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October 3, 2010 2:29:37 AM

Hi ,

Guys was wondering if i could get some help with a first time build any advice would be greatful

so i bought...

Sapphire HD5830 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAII 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM WD5000AAKS

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 3 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO - AMD 890GX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000(OC) - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Socket AM3 Quad-Core CPU

i am yet to get a psu or a case

don,t want to spend a lot on these as my budget is quite tight

will i need a 600 psu and will a mid tower suffice and also how does this build look is it all compatible?

and how well does the stock cooler work?

and any tips on putting it all together?
thx in advance :) 

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October 3, 2010 2:47:00 AM

You bought a 3x2GB RAM kit, but AMD uses dual-channel, not triple-channel; you wanted a 2x2GB kit.
You don't have a CPU fan listed, so I am assuming you plan to use the stock fan, with minimal overclocking. You won't need the cooling of a premium case, so I'd look at the less-than $50 Rosewill offerings. If you want to spend a little more, look at the Antec 200 or 300.
AMD says a 500W or greater PSU should be used for a single HD5830. If you are planning on adding another HD5830 for Crossfire, get at least 650W. Choose a quality PSU with full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and 80+ certification. Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, and Enermax are among the quality brands.

Edit: That's a nice combo rolli59 found.
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October 4, 2010 6:24:04 AM


for all your feedback and those links are perfect just what i was looking for