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October 28, 2007 1:00:26 PM

Hi guyz i have ds setup:

Casing:Cooler Master Cosmos 1000

CPU&COOLING:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Black Edition
-Thermalright 120 Extreme w/ Scythe SFLEX SFF 21F 120mm

PSU:CoolerMaster Real Power Pro PS-650

Any idea for memory,mobo,videocard?

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October 28, 2007 1:24:41 PM

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October 28, 2007 3:59:18 PM

Nice case choice! But do you really want to put a $130 CPU into a $170 case?
Nice HSF choice @ $90. The CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 650W PSU is an OK choice for someone on a tight budget @ $70 after rebate.
High end Case and HSF. Budget CPU and PSU. Is there something you're not telling us?
What overall budget are you working with?
October 29, 2007 1:06:33 AM

this is just a temporary CPU while waiting for AMD Phenom
October 29, 2007 3:39:36 AM

Scrimp for now if you must, but one thing you should never scrimp on is the PSU. It is the single most important component of your build. I've heard of underpowered or cheap PSU's frying and taking out other parts of the build. Not good. For the best PSU's money can buy, you can't go wrong with Corsair.
October 29, 2007 3:48:28 AM

And if this is temporary, don't get a 5000+ Black Edition. It is a short term chip, so why not buy something for $70, like a 4000+, so you have more money for the newer processors?
October 29, 2007 4:07:43 AM

I have to agree with nukchebi. Seems pointless to spend all that money on a temporary system.
October 29, 2007 4:17:29 AM

thanks for dat guys.... i think il go with AMD Athlon 64X2 4000+ btw wat PSU and mobo should i buy?i think AMD Phenom will have a different socket...
October 29, 2007 4:29:14 AM

It has the same socket, I thought.
October 29, 2007 4:37:59 AM

I don't think the CM Real Power Pro 650w PSU falls into the "avoid at all costs" category. It's a fair choice for a gaming build on a tight budget. It also has 8-pin PCI-e connectors which is a nice choice.
Have you looked at the CM RC-690 case? Its $45 after rebates or $125 less than the Cosmos 1000 and its had decent reviews RC 690 review.
For other ideas on other system components check this AMD Mid-Range Gaming guide. You'll note they DO recommend the X2 5000 Black Edition but then they're not using it as a place holder for a Phenom. An upgrade from the 8800GTS to 8800GT is worth the short wait while the release prices stablize.
Phenom's are drop in compatible with AM2 motherboards at HyperTransport 2 bus speeds while socket AM2+ motherboards will offer HyperTransport 3 bus speeds
If you want to upgrade the PSU a bit you can't go wrong with the Corsair HX 520
October 29, 2007 5:02:05 AM

i like COSMOS its very organize.....but its heavy...heheh.....anyone knows a casing like how the cosmos is organize?
October 29, 2007 11:06:29 AM

4000+ is a better choice if you're upgrading cpu soon. Heck, I would just pick up a slowest sempy as a placeholder & a backup cpu for flashing bios, etc. if I were getting Phenom next month.

SeaSonic is the one I'd get hands down. Quiet & quality. Long lasting.

CM690 is quite organized in terms of cable management. Looks at the photos of the interior. There are plastic clips that hold cables in place. There are holes in the backplate for routing cables.
October 29, 2007 2:22:09 PM

tnx.....any more advice?