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[New System Build] Compatibility Check & Possible Changes

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January 17, 2010 3:09:24 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: I'm on a small budget....would like to stay at around 600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES:


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Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $60

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $55

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $120

Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $20

BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $95

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $120

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $90



(Last two come in a combo deal)

TOTAL ~ $620


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OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first build. I just need to make sure that all the parts are compatible with each other. Also, I'm concerned about the power supply. Will it be able to handle everything at 550 Watts? If any of the parts suck or you have suggestions, please post! Just remember, I would like to stay at around 600 bucks. Thanks a ton guys!
January 17, 2010 3:25:41 PM

Just a quick tip - on the case it costs $20 for shipping so you are actually paying $70 for it so you might check the ones with Free shipping and find one that is better for less overall cost like this Antec 300 for $60 and free shipping ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) saving you $10 which could then be used to get the Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB HDD ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) which is larger, faster and quieter than your WD model !
January 17, 2010 3:30:42 PM

JDFan said:
Just a quick tip - on the case it costs $20 for shipping so you are actually paying $70 for it so you might check the ones with Free shipping and find one that is better for less overall cost like this Antec 300 for $60 and free shipping ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) saving you $10 which could then be used to get the Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB HDD ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) which is larger, faster and quieter than your WD model !



Very nice! Thanks a ton, I've made the changes.
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