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building first PC and need advice


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newbtoob

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hey everyone,
I decided to build my first pc from the ground up. this is a daunting tak for me as I know nothing about computers, but i think this is the best way for me to learn and have a good time in the process. ive done alot of research and these are the parts that i have got so far. i want this computer to be able to play basic video games like SC2, borderlands and WoW. Please have a look and leave me advice/feedback.

processor

http://www.tigerdire...50&Sku=A79-0255

video card

http://www.tigerdire...JhGfzqMpXjB9TlA

power supply

http://www.tigerdire...67&Sku=E42-1002

motherboard

http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=5235299

hard drive


http://www.tigerdire...&Sku=TSD-500AS7


RAM


http://www.tigerdire...46&Sku=C13-6084
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Most stuff seems ok to me except the power supply. It seems very cheap and you get what you pay for. I'm not familier with that brand.
Another HDD option would be WD, they have a good reputation and you can get ones with 5 yr warranty.
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Most stuff seems ok to me except the power supply. It seems very cheap and you get what you pay for. I'm not familier with that brand.
Another HDD option would be WD, they have a good reputation and you can get ones with 5 yr warranty.

I was skeptical about the power supply too. I was told that I just need 500W and the one i got has 550W so I assumed it would do the trick
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Please don't skimp on the power supply, you get what you pay for and when it does pack up in a few years time it can make all the difference between whether the PSU just eats itself or takes the rest of the system out with it.

Something like this would be a better option:
http://www.tigerdire...2114&CatId=4294
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Please don't skimp on the power supply, you get what you pay for and when it does pack up in a few years time it can make all the difference between whether the PSU just eats itself or takes the rest of the system out with it.

Something like this would be a better option:
http://www.tigerdire...2114&CatId=4294

do you think i could use that psu for a few months until i get enough money for a new one? will it hurt the other parts of the computer in anyway?
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Please don't skimp on the power supply, you get what you pay for and when it does pack up in a few years time it can make all the difference between whether the PSU just eats itself or takes the rest of the system out with it.

Something like this would be a better option:
http://www.tigerdire...2114&CatId=4294

do you think i could use that psu for a few months until i get enough money for a new one? will it hurt the other parts of the computer in anyway?



Hi, :)

The video card you have selected requires 19.1 amps from a 12V rail. The 390watt PSU only delivers a max of 19 amps on a 12V rail. The PSU would run hat, could burn out and take down some if not all other hardware on the system, so not worth the risk.

You would also be waisting the cost of the cheaper PSU.

Do you already have a case?

The Mobo selected is a *small* micro size, a Little harder to work on, limits the size of an after market cooler (should you need one later) and is older technology. It is not obsolete but limits the upgrade path for the future.

It looks like you are on a budget, so would you consider going for a better board, which has integrated graphic, play the games you described.

http://www.tigerdire...0507&CatId=5534 NOT buy the video card, maybe later. this would save you at least $80.

Help would be given later with processor and memory.

Anybody else with input?
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Please don't skimp on the power supply, you get what you pay for and when it does pack up in a few years time it can make all the difference between whether the PSU just eats itself or takes the rest of the system out with it.

Something like this would be a better option:
http://www.tigerdire...2114&CatId=4294

do you think i could use that psu for a few months until i get enough money for a new one? will it hurt the other parts of the computer in anyway?



Hi, :)

The video card you have selected requires 19.1 amps from a 12V rail. The 390watt PSU only delivers a max of 19 amps on a 12V rail. The PSU would run hat, could burn out and take down some if not all other hardware on the system, so not worth the risk.

You would also be waisting the cost of the cheaper PSU.

Do you already have a case?

The Mobo selected is a *small* micro size, a Little harder to work on, limits the size of an after market cooler (should you need one later) and is older technology. It is not obsolete but limits the upgrade path for the future.

It looks like you are on a budget, so would you consider going for a better board, which has integrated graphic, play the games you described.

http://www.tigerdire...0507&CatId=5534 NOT buy the video card, maybe later. this would save you at least $80.

Help would be given later with processor and memory.

Anybody else with input?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4540656&SRCCODE=WEBLET03SHIP&cm_mmc=Email-_-WebletMain-_-WEBLET03SHIP-_-03ship

this is the case i was considering getting.

So the mobo that I selected wont play the games i described? and another question, is that mobo that you posted above compatible with the processor im planning on getting. i checked and it says it only works with amd phenom 2, but my processor is amd athlon 2.

thanks for all the help so far everyone!
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The video card you selected, powered by the 600watt PSU, will play the games you want.

Go to the MSI site, http://www.msi.com/i...39&maincat_no=1
This shows the supported processes for the board I selected/

The case is OK, but looking at the specs, I can't see that it is supplied with a rear exhaust fan.
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