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May 14, 2010 2:19:03 PM

Im building a super basic computer (word documents and youtube but no real gaming or anything). Is this setup any good

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BNS Black SECC Gaming Cube Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA Gaming Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-CG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will this setup be able to unlock the second core in the Sempron and any suggestions or ideas are appreciated.

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 14, 2010 3:03:08 PM

Yeah, Its got the Amd Advanced chip controller, ACC on it, bear in mind your not guaranteed a successfull unlock, but that mobo can unlock it, Good luck with it man :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
May 14, 2010 6:25:58 PM

I just twitched a bit reading sempron. At least go for a dual core, they aren't that much more.

Other than that and the case (not something I would get, too much in comparison to other stuff)
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 14, 2010 8:05:54 PM

^LOL!!!
Yeah, get a dual core.
AMD Athlon II X2 245 -$61-

ACC stands for Advanced Clock Calibration.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 14, 2010 11:13:38 PM

Yeah,thanks for that JB, Braingland not good worky today hehe :)  nightshifts meh :p 
Bump on the dualcore tho
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2010 1:56:08 AM

In all honesty, if you're gonna stick with the sempron you'd be better off just buying some older similar stuff from ebay.

Just go to the mobos + CPU's section and get something there, it will undoubtedly be cheaper. You might even be able to swing one of the old dual core models which should outpace that still.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2010 1:47:23 PM

Oww your sempron config is $353 before any rebates and for cheaper:
May 15, 2010 9:53:30 PM

it has to be micro atx and a micro atx cube case so getting a midtower wont work.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 16, 2010 1:12:32 AM

Why does it have to be a cube case?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 16, 2010 6:19:59 AM

Actually i do up lots of SFFs, HTPCS, etc and i totally understand why peeps love cubes but in TS case dropping down to a Sempron ouch!
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