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July 15, 2011 11:05:34 PM

Hey guys,
I have selected all of the parts I think I need from newegg, and I was just wondering if I am missing anything, or if these parts aren't compatible, etc.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: Hopefully less than 500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming with dreamweaver & coda (web development), eclipse (software development), not much gaming but it would be nice to be able to watch HD movies.

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com for now, but any is good

Country of Origin: usa

Looking for a soundless computer that is fast and efficient.
Occasionally would be using photoshop, won't really ever be playing games.


I have selected the following parts:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152287 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822152287

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819103808 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103808

Nippon Labs 0.5M (1.64 ft.) 2 right ANGLE CABLE
Item #:N82E16812816032 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816032

BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138179 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138179

Rosewill RNX-N150PC PCI 2.2 Wireless Adapter
Item #: N82E16833166011 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166011

Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1066HC7DC
Item #: N82E16820313120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313120

COOLER MASTER Elite 360 RC-360-KKR1 Black Plastic (front bezel), SECC (case body) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Thermal Master ...
Item #: N82E16811119205 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119205

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July 15, 2011 11:18:27 PM

Sorry guys, I just realized I posted this in the wrong section :( 
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July 16, 2011 9:22:05 PM

I changed a few things. The case was good but the psu included is not a trusted brand. I switched it. The motherboard has no integrated graphics so a GPU was added. RAM was updated to faster 1333 Mhz (try to buy 1333 if the motherboard is compatible and try other brands to see what works). Remember the CPU thermal paste. :) 

Case: $60 - CM HAF 912
This case has enough ventilation for heavy work or upgrades and larger fans can be added to reduce noise.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: $45 - Antec EarthWatts Green 380 watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Cord $6 - Cables To Go 6 ft Universal Right Angle Power Cord Model 03152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: $60 - SAPPHIRE 100321DDR5OCL Radeon HD 6450 512MB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: $54 - Team Elite 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

--- original parts below---

CPU: $120 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $60 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG HD155UI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: $50 - BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$6 - Nippon Labs Premium 0.5M (1.64 ft.) SATA Cable with 2 Right
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter: $12 - Rosewill RNX-N150PC PCI 2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $473.40 without shipping
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July 17, 2011 8:47:01 AM

i'm not 100% sure i can say this but Llano? and IMO get the i5-2400 if budget allows.
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July 17, 2011 10:57:28 PM

skibicki said:
I changed a few things. The case was good but the psu included is not a trusted brand. I switched it. The motherboard has no integrated graphics so a GPU was added. RAM was updated to faster 1333 Mhz (try to buy 1333 if the motherboard is compatible and try other brands to see what works). Remember the CPU thermal paste. :) 

Case: $60 - CM HAF 912
This case has enough ventilation for heavy work or upgrades and larger fans can be added to reduce noise.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: $45 - Antec EarthWatts Green 380 watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Cord $6 - Cables To Go 6 ft Universal Right Angle Power Cord Model 03152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: $60 - SAPPHIRE 100321DDR5OCL Radeon HD 6450 512MB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: $54 - Team Elite 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

--- original parts below---

CPU: $120 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $60 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG HD155UI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: $50 - BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$6 - Nippon Labs Premium 0.5M (1.64 ft.) SATA Cable with 2 Right
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter: $12 - Rosewill RNX-N150PC PCI 2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $473.40 without shipping

Thank you very much for your response.
I just have a few questions, and some things to add that I forgot to mention in the OP.
1. I have the power cord and a PCI x 16 graphics card (ati raedon 256mb card or something w/ cross fire).
The other modifications are nice, I might be looking to spend an extra few bucks for an 8gb ssd for my OS.

My question:
Won't 380 watts be an overkill for my computer? I think I only used a bit above 125 watts :p 

Thanks :) 
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July 18, 2011 1:49:22 AM

yes thats what i've been trying to say!! if you can't get an i5 or a GTS 450/ ATI 5750 or above, get Llano, it performs about the same and is cheaper
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July 18, 2011 8:47:59 PM

I don't mean to sound like a novice, but what is a Llano?
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July 18, 2011 10:37:25 PM

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Won't 380 watts be an overkill for my computer? I think I only used a bit above 125 watts
It can't hurt anything, plus it can be reused in your next build. The problem is most low power units I saw are expensive, outdated. I'll try a couple more stores.
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July 18, 2011 10:39:50 PM

skibicki said:
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Won't 380 watts be an overkill for my computer? I think I only used a bit above 125 watts
It can't hurt anything, plus it can be reused in your next build. :bounce:  :)  The problem is most low power units I saw are expensive, outdated or lacking in SATA connections. I'll try a couple more stores.

Hm, I didn't know you had to connect your hd to the power :p 
I assumed that because you need more watts your power bill will be higher
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July 18, 2011 10:45:56 PM

Quote:
I don't mean to sound like a novice, but what is a Llano?
A quad core CPU with nice graphics built in. The other dudes are right, get the Llano + FM1 motherboard to save money.
Quote:
I assumed that because you need more watts your power bill will be higher
No, it only draws a full 380 watts from the outlet when needed.
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July 19, 2011 12:48:15 AM

anyway, just to get us started:

CPU: AMD A3-3850 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-A75M @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston Hyper X Blue 4gb 1600mhz kit @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: samsung spinpoint F3 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair CX-430 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: Liteon DVD @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: what ever you like

Total: $403 with NO case and before rebates, postage etc.

BTW do you need an OS?
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July 19, 2011 12:59:40 AM

^ Haha beat ya to it with my build guide.

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Hmm... IMO scrap it all.
Get the Llano just personal opinion you'd save more.

Check out the $400 budget build in my siggy. Save more with this combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.691613
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July 19, 2011 1:10:52 AM

Case - $47 sale - COOLER MASTER HAF 912

Motherboard - ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WiFi - Rosewill RNX-N150PC PCI 2.2 Wireless Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cables - Nippon Labs Premium 0.5M (1.64 ft.) SATA Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


TOTAL - $466
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July 19, 2011 3:54:13 AM

samsung spinpoint F3 will beat almost any HDD
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