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Critique my upcoming build?

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December 4, 2011 9:05:25 PM

This is going to be my first time building a pc, and so far all that I want out of it is the basic tasks as well as the ability to run emulators and games that don't require more than these specs...suggestions are more than welcome.


AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GH

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
December 4, 2011 9:12:03 PM

the processor is fine for your usage , but you will need a few other parts to make it run .......
December 4, 2011 9:19:02 PM

That's what I get for not previewing my post first. Here's the rest of it...

ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

PowerColor AX6670 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
Video Card

Seagate Barracuda ST3250312AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS
BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...

Antec One Hundred Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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December 4, 2011 9:20:16 PM

and the processor is more or less suppose to be an AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
December 4, 2011 9:22:19 PM

use an AM3+ motherboard instead so you can upgrade the processor later on .

Asus AM3+ motherboards are M5xxx . There is an equivalent of the unit you have listed and the price is similar
December 4, 2011 9:41:22 PM

Outlander_04 said:
use an AM3+ motherboard instead so you can upgrade the processor later on .

Asus AM3+ motherboards are M5xxx . There is an equivalent of the unit you have listed and the price is similar


Wow, thanks for that..what do you think about the build overall? As time and my knowledge increase I plan on upgrading this system within about 2 years.
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