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Would this build work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ibetyouluvthis, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. ibetyouluvthis

    ibetyouluvthis Thread Starter

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  2. Jones

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    Well, I hate to be critical, but here's my thoughts on your choices:

    1 - Your motherboard and CPU don't match. CPU is a socket 939, Mobo is a socket AM2.

    2 - your CPU cooler could be much better. Rosewill isn't a great name in computers. Look for something by Thermaltake, Coolermaster, or Zalman

    3 - Your PSU is kinda cheap. Look for a good brand like Antec, Enermax, Corsair, or Ultra. Nothing good comes from going cheap on the PSU. Trust me.

    4 - Your case (while not the most crucial piece) could be better. Brands like Antec, Thermaltake, NZXT and Coolermaster make much better budget cases.

    Things you're missing:

    1 - RAM
    2 - CD/DVD Drive
    3 - Video Card (if you plan on gaming)
     
  3. ibetyouluvthis

    ibetyouluvthis Thread Starter

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    Thanks you for the input,

    1 - Do you mean the CPU and motherboard will not be compatiable?
    2 - low budget i noe i noe
    3 - low budget i noe i noe, im a poor college dude! :)
    4 - low budget

    Missing:
    1 - Ram - I have two 1 gig 677/667 (not sure which) Kingston sticks. Would those work?
    2- CD/DVD - Duuhh...on my part i forgot about that
    3 - I'll do a little bit of gaming, I have a Nvidia 8400GS, If that doesnt fit then I'll stick with the integrated till then. I think the integrated was an ati X1250 or something like that.
     
  4. Compiler

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    Come up with a budget and we'll be able to help you out....
    Example, you picked a $40 CPU + a $45 cooler, when you could get a retail cooler with cooler for $50~60 thats just as fast or faster. The 8400gs is about as week as onboard AMD graphics.

    To go on the cheap for the basics you have selected:
    $65 mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128043
    $46 2.6Ghz CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103239
    (includes the cooler fan, works on mobo)

    - You've budgeted $45 for a cheap case & PSU. This coolermaster is $85 with a good(not great) PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119151
    Currently Newegg is out of the $75~80 Antec with PSU. But here is the best low-cost PSU you should get: $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023 and put it in this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119115 or this one for a few bucks more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106

    You're at $256 (without OS or HD) vs $191 with easily better parts that I quoted you here. That's $65 towards a better video card... like this $80 8600GT which after rebate = $50!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085 (I'm not a big fan of the 8600GT, but you're on a budget and this will kill your 8400gs... note: the slightly cheaper 8600GTs are WAY slower) They have fanless versions for $65~70 after rebates.

    - DVD burner drives are $24~29 on Newegg... LG, Samsung, Pioneer, SONY - they all work.

    - You 667mhz DDR2 RAM should work. Note: If you still have a usable XP disc, use it. Vista requires quite a bit more CPU and RAM to be usable. It offers little over XP... why do you think 15~20% people are buying NEW Vista PCs and then spending $100 to upgrade XP over vista? You couldn't pay me to put that OS on MY computer.

    If you have an OLD copy of XP you can use, that'll save you $100 and headaches!
     
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  6. Jackiefrost9

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    I second everything compiler said.

    If you really have that tight of a budget then wait a couple months and save up. You'll be happier if you don't try to cut corners to save money.
     
  7. ibetyouluvthis

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    Thank you,
    I appreciate the time and effort you guys put into helping newbs like me!
     
  8. Compiler

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    It takes experince to learn what is junk what is sometimes good... with a bit of research, you end up getting more for your money. ;) And hopefully a good computer to work for for years.
     
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