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So, doing more budget builds for friends (happens when you're one of two or three in the area who knows how to do much more than install windows) I was wondering if there's anything I've missed or anything that's gonna be bad. The usual constraints apply, only stores are MSY and PLE, and we're getting the parts in 2 days. It's a budget rig for light gaming. probably 1280x1024 resolution.

CPU:AMD Phenom II x4 840
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
RAM:GeIL 2GB 1333MHz Value PLUS * 2
GPU: ASUS HD5670 1GB
Case/PSU: Codegen ATX-3335-A2
HDD: Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 500GB
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post #2 of 14
The only thing that I'm worried about is the PSU because it is included with a $40 AUD case.
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post #3 of 14
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ugh, stupid 500 error anyways, I was worried about that too. Problem is, unless I can get some solid proof he's gonna get that case cause it's cheap. I can't find the PSU's Wattage anywhere, but I think it'll be the same as the other $39 Codegen one, a 350W. will that run this build?
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by chatterbox272 View Post
ugh, stupid 500 error anyways, I was worried about that too. Problem is, unless I can get some solid proof he's gonna get that case cause it's cheap. I can't find the PSU's Wattage anywhere, but I think it'll be the same as the other $39 Codegen one, a 350W. will that run this build?
I don't know, but I personally wouldn't risk it - especially for a friend's build.

I'm not comfortable being the guy who makes this build cost more, but I'm also not comfortable seeing a build get put together that could get powered by a PSU that is included with a $40 case.
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post #5 of 14
consider these . . .

http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=446

it has L3 cache already

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7758

it's gddr5 (OR higher)

RAM is so cheap and so a good buy.

mobo is BD ready and you will find yourself upgrading soon and costing you more.

and like Blameless said . . . the psu is questionable. case looks nice though.
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
yeah, I know the feeling. I'm trying to be that guy now, I personally think it will go boom. i would rather convince him to get one of the A-Power ones for the same price, still gonna be cheap, but maybe a 680W is less likely to blow up at lower use. HE doesn't want the 955, and comparing another friends build to my own, I see little difference performance wise. The graphics should be fine for him, we did consider the 6670, (he was impressed by it's performance) so that's really the only other gfx we considered.
Edited by chatterbox272 - 10/9/11 at 6:29am
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post #7 of 14
Maybe what he needs is a good scare by hearing all the horror stories from people here on OCN who had their entire system killed by a cheap PSU.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Maybe what he needs is a good scare by hearing all the horror stories from people here on OCN who had their entire system killed by a cheap PSU.
It's the best way to make people change idea and spend some more money on an at least decente PSU
Just tell your friend it will fry everythin after some months unless he gets the PSU you suggest him
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post #9 of 14
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Maybe what he needs is a good scare by hearing all the horror stories from people here on OCN who had their entire system killed by a cheap PSU.
Yes, and no.

I used a 19$ 450w PSU for a rig, and its still working perfectly. I also bought a 500w coolermaster of decent quality and it took out my mobo, RAM, and one of my HDD's when it burst into flames.

Now this doesnt mean that all cheapo deluxe PSU's will outlast higher end models, but im saying that just because somthing is cheap doesnt mean it will perform better than a 500$ one, if it fits your needs it fits your needs.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle View Post
Yes, and no.

I used a 19$ 450w PSU for a rig, and its still working perfectly. I also bought a 500w coolermaster of decent quality and it took out my mobo, RAM, and one of my HDD's when it burst into flames.

Now this doesnt mean that all cheapo deluxe PSU's will outlast higher end models, but im saying that just because somthing is cheap doesnt mean it will perform better than a 500$ one, if it fits your needs it fits your needs.
Which 450W power supply was it?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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