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post #11 of 14
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Sweet! I just have to figure out my light gaming comp, check this out:

What I own:
Mobo:
BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU:
EVGA 01G-P3-1312-LR GeForce 210 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
CPU:
AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor HDX545WFK2DGI – OEM
Case + PSU:
Logisys CS-206BK 10-Bay ATX Mid Tower

What I need:
Kingston 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $23 shipped [NCIX]

HD + DVD burner:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $70 -
Comes with DVD Burner - MSI 24X DVD Burner

Pretty easy considering I have everything but the ram and Hard drive. That is the only question: is the ram good enough for this build?

Thanks again!
Gaming Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
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COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
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Gaming Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
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post #12 of 14

It is extremely unwise to go with the CS206BK and make use of the included PSU because it is not ready for modern PCs - it is an over-rated 480W that is actually a 200W and risky to use on modern builds because even on lower power builds (i.e. Athlon II x2 and 880G, as in my case) it cannot keep the voltages within specs.  I don't like the case either, it's got many sharp edges and it's really cheap (as in, easily bends/feels like it will fall apart).  Most prebuilt PCs offer better case quality :/

 

Look for a different case/PSU combo.  consider going small form factor.  NCIX has the Apex DM-387 for $40.  It has a decent PSU that I'm using in a SFF build right now.


I should warn you that free shipping from NCIX only applies when you order more than $50 shipped worth of parts.  2x2GB of DDR3-1600 seems more than enough for this purpose though..... depending on the task even 1333 wouldn't kill you, unless there are overclocking plans (545 is locked multi)

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info xd. I figure I'll just use the CS206BK case for one of the basic builds i'm doing. After doing some more research I'm just going to splurge on a semi-decent case and PSU. I just found:

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- looks nice and is 15% off right now. Glad I didn't get the cheap Raidmax unit.

On newegg I also just found a COOLER MASTER GX 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
- $25 after all rebates and promocodes.

Are these legit? It almost seems to good to be true.

I realize that I don't know anything about Cases or PSUs, can someone tell me if theses would work together? I appreciate it!
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
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Reply
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
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Reply
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help. I just ordered everything for all my comps. I will post an update once I get everything and start putting it together.
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-3870K Llano BIOSASRock A55M-HVS XFX Radeon HD 6670  Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA Win 7 Ultimate.64Bit Hanns·G HZ194APB Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms Tilt A Rosewill RNX-N2LX USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER GX 450W NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Stee... 
  hide details  
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