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Quick Base Build Buying the next day or two. Help


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StreetBobber09

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:) Ok heres whats going on. My Dell PC is 6-7 years old and just got the BSoD from some type of worm/virus. I have tried to run and fix these problem but it keeps rebooting and doesnt reboot in safe mode. I also cant run malwarebytes or any other program. I am looking at a quick base build that in the future I can add components. Right now I just need a computer and I will be gaming but that will be later on. I have a monitor, Keyboard and mouse. Right now I just need it for everyday computing/web browsing. THIS IS MY FIRST COMPUTER BUILD!
Opinions and thoughts welcome. I will be buying today or tomorrow.

Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119196

PSU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817709024

MoBo: ASUS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131366

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 3.0ghz With Operatig System Windows 7 32 Bit
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.281977

Memory: OCZ 4 gig DDR3
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227495

HDD:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148411

Optical Drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136147

Now this build is about $776. I would really like to be around $500 give or take if the performance is there. I dont really need a 1TB HD or a $90 dollar case. If anyone could come up with a great performing PC for cheaper I will go with it.

Edited by StreetBobber09, 09 November 2009 - 09:39 AM.

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Just wondering why you pick a HDD with only 5900 RPM. You can get a 1 TB 7200 for close to the same price.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148433

Only $10 more.
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I'm building a similar rig, ive been looking at these... they should work great for you

Case - much better case for the $, stays cold

cpu - more than enough stock, and you can unlock the fourth core if you want, or just overclock the [bleep] out it

optical - just as good for less $

hdd - GREAT hard drive for the $

psu - unstoppable for the price

mobo - little cheaper, and id recommend a gigabyte with this setup, especially if youre going to unlock the 720. and its crossfire ready

ram - i know this is a little more than the ocz, but a much better name and a lot more reliable

you don't have a video card on there... was that a mistake? if not this is one of the best budget cards out there - videocard

well there you go bud... take what you want. this should be around $622 after rebates and shipping.

Edited by breatheasy9er, 09 November 2009 - 11:03 AM.

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As far as the HDD I will bump that up to 7200rpm. Also about overclocking i havent read much about it or know how to really do it so thats why I just liksted the AMD quad core non black edition becuase it has a heat sink and 3ghz.

Also the video card it said that the mobo had onboard video thats why I didnt add one for the ASUS board. I will add one eventually but thought I could get by without one for now. Unless you reccomend getting the one you listed. Thanks for the list of components; I will take a look at them and add some to mine.
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yeah man that should be fine as far as graphics go, unless youre to going to really get into gaming.

and the quad core is an excellent buy for the money, i just think the 720 BE is a great processor(heatsink and fan included). overclocking is very easy to do, just check this out down the road if youre interested - overclocking. if done properly its safe... and a great way to get the most out of your money

any questions just ask. and troy has an awesome step by step guide for building.

good luck

Edited by breatheasy9er, 09 November 2009 - 12:11 PM.

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I had read the step by step process and it looks very helpful. The only thing I just noticed is that the one bundle above I posted has windows 7 system builder version. I want the full version of windows 7 but I dont know what the system builders version consists of? Another thing is a 400w PSU enough?
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not sure about the windows 7 system builder, im having my buddy at school get me 7 home for $30 through here. its a great deal, if youre not at school get someone you know to do it. its by far the cheapest place iv found.

and about the 400w.... im actually looking into that right now. for your setup it should be more than enough.. given that corsairs are extremely efficient. ask around on different sites with an example of your configuration.

im going to use a crossfire(two cards) with dual radeon 4870s and am in the process on seeing which psu will work. ofcourse one will be fine for a while... but eventually i know ill want something better. and two of a descent smaller card(crossfire ready only) will usually beat out most high ends... and be lower in price.

but you probably arent worried about any of that.. haha. just look around man, and dont be afraid to join multiple forums. thats what i did
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Oh dam thats a great deal. I should check to see if my college email still works. If not I know some people that could probably help me out. I am still having thoughts that buiding your own computer would actually work. It almost seems to easy from the post thats pinned at the top of this forum. But I am going to check out some more components and read up on some things then dive into it and try it for myself.
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Ok I think I got my list together now for everything that I should need. I just would like to see if anyone could come up with a build or suggestions using this AMD CPU as the baseline. Also when building are there any pre programming things I need to know about when first starting up? Since this is my first computer build and it would be easier just to buy one at a box store I want the satisfaction of getting what I really want and saying I built that.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103696
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