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Help with 1st Build Compability/Budget General Computer

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November 21, 2009 3:53:49 PM

Hey,

I'm looking to update my computer. I've been looking at parts and came up with a general build. What I don't know is if everything will be compatible or if I made any really obvious stupid mistakes in making it (this is my first time doing this). I'm just curious if someone could confirm that I'm not buying something that's either really inefficient or incompatible. Or if anyone has suggestions for other parts. I don't really want to spend anything over this unless there's huge advantages to it. I won't be using this for anything special, only the occasional game or image editing software, and I don't care if they aren't the fastest possible, just looking for something that'll run. If this is too much for what I want, I'd be happy to downgrade quite a bit of it. Probably be happy to really, budget's tight but looking at other builds it feels like this is reasonable. If there's anywhere you think I'd be fine downgrading tell me. I'd like to buy this as soon as possible. If I got a few replies, I'd be happy to this weekend, but don't mind waiting if there's advantage to it. I based a bit off the computer built in September, just because that was the easiest thing I saw to follow.

I've already got mouse, keyboard, hard drives and OS... I doubt I'll bother overclocking or using crossfire.

CPU & Mobo combo:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail
BIOSTAR TA785GE 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$151.99

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100284VXL Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$144.57

Memory
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model VS4GBKIT800D2 G - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$79.99

Case and Power supply combo
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2SB 500W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$79.98

ViewSonic X Series VX1940w Black&Silver 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

LG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$30.99

Comes to $607.51 if I did my math right.

I hope I did this right, I read a few threads and intro topics, but I'm still new to this, I'm sorry if I made some mistakes.
November 21, 2009 4:18:56 PM

I recommend not going with the RAIDMAX PSU!!! They are not high quality units and can put your system as risk. You will be better off with Corsair, Antec, Seasonic or OCZ as your PSU.
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