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March 26, 2009 4:14:47 PM

Hi, I've been working in the computer field for some time now, but I'm going to attempt my first ever system build for myself, I've done them for other people, but never for one of my own. I'm looking to cut costs and try to save as much money. I'd like to keep it under $350 if at all possible. The machine will be mainly used as something I can play around with and install server 08 and vista ultimate. I won't need a great graphics card, built in one will be good. Here's what I have come up with so far:

1. Case:

2. Hard Drive:

3. CPU:

I basically need a powersupply and a good decent motherboard with preferably HDMI built in and 4 slots of ram. Anyone have any good suggestions on a good cheap one or something cheaper above?

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March 26, 2009 5:27:02 PM

The combos on this page may be useful.

Starting with a 450W to 500W power supply will likely work well and allow for future expansion. Whatever you get, make sure there are dual high current 12V outputs and overvoltage protection on all outputs.