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December 18, 2008 12:31:11 AM

First time try to build my own computer. Below are the list :

Rosewill R220-P-BK Black 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817153023

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231166

AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103249

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131331

Can anyone give me some suggestion? Do I missing anything? Will they work well together? Also what do I have to be aware after put them together? i.e. Bios update, setting......etc. Thank you so much.


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December 18, 2008 12:39:48 AM

What do you want to use the computer for? Gaming? Media encoding, etc?

If you want to game, you will need (repeat, NEED) to get a discrete video card (Geforce, Radeon, etc).

Also, I wouldn't get that processor. I would get an Intel P45 board and an e8X00 series processor, or better yet wait until January and see how the new Phenoms pan out. Case looks fine, HDD looks fine, and that motherboard looks fine if you do choose to go AM2+.

Edit: That PSU is a little lightweight. It would be pretty cheap to up it to a 500 watt+, and for a modern system, it would be good to have the upgrade headroom for a big video card or multiple HDDs.
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December 18, 2008 6:54:38 PM

cmichael258 said:
Definitely go with a more powerful PSU. Maybe something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a graphics card, perhaps an ATI 4850 or 4870.



never guy a psu lower then 500w-550w for a custom system and really that should be 600w

make sure you have 35-50 amp 12 v rail

a pc power and cooling 610w psu has 40-50 amps

remember you want to be at 60% of the rating

cpu=100+
drives = 12+ w
mobo and gpu can be 100
gpu can go up 120w


the cheapest system i build get good 600w psu

exception is antec 550 is really good psu - with rebates and sales and combo deals you can get 600-700w psu for $60
December 18, 2008 6:56:43 PM

a quote:
Don't be fooled by other sellers using inferior PSU's - the psu is the heart of your computer and it should be properly sized!

Email me how to size a PSU and why 80% of all computers on ebay are sized wrong!

500w psu, your system will crash later your system will run hot.

famous quotes!


December 19, 2008 5:47:55 PM

smithereen said:
What do you want to use the computer for? Gaming? Media encoding, etc?

If you want to game, you will need (repeat, NEED) to get a discrete video card (Geforce, Radeon, etc).

Also, I wouldn't get that processor. I would get an Intel P45 board and an e8X00 series processor, or better yet wait until January and see how the new Phenoms pan out. Case looks fine, HDD looks fine, and that motherboard looks fine if you do choose to go AM2+.

Edit: That PSU is a little lightweight. It would be pretty cheap to up it to a 500 watt+, and for a modern system, it would be good to have the upgrade headroom for a big video card or multiple HDDs.


1: A quality 400-watt can easily power a SLI 8800GT system. Although I would also recommend going to a quality 500-watt unit... though getting a good one would cost roughly double of what your paying for the 430-watt unit.
2: What's wrong with a phenom? Granted, they're not up to snuff with the Q6600 by any means, but they are much cheaper, giving them a better price/performance ratio then the Q6600.
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