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Building my new pc for the first time


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Nazcar

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Hi everybody, I'm building my first pc and would like to know if i have any incompatibilities here, also, my grand total for this build is $277.34 including shipping. (that's my limit)

If anyone can help me find better deals maybe by locating combos etc. I challenge you to do so! :)

Thank you very much in advance!!!

LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WSL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-M61PME-S2P AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
HIS Hightech H465FS512P Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2K2/4GR - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor Model ADH5050DOBOX - Retail

Edited by Nazcar, 10 April 2009 - 03:30 PM.

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...you've got almost the exact same motherboard as mine (GA-M61...); sounds like a newer version...very decent m/b (although probably not a hardcore gaming m/b)...and easy to overclock, if you're so inclined, if you install the EasyTune utility that comes with it...which also allows you to tweak your CPU fan settings and monitor system voltages, temps and fan speeds...
...can you spare an extra 29.00 for the X2 6000+ Windsor CPU?...http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103773...not a quad-core, to be sure, but it still flies!...and still getting good reviews from users even though it's been on the market for 2-3 years (although you might want to use an oversized CPU cooler with it; the factory cooler is OK, but after I replaced mine with a 'Blue Orb', the CPU has been running a good 10ºC cooler)...
...what will you be using for drives (HDD, CD/DVD, etc.)?...
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Nazcar

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thanks for the reply Zed, I've been tinkering some more so here's my new cart contents. $289.49 and my wife is going to kill me lol ... it started at $234 and that was the original deal, I'll spend a few days in the dog house :)

HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

HIS Hightech H465FS512P Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

FSP Group ATX350-PA 350W ATX 12V (v 2.2) Power Supply - OEM

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2K2/4GR - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor Model AD775ZWCGHBOX - Retail
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Isn't this a much better card at the same price?


SAPPHIRE 100248L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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Hi Nazcar,

I ran across your post and wanted to jump in. Where is your hard drive? What about the OS you are going to buy? Are you forgetting about these? Will you be using the computer for any kind of Gaming? Or just normal usage?

Let me know.
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it sucks but i have to go without new hd's for now, too broke... i'll just be using my existing xp os as well until windows 7 hits the market

mainly gaming (vanguard)

thanks for the input!

Edited by Nazcar, 14 April 2009 - 07:44 AM.

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