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First Budget Build - Comments/Help

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October 1, 2010 5:50:56 PM

This is my first build. It’s just a small home budget build for my mom. I would appreciate and feedback and/or recommendations.

CPU: Athlon II X4 460
Motherboard: MSI 785GM-P45
Memory: Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W >>>>> Upgraded from Rosewill RV300 300W ATX12V
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS-324-98
HDD: WD Caviar Blue WD1200 (currently own)
OS: Windows XP

Total Cost: $229.94 (after rebates)

Thanks for your feedback!


I've upgraded the PSU thanks to the recommendations. Everything else look good?

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October 1, 2010 6:11:14 PM

I would hit an entry level 300-400W 80+ PSU for peace of mind 24/7 operations hehe
October 1, 2010 6:17:03 PM

jeez. a $17.99 PSU? I can smell the escaping magic smoke from here!


Try a $39 Seasonic or Antec 350W. you'll be happier
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