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December 5, 2008 1:44:19 PM

ok so this is my very first build i know almost nothing on computers and was wondering if anyone could help me?
I am kinda on a budget so nothing too pricey listed. so, Is it going to work? if so is it ok?

thanks


BIOSTAR 780G AM2+ AMD AM2 1066 DDR2 DX10 motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 x2 AM2 6000+ 3.0GHz CPU 2MB Windsor Dual Core

AMD Athlon 64 x2 Fan & Heatsink

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 - PCI Express 2.0 - 1gb GDDR3

650W ORYXX "EXTREME" SILENT, 120mm Fan, PERFORMANCE PSU

4GB DDR2 DDR2-800 PC2-6400 800MHz NON-ECC Memory RAM 2 x 2GB

80mm slim cooling fanx2 (just extra)

320GB Samsung SATA Harddrive 7200rpm 3.5" 8mb Cache

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December 5, 2008 1:57:05 PM

ok format was messed up :D 

BIOSTAR 780G AM2+ AMD AM2 1066 DDR2 DX10 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 x2 AM2 6000+ 3.0GHz CPU 2MB Windsor Dual Core
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Fan & Heatsink
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 - PCI Express 2.0 - 1gb GDDR3
650W ORYXX "EXTREME" SILENT, 120mm Fan, PERFORMANCE PSU
DDR2-800 PC2-6400 800MHz NON-ECC Memory RAM 2 x 2GB
80mm slim cooling fan x2
320GB Samsung SATA Harddrive 7200rpm 3.5" 8mb Cache
December 5, 2008 2:22:42 PM

What is your budget?

What are you planning on using this computer to do?

I would suggest a difference PSU - 1) You won't need that much power for that build. 2) I would go with a better brand (PC Power and Cooling, Corsair, OCZ, etc).

I would also suggest spending an extra $20 or so and get the Western Digital 640 GB HDD - it'll be just as fast as the 320GB, but has twice the space.

With more info (budget and purpose), we'll be able to help out some more.
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December 5, 2008 2:25:25 PM

well ur proposed build seems to exactly like my current rig...and Ive been extremely satisfied with my rig

You can lower the psu a little since u wont be need that much power...and try to opt for 120mm fans for ur case (they are usually much quieter and move more air)
December 5, 2008 2:36:52 PM

First off, that PSU looks really bad. I hadn't heard anything about it, and after reading just a few takes on it, I can tell you that it is just not going to be a reliable way to go. It was considered old tech even a year ago. There are plenty of reliable PSUs out there that won't break the bank.

Really, you could do with even lower watts since there really isn't that much going on in that rig. You could probably do with a 500W or a 550W.

PC P&C 610W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ StealthXStream
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec TruePower 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I'd recommending going WD 640 gig hard drive since it is like 20-30 more than the 320gig.

edit: blek, almost exactly same post as huron. Spent too much time reading about the oryxx. I feel useless. -.-
December 5, 2008 2:44:06 PM

ok budget is (about) £500, hoping to play most to date games, with room for upgrades in the future. also i thought i'll need high power as I'll be using this computer in an area with REALLY dodgy electric. obviously i'll link it up to a UBS, probably right about that though it is an awful lot of power... hard drive wise already got a spare 160GB and dont see much use for more than 480GB thanks for the help btw :) 
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