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My first build, would like some feedback

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February 7, 2007 10:53:58 PM

Here are the parts that I was thinking about for my first build. The computer is going to be used mostly for internet, music and movies. Very little gaming. I wanted something that would be easy to upgrade in the future as needed.

ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3800CUBOX - Retail

Video card
ASUS EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/256M GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT533D2 - Retail

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Drive
LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSA-H42N-BK - OEM

Rosewill R103A Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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February 8, 2007 12:00:29 AM

looks pretty good to me, the only things I could suggest is to not get a psu with a case, especially a $30 case, Id say spend at least $40 on a case and get a decent psu seperately

when i was a newbie, I made the same mistake of cheaping out on the case and psu, the psu died within 2 months, thankfully not damaging my system. The case is noisy, Ive tried stealth fans and vibration dampeners which hasnt helped much since the case is just poorly made

other than that, go for it!