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CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.69 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI 870-G45 ATX AM3 Motherboard ($66.12 @ NCIX)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.88 @ NCIX)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ Buy.com Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB Video Card ($44.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.59 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($43.02 @ NCIX)
Total: $340.28
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-11-29 17:16 EST-0500)
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Allied SL-8360BTX ATX 350w Antec 300 
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ K8 Combo-Z 256MB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series 1 GB 
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80 GB Western Digital OPTORITE CD-RW MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 Acer S230HL 23-Inch 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Foxxconn 6150BK8MC 256MB ATI RADEON X800 PCIE 2.5 GB DDR400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital Thermaltake GunMet Orb MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer S230HL 
PowerCase
Allied SL-8360BTX ATX 350w Antec 300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ K8 Combo-Z 256MB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series 1 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital OPTORITE CD-RW MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 Acer S230HL 23-Inch 
Power
Orion YH-480w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4670K MSI Z87-G45 MSI GTX 760 TF 2GD5 8GB G.SKILL Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Acer S230HL 23" 
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Logitech G105 SeaSonic M12II 620w 80+ Bronze Antec 300 Razer Deathadder 2013 
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post #2 of 9
Looks good except for the PSU. The rear 80mm fan can be loud under load. I'd suggest this one...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC0335&vpn=VP450&manufacture=ANTEC
post #3 of 9
what will this be used for? it looks like a good build, if your gaming I would up the graphics a bit but for general use it should be fine.
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Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
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post #4 of 9
NO NO NO!!

I mean this in the most respectful and polite way possible: Do NOT get an Antec Basiq. They are Antec's LOW LOW LOW end line that are consistently below BELOW average. I STRONGLY recommend you go with the EarthWatts 380 (I've got one and I love it). IT's super quiet.

But please...do NOT get a Basiq.

Phaedrus discusses the Basiq
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Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
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Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
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Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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post #5 of 9
Try staying away from the MSI board... Maybe a http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283 will better =3
The PSU for 2 dollars more, you can

Not bad, but I'd go with

MB : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283 (Since MSI boards tend to fail, pretty easily even on the "higher-end".
PSU : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks guys

but why a biostar mobo over a msi mobo? isn't msi a far better manufacturer
Current Rig
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Old
(11 items)
 
2014
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Foxxconn 6150BK8MC 256MB ATI RADEON X800 PCIE 2.5 GB DDR400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital Thermaltake GunMet Orb MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer S230HL 
PowerCase
Allied SL-8360BTX ATX 350w Antec 300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ K8 Combo-Z 256MB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series 1 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital OPTORITE CD-RW MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 Acer S230HL 23-Inch 
Power
Orion YH-480w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4670K MSI Z87-G45 MSI GTX 760 TF 2GD5 8GB G.SKILL Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Acer S230HL 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G105 SeaSonic M12II 620w 80+ Bronze Antec 300 Razer Deathadder 2013 
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Current Rig
(10 items)
 
Old
(11 items)
 
2014
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Foxxconn 6150BK8MC 256MB ATI RADEON X800 PCIE 2.5 GB DDR400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital Thermaltake GunMet Orb MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer S230HL 
PowerCase
Allied SL-8360BTX ATX 350w Antec 300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ K8 Combo-Z 256MB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series 1 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80 GB Western Digital OPTORITE CD-RW MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 Acer S230HL 23-Inch 
Power
Orion YH-480w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4670K MSI Z87-G45 MSI GTX 760 TF 2GD5 8GB G.SKILL Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Acer S230HL 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G105 SeaSonic M12II 620w 80+ Bronze Antec 300 Razer Deathadder 2013 
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post #8 of 9
MSi is one of the company that has the most MObo fails ever specially in OC they tend to just fry instant on the lower end and even high end i suggest going with, asrock,asus,gigabyte, and maybe biostar
post #9 of 9

A Biostar A880G+ is hardly that much better a recommendation over an 870-G45 since both use low-end VRM setups, however I don't perceive that to be any problem of any sort as long as you are using an Athlon II x2 or other low TDP processor and not a quad core/higher TDP processor.

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