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First Build Low-budget

By elemire
Jan 13, 2009
  1. Hello everyone. I am trying my hand at a first build. I have a low budget and already think I am over it. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think. It is mainly a Home computer for the internet and some WoW and City of Heroes gaming. thanks for any suggestions.

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition

    Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory

    Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive

    RAIDMAX XFORCE ATX-728WS Silver Aluminum Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler

    Need help with a graphics card. 2600XT or 3650 perhaps.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Nice build there. You could go with this cooler instead though, for $10 more. The added cooling performance is worth it, as is the better reliability. You can spend less on the PSU too and get this one, which will also be more than sufficient.

    As for a video card, go with an HD 3650 over a 2600XT. Runs cooler and has better features to boot.
     
  3. elemire

    elemire TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion on the cooler. I picked up the PSU from Amazon new for $31 so I think it is a good deal.
     
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