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OK, I have asked this same question about 5 times i believe, and now, I am planning on buying all my parts. And as a last check...Is this a good build.
I am planning on using it for gaming, flash mx, office programs, internet, and picture, and video editing. Also, some possible overclocking, probably not major extreme watercooling o.c. but enough to heat the stock cooler up a bit. *Notice* The case and CPU have already been purchased.

CPU: AMD Athalon 64 3500+ venice core socket 939
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208004
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220006
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182005 (probably isn't good, anyone recommend another one, that is just as cheap?)
HEATSINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
FLOPPY DRIVE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203

P.S. Could someone please recommend a good cheap DVD burner/CD burner? (like within 20=40 dollars)
 

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NEC 3550A is the best on the market. Tom's Hardware rated it #1. Its about $50 here in Canada so I assume around 35 - 40 there. Also, you might want a case with a front intake

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119076

coolermaster case. no ps but you are buying one. It has the entire front in mesh and a 120mm fan front and rear so much better airflow. also coolermaster in known for great quality.

Coolermaster Centurion 5 is also the same price but with a side window. It does only have a 80mm front and 120mm rear but its still better than the one you picked.

Everything else looks good!
 

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Like I said, I already bought the case, but thanks for the suggestion!
 

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Sorry.
 
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Sorry

^ Not a problem

OK, the main thing that I am worried about is, are the MOBO, the RAM, and the processor a good combo, more or less are the MOBO, and the RAM a good combo, to overclock, or just run at stock speeds.
(like my run-on sentence?)
 

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Ok, so sounds good??...could you answer this question ^^ Or does the "OK sounds good" cover it?

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for the case i think the cooler master is better and is only 44.99 right now

Are we looking at the same case?
 

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You might want to go with a NF4 chipset, for best OC'ing results.

LINK

From this list, I would recommend the Gigabyte, MSI, or Chaintech.Also some people swear by ePoX, so that one would be good as well. If there is a particular reason you wanted a Biostar mobo, they have the same one but NF4 listed there, same price.

Also that Rosewill PSU should be OK.
 

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Originally Posted by kagaos

Are we looking at the same case?

The ram looks like it's Infeon Hynix ICs and should be good for 230 mhz. As for the motherboard, I'd toss in another $11 and get this one instead. It's a proven OCer and has more of a track record. Btw, if you need to shave a few bucks, you can use the stock cooler for a little while and save for a 3rd party heatsink. The stock cooler can get you by for awhile as long as you have case fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
 

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P.S. Could someone please recommend a good cheap DVD burner/CD burner? (like within 20=40 dollars)

Pioneer DVR110.

Only burned 2 dvd's lots of CD's, AWSOME drive, dose everything I need.
 

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Well the main reason i wanted the mini board was because of the onboard graphics, the good reviews, the compatability, and the price. If you ask me it is quite a good board. Could you possibly find me a board that is better for me than the one I have for around the same price?
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123243

A few dollars extra, integrated gfx, NF4 chipset for overall betterness


And OC potential for later. Also many good reviews.

EDIT: That PSU only has a 20pin connector, you'll probably want a 24pin, even if you don't get a 24pin mobo. Never hurts to be prepared.

EDIT2: This PSU will be rock solid. My old 350W Enermax was rock solid running a NF3 system, and I've heard nothing but good things about this one.
 

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OOOh, very good idea. But I really want onboard video untill I can get enough for a good graphics card. Wait, mabey I can just use one that my friend doesn't need. Good idea thanks!
 

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hey do you think I could run the case's PSU for a while untill I get enough for a good psu?
 

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Are you sure it has integrated graphics, it says onboard video : NO.
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I know...but if you scroll down it says:
"Onboard Video: No"
 

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Oh, one more thing. Are you sure that I will only need 420w psu?
 

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Running the case PSU would be a tad risky. The computer will work, but it might not be stable. If you do you should only connect the bare minimum, no power hungy case fans or USB devices.

The case wattage is higher than the one you recommended.

EDIT: How about this PSU?
 
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