Planning New build

By mustangboy101
Jan 15, 2009
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  1. Hey everyone. im fairly new to this site, an i;ve been reading other treads an it seemed like a very friendly forum.
    I just bought some parts off the internet. an i was wondering if those parts i bought were the right ones an would install perfect.
    My motherboard
    EVGA nForce 730a Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 8200, Socket AM2 / AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, DVI, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Hyrbid SLI, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID
    My CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Black Edition Processor ADO5400DSWOF - 2.80GHz, Socket AM2, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MT/s) FSB, Dual Core, Brisbane, Processor, No fan
    Cooling Fan
    Ultra X-Wind Aluminum Socket K8/AM2 CPU Cooling Fan
    My videocard
    XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready
    I just want to know if im on the right track.
    i also bought this tower
    Ultra X-Blaster Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports

    Im wondering if im on the right track.
    I still need a power supply, Ram, and a hard drive.
    If you have any suggestions please feel free.
    And Also, Would my graphic card fit on my motherboard?
    I'd appreciate your feedback an opinions.
    thanks a whole lot
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,349   +122

    What was your budget?

    gigabyte p45 motherboard $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128345


    the 4830 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102803
    is a better graphics card, it will not fit your current motherboard


    E7200 dual core $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132


    Corsiar 450 $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003


    4 (2 x 2) $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227334

    or

    2 (2 x 1) $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227189

    hdd depends on your needs

    interestingly, several of these products are on sale with promo codes expiring on January 21.
  3. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so far, Those parts costed me 505. CDN
    I've already bought these parts.

    Would my graphic card right now fit on my motherboard.??
    XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card
    EVGA nForce 730a Motherboard
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,349   +122

    Yes it should
  5. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright Great, Thanks for the other recommendations.
    my powersupply. I dont need any strong ones either. that one you recommended would work fine?
    And I have one more question. Would i need any other cooling fans
    Im building this from scratch. an so far from what i listed, I've already bought.
    I also already got my dvd drive, moditor, keyboard, mouse.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,349   +122

    Yes the power supply is strong enough for a 9600GSO.

    Your case, assuming you bought a retail version compared to an open boxed or OEM, will come with its own fans. Unless your overclocking a lot, default case fans should be fine.
  7. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes, thanks hellokitty. you were a lot of help...:)
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