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Super Basic Computer

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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

BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor

A-DATA Gaming Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-CG

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

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

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!