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March 4, 2011 1:44:03 PM

Hi guys,
Please confirm that this new setup I made will work:
CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 3.0Ghz (socket AM3)
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460SE-1GI, nVidia GeForce GTX 460, PCI-EXPRESS 2.0, 1 GB GDDR5, 730/ 3400Mhz, 256BIT, SLI, 2xDual Link DVI, Mini HDMI, DUAL SLOT
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770T-UD3, socket AM3
RAM: 2GB 1333MHz CORSAIR DDR3 (240) PC10600 CL9 VS2GB1333D3
HDD: 1 TB SAMSUNG, 7200RPM, SATAII, 32MB/ NCQ/ F3 HD103SJ
DVD: DVD-/ +RW SAMSUNG 22XDVD-R, 6XDVD-RW, 22XDVD+R, 8XDVD+RW, 12XDVD-R DL, 16XDVD+R DL, 12XDVD-RAM, 2MB BUFFER, SATA, BULK
PSU: CHIEFTEC 500W A135 APS-500S, ACTIVE PFC, 140mm FAN, 80PLUS, OVP/ OCP/ OTP, AFC, ATX2.3 12V
CASE: ARCTIC COOLING, SILENTIUM T11, MIDITOWER, SECC, 2x120mm FAN, EXTERNAL: 4x5.25'', INTERNAL : 2x3.5'', 2xUSB 2.0, 2xAUDIO
thanks to MadAdmiral and WR2 for giving me advice in my last post!!!!!
I'm in a bit of a rush so please post-away your answers because I need to know if I have all the connectors or do I need to make changes. With this I'm really blowing my budget, but it's a fact I won't get a new PC for at least 5 years from now....
Best of wishes,
Horatiuf4

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2011 2:46:47 PM

Was there a better PSU you could throw into your system? Chieftec isn't well known for their quality.

This computer will work well, and should still last you a decent amount of time.
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2011 3:52:07 PM

Hello horatiuf4;

What prices do you see on the X4 640 3.0Ghz and X3 450 3.2Ghz CPUs?
If the X3 is less expensive and it will let you improve the PSU its a good value for you.

Everything is looking OK if you want to go ahead.
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2011 3:57:35 PM

That GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard supports Advanced Clock Calibration which could unlock the 4th core on the X3 CPU.
And even if the unlock isn't stable the 3 cores @ 3.2Ghz is a good match for a gaming system with a GTX 460 video card.

The motherboard accessory pack has all the cables you need.

a b B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2011 6:44:43 PM

As others have said, Cheftec isn't the most reliable PSU company.

also, why only 2 GB of RAM when 4 GB is just a few dollars more?

are you buying this in the US or somewhere else?
March 5, 2011 1:47:16 PM

First, I'm from Romania, where everything costs more, here's the best example:
A LEGO toy which in the US costs 140$ here it costs 250$ so I really can't afford something else. In time I will buy more memory as I am installing Win 7 on 64 bits.
Secondly please give me an example for a good PSU, budget, of course, with lets say 500W.
Thanks!!!
a b B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2011 1:52:44 PM

You do well with an Antec PSU. They're pretty solid and are usually inexpensive compared to most other brands. I don't know what brands of PSUs you can get from where you're ordering.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2011 1:52:48 PM

corsair cx500
ocz 500-600
antec high current 520
silverstone 500
March 5, 2011 1:55:54 PM

boiler1990 said:
You do well with an Antec PSU. They're pretty solid and are usually inexpensive compared to most other brands. I don't know what brands of PSUs you can get from where you're ordering.

I found this one which just fits in my budget: CORSAIR 500W CMPSU-500CX, ACTIVE PFC, 120mm FAN, OVP/ OPP/ UVP/ SCP, ATX2.3. How about it?
a b B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2011 2:43:45 PM

horatiuf4 said:
I found this one which just fits in my budget: CORSAIR 500W CMPSU-500CX, ACTIVE PFC, 120mm FAN, OVP/ OPP/ UVP/ SCP, ATX2.3. How about it?


that would e an excellent PSU
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