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First budget build

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March 16, 2009 7:49:01 AM

Hey guys, I was planning on building my first computer. I'm going to be going pretty cheap just to try things out. maybe $200-250

So far here's what I've got (I'm going to be re-using a case/psu+cd/dvddrives.)
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
VGA:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The one thing I'm concerned about is compatibility. The CPU specs says the hyper transport is 2000MHz. But the mobo says it's FSB is 1000MHz Hyper transport. Will this cause any problems?

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March 16, 2009 8:40:32 AM

Well u can get a better build than this...for the same price...

Combo
1. AMD AD775ZWCGHBOX: $59.99
AMD 7750

2. BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M: $109.99

Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $149.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Skip the graphics card....beacuse the on chip will perform better than the card u have chosen....so u can skip tat card and put that extra cash for this better motherboard...

HDD
Bigger and better - just $2 more than ur choice...
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $40.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So totals to about $241...and is a far better than the parts u had listed...
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