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Please help me rate this build or give suggestions. I want to build my girl a newer PC thats better then her current dell so she can lan up with me and play some video games. Right now she has a celeron cpu, a half gig of memory and integrated graphics. Her MB does not have a PCI slot. I was thinking this stuff would be fairly cheap, yet good enough to play most games.

MB ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131172R
$ 41.86

CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103210
$ 59.99

Memory G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
$ 31.99

Video Card Nvidia 7800 GT
Free because I own one that is not being used

Power Supply
Not sure what she would need to be honest, so any suggestion here is really needed lol

Case Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004
$ 69.98

Ok, with all that the total comes to only $ 203.82

I think that would be a decent build. Any suggestions?

Also, if anyone has any hardware that would be similar to this or even a tad better that they are wanting to sell let me know. Of course I'd pay you first.

Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 9
whats your budget for PSU?

And for the case I would rather buy a Coolermaster Centurion 590 if you don't mind not getting that side panel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152
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post #3 of 9
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Well the budget for the PSU would basicaly be whatever it needs to be to run that pc lol. So I'm really not sure

As far as the case goes she just likes that one lol
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Originally Posted by Hexa View Post
Please help me rate this build or give suggestions. I want to build my girl a newer PC thats better then her current dell so she can lan up with me and play some video games. Right now she has a celeron cpu, a half gig of memory and integrated graphics. Her MB does not have a PCI slot. I was thinking this stuff would be fairly cheap, yet good enough to play most games.

MB ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131172R
$ 41.86

CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103210
$ 59.99

Memory G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
$ 31.99

Video Card Nvidia 7800 GT
Free because I own one that is not being used

Power Supply
Not sure what she would need to be honest, so any suggestion here is really needed lol

Case Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004
$ 69.98

Ok, with all that the total comes to only $ 203.82

I think that would be a decent build. Any suggestions?

Also, if anyone has any hardware that would be similar to this or even a tad better that they are wanting to sell let me know. Of course I'd pay you first.

Thanks for any help!
Heres a better GPU for playing Games:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4148909&CatId=3585

That 7800GT won't be real great.
post #5 of 9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256032 or if you want some headroom for expansion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016
Edited by Dar_T - 12/12/08 at 6:09pm
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post #6 of 9
This is a good PSU, been holding up great on my system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182076
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post #7 of 9
This antec True Power trio 650w may be a bit more expensive...But I can recommend it because i own 2 of them lol.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371001


I started using one on my 5000+ Black edition@3.3ghz w/2x 8800 GT OC's (SLi) and have never had any problems with it at all.


So then I purchased another one for a backup for one of my rigs...it was a good thing because my Antec True Power Quattro 850W died on my Phenom 9850 Black edition rig@3.2ghz w/BFG GTX260 OC. The True Power trio 650w had no problems at all with the Phenom rig.





It's Quiet, runs cool, supplies nice voltage....and should you upgrade later on down the road....it will handle that too.
Edited by XxBeNigNxX - 12/12/08 at 6:39pm
post #8 of 9
650w is usually a bit excessive if its a single card rig (unless its like a 4870X2 or something like that). You should be looking for something with about 28-32amps on the 12v rail, as that will power pretty much any midrange card out there.

Other than that, the build looks just fine to me, and it should do much better than what she has right now, although a new GPU would help her out alot.

Good luck with whatever you do
post #9 of 9
Honestly, that rig, as it is will run on most psu's that come with cases nowadays. Theres a cheap alienware looking type rig from some no name manufacturer thats still on newegg. It looks pretty cool, and is well built enough and I was able to run a 2.5ghz athlon 64 x2, 2gb of ram and a geforce 8600gt on its psu that came with it, so if you want to simplify things you could go for something like that, although there is of course the chance that you might get a dud, but then again, thats why we buy from newegg
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