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Building A PC (SUGGESTION HELP PLEASE)

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June 15, 2009 11:25:22 PM

Hey, I'm new here and not very familiar with what would be a good system for gaming and general web browsing, music and movie burning... I will be building from a website called ASCENDTECH.... which I found through www.pricewatch.com.... this is what I have so far, can someone please tell me what I should change in reguards to cooling, power supply, and possible gaming video card? Heres what I have.. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP....

Amd Athlon 64 X2 7750 4gb 500gb Pc Amd Athlon 64 X2 7750 4gb 500gb Pc
#DTAX277504M500G
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AMD ATHLON 64 MOTHERBOARDS: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 AM2+ PHENOM QUAD CORE

AMD Athlon 64 / Dual Core X2 / Quad Core: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7750 2.7GHz

CPU Processor Fan: HIGH SPEED EXTRA-COOL QUIET COOLING FAN

DDR2 System Memory: 4GB DDR2 PC2 6400 800MHZ KIT 2x2GB CHIPS

Memory Cooling Solutions: None Selected

Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA SATA 7200Rpm Hard Drive

ADDITIONAL STORAGE: None Selected

HARD DRIVE COOLERS: None Selected

PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD ADAPTERS: On-Board Video Card Adapter (VGA)

INTERNAL DVD-ROM/RW DRIVES: DVD±RW BURNER DVD/R/RW READER / WRITER

CD-Rom & CD-R/RW Burner Drives: None Selected

SOUND CARDS: REALTEK 3D STEREO SOUND CARD ADAPTER

INTERNAL MODEMS: None Selected

NETWORKING: 10/100Mbps ETHERNET ADAPTER (LAN)

WIRELESS NETWORKING: None Selected

INTERNAL FLOPPY / FLASH CARD READERS: None Selected

TOWER CASES: BEIGE ATX MIDTOWER CASE W/ POWER SUPPLY

Power Supply Upgrades: 650Watt Dual Core / Quad Core Certified

CASE COOLING FAN: 2x Case Cooling Fan 80mm (Regular Speed)

ACCESSORIES FOR CASES: None Selected

OPERATING SYSTEM: None Selected

PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE: None Selected

Antivirus & Utilities : None Selected

Assembly & Testing Options: Standard Assembly 3 - 7 Business Days

KEYBOARDS: None Selected

COMPUTER MICE: None Selected

SPEAKERS: None Selected

MONITORS: None Selected

Grand Total: $348.94

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June 15, 2009 11:32:15 PM

1. Can you shop at Newegg? I have not heard about ASCENDTECH.

2. What is your max budget?
June 15, 2009 11:38:43 PM

Ascendtech Inc. seems to be very respected through www.pricewatch.com with 5 stars... Do you happen to use www.pricewatch.com? I wouldn't mind using Newegg if I knew I can get the most for my money... I really really appreciate the fast response Shadow703793.. As far as a max budget... I would love to stay under $400.00 without a monitor.. I have heard good things about AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7750.. Not sure if it would be my best bet tho :( 
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June 16, 2009 12:45:13 AM

Hi,

Both offer Free Shipping...Ascendtech is overpriced:

AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DUAL CORE 7750 2.7GHZ, BLACK EDITION Our Price: $159.99
http://www.ascendtech.us/Itemdesc.asp?ic=CP64AM2X27750B...


Newegg Combo Price $112.98 :

198668AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Model AD775ZWCGHBOX - Retail
198668ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 AM2+/AM2 NV Geforce 7025 / nForce 630a chipset AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Go here & read:
*Guide to Choosing Parts*
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257075-31-guide-choos...
*How To Ask For New Build Advice*
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
June 16, 2009 1:06:52 AM

Thank you Jim937... I would be most greatly appreciative if someone could help assemble a machine with me... The reason I liked Ascendtech is because they would assemble the machine at theyre warehouse.. I don't know how to build them so I would like to leave that up to them.... Would someone out of the kindness of theyre heart write down what would be the best setup for me... motherboard, cooling, video card, processor I really do like AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DUAL CORE 7750 2.7GHZ, 7750 as far as processors since it seems to have wonderful reviews.. but all of that i need help with :(  Do you think I could assemble this stuff myself?
June 16, 2009 1:42:54 AM

My recommendations:

Intel build:
Antec 300
Corsair 400CX (NEVER skimp on the PSU, also this allows for future upgrades esp. the GPU)
SAPPHIRE 4670 512MB (not needed, but I thought you may want to play some recent games at decent quality)
Hitachi 1TB (looks decent for the price)
G31M-ES2L (basic decent OCing board)
LG DVD RW
E5200
2*2GB DDR2 800

That's the Intel version. Comes to $454 before MIR.

AMD version:
Same as above except for CPU: X2 7750 and Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2
Total: $452 before MIR

I highly recommend you get the Gigabyte I listed as the 630a chipset listed by Jim is quite old.

Most of the cost of the build above comes from the GPU and the PSU. What every you do DO NOT skimp on the PSU. You can drop the GPU and save $70.
For watching vids you really don't need a GPU imo.
June 16, 2009 1:52:28 AM

Hi, the Shadow knows :p 

Problem is you want a "good system for gaming" Complete for $400.00!!!

I'm new at building someone else will advise you.

mwave online will assemble your Motherboard/Cpu/Memory only but they have good prices. Go there an config.

This Combo is $175.47
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3.asp?scriteria=B...

ASUS M3A76-CM amd 760g chipset micro ATX form factor 1xPCI-E(x16)/1xPCI-E(x1)/2xpci/4xddr2 w/integrated vga,sata2 raid,lan(gb),usb 2.0 & audio (cpu type:amd - socket am2+)
ATHLON X2 7750 2.7G - BE
CORSAIR 4GB KIT TWIN2X4096-6400C5

*FREE Assembly & Testing option on motherboard and cpu bundles! Plus FREE Ground Shipping!
June 16, 2009 2:08:03 AM

Is there a way you can add all that to the Newegg or mwave cart and just send me the link? I dont know how to assemble it either :(  I just need everything in the cart that will complete this computer minus the monitor. I'm so sorry for being a pain in the ass guys
June 16, 2009 2:29:00 AM

Shadow... do you think Intel would be a better choice over the AMD even when the AMD has a faster processor?...
June 16, 2009 2:34:39 AM

^I'm assuming you will OC in the future, then yes. If not get the X2 7750.
June 16, 2009 2:41:14 AM

I have no idea how to OC.... If that is an easy process maybe I should stick with Intel? This is what I have so far.... For some reason I got a higher total than you suggested, maybe I added the wrong thing?




June 17, 2009 3:55:35 AM

Shadow never got back to me... maybe someone else can help me build a PC under 400??
June 28, 2009 2:24:49 AM

Sent you an email. Check it.
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