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Is My Build Compatible/ Good? NEED HELP ASAP!

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December 21, 2010 5:56:39 PM

Here's The Build:

MOBO: ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz

RAM: WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333mhz

GPU: PowerColor AX5570

PSU: XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC402 400W (Update)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500GB

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX

OS: Windows 7 64bit


Thanks for looking over this. Give me recommendations. :D  :bounce: 

The Blu-Ray Drive is a maybe...



Update On build:



Price: $671 CAN

Iam Also wondering where can i get a super cheap Blu-ray Drive for under $100 (prefer LG) IT MUST SHIP TO CANADA!

Thanks! :p 
December 21, 2010 6:30:03 PM

Not sure about prices as you didn't list your preferred vendors. It shoudn't be that hard to come in under $700 for that parts list...

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 > Seatage Barracuda

For example... Using MicroCenter the build below comes in at $370. You would have $300 left over for a case, optical drive, OS and any upgrades you see fit. I would put the left over money toward a better GPU.

MB + CPU - Asus M4A78LT-M + X4 640 => $110
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

MEM - 4GB OCZ DDR3 1333 => $50
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU - Antec 650w => $90
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD - 500GB Spinpoint F3 => $45
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU - 5570 => $75
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
December 21, 2010 6:54:53 PM

sadams04 said:
Not sure about prices as you didn't list your preferred vendors. It shoudn't be that hard to come in under $700 for that parts list...

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 > Seatage Barracuda

For example... Using MicroCenter the build below comes in at $370. You would have $300 left over for a case, optical drive, OS and any upgrades you see fit. I would put the left over money toward a better GPU.

MB + CPU - Asus M4A78LT-M + X4 640 => $110
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

MEM - 4GB OCZ DDR3 1333 => $50
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU - Antec 650w => $90
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD - 500GB Spinpoint F3 => $45
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU - 5570 => $75
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


My problem is that i live in Canada, and i need it shipped there.
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December 21, 2010 6:56:59 PM

All you need for that system is a 380W Antec Earthwatts PSU. The Coolermaster is an overrated piece of crap. Avoid any PSU with a little voltage switch on it; at best it indicates an inefficient, obsolete design, and at worst it means an overrated piece of crap that can be expected to damage any components attached to it when it fries.
If you're building a gamer, take a look at the $500 SBM article and the discussion following it for some good ideas. You'll need to add $100 for Windows 7.
December 21, 2010 6:58:52 PM

Onus said:
All you need for that system is a 380W Antec Earthwatts PSU. The Coolermaster is an overrated piece of crap. Avoid any PSU with a little voltage switch on it; at best it indicates an inefficient, obsolete design, and at worst it means an overrated piece of crap that can be expected to damage any components attached to it when it fries.
If you're building a gamer, take a look at the $500 SBM article and the discussion following it for some good ideas. You'll need to add $100 for Windows 7.


Ya That Cooler master seemed to good to be true. Plus I was thinking that i need 400W. Thanks for the help.
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December 21, 2010 7:26:37 PM

If you are going to be gaming, you may want to go down on the CPU a little to an X3 and spend a little more on the GPU. If you're not going to be gaming, then it's fine :D . Also the Xigmatek should be fine for that build.
December 21, 2010 9:19:23 PM

megamanx00 said:
If you are going to be gaming, you may want to go down on the CPU a little to an X3 and spend a little more on the GPU. If you're not going to be gaming, then it's fine :D . Also the Xigmatek should be fine for that build.


Thanks for the Input.
a b À AMD
December 21, 2010 9:51:41 PM

Although I'm not familiar with that brand, the fact that it is 80+ bronze means it was able to produce its full rated output, and do it efficiently. 80plus tests at an unrealistically low temperature, but I think you'd be well within the margin of safety; a HD5570 or HD5670 doesn't need much juice.
December 21, 2010 10:20:19 PM

ko888 said:
It has four SATA power connectors according to XIGMATEK's own User's Manual for the NRP-PC402.


Thanks I couldn't find that anywhere and thats more than enough sata power ports, Can some one look over and see if its all compatible, ive looked over it many times and dont see anything wrong but this is my first build. Don't want anything to go wrong :)  Thanks
a b À AMD
December 22, 2010 8:21:22 AM

Hmmm, someone else who didn't bother to read the forum rules...
December 22, 2010 5:25:45 PM

Before buying, please take a look at www.directcanada.com
It has less choice than newegg.ca but it beats them at least 50$ each time I buy (it has free shipping)
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