I need an advice on this Build

Hi..
I am Thinking of

Processor: Athlon II x4 640 3.0GHz 2.5mb
Mobo: Asus M4A88T-M
RAM: 4gb Geil DDR3 1333MHZ with Heatsink
ATX: Trendsonic Vision
PSU: Huntkey V-power 550w

By the way I already Have a ATI HD 5570 Graphics card that i could use for the new rig

What can you say with the parts? Kindly help me decide if these are all ok.

Kindly tell me if i need to get a better part, a new one or add some parts to this build to make it better.
My budget runs from 300 to 350 USD for the CPU only.

I do multitasking with my computer like photo editing while surfing the net, Playing HD videos, Playing music and occasionally some gaming such as Mass Effect 2, Monday night madness, Need for speed hot pursuit, etc.
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  1. DO NOT buy a Huntkey power supply they are known to explode and wreck systems. You do not want to skimp on your power supply that Huntkey says it can do 550 watts, but it really can barely output 300 watts before it explodes. For your system a 400 watt unit will be more then enough. Look for an Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic all have models around $50 to $60 that will be much much better.
  2. Get this.

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX $44.99 After rebate its $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139017
  3. uhm I really like to but it is not available in our country..I really hate it here when it comes to computer parts cause they don't have all the parts..

    Kindly help me look for a good psu here:

    HEC:
    RAPTER II 500WATTS PHP2,200


    CORSAIR:
    400CX 400WATTS PHP2,850


    SILVERSTONE:
    STRIDER 400WATTS PHP2,700


    OCZ:
    STEALTHXSTREAM 500 WATTS PHP2,900
    STEALTHXSTREAM 600 WATTS PHP3,500

    THERMALTAKE:
    LITEPOWER 430WATTS PHP1,750
    LITEPOWER 500WATTS PHP2,100
    LITEPOWER 600WATTS PHP2,800

    ACBEL:
    INTELLIGENT POWER 510 450W PHP2,150
    INTELLIGENT POWER 510 450W
    WITH BLUELED & BALLBEARING FAN PHP2,500


    ANTEC:
    TRUE POWER SERIES
    TRUE380 PHP2,900


    GIGABYTE:
    SUPERB P 550W WATTS PHP2,500
    SUPERB P 460 WATTS PHP1,800
    LC 400 WATTS PHP1,700


    A-OPEN:
    A-OPEN POWER SUPPLY 400WATTS (PROMO!!) PHP1,000
    A-OPEN POWER SUPPLY 500WATTS (PROMO!!) PHP1,500

    TASK:
    350W JUMBO FAN BLUE LED PHP1,750
    350W DUAL FAN BLUE LED PHP1,750
    TK-935TX-DF 350W V2.0 PHP1,750
    TK-935TX-DF 350W V2.0 BLUE LED PHP1,850

    HUNTKEY:
    HUNTKEY V-POWER PS 550W PHP2,200
    HUNTKEY CABLE MASTER 450W PHP2,500

    COOLERMASTER:
    EX 390 WATTS PHP1,650
    EX 460 WATTS (CM RP460 PCARA3) PHP2,100
    EX 500 WATTS (CM RS500 PCARA3) PHP2,450


    Thank you a lot..
  4. These units actually put out their labelled power.
    450VX 450WATTS PHP3,500
    550VX 550WATTS PHP4,300
    The OZC aren't as high quality as the Corsair units but are reliable and have modular cables.
    MODXSTREAM PRO 500WATTS PHP3,350
    MODXSTREAM PRO 600WATTS PHP3,850
  5. Get the 400 CX that is the best for the money out of the ones you listed and it will be plenty of power for your system.
  6. ^+1 i also agree with that selection if that's all he needs.
  7. the 400 cx would be recommennded and i would prefer intel over amd processors and in which country do you live
  8. I live in the Philippines..tnx for the help..
  9. Ok..thank you..Uhm so if i add a DVD_R/rw would a 400 watts psu still be enough for the system?
  10. HERE ARE MY FINAL THOUGHTS:

    This are the parts that i would buy:
    AMD AM3 ATHLON II X4 640 3.0GHZ 2.5MB L3 PHP4,900--USD 112.21

    ASUS M4A88T-M AMD 880G/SB710 DDR3 PHP4,000-- USD 91.6

    SAPPHIRE HD5570 1GB DDR3 128BIT PHP2,900--USD 66.41

    400CX 400WATTS PHP2,850--USD 65.27

    TRENDSONIC VISION W/O PSU PHP1,950-- USD 44.66

    A total of = 380.15 USD or 16,600 PHP

    This is what i have now:
    WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB BLUE

    This is what i'll purchase in the near future:
    ASUS DVDRW LIGHTSCRIBE SATA BLACK PHP1,300-- USD 29.77

    Will this be great?..Are there any revision that could help me lessen the cost but the same performance or quality?
  11. I exactly know where you are

    BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES!!!!

    I presume your going to buy from Chelsea computers
  12. The moment I saw those specs I immediately know your from Baguio.

    Get the ASUS M4A87TD-EVO instead for your mobo $70(PHP3800), it has better oc abilities though it does not have integrated graphics but you said your going to buy an hd 5570 so no need for integrated GPU.

    I'm also going to buy this month.
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    ASRock 890GX EXTREME4
    Palit GTX 460 768MB
    16GB DDDR3 1333MHZ RAM
    WD BLUE SATA3 2TB
    Epraizer Noble Gaming Casing
    HEC Rapter II 500W

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR TRANSACTION!!!
  13. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  14. Mousemonkey said:
    This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey



    Great thanks for putting it in the right place..and sorry i placed it in the cpu section..well you know, I'm relatively new here..Thnx
  15. G33K707 said:
    The moment I saw those specs I immediately know your from Baguio.

    Get the ASUS M4A87TD-EVO instead for your mobo $70(PHP3800), it has better oc abilities though it does not have integrated graphics but you said your going to buy an hd 5570 so no need for integrated GPU.

    I'm also going to buy this month.
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    ASRock 890GX EXTREME4
    Palit GTX 460 768MB
    16GB DDDR3 1333MHZ RAM
    WD BLUE SATA3 2TB
    Epraizer Noble Gaming Casing
    HEC Rapter II 500W

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR TRANSACTION!!!


    ok..i c..
    I made a mistake with my build post..well you can check it out again at my new post below..thnx
  16. I'm very sorry but i forgot the ram so here's the repost of my build:
    This are the parts that i would buy:
    AMD AM3 ATHLON II X4 640 3.0GHZ 2.5MB L3 PHP4,900--USD 112.21

    ASUS M4A88T-M AMD 880G/SB710 DDR3 PHP4,000-- USD 91.6

    GEIL 4GB(1x4) DDR3 1333MHz PHP1,850-- 42.37

    400CX 400WATTS PHP2,850--USD 65.27

    TRENDSONIC VISION W/O PSU PHP1,950-- USD 44.66

    A total of = 356.09 USD or 15,550 PHP

    This is what i have now:
    WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB BLUE
    SAPPHIRE HD5570 1GB DDR3 128BIT

    This is what i'll purchase in the near future:
    ASUS DVDRW LIGHTSCRIBE SATA BLACK PHP1,300-- USD 29.77

    Will anyone agree if i'll change the board to ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 at PHP 3800--87.02 USD..well G33k707 suggested the EVO version but wwe don't have that here. All we have are from these lists:

    http://mybaguio.biz/netville/Pricelist.pdf
    http://enigma-phil.com.ph/images/stories/Pricelist.pdf
  17. G33K707 said:
    I exactly know where you are

    BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES!!!!

    I presume your going to buy from Chelsea computers



    ooops..Chelsey is a great store..hoping for discounts if i buy there..Anyway i'm at La Trinidad. By the way the EVO version of that board is not available at chelsey i think.
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