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post #1 of 28
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum and I'm 15 doing my first full build. So this is the hardware I've chosen (subject to change) please just let me know what you think and if this is all compatible and will it boot lol. Btw I've got a $600 budget I'm already pushing it at $644 so don't suggest anything of a higher cost on newegg.

Amd athlon II x4 640 propus 3.0ghz
Corsair builder series 500w atx12v 2.3
Gigabyte am3 socket amd 770 mobo
Western digital 500gb 7200 rpm sata 3gbs hd
Pny 4gb 1333 240 pin (just one to start)
Zoltec gts250 nvidia 512mb
Linkworld mid tower atx case
Lg bluray burner ($90 on new egg unsure if it will work with mobo)
Asus "19 monitor vh198t
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post #2 of 28
its a "its better than mine" computer

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post #3 of 28
Looks good for a 1st build. Only thing is, Make sure you have atleast 1080p monitor to take advantage of your BD player.
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post #4 of 28
Go for two 2GB sticks instead of one 4GB stick to take advantage of the dual channel capabilities of the board.

Knowing which mid tower case you went with would help as we'd probably be able to recommend a better case in the same price range.
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post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue6228 View Post
Go for two 2GB sticks instead of one 4GB stick to take advantage of the dual channel capabilities of the board.

Knowing which mid tower case you went with would help as we'd probably be able to recommend a better case in the same price range.
^^^this. I didn't catch that. Coz my mind is set when I see 4GB, It's 2x2GB LOL.
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin D... 2X250gb SAMSUNG 840 Series SSD on RAID 0  Blueray Burner Kracken X60 
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post #6 of 28
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What is dual channel? What's it do? And sorry I'm not gettikng a bigger moniter I got the best one I could find in my budget its like 1440 by 900 bleh whatevereasier on gpu= higher settings. I don't really want to watch blu ray on it I'm more intrested in burning and its judt for my father anyway.
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seagate 250gb 5400rpm vertex 3 max iops hp dvdrw cooler master v8 
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post #7 of 28
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164093 this case. And will I be able to install windows 7 if my only disk drive is an external usb? I'm not sure if I can boot from it without drivers.
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seagate 250gb 5400rpm vertex 3 max iops hp dvdrw cooler master v8 
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seagate 250gb 5400rpm vertex 3 max iops hp dvdrw cooler master v8 
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post #8 of 28
Well if your trying to save money on this build, I don't think BD burner is a good choice if you not really gonna use it. Burning a 25GB disc will take Hours to complete. I'm sure the BD drive will just function as a DVD burner. Get a DVD burner for around 20 bucks and add the 60 bucks to get a better video card or a bigger hard drive maybe.
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin D... 2X250gb SAMSUNG 840 Series SSD on RAID 0  Blueray Burner Kracken X60 
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post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by jethro_static View Post
Well if your trying to save money on this build, I don't think BD burner is a good choice if you not really gonna use it. Burning a 25GB disc will take Hours to complete. I'm sure the BD drive will just function as a DVD burner. Get a DVD burner for around 20 bucks and add the 60 bucks to get a better video card or a bigger hard drive maybe.
I wish but that was my dads only requirment, I guess he needs it for work.
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post #10 of 28
I dont know how much you are spending on the 250, but if its $99 you might want to consider the 5770.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-338-_-Product
It is a good 30% faster over a 512mb 250, plus you get gddr5 and dx11.
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