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My 1st try at building a system


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hog1340

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Hi all
I am new to the site, but have done some reading, including the "how to build your own computer". Very helpful site.
I have a Dell dimension E530, that stopped working. I had the flashing yellow start button and no fan on power supply. I replaced the power supply and now I have a solid yellow start button. So after some reading it sounds like it could be the MB or CPU. So I want to try to build my own. I am not really a gamer, just spend time online and burn movies. I would like to try to use some of the componants from my Dell. It has 4 1 gig sticks of ddr2 ram. A good DVD burner, a new 600 watt Power supply, a pretty generic video card which I hope is fine to start with a 80 gig sata HD and a new 200 gig sata HD and a Floppy drive. I also have a LCD monitor a cordless mouse and keyboard. So I am hoping to get away with purchasing just a case, MB and CPU. I have a copy of XP which i got with my Dell. Any recommendations for a MB and CPU? I saw in the "how to" didn't list specifics. I have only ever had Intel, but are AMD's ok? I would like to build something fairly durable that I can upgrade if needed in the future, but don't want to spent $600 dollars.

Thanks in advance.
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I was thinking about these componants and wanted your thoughts on them:

case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119137

MB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119137

CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103694


Will this stuff work with the componants I already have? Does the 600 watt PS have enough?

Thanks again

Edited by hog1340, 08 November 2009 - 06:34 PM.

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Hey mate,

You've listed the case under the motherboard heading as well. What motherboard were you considering?
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Hey Troy
the motherboard I am looking at is

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128395

Thanks Ed
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Just wanted to say thanks. I am now typing from my NEW, Me built computer. It went very smoothand all seems to be working very good.

Thanks again for all the help.
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No worries, glad we could be some help to you. :)
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