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Building a New PC

By AMDIsTheBest010
Apr 30, 2006
  1. hi all-

    i'm going to be building a new Pc and wanted to know if this looked good. i will be using it for web surfing, office stuff, photo editing etc.

    AMD Sempron 2.0 GHZ 1600 MHZ bus
    AMD socket 754 motherboard
    1GB crucial memory PC3200 DDR 400
    17Inch LCD
    Windows XP Home
    100GB HD
    DVD/CD-RW drive
    Nvidia Graphics
    standard keyboard and mouse
    basic speakers

    tell me what u think!
     
  2. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

    I think it would be better to get a Socket 939 motherboard and maybe an Athlon instead of a Sempron. Its not much more expensive if not the same.
     
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    If all you EVER do is browse the internet, write documents etc, then a sempron is a great choice. You'd be the type of person that these CPUs were designed for in the first place.

    But the 754 motherboard, I am leaning towards steering you away from it. Not that you wouldn't be happy with it now (you may be) but that it will severely limit your upgrade options in the future.

    How much photo editing? Just a little, here and there?

    What graphics card will you be getting?

    How about the power supply? (Don't just get any old generic brand. You will regret it)
     
  4. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    get 2 sticks of 512 mb ram. and i really wouldnt buy winxp since its free for me.........................................also if its cheaper to get 2 hds instead of a 100gb hd, i would get 2 40 gb hds...
     
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  6. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    how do you get Windows for free????????
    i was planning on using two 512 sticks so that I can dual-channel
     
  7. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    i do very simple photo editing with photoshop
    the power suply that i found was a 430watt basic PS
     
  8. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    any other tips b4 i start to seriously look at compenents??????

    thanks
     
  9. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well the idea of duel-chaneling is gone, because 754 don't support duel-channel that's why you should upgrade to the Athlon 3000.
     
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    There are 64-bit semprons.


    I think if youre doing simple computing a sempron is a good CPU to get.
     
  11. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398


    my current system with an AMD Sempron 3100+with 754 has dual channel support, when I added 2x512 stcks, after i strted the computer up, the bios menu came up, and said "dual channel memory has been enabled"
     
  12. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    i use to have a dell, i just use the cd that came with it.
     
  13. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    As far as I know, 754 does not support dual channel ram. Only the 939 and SOME socket A motherboards do (for AMD).

    What is your motherboard's make/model?
     
  14. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    the documentation that came with the computer sadi that it was a 754, maybe it was a typo but when i added the two 512 sticks th bios said that dual channel had been enabled
     
  15. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    I thought he was getting a 32-bit Sempron.


    Does the 754 socket even support 32-bit CPUs
     
  16. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

     
  17. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I know it 754 run the runs 64-bit cpus, 939 is it's successor.


    What I am trying to say is does it even run 32-bit, but with resonable thinking.... No!!!
     
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    AMDIsTheBest010. Please don`t open more than one thread for this subject. Thanks.

    I have deleted the other thread.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  19. Baltan

    Baltan TS Rookie Posts: 121

    I would suggest getting a skt 939 processor fo future upgrades as everyone has suggested.

    I have a skt 754 amd athlon 64. I am going to have trouble upgrading lol as everything is for the new mobos and also the graphics.

    So get a skt 939 motherboard and cpu

    Baltan
     
  20. kangaruffian

    kangaruffian TS Rookie Posts: 175

    just..

    don't build it yourself instead buy ready steady dell or something like that
    i don't see any reason to built office/surf puter. cause too expensive and unintresting :zzz: . U get some nice warranty&support too when u buy ready system.
    check prices on the net before you do anything else :knock:
     
  21. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    sorry about that
     
  22. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    hi all-

    I have finally made up my mind that I am just going to buy a Dell system, it would be much easier for my needs. here are the specs on the new system:

    Dimension B110
    Intel Celeron D 2.53GHZ
    512MB RAM
    80GB HD
    Windows XP Home
    free 17" flat panel upgrade
    Intel media accelerator Graphics
    Dell A215 speakers
    Dell USB keyboard and Mouse

    its not much but it will do what I need it for, I'll upgrade the RAM by using the old from my current system, they're both PC3200 DDR 400MHZ
     
  23. Baltan

    Baltan TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Glad you have finally chosen what you would like to buy.

    Sounds like an ok sytem for what you want to do.

    Best of Luck

    Baltan
     
  24. lothia

    lothia TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I am sorry, but I have a Socket A Mobo and it is a AN35 and supports Duel Ram so I am unsure where you came to that conclusion.
    Also I would really listen when they say get a 939 cpu and not a 754.

    But eh as long as you are happy with what you get that is all that matters in the end.
     
  25. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Perhaps you are reading my quote wrong? I said that there are some socket A boards that support dual channel....
     
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