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Father and son first computer build
Mar 11, 2012, 8:49 PM
my son and I are going to do uor first budget computer build. The components we will be using are. We already have a 1tb hdd
ASUS M5A97 motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana cpu
SAPPHIRE 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 gpu
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Rosewill RNX-N300 Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
the total coast 453.25. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you.
Mar 11, 2012
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Mar 11, 2012, 8:52 PM
Your budget is? CM is terrible PSU maker. Get a Corsair, XFX or Seasonic PSU.
Mar 11, 2012, 8:55 PM
our budget is 450.00
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:00 PM
Get this PSU instead:
Mar 11, 2012, 10:03 PM
What's the goal here? Are you going for gaming or just for general use?
^That PSU, or even Corsair's CX430, would be good.
Mar 11, 2012, 10:10 PM
+1 on a better PSU, and great idea father/son build!
Mar 11, 2012, 10:44 PM
well general use mostly. Internet some watching dvds, dvd ripping, burning, converting dvd to avi. word prossesing and power point.
Mar 11, 2012, 11:02 PM
The 430's definitely fine, then: no need to leave room for a powerful graphics card.
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