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$300 build, opinions please

post #1 of 10
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I'm not a gamer at all. I just do basic stuff like DL, watch, listen to music, movies, chat. surf, play card games or small arcade games. Not loooking to spend much. I just want a quick fast PC for the stuff i listed. Tell me what you think about this PC. Thanks,

It's a $359.95, but the tax and shippin makes it to $414.71

Mobo: ECS A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600DOBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103258

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6D-4GBMQ - Retail (matches the MOBO nice )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231112

Case and PS: Linkworld 3230-09-C2222U Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164092

DVD burner: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106228

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
Edited by Shells - 6/2/08 at 10:45am
post #2 of 10
Thats good, but for a little bit more you can get a 500g harddrive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
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Running XP I assume?

Given RAM prices I'd probably go ahead and get 4GB, since the video card is allocated RAM from it as well if I remember correctly? Even with 32bit you won't waste much if you assign 512 to the video card and if you ever want to upgrade your sitting pretty.
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Originally Posted by Slaveofthebeast View Post
Thats good, but for a little bit more you can get a 500g harddrive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
Thanks. I added it
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Running XP I assume?

Given RAM prices I'd probably go ahead and get 4GB, since the video card is allocated RAM from it as well if I remember correctly? Even with 32bit you won't waste much if you assign 512 to the video card and if you ever want to upgrade your sitting pretty.
Hmmm. I think i will be running both. I had a Vista Home Pre before running with 2.25 of ram and it worked great for me. I'll keep that it mind. Thanks.
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Running XP I assume?

Given RAM prices I'd probably go ahead and get 4GB, since the video card is allocated RAM from it as well if I remember correctly? Even with 32bit you won't waste much if you assign 512 to the video card and if you ever want to upgrade your sitting pretty.
I took your advice 4G of ram. Also they match the mobo nice. Can you tel me how this PC will run? Fast? How long should this PC last, and is it solid enough to update in the future.
post #7 of 10
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Someone recommended this build for me. Which out of the two is better an why. Thanks

Mobo: Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4050e 2.1GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor Model ADH4050DOBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103257

Case and PS: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119118

Memory: Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/2GR - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134586

DVD burner: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106228

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

Grand Total: $418.54
post #8 of 10
For what you want to do this system is great and should keep you going for some time, 4 or 5 years aren't out of the question for the applications you want to use given nothing breaks.

I've not had my hands on one yet but but the onboard card should even let you do some modest "real" gaming. There is not reason you can't slap another video card in it and do some high end gaming in the future as well.

Your not gonna set any benchmark records or anything, but there's nothing wrong with what you've got there. It will definately blow away any premade systems your gonna get for around $400, both now and in upgradeability.
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250 GB Seagate Barracuda 20x DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64bit CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 750-Watt 
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post #9 of 10
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For what you want to do this system is great and should keep you going for some time, 4 or 5 years aren't out of the question for the applications you want to use given nothing breaks.

I've not had my hands on one yet but but the onboard card should even let you do some modest "real" gaming. There is not reason you can't slap another video card in it and do some high end gaming in the future as well.

Your not gonna set any benchmark records or anything, but there's nothing wrong with what you've got there. It will definately blow away any premade systems your gonna get for around $400, both now and in upgradeability.
Man. appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

I was thinking of getting this PC prebuild. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103139
How does that match against the ones im thinking of building?
post #10 of 10
I'd change your RAM, I know GSkill is pretty popular but 6-6-6-18 timings are pretty bad a quick looks shows

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227248

as cheaper and better timings.


For the comparison you posted your looking at 4x the ram, better onboard video, much bigger hard drive. Their processor may be a bit better, but yours is more than sufficient for what your doing and much more energy efficient.
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250 GB Seagate Barracuda 20x DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64bit CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 750-Watt 
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CM690 
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250 GB Seagate Barracuda 20x DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64bit CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 750-Watt 
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