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Building New Computer! Help and Advice Much Needed

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September 26, 2010 8:16:19 PM

Hey Guys! :) 

Hows it going????
So do you want to know what I've been up to? Building my own computer! Yes you know it!!! And I know how exciting it is...but I do have a question for y'all. These are the parts I have put together for my new computer and I need to be sure that they are compatible with each other and will all work with Windows 7. In addition I would like to know if all the parts are included for the process to run smoothly ;) 

*Tell me what you think.*

Sapphire 100254HDMI Radeon HD 4650 Video Card - 1GB GDDR2, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX, DVI, HDMI, VGA


EVGA P55V SLI Ready Core i3 Barebone Kit - EVGA P55V SLI Motherboard, Intel Core i3-530, Corsair Corsair XMS3 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM, Apex PC-389 ATX Black Mid Tower Case, Ultra LS600 600W PSU



Cables To Go 6-Foot HD15 Male/Male SVGA (800 x 600 dpi) Monitor Cable



D-Link - DFE-530TX+ - 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Adapter



LG GH22LS50 DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, Lightscribe (OEM)




Sabrent SBT-SP6C 6-Channel 5.1 Surround Sound 3D PCI Sound Card - Vista Ready



Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM



Ultra ULT40109 8-Port USB 2.0/Firewire Combo PCI Card - 4 External USB 2.0, 1 Internal USB 2.0, 2 External Firewire, 1 Internal Firewire Port
September 26, 2010 11:23:09 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
September 26, 2010 11:48:51 PM

Tigerdirect right? Id look into Newegg, Tigerdorect's "Combos" (including that one) can usually be cheaper when bought on newegg separate.

What is the purpose for this system also? The parts are pretty unbalanced and you're wasting money on things and not spending enough on some others.

Can you can state a specific budget so we can try to get you the best bang for your buck?
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September 28, 2010 5:38:49 AM

under $550. it's just a computer i plan on using for 4 years in college. where would you think i'm unbalanced? my main concern was if the parts would work together
September 28, 2010 11:20:20 PM

If you're gaming, the GPU is far too weak and the CPU isnt the best value.
For general usage you'd be better off with a quad and an IGP.

Finally, you're getting a SLI baord and a AMD card.

Do you plan gaming?
September 29, 2010 9:35:40 AM

$495AR - up to 1920 x 1080 gaming (easy on AA/AF)
October 2, 2010 12:38:47 AM

yeah i plan on gaming
October 2, 2010 4:27:30 AM

My AMD budget build to buy this weekend:

CD/DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 (one of the better deals I've seen recently if you trust newegg reviewers).

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $90

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $200
AIIx3 445/57702dvi

MOBO/OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $180
MSI 790XT-G45/Windows7
2pciex16 but ddr2

Promo Codes: EMCYXNW33,psu168 (HDD $15 and PSU $6)

Total: 641 w/OS no peripherals +shipping (most items free shipping id say $6-$13 to most zips)


Mail ins Rebates: $30 (10PSU,20 GPU)

Total 2 months out @$620
October 5, 2010 12:29:15 AM

ok thank you very much
October 5, 2010 5:26:06 AM

And nearly all the motherboards have built in ethernet ports. Unless you need a second one, you do not need the LAN card.
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