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Advice/suggestions for new build

Last response: in Systems
January 29, 2012 5:12:22 PM

Is this a good build? If not what can be improved.
I will be using it for moderate gaming and everyday computing like watching videos etc.

Case: ;70

Psu: ;$22

Cpu: ;140

Motherboard: ;55

Amd radeon hd 4850 buying from a friend :$45
If not then: ;110

Ram: ;$40 / ;40

DVD drive: ;$20

Hard drive: ;130

Approx. $522/$587

What are your thoughts, and my budget is $550 max.
-Thanks in advance
a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2012 6:19:01 PM

Topower is pretty low end; liable to go up in smoke with any load. Your vender has an antec 450w for $45 (minimum I would use-link broken). Your case is where you can save if your budget is tight. Attractive cases are great, but the power supply is more important.
January 29, 2012 6:25:40 PM

Wow thanks that's a great deal. I was trying to find a case that could fit as many usb 2.0 ports and stuff like that which the MoBo has. If you could find a nother one it would be great. :) 

I would go for something like this:
but is 1 rear fan enough?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2012 6:30:17 PM

You should be ok; coolermaster makes pretty good value cases. I wouldn't remove the front plastic bezel to install a front fan unless you're experienced. Those tabs can break easily, and some are also held in place with inside screws.
January 29, 2012 6:35:17 PM

Thanks if I do not buy the 4850 from my friend i'll go with a 6850 and i guess i can use that case. I guess i can close it off here.
Thanks again. Oh wait I forgot how to choose best answer 0.o, or atleast it doesn't let me, sorry