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Midway7c

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I just wanted to make sure that these parts will be compatible for building a computer. Also please let me know if I am forgetting something or if a brand I have chosen is sketchy. These all come from tiger direct. Here they are with links to their detailed descriptions:

MSI GF615M-P3RAID 3 Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE & nForce 430, Socket AM3, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, RAID

AMD Phenom II X3 700e HD700EOCK3DGI Processor - Triple Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 2.40 GHz, Socket AM3, 65W, OEM

Kingston ValueRAM - Memory - 1 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC

XION XON-810P-Red Micro ATX/ITX Computer Case - Micro ATX, 450W, PSU, USB, 80mm Fan, 5-in-1 Card-reader, Red

Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

Any recommendations on video cards? I am just building a computer for home use, not for gaming or anything. I do want it to be up to date though. Thank you in advance for your responses. My budget for the computer is around $400.

Edited by Midway7c, 21 June 2011 - 04:46 PM.

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I usually go to a major computer builder website and customize a computer to like what you would buy. try to pick the components that are closest to the one you are building. That always a good start to find compatibilty issues. Usually after that that you just read a lot. Look at the spec and technical issues that people have had with that item. Make sure you read reviews from where every computer parts are sold.

Edited by Phattykatt, 21 June 2011 - 05:12 PM.

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Midway7c

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That's a good tip. I will keep that in mind. What I'm really wondering is if the hard drive I selected will be compatible with my mother board.

Edited by Midway7c, 21 June 2011 - 05:09 PM.

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I would say that the hard drive would be lesser of my worries, the biggest one would be be the ram, cpu, graphics card. make sure you read everything you can get you hands and learn how all everything works together. Go to device manager hit the view tap and choose "view by connection" and "show hidden", look at the tree structure of computer components. Also gives you a kind of a descrption if you have to search for thing on the on the web. One more thing i noticed i would bump up the ram you wont be happy with 1gig (32bit Operating system you cant go over 4gigs of ram, but now it is 64bit OS) so i would go with at least 6Gigs(check specs on motherboard). The more ram, smoother everything will run. I have seen a home system with 24gigs

Edited by Phattykatt, 21 June 2011 - 06:20 PM.

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Here's a better build:


HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500GB - $45

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073



RAM - G.SKILL 2GB - $20

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231393



PSU - Antec EarthWatts 430W - $55

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371034



GPU - 4650 - $45

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102843



CPU - Athlon II X2 255 - $63

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103896



Motherboard - MSI 870-G45 - $75

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130290



Case - HAF 912 - $60

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233



Total: $363


Let me know if you have any further queries. :)
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Midway7c

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Wow thank you. That seems pretty solid of a setup. Thank you again. I hope I didn't cause you too much trouble. :)
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Not at all. :)

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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