pin to 6pin adapter... seems Corsair skimped on them...

I've just maybe changed my mind sorry, 4 pounds more but modular, better for the 900, and has more connectors including 2 pci-e cables.

Antec Basiq Plus 550W Modular Power Supply [] Power Supplies Antec

Or, maybe this coolmaster, though i don't know much on them, but a 5 year warrenty.
Cooler Master GX 550W Power Supply [RS-550-ACAA-E3] Power Supplies

But the Corsair will work too, just need the adaptor and daisy chain your fans....

For the record i was alittle sleepy when i posted the first one and forgot about the 900 and its fans.
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