Solved First build, does this work (well)? Tags: Build Systems Last response: August 1, 2011 10:46 AM in Systems Share Nameguy July 31, 2011 6:16:21 AM I'm new here, so sorry for any stupid things said, I have to write this quickly. My first build, on a $700 budget. Buying online in Canada. Cooler Master Case http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item... Antec PSU (optional) http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-earthwatts/... MSI Mobo http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... AMD CPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... AMD GPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... G.SKILL DDR2 SDRAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... WD 1TB HDD (wow $85!) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... LITE-ON DVD-ROM Drive http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Total: ~ CAD$575 (not incl shipping or tax) Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit (maybe 11.04) http://www.ubuntu.com I basically want to use Blender and play games, along with doing casual tasks. Would you say this is good? Middle-end? Most importantly, are these parts compatible? Thank you very much for answering a noob question! More about : build work Best solution manu 11 July 31, 2011 6:40:38 AM amd phenom ii x4 955 3.2ghz-120$ antec earthwatts green 650w60$ cooler master haf 912 55$ samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 60$( cheper, better quality) crucial ballistix sport 2x2gb 1333mhz ddr3 memory 30$ asus dvd drive- 21$ BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard 50$ SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 120$ total:516$ Why_Me July 31, 2011 7:36:56 AM Why pay for shipping if you don't have to. Those two company's down below are affiliated (both use the same addy in Richmond, BC) and both are probably the most used on this site for Canadian builds. FREE SHIPPING http://www.directcanada.com/ http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ http://www.bestdirect.ca/ http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ Related resources Building my first comptuer. would these parts work well for a gaming PC? - Forum First time builder - Will these components work well together? - Forum Gaming PC, does this components work well ? - Forum Will this computer build work well ? - Forum How well is this for a first build ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer manu 11 July 31, 2011 8:00:11 AM ^Agreed Nameguy July 31, 2011 5:26:33 PM Best answer selected by Nameguy. Nameguy July 31, 2011 5:37:20 PM Thanks manu and why_me for answering! Although I couldn't find a few parts on directcanada.cpm so I just went to newegg.ca, and I also decided to allocate 8GB of G.SKILL RIPJAWS RAM. Just one more question: Do you think I will be able to run Sony Vegas, Ableton Live, Macromedia Flash, and other programs on this Ubuntu system? Thanks! manu 11 August 1, 2011 10:46:05 AM a phenom ii x4 is a quad, it will run those apps just fine. Good Luck for your build Happy Building! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWell , it's time for my first build ForumFirst gaming build . Will these parts all work well together? ForumFirst build (hoping all goes well ) ForumMy new gaming computer build - does it work ? - first time builldin' ForumFirst build - well rounded PC for roughly $1000 - need advice ForumWill this build do well ? ForumWILL THESE COMPONENT WORK WELL TOGETHER IN THE FIRST BUILD ForumDat build... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !