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July 29, 2012 3:29:07 PM

Unlike my last build, this build for a friend of mine.
Low Budget build $400,
No Gpu needed,
he's on sync-master 17" monitor which has just a D-sub port.

I'd like to stick to AMD Phenom II! (970 does wonders for me)

Processor : AMD Phenom II 960T Processor

Motherboard : ASUS M5A88-M Motherboard

Ram : 2 x G.Skill RipjawsX 2 GB RAM (F3-12800CL9S-2GBXL)

Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 371 Mid Tower Cabinet

Psu : Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU

Heatsink : I'll get one H60 or H80 sometime later.

ref site: flipkart.com

So are these compatible?

Thank you!
July 29, 2012 8:37:34 PM

ben13 said:
Unlike my last build, this build for a friend of mine.
Low Budget build $400,
No Gpu needed,
he's on sync-master 17" monitor which has just a D-sub port.

I'd like to stick to AMD Phenom II! (920 does wonders for me)

Processor : AMD Phenom II 960T Processor

Motherboard : ASUS M5A88-M Motherboard

Ram : 2 x G.Skill RipjawsX 2 GB RAM (F3-12800CL9S-2GBXL)

Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 371 Mid Tower Cabinet

Psu : Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU

Heatsink : I'll get one H60 or H80 sometime later.

ref site: flipkart.com

So are these compatible?

Thank you!



What is the main purpose for this PC?
If it is gaming, I highly advise against the AMD for most games.
At $400 without GPU you may be able to fit in an i3.

I am also selling a cheap Intel machine if you are interested:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/104094-8-shipping-com...
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July 29, 2012 9:05:23 PM

If you want AMD, here is a build to think about: Get the Black Edition Phenom and overclock it for better performance.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The board has socket AM3+ so you can upgrade to FX is you want later

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July 30, 2012 8:40:22 AM

www.flipkart.com/amd-3-ghz-am3-phenom-ii-960t-processor...

it's BE too!


It's black edition too. Most games usually uses 2cores, main purpose of this build is video encoding and some CS5 stuffs!
I'm buying from India so prices are 40% more than that of US markets!

As for the GPU, I'll get 6790 DDR5 later. not included in this budget!
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July 30, 2012 9:34:40 AM

Alright I changed my config a bit.


Processor : AMD Phenom II 970 Processor (I'd have a true quad core instead of sick 6 core in 4core which may not be unlocked!)

Motherboard : ASUS M5A88-M Motherboard

Ram : 2 x G.Skill RipjawsX 2 GB RAM (F3-12800CL9S-2GBXL)

Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 371 Mid Tower Cabinet

Psu : Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W PSU ( might be better to keep it at hand as of 125W TDP of 970! )

Heatsink : Deepcool or noctua cooler. But with stock cooler , it can overclock by 4ghz in my case.

What I care is, will the Mobo be good enough? And the PSU? :o 

Thank you! :D 

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July 30, 2012 10:57:11 AM

ben13 said:
Alright I changed my config a bit.


Processor : AMD Phenom II 970 Processor (I'd have a true quad core instead of sick 6 core in 4core which may not be unlocked!)

Motherboard : ASUS M5A88-M Motherboard

Ram : 2 x G.Skill RipjawsX 2 GB RAM (F3-12800CL9S-2GBXL)

Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 371 Mid Tower Cabinet

Psu : Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W PSU ( might be better to keep it at hand as of 125W TDP of 970! )

Heatsink : Deepcool or noctua cooler. But with stock cooler , it can overclock by 4ghz in my case.

What I care is, will the Mobo be good enough? And the PSU? :o 

Thank you! :D 


Cooler Master isn't very good for most Power Supplies.
Swap it for something like the CX430/CX500, or any other Antec/Seasonic/PC Power and Cooling brand PSU.
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July 30, 2012 11:10:16 AM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Cooler Master isn't very good for most Power Supplies.
Swap it for something like the CX430/CX500, or any other Antec/Seasonic/PC Power and Cooling brand PSU.



Yep, i think i'll get Corsair CMPSU-500CX for this one.

Btw, 500w will be enough right?
No crossfiring, no OC.
Thanks!
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August 9, 2012 2:30:27 AM

Best answer selected by ben13.
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