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March 31, 2010 8:36:43 PM

hey all, i am attempting to build my first system from the ground up. here is a list of the parts i plan on using. any thoughts? suggestions?

Processor: AMD Athlon IIx4 630 Propus 2.6 ghz AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100282-3CODSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: ASUS Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I never did this before so if you notice any glaring incompatibility issues let me know. I think it should all work together. Let me know what you think!

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March 31, 2010 9:02:49 PM

if you could get a 955 instead of 630 this would be way better but it looks prety good to me
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March 31, 2010 9:05:48 PM

CPU/Mobo: X4 635 and same board $230. Cheaper and gets you a better CPU (it's a newer version).

Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $130. Get a better case for the same price.

HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55. A faster, quieter and cooler drive. If 500 GB is too small, it comes in a 1 TB version too.

RAM: I would get either the RAM: 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 version for a little more, or get the 1333 mhz CL 7 version for the same price. The 1600 mhz sticks would be better for overclocking.
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