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$550~~ New build

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October 2, 2012 2:38:19 AM

I want to build a computer for about $550 (maybe a bit over). Anyways I have one question: would it be okay to use a 160gb IDE Hdd and a SSD?
Here is the hdd:
http://www.harddriveexperts.com/WD1600BB-22RDA0.html
My budget for an SSD would be $50-$80.
Also is it okay to reuse a IDE cd drive?

Okay now to the real build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $572.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 2, 2012 3:22:31 AM

you could get a cheaper case and spend more on the performance parts if the computer like the cpu abd grafics card!!!

get a intel cpu and i would recoment the safire 7850 or a 7870!! great price to performance. little more money yet big jump in performance.

is your going to spend 90 on a case get the r400 or the nzxt 910!
the haf 912 is big and high airflow.
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October 2, 2012 3:29:19 AM

i dont know if antec is a good brand.

550w is not alot

you might need to upgrade in a grafics card = more wattage (bigger power suply)
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October 2, 2012 3:39:22 AM

awesomedude911 said:
i dont know if antec is a good brand.

550w is not alot

you might need to upgrade in a grafics card = more wattage (bigger power suply)


I'm not trying to be rude here but just WTF are you talking about. Antec is a great PSU brand, and 550w is more than enough.

So before you go and give people suggestions, maybe get some good grammar. I'd never trust somebody to make a $100 decision for me when he doesn't even know how to spell graphics correctly. And NO he does not need to get a better GPU, that one is fine.

I'd learn a thing or two about a computer before you try to help someone out with a PC. Just a suggestion.
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October 2, 2012 3:47:47 AM

Please OP, don't listen to awesomedude911. He knows not of what he speaks of!
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