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Lehmo

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Hey,

My first pc build, saved (and worked) for months so i hope its worth it... Just wondering if some of you guys could take a look at the specs just so I know itll all work together, compatibility etc. and how good a system it is ie. will it play crysis on at least medium settings? Also anything I might have missed, Ill buy peripherals at a local store so no worrys there. Ive posted a few times on geekstogo and i know its a really reliable forum with a lot a great guys so keep up the awesome work :)

Here are the parts and cost (in $AU)

Case:

Antec Sonata III MiniTower Case with Earthwatts 500W PSU

CPU:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+

Heatsink for CPU: Thermaltake Blue Orb II -

Mobo:

ASUS M2N-MX-SE, AM2, nf430, GF6100, DDR2, VGA, PCIE, RAID, mATX -

Graphics Card:

Inno3D GF 8800GT PCI-E 2.0 512MB 256-bit GDDR3, 600/1800MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan

RAM:

Corsair 2GB (2x XMS2 1GB) PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 RAM - TWIN2X2048-6400C4 -

Storage:

250GB Seagate ATA100 Barracuda 7200RPM 16MB HDD -

Sound:

Intergrated with mobo + speakers Speakers

DVD/CD drive:

ASUS DRW-2014L1T 20X DVD+/-RW SATA with Light Scribe - Dual Panel -



Total Cost was approx. $AU 950

this includes arctic silver thermal paste and a monitor already bought


Thanks for your opinions, i'll value them greatly :)



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Troy

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Hi there,

Don't bother with the Blue Orb - I should know, I used to have one - and I had to remove my PSU from the case to fit it in. This is not a recommended scenario - ensure the heatsink/fan fits whether or not the PSU fits (and the Blue Orb is not one of these parts).

Cheers

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Lehmo

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Can you or anyone else recommend another good heatsink? Any other comments?

Thanks

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Hi again,

If you have no intentions of overclocking, the AMD stock cooler will work just fine. No need to purchase an extra one!

Cheers

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thanks troy, save me a bit of cash then :)
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