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Need advice on motherboard,case, and ram $150

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October 13, 2009 12:11:08 AM

I need mobo, case, and ram to update an old an old hp a500n-
i already have cpu-
225wat -power supply that came with comp- good enough for my new build?
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2009 12:32:35 AM

Its a bit hard to give good advice without more information .

Whats the budget?
What do you use the computer for?
And you might get away with the psu , but definitely wont if you have a graphics card to run as well
October 13, 2009 2:04:28 AM

budget is in title $150, and i will use the computer for a htpc, internet browsing, and maybe a second gaming rig later when i get a new power supply.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2009 2:29:10 AM

COOLER MASTER Gladiator 600 RC-600-KKN1-GP $50 w/free shipping

Micro atx but fits the case , good quality and unless you need to install 5 expansion cards its good value

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $40

A shade over budget but its good enough quality , and will work well with your processor
The mb even has onboard gfx and that will keep power demand low and hopefully let you run it on your psu till you can upgrade psu and gfx
October 13, 2009 9:35:56 PM

hey thanks a lot I will look through those links

any other suggestions
October 14, 2009 1:54:24 AM

Outlander_04 that mb doesnt have many reviews and no hdmi out, plus olny 2 slot of ram would like 4 if possible but not nessary
Here is what i've chose so far:

case-HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case this seems like a prett good basic case for my needs

thermal paste- picked bc the free shipping

ram- picked bc free shipping again, and good brand i geuss

Does everything look good?
Still need a mobo for around $50-60 maybe with hdmi out and 4 slots for ram possibly, also free shipping if possible
Any suggestions?
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2009 2:42:56 AM

The RAM you picked has much looser timings . The spec says it has CAS timing of 6 . The one I listed has 4-4-4-12 , which means it does in 4 MHz what your selection takes 6 Mhz to do . Even though they are both rated at 800 MHz your selection is WAAAAY slower .
Shipping on RAM wont cost much . Its small and light .

If your processor came with a heatsink and its all new then you wont need thermal paste . There will already be a patch of paste painted on the heatsink.

ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX $60 after MIR

Asrock is a good budget brand , and it has the same good onboard graphics

If you are planning on gaming your case wont do. It has one small fan in the back and wont shift enough air to cool everything . The coolermaster has two large fans in the top and back .
But you are right the hec will do for basic needs .
October 14, 2009 6:19:40 PM

hey thanks that mb looks great and i ll go with the ram you posted earlier, but the processor isn't brand new it coming from my main build that i just upgraded and it needs a new layer i believe.