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New Build... Please tell me if this will work together

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February 23, 2008 10:35:59 PM

This is going to be for gaming,not hardcore


PC Case: XION Solaris XON-406 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Motherboard: MSI K9N Neo-F V.3 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 560 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.6GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 62W Single-Core Processor
Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Internal HD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100
CD/DVD ROM: SUS Beige 52X CD-ROM E-IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM Drive Model CD-S520/A5
ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T
OS: Windows XP Professional With SP2C
Video Card: HIS Hightech H260PRQT512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP
Ready
*I don't need new LCD monitor+keyboard+mouse because I already have them.
All this adds up to be $542.
I'm on budget limit of $600.


1.Is there better PSU I can use than listed above or is that fine?
2. Will this setup work?
3. Is it okay for to use CD-ROM with IDE and DVD-ROM with SATA?

If you have a suggestion please tell me because this is going to be my first build

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February 23, 2008 10:48:15 PM

Why do you need the additional PCI network adapter? Already comes with a built-in 10/100/1000Mb network connection on the motherboard itself. Your internet connection will be well below those speeds (and thus be the bottleneck anyway).

Oh, and the PSU, that model has been recommended to me before and that's what I plan on buying for my next build.
February 24, 2008 1:09:06 AM

that looks pretty good... can you not use the rest of the budget to up the CPU?
February 24, 2008 1:30:47 AM

The 550VX is a very good PSU.

I think you should get a SATA DVD burner rather than an IDE CD-ROM. SATA cables are less painful to manage, some games come on DVDs only, and it's good to have a way to write things for backup.

Agreed about getting a better CPU. Some X2, i.e. dual-core, would make a big difference.


Edit: check out your local BestBuy or FutureShop or WalMart or whatever you have where you live. For $600 budgets the HP/Dell/Acer/Gateway boxes they sell are typically better than what you can build yourself. Just make sure you get one with a decent video card, not integrated video.
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