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August 8, 2012 7:57:08 PM

Hello again! I am back with a new build, but this time much cheaper. I was wondering if somebody can double check me on the parts I have selected. Also, do you think the PSU needs to be larger? Thanks and here are the parts:

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Case:
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HHD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
ECS A75F-A FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD Reader
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
LOGISYS Computer PS480D 480W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard
Microsoft Keyboard 200 6JH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse
Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse - Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM 1
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM 2
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Misc. Cables
OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Left Angle W/ Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



How do you like it? By the way, I am not planning on using this as my main machine, but instead as a web server, ftp, and mostly Minecraft/Tekkit server to get some donations. Plus I will be able to build my own machine for just about 500 dollars. Not bad huh? Thanks again guys and suggestions are welcome!

Best regards,
Jacob843

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August 8, 2012 8:05:18 PM

My only comments are in regards to the HDD and the Power supply. I see a lot of Samsung drives at work getting RMA'd. I would get Western Digital or Seagate, but thats just me. On the Power supply, I would definitely not get Logisys. If you want a good low power one, look at the Corsair CX430

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August 8, 2012 8:07:04 PM
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Everything is compatible but that psu scares me. The cheapest psu I'd grab would be Antec 350W.
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August 8, 2012 8:07:41 PM

crewton said:
Everything is compatible but that psu scares me. The cheapest psu I'd grab would be Antec 350W.


I am now thinking I should go towards a 500 watt one... What do you think?
August 8, 2012 8:07:43 PM

carowden said:
My only comments are in regards to the HDD and the Power supply. I see a lot of Samsung drives at work getting RMA'd. I would get Western Digital or Seagate, but thats just me. On the Power supply, I would definitely not get Logisys. If you want a good low power one, look at the Corsair CX430



Alright, my friend recommended that HDD but I always go with Western Digital. And for the PSU, can you recommend one? And is that enough strength?
August 8, 2012 8:12:20 PM

I dont know, I just cant help but feel like you dont need that much. Just for the hell of it i put your system on a "wattage calculator" and it said it would need a 270 watt psu...but i would get a little more just incase you want to add something later on. Like I said earlier the Corsair CX430 is pretty good. I had it in a system and it worked very well.
August 8, 2012 8:16:59 PM

carowden said:
I dont know, I just cant help but feel like you dont need that much. Just for the hell of it i put your system on a "wattage calculator" and it said it would need a 270 watt psu...but i would get a little more just incase you want to add something later on. Like I said earlier the Corsair CX430 is pretty good. I had it in a system and it worked very well.



Don't know. I think I am going for the 500watt. How is the HDD below?
August 8, 2012 8:17:21 PM

haha alright, cant blame you for wanting to play it safe. and those hard drives have a pretty awesome reputation as far as i understand
August 8, 2012 8:19:44 PM

carowden said:
haha alright, cant blame you for wanting to play it safe. and those hard drives have a pretty awesome reputation as far as i understand



Also, what do you think about those SATA cables? BTW, the grand total is: $567.05 do you think that is fair?
August 8, 2012 8:25:17 PM

If im not mistaken, those are the same cables i have, and i like them just fine in my system. I assume you're in the US, you could also look at tigerdirect.com to compare prices and maybe bring it down slightly.
August 8, 2012 8:34:56 PM

carowden said:
If im not mistaken, those are the same cables i have, and i like them just fine in my system. I assume you're in the US, you could also look at tigerdirect.com to compare prices and maybe bring it down slightly.


I am fine spending 10 dollars, I personally don't like TigerDirect and had a bad experience with them.
August 8, 2012 8:52:40 PM

Also, should I stick another fan in there?
August 8, 2012 8:55:14 PM

if you feel like it, yeah, but honestly if youre not going to be running anything other than the basics, i wouldnt feel like its too necessary
August 8, 2012 9:03:11 PM

carowden said:
if you feel like it, yeah, but honestly if youre not going to be running anything other than the basics, i wouldnt feel like its too necessary



Alrighty then. Thanks for all your help!
August 8, 2012 9:05:05 PM

Erm. Noob question: the psu will fit correct?
August 8, 2012 9:09:51 PM

yup, its an atx psu in an atx case...unless something got manufactured horribly wrong, it should fit haha
August 8, 2012 9:18:12 PM

ATX12V is just the voltage correct?
August 18, 2012 12:57:49 AM

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