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Whats good. First time post on ocn, very nice place. I am wanting to build my first system, as soon as I get some things paid off. Currently going to school for IT networking, so Im not bad with computers. I have done part swaps and alot of OS level things, never built one from scratch.

Trying for a fast, solid, multi-tasking, future proof amd machine. I dont do any design, movie/pic editting, or play pc games. Mostly this will be my right hand rig for internet, ms office work, and music playback/download. Also for the business end I want it to be able to do dignostics, anti-virous work, hdd work, my home network monitoring, and a testing base. This is so I can learn hands-on for expereince, while making some side money. Overclocking is something I want to learn down the line. First I should build something.

The build (no name yet):

cpu: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Quad-Core
I want quad core for under $100. This can be upgraded later.

mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI
This board has the new standards, hdmi onboard, as well as overclocking options. I will use the on/off usb charging. All for a good price with 3-year warrenty.

psu: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W Modular
I dont want to have to worry about not having power, but I dont plan on running a dual gpu set up. I wanted it black, modular, and not super expensive. This is a good brand, with fair price. Other suggestions?

ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
4gb, quality brand, and ddr3. Other suggestions?

ssd: Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 64GB SATA III
I want ssd speed os drive. I have everything else on an external hd, so the internal drive can come later. 64gb is good for me, and this is the cheapest sata3 ssd I can find.

cdd: $20
os: win7 64bit. I should still be able to get the iso file for free from school. This iso file will not be a problem down the road, with up grades and such?
case: Antec Lanboy air
I have been eyeing this case for a minute now. Super open for part swaps, usb3 port, and ssd bay is on the floor giving me even more room. Worth the price for me. I will be changing all the led fans to non-leds. Any suggestions on quilty 120mm fans?

So that is what I was thinking. $500 for the core system, then $200 for my case. I do have a temp case around.

No gpu until I have a desk and can set up dual monitors. Onboard hdmi will be fine for now. I have been told not to go with am3 socket mobos becouse of bulldozers coming out. Black edition quads are expensive as it is, how much will bulldozer quads (and the mobo to support it) go for when released, ballpark?
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i think you'd be better off with good spin point,or wd black 1tb hdd. the case looks cool, but it will be one big dust magnet.
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I'd buy a cheaper case and put the money into parts, until you start getting into luxury builds the most expensive part should not be the case imo.
    
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Forget about some unforeseeable update to that CPU. Get a case like a Storm Scout for $100 less and put it towards a better CPU like a 975BE.
You will be glad you did.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/18/11 at 7:42pm
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I have a cheap case already, so I was planning on saving up for that case. I really just like that I can have the whole side open for me. So wait on the case and just go for the 955be(saves me $30 over the 970be).

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i think you'd be better off with good spin point,or wd black 1tb hdd
I really want to mess around with an ssd. Never used one before, and Im going for a performance rig.
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I noticed the highly overpriced generic memory and for a moment I lol'd
Then I decided I would suggest this instead: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1600Mhz CL8
Cheaper and better
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I noticed the highly overpriced generic memory and for a moment I lol'd
Then I decided I would suggest this instead: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1600Mhz CL8
Cheaper and better
They are the same price point. I understood corsair made good memory?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mugen87 View Post
I have a cheap case already, so I was planning on saving up for that case. I really just like that I can have the whole side open for me. So wait on the case and just go for the 955be(saves me $30 over the 970be).


I really want to mess around with an ssd. Never used one before, and Im going for a performance rig.
Yeah, the 955BE is still a great chip for the price if that's what you want to do. And I say go for the SSD like you wanted and get that G-Skill memory like XD said. It is the same price but faster and (for later on) better overclocking than the Corsair you picked. Plus they don't seem to have a very good reliability record around here like the G-Skill does. And you can probably disregard the rebate since those things tend to always get lost/never sent/never received anyway.

Good luck bro.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/18/11 at 9:02pm
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You shouldn't ever be worrying about brands when it comes to memory because just about all of them provide lifetime warranties... but in case you wonder, G.Skill is also a very good and reputable brand. in addition, same price point - you are getting a good upgrade of 1600Mhz CL8 RAM over 1333 CL9 generic spec RAM. Corsair can be good when you are getting the right kit but honestly if you are able to get a better spec kit for the same or a lower price, you should go for it by all means.

This RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu for $35 AR, would also be a great choice. Kingston is very popular esp. with OEM brands
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I didnt even notice the speed difference, so g-skill it is. Psu is a good choice at 520w, I plan to add up to 3 hd, with a future gpu, a few more fans and controller.
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