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April 22, 2009 7:35:53 PM

Dear Friends,

I'm planning to build my first new PC for some official and less gaming purpose. I will really appreciate if someone guide me in the right direction.

1. What is this PC going to be built for?

Office and to work with SAP applications. Less gaming activities

2. What is YOUR budget?

$500 to $600

3. If YOU have any unreasonable brand preferences?

Nope.

4. Have YOU performed any research yet?

Yes I did.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts?

No.

6. If YOU plan on overclocking?

Not at this time.

7. When do you plan to build it?

Within a month.

8. Do you have a fry's or microcenter nearby?
No

Part's-Already Ordered.

Monitor - EMACHINE 19INW E19T6W MONITOR - $92.24 - Staples

Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 940 $168.99 ZipZoomFly

Hard Disk - ITB Hitachi $69.99 AR New egg

Part's -Planning to Buy

Computer Case -RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail $64.99 AR New egg

Mother Board -ASUS M4N78 Pro AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $99.99 +$7.59(SH) New egg

RAM - Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK - Retail $27.99 AR New egg

Keyboard-Mouse Microsoft BV3-00003 Black USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Optical Desktop 1000 - OEM $25.99 AR New egg

DVD - SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model SH-S222L - OEM $23.99 AR New egg


I'm waiting for your valuable solutions!

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April 22, 2009 8:44:48 PM

Outlander_04 said:
It would be hard to build a better system for the price , but if you can stretch your budget a bit then have a look at motherboards with AMD's 790G series chipsets . These have the best onboard gfx

This
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is only a few dollars more


Thanks Outlander, I'll really consider this... Any other suggestions?
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April 22, 2009 8:49:28 PM

Don't use that raidmax PSU, its no good. If you do not get a discrete GPU, then you will not be able to play games that came out in the last couple years most likely.
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April 22, 2009 9:01:09 PM

xthekidx said:
Don't use that raidmax PSU, its no good. If you do not get a discrete GPU, then you will not be able to play games that came out in the last couple years most likely.


Thanks, appreciate your feedback. Do you suggest any other brand PSU ?
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April 22, 2009 9:10:28 PM

OCZ, PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, Enermax. All excellent brands for PSU's.
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April 22, 2009 9:29:59 PM

xthekidx said:
OCZ, PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, Enermax. All excellent brands for PSU's.


Sorry for being completely ignorant.

Do you think this should be ok? APEVIA MX-TELSTAR-NW-AL Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case500W Power Supply
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April 23, 2009 12:22:42 AM

No Apevia PSU's are some of the worst ones out there. Try to pick from that list^. Will you be getting a discrete GPU, or just using integrated graphics?

Look for one of these PSU's: Corsair 400cx, Antec EA430 Earthwatts 430w, PC Power & Cooling Silencer 370w, SeaSonic SS-400ES 400W, OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W

Any one of those PSU's would be able to handle a entry level gaming GPU in addition to the rest of your system, probably up to a 4670 or 4770 when it gets released.
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April 23, 2009 12:35:48 AM

Corsair 400cx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Antec 300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 after $10 rebate. Very well cooled case, and high quality PSU, would allow up to a 4770 or 9800GT

or if you like quiet:
Antec Sonata III 500: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get $20 off w/ promo code Antec72, while supplies last
$100 after promo code savings, this is a good PSU that will allow up to a 4850 or GTS 250 if you wish.
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