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10-Mar-2012, 10:35 AM #1
Question Solved: Anything you would change in this build?
Hey everyone, I am thinking of building my family a new computer as the other one is not doing so well and tbh is getting kind of out of date now. I am planning on buying the following parts and I would appreciate it if anyone could make any changed for the better that may save a bit of money or make a noticable difference to the performance or quality of the build. The price is currently 485. I could probably go upto 500. This is the setup at the moment;

Case - http://www.ebuyer.com/259551-coolerm...rc-343-kkn1-gp
PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/245675-antec-4...761345-06451-4
Disk Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/291646-lg-ch10...-ch10ls28-auau
Motherboard - http://www.ebuyer.com/269072-asus-m5...-m5a78l-m-usb3
CPU - http://www.ebuyer.com/287683-amd-fx-...-fd4100wmgusbx
Graphics Card - http://www.ebuyer.com/290511-xfx-hd-...d-hd-667x-zhf2
RAM - http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill...2800cl9d-8gbxl
Hard Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/241715-wd-500g...6mb-wd5000aakx
(I have an older 160Gb sata I will use as a backup drive)
Opperating System - http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-microso...ia-1-gfc-02050

Any help with this would be great,

Thanks, Jack-O-Bytes
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10-Mar-2012, 10:40 AM #2
Just starting to look at your parts, but you need to choose a different case. The one you have choosen is a micro ATX and your mobo is ATX.
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10-Mar-2012, 10:45 AM #3
I would look for a little better PSU. Here is an in depth review of the one you have choosen http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/1487/1.

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10-Mar-2012, 10:46 AM #4
What is your computer used for?
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10-Mar-2012, 01:39 PM #5
OK, I have looked at the motherboard, It says mATX in the top bar thing and only has 4 expansion ports so that is a Micro ATX i am sure :S

Power supply, OK I will bear that in mind but the review does seem positive and judging from the capacitors it uses and the filtering it is a pretty good quality unit

The computer will be used mainly for internet use, HD video from youtube and also films with the BD-Rom drive. I will also occasionally use it for some light gaming but as it is a family computer and I have my own I don't see that happening much lol
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10-Mar-2012, 02:34 PM #6
My mistake you are correct. I just looked it up on a US site (understand things there better).
The only other thing some of the guys on the forum have recommended Caviar green or black claiming there were more issues with the blue. I can't confirm that is true.

Anything else I would change would be personal preference only. I think you're good to go.
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10-Mar-2012, 03:31 PM #7
OK lovely, Urm what other hard drive types do you recon would be better? Seagate, Samsung, those ones at all??

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10-Mar-2012, 03:41 PM #8
I have used all of those and they have been fine. But, I only use WD caviar black in my personal computers. Here again it's a personal preference and performance choice. I would choose WD caviar black, samsung then seagate.
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10-Mar-2012, 04:35 PM #9
Well i cant find a 500gb caviar black on the website and the caviar greens are too slow really because they are 5400rpm I think.
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10-Mar-2012, 04:57 PM #10
HDD's can be hard to find right now due to the flood in Thailand, that's also why they are so expensive.

SATA 2 drives are going to be just as fast as the SATA 3. HDD's can't transfer at 6Gb.

But I wouldn't have a problem with this
http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate...che-st500dm002
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10-Mar-2012, 06:10 PM #11
Ahhh nice one i will put that in instead then Thanks
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10-Mar-2012, 06:21 PM #12
Your welcome. Hope your build turns out well.
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