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Building my first custom computer


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dstrout

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OK, so I am ready to order. The final build is as follows:

Mobo: BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $69.99, $59.99 after rebate
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - $87.99, $79.99 after $8 coupon code
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W - $49.99, $39.99 after rebate
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT - $43.99
Case: Azza Mid Tower Computer Case Orion 202EVO - $49.99

The other pieces (USB PCI card, TP-Link Adapter, etc.) are the same. I am also ditching the hard drive, I will be using one I already have around. By ditching the HDD, mailing in some rebates, using some Newegg coupons, and getting some items cheaper on Amazon, I have gotten the final price to $283.51. Not a bad price for what I think will be a kick-[bleep] machine. What do you guys think?
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I received the components and have built the computer. Aside from a noisy fan I am replacing, the build is a success. It performs well, and it should continue to do so for a while, with the good specs on it. Just ask for a third-party cooler for Christmas, and I can try some overclocking. Thanks for the help, iammykyl and stettybet0.

Edited by dstrout, 21 September 2011 - 05:55 AM.

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Gday.

Thank you for the update.
Pleased to hear the build is a success, Posted Image

If the fan you are replacing is a 120mm and 3 pin plug, I would get a 4 pin PWM one and install as the back exhaust. When connected to the system fan 1 header, the Mobo will control the speed according to the temps. Example, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103069

Edited by iammykyl, 21 September 2011 - 08:23 AM.

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