First full build advice

Hi guys,

I got these components from a friends store; i'll put the newegg links in for reference:

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130266

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724

I'm keeping a Radeon 4870 HD, have pretty new 500 gb HD and 700w PS.

Will XP install on this setup ok?

Any other advice/input on this setup?

Thanks!
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  1. 1. Yes XP will work
    2. 700W PSU: what make/model?
    3. Get a case with at least 2 x 120mm for intake/exhaust
  2. Thanks for the reply, I'm at work right now; I'll get more detailed description of the system when I get home.
  3. Ouch...not 80+, weakish amps on the 12V rails to run a HD 4870 if i were u i'd look at a PSU upgrade as well Case is fine..maybe look to slot in more/better fans in there ^^
  4. Looks nice! and you're in good hands with batuchka's advice.
  5. It is not ok - the PSU is not dependable enuff to run a HD 4870 IMO. Look to sink into something like an Antec Earthwatts 650 for a PSU investment ^^
  6. batuchka said:
    Ouch...not 80+, weakish amps on the 12V rails to run a HD 4870 if i were u i'd look at a PSU upgrade as well Case is fine..maybe look to slot in more/better fans in there ^^


    thanks, i had a limited budget and pretty well exhausted it at this point; i have 2 x 120mm fans and the 2 x80, might try to get another 120 to replace the side panel 80...will I be alright for a while till i can muster up the funds for a new PSU? And could you rec one for me in the meantime? Thanks for your help!
  7. ok will do. thanks. I may have to underclock the card in the meantime, or revert back to a 7900 gt.
  8. You are welcomed ^^
  9. http://www.cowboom.com/store/productDetails.cfm?contentID=339392#

    seems like a good deal for this PSU? might just do it.
  10. Wow looks a good deal ^^
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