New pc build for mid end gaming

okay so i am going to buy a new computer so i wanted to know first if the build is okay


processor: Phenom II x2 550 3.1 be
ram: ddr3 kingston 1333 1 gig (will upgrade in the future)
mainboard: MSI 770-C45, Socket AM3
powersupply: Corsair 520 Watts or CoolerMaster Real Power 550 watts or Corsair 450 Watts CORCMPSU-450VX which one is better?
video card:waiting until directx 11 cards
hard disk drive: western digital caviar blue 320gb 16mb cache


i am really stressing out on the power supply because i need one that is good to run newer card (the dx 11 cards) i would like to know if the corsair 450 is good enough also please critique my build im a noob because this will be my first build and i will soon buy a hyper 212 plus for the proc. to overclock it


thanks in advance guys

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  1. First off, I'd recommend getting at least 2 GB of RAM. Even if you go with windows XP as a cost savings measure, XP performs much better with 2GB. the Corsair 450 or 520 might be good enough for your system + ATI 5XXX series, but I'd feel better about the build if you could get a 500Watt from a good brand. CoolerMaster makes some great cases, but unfortunately they still have a ways to go in the PSU department. For primary hard disk, don't use a Caviar Green. It's low power, and great for storage, but really suffers on application performance. Get a Samsung F3, or Seagate 7200.12 if you are going for inexpensive performance.
  2. This is what I'd recommend for you:

    Case : NZXT Beta ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 5X3.5INT

    MOBO : Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 DDR2

    CPU : AMD Athlon X4 620

    GPU : Powercolor Radeon HD 4770 PCs 750MHZ 512MB or wait

    Cooler : Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4

    Hard drive : western digital caviar green 500gb 32mb buffer

    RAM : OCZ Gold 2x2GB DDR2 800 5-5-5-18

    PSU : OCZ Stealthstream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN
  3. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product ($49.99 + Free Shipping)

    As wathman mentioned, you will get better performance out of this drive over the green drive, unless you are going for a low power build.
  4. i forgot to tell you guys that i dont live in the us and my budget is only 408$ but thanks for your help anymore suggestions?
  5. you should edit your first post so that anyone new that reads this thread can get the correct info w/o reading through the entire thread
  6. What country are you shipping to?
  7. aford10 said:
    What country are you shipping to?

    im not actually shipping anything im checking if what you guys suggest i can buy im from South east asia anyway to far from the u.s.
  8. kageryu said:
    you should edit your first post so that anyone new that reads this thread can get the correct info w/o reading through the entire thread

    sorry didnt think of that anyway its already edited
  9. wathman said:
    First off, I'd recommend getting at least 2 GB of RAM. Even if you go with windows XP as a cost savings measure, XP performs much better with 2GB. the Corsair 450 or 520 might be good enough for your system + ATI 5XXX series, but I'd feel better about the build if you could get a 500Watt from a good brand. CoolerMaster makes some great cases, but unfortunately they still have a ways to go in the PSU department. For primary hard disk, don't use a Caviar Green. It's low power, and great for storage, but really suffers on application performance. Get a Samsung F3, or Seagate 7200.12 if you are going for inexpensive performance.

    what brand do you suggest?
  10. The corsair 520 is fine for your system. It's as good of brand PSU as there is.

    I asked where you're shipping to, because not all sites have international shipping. Do you have any sites in mind that you're looking at buying from? I'm not familiar with the Asian shopping market. We can suggest all kinds of brands and parts, but if they don't ship to your location, it's pointless.
  11. http://www.pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=69 this is the site i use and you can use this site to convert the prices http://coinmill.com/PHP_USD.html#USD=45 it works vice versa
  12. the brand the RAM is doesn't matter so much as what the timings and voltages are, as long as you buy it from a reputable place. Just about all manufacturers will have DOA modules from time to time, but as long as you are able to exchange with no hassles, there's no point in being too picky with RAM. OCZ is usually priced well when I need to purchase RAM, but I've used modules from G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston, Super Talent, all without issue. Just don't go buying any "value" line RAM and then expect great performance out of it.
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