New amd build need some help

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 140 dollars (i have some parts already) would be willing to expand this slightly if itd really make that big of a difference

System Usage from Most to Least Important: encoding video with handbrake (about 2500 video files), and surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: processor (i just bought a oem amd phenom x3 8250e), operating system (will use linux), monitor, and hard drive (will use 2.5 inch 160gb drive i recycled from my laptop and a 3 tb external hard drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website is fine

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: would like a small case

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 but i can go to a lower resolution if that helps at all

Additional Comments: bought a oem amd phenom x3 8250e oem for 39.99 was wondering if this was a good deal and a good processor for this type of usage

so i guess the parts im looking for help with are

power supply
case
ram
keyboard/mouse
motherboard
heatsink
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  1. this is impossible. I am sorry :(
  2. cutebeans said:
    this is impossible. I am sorry :(


    even with a processor already bought and a hard drive?

    the 140 is just for the components i still need
  3. With a bit of luck and some bargain hunting you might pull off $225...
  4. mayhem213 said:
    even with a processor already bought and a hard drive?

    the 140 is just for the components i still need


    $44.00 for mainboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20600007945&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    $22.00 2gig DDR2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820159020

    $44.00 Case+PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108396

    $10.99 Heatsink & Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103087

    That would leave you $19.00 for keyboard and mouse but mind you these parts are the lowest prices i could find on Newegg. It is possible to build it for $140.00 but I do not know about the quality of some of the really low cost parts. There are not something I would ever put into a PC. You would have to add shipping to some of these parts on top of the price.
  5. bryonhowley said:
    $44.00 for mainboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20600007945&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    $22.00 2gig DDR2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820159020

    $44.00 Case+PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108396

    $10.99 Heatsink & Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103087

    That would leave you $19.00 for keyboard and mouse but mind you these parts are the lowest prices i could find on Newegg. It is possible to build it for $140.00 but I do not know about the quality of some of the really low cost parts. There are not something I would ever put into a PC. You would have to add shipping to some of these parts on top of the price.


    if i dropped the keyboard and mouse portion and upped it to 175 would that help
  6. mayhem213 said:
    the ram and mobo arent compatible with my processor


    You are correct, I always get that backward compatibility backwards, LOL, I kill me...

    So take this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241
    and this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146761

    but if you know what is compatible and not, why are you asking us?
  7. spasmolytic46 said:
    You are correct, I always get that backward compatibility backwards, LOL, I kill me...

    So take this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241
    and this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146761

    but if you know what is compatible and not, why are you asking us?


    i read the specs and noticed the sockets didnt match up otherwise i really dont much
  8. spasmolytic46 said:
    You are correct, I always get that backward compatibility backwards, LOL, I kill me...

    So take this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241
    and this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146761

    but if you know what is compatible and not, why are you asking us?


    any significant difference between that mobo and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157204
  9. mayhem213 said:
    any significant difference between that mobo and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157204


    Yes there are, but you could do either although personally I don't trust ASRock after a few bad experiences.
  10. spasmolytic46 said:
    Yes there are, but you could do either although personally I don't trust ASRock after a few bad experiences.


    what would be a decent heatsink for the msi board?

    also how is the processor i chose?

    i thought it was a good deal for 39.99
  11. mayhem213 said:
    what would be a decent heatsink for the msi board?

    also how is the processor i chose?

    i thought it was a good deal for 39.99


    I just double checked and the HSF I initially recommended will fit. as long as you are not over clocking it will be good enough. As for as your processor goes I would say 40 bucks for a new one is an ok deal.
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100

    i think im gonna with this case but was wondering if the power supply is adequate
  13. mayhem213 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100

    i think im gonna with this case but was wondering if the power supply is adequate


    I always buy my power supplies separate because you never really know what kind of quality you're going to get from the OEM. 300 watts would work for your setup, but you'd have very little room for any future upgrading and forget about a beefy video card in the future.
  14. spasmolytic46 said:
    I just double checked and the HSF I initially recommended will fit. as long as you are not over clocking it will be good enough. As for as your processor goes I would say 40 bucks for a new one is an ok deal.


    does it use push pins or screws?
  15. mayhem213 said:
    does it use push pins or screws?


    neither it has a metal clip that locks in place
  16. can anyone suggest a heatsink with the push pin design from amazon?
  17. so i have decided on my build

    amd phenom x3 g8250e oem
    bought this at compusa for 39.96

    hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC Steel 7K09BBA30FNRX Micro ATX Media Center 300W Power Supply / HTPC Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100

    Rendition by Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model RM25664AA667
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148236&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=ror4fgledxr6

    MSI Socket AM2+/ GeForce 6150SE/ DDR2/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard K9N6PGM2-V2
    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Socket-GeForce-Motherboard-K9N6PGM2-V2/dp/tech-data/B002MAPSB2/ref=de_a_smtd

    SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

    thats my build so far which comes to about 210 (could have been cheaper but i decided to push the budget so i could add the blu ray drive)

    any thoughts?

    also could anyone suggest a heatsink that will fit that case and has the push pin design
  18. That laptop ram will not work on a desktop mainboard.
    You could get this mainboard at newegg and witch might make shipping a little cheaper by getting all the parts at one place.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241
    Same board but comes in at 49.99 so shipping would all be from newegg.
  19. i linked to the wrong ram by accident

    this is what i bought

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148236
  20. anyone have a suggestion on a good heatsink with push pins?
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