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Hi Overclock Peeps. I am going to *upgrade* more like rebuild, a computer with the following items.

First off I need a new case, sucks but to get a 12 inch tall motherboard I need the case to fit it in. Ah well. Link:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1091099784169

Secondly the motherboard. Had two options here but to be realistic I am not going to get duel graphics cards, I am not that hardcore yet. So I went with the cheaper version Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1122655625547

Third item the processor. Only one real choice which is the cheaper one. 3000+ is 189 the 3500+ is 289, I cant see it being worth the extra hundred bucks. Link http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1125466176035

Adding in a PCI express graphics card Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1124432746174

I will use my 2 hardrives, my 2 ram sticks, a cdrom and a dvd drive and maybe the digital media manager if I can get it to work, and my A drive in it as well if I can make it fit. I assume the motherboard comes with everything it needs to secure to the case.

If I am overlooking something feel free to comment. As long as it has a good manual I think I can put it together without making it explode or fry itself. Just a matter of connecting the right cables and wires. Oh it also has a built in sound card but no integrated graphics so I wont need to disable that. Also says it has an ethernet thing so my cable modem will work.

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So my question for you computer peeps. Will the items I listed above all work together, and do I have all the parts I will need to put together a working computer. If not why, or what am I missing?

Oh and to answer a question, why best buy when its more expensive, becouse I have a lot of gift cards from christmas.
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From another forum I was sent here a person said the power supply in the case I picked out was really bad and would probably ruin my new equipment. Does anyone agree with that? If you do, why do you think so? I tried to look for that kind of power supply on google and there are just so many...

I was also told the case isnt all that great for the price so, if anyone has a suggestion of where I can get a case that will fit everything I listed, cost about the same and comes with a Good 500 watt power supply, please post a link.

The case I have right now would be fine but its only 14x7x18 and the one I am looking at to buy is 17.15x8.2x18.4 and a 12 inch tall motherboard will never fit in a 14 inch tall case.
post #2 of 10
lets see here....
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Sempron 3000+ god knows what.. Microsoft Xp 350w 
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w links of cases i like- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129158 -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146015 those are a few and i would reccomend searching newegg.com for a good case that you like. also if u want just a power supply here u go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0 , i have heard good things about thermaltake and fortron psu's. also newegg.com is great for buyers as it all has 3 day or better shipping very cheap. ie for a computer case its like 15.99$ for 3 day shipping. well i hope this helps a bit. if u have anymore questions just ask around a bit.
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post #4 of 10
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Okay thanks I have changed to that case even if they say its a server case and the door breaks almost everytime in shipping.

As for the motherboard processor and videocard, all three of those still are acceptable to me. Wont be ordering anything for awhile so I will check for more comments later.
post #5 of 10
dude no!!! hey dont buy from best buy, you can get cheaper and better stuff from newegg.com like the GFX card you should get a 6600gt it's way better then vinilla & cheaper here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098
you can't go wrong with an XFX GFX card.

and here is the same brand motherboards except cost cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
you should think about getting Asus or DFI I hear they good overclocker for socket939
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Phenom II X3 720 BIOSTAR TA790GX XE XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB G.SKILL(2 x 2GB)DDR2 1066 
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Windows Vista home basic Acer 22" widescreen Thermaltake lanbox Lite 
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Windows Vista home basic Acer 22" widescreen Thermaltake lanbox Lite 
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post #6 of 10
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Thats a 128 video card mines a 256. Besides most of the cash for this is in best buy gift card form. I will just get the case from newegg and the other three things from bestbuy as long as they all work together.
post #7 of 10
yeah it's 256 but it's ddr and the mine is 128 GDDR3 it way faster and preforms better then 256ddr you can ask anyone here.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BIOSTAR TA790GX XE XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB G.SKILL(2 x 2GB)DDR2 1066 
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Windows Vista home basic Acer 22" widescreen Thermaltake lanbox Lite 
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Phenom II X3 720 BIOSTAR TA790GX XE XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB G.SKILL(2 x 2GB)DDR2 1066 
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Windows Vista home basic Acer 22" widescreen Thermaltake lanbox Lite 
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post #8 of 10
It's true, the 128MB 6600GT will be better. Also, could you post what kind of memory it is that your going to be swapping in?
Because if it is less than PC3200/DDR400 then the FSB will have to run lower to match the memory, thus slowing down the computer. Unless you run a divider but we won't get into that here.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Semp64 2800+ (1.6 @2.6) DFI NF4-4X Infinity x800gt (modded x850xtpe BIOS) 2x512MB Kingston (3-3-2-7) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 200GB WinXP SP2 19" Samsung 920N LCD Antec TPII 480W 
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Logitech MX510 (RED) 
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Semp64 2800+ (1.6 @2.6) DFI NF4-4X Infinity x800gt (modded x850xtpe BIOS) 2x512MB Kingston (3-3-2-7) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 200GB WinXP SP2 19" Samsung 920N LCD Antec TPII 480W 
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Logitech MX510 (RED) 
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post #9 of 10
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CPU-Z says its 3200 200 but I dont plan on replaceing ram right now.
post #10 of 10
make sure you buy a quality psu, trusted brands are : Antec, Enermax, Fortron, Seasonic, OCZ, and there are a few others. I rally wouldn't suggest buying from best buy but if you have tons of money there... that 3000 is so overpriced
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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Seasonic S12 500W Generic Cordless Click! 
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
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250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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Seasonic S12 500W Generic Cordless Click! 
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