Opinions on my extremely budgeted build (first build)

mobo-MSI K9A9 CF-F
processor-AMD athlon X2 4200+ brisbane
memory-2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800
case-rosewill TU55 midtower
sound-DIamond audio 7.1 soundcard
video-Visiontek ATI RADEON 4650HD 512mb
cooler-Antec Arctic 64
hdd-seagate 250GB 16MB
dvd burner-Samsung 20x
OS-XP home

I have it oc'd running 2.8G on each core stable
I also have the video card oc'd a small amount
system is fast and basic just how I like it

so was this a decent FIRST BUILD? never built a computer in my life before this! it was glorious when it fired up successfully the first time!

Ill get pics up soon!
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  1. why a sound card for such a tight budget?
  2. had it on my old computer, so I just swapped it over......
  3. Couple things come to mind.

    First off, you don't list the PSU. That's a bad sign, having a good one is important.

    Did you mean K9A2 CF? Not an awful choice, but I think you would have been happier with this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128
    Biostar 790GX

    Other than those two things, I would say for a budget build it's good. Hopefully that board will support a Phenom II upgrade in the future.
  4. sorry, yeah its a CF.....sorry spaced the PSU, its an Orion 485W, not the greatest, but better than the bestec 300w in my old computer! Ill be upgrading to probably an Antec 500w+

    I got the MSI board for a good price, that is the only reason I went with it.

    I want to put a better CPU in eventually, but I am limited to 95W I think (forget the specs off the top of my head)
  5. another thing I forgot to mention, my memory is not the same XMS2 they list on newegg, it is the dhx version with the full heatsink. I also added another antec 3spd fan to the case.
  6. not a bad build! How much does it cost in all?
  7. 430 including OS
  8. how do you like the 4670 video card?
  9. A good review of moderately priced graphic cards with new released games which include the 4650 and 4670.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/13157-games-christmas-08-gpu-performance-part-ii.html
  10. Yeah the 4670 is pretty good! It can run all new games at least at normal settings or higher....
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