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April 30, 2014 10:43:49 AM

hey im new to building computers and i want to just have a test build to learn how to build a computer on and i want to know that these parts will work together Diablotek Diamond ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 400 watt power supply built in, a LG 24X Internal DVD ReWritable Drive SATA
a, AMD A6 6400K Black Edition 3.9GHz Dual-Core Socket cpu, Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Socket FM2 A55 mATX AMD Motherboard and lastly a EVGA 01G-P3-1302-LR NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1024MB video card

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April 30, 2014 11:10:45 AM

Seems like an odd request but those parts should work together.
A few points:
Where's the RAM? ;)  These 'A' series chips like fast memory BTW.
Wot, no Windows or HDD?
If you're test building, grab a little aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212 Evo as well-it'll give you some idea about this type of common improvement-and AMD stock coolers are notoriously noisy anyway.
Built in PSUs tend to be below 'value engineered' quality and Diablotek aren't that good to start with, it'll be OK for this low power build but you might want to swap it for something better-again as a educational exercise, the same Wattage from Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, EVGA or XFX will do nicely.
I think you'll find the built in graphics of the A6 will outperform an 8400GS, but, again from an educational point of view you'll learn about drivers and how to insert, remove a add in card.
That system would be a great little box for normal uses BTW, weak for gaming but great as a day-to-day internet/movies/kids homework/reference system.
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April 30, 2014 11:25:48 AM

coozie7 said:
Seems like an odd request but those parts should work together.
A few points:
Where's the RAM? ;)  These 'A' series chips like fast memory BTW.
Wot, no Windows or HDD?
If you're test building, grab a little aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212 Evo as well-it'll give you some idea about this type of common improvement-and AMD stock coolers are notoriously noisy anyway.
Built in PSUs tend to be below 'value engineered' quality and Diablotek aren't that good to start with, it'll be OK for this low power build but you might want to swap it for something better-again as a educational exercise, the same Wattage from Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, EVGA or XFX will do nicely.
I think you'll find the built in graphics of the A6 will outperform an 8400GS, but, again from an educational point of view you'll learn about drivers and how to insert, remove a add in card.
That system would be a great little box for normal uses BTW, weak for gaming but great as a day-to-day internet/movies/kids homework/reference system.


The ram im using is outta of a previous computer of mine a Crucial 2GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600) CL9 Desktop Memory card but this build is strictly for educational purposes and will be my first build i just wanted it to be relatively cheap just so when i do make a real gaming build i will have a better idea of the ins and outs of a computer. but it will be windows and have a previous 3.5 wd sata 128gb hard drive of mine


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April 30, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Looks like you're pretty well sorted then, mate.
Like I said, and you've probably already guessed it'll make a nice little general purposes system and although it's not going to play AAA titles at 'wow' graphics levels it'll cope with others-The PC has an enormous back catalogue of bargain titles this little rig will play perfectly well-why not get more enjoyment out of it?

Few pointers on building:
READ THE MANUALS!
Use good quality tools, one slip with a cheap Phillips screwdriver and you'll be replacing the motherboard.
The big motherboard power plug is usually very tight, a little petroleum jelly will ease the job.
Wear surgical gloves, some parts can have sharp edges, you're less likely to get cut wearing even these thin gloves.
Pro builder ground themselves, you should too: A masonry wall, AC vent, heating radiator or water pipe will quickly dissipate any static charge that may build up.
DON'T PANIC! It's not uncommon for a first build not to boot correctly first time, just power down and check everything is fully inserted and where it belongs, 95% of the time it's just a small error in the assembly (like forgetting to plug the on/off switch into the motherboard...cough, cough).

Youtube has plenty of guide as well, and Newegg also has some good videos on the subject and remember: Plan your work, work your plan.
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