Will this CPU build work?

By zazazoom ยท 8 replies
Nov 7, 2006
  1. Hey guys I'm looking to build a computer for my uncle instead of him wasting his money going to futureshop or bestbuy...he'd rather me buy the parts and put it together. Here are the specs...if anything doesn't seem right with this setup or you have recommendations..plz let me know! i'm grabbing everything from Tigerdirect.ca!

    Note: This computer is only going to be used for AutoCad 2007...So I didn't want to go all out on super high end parts. I'm wondering if I even should purchase the extra fans...His budget is 800$ CDA. This setup I am planning to put together is only costing me $697.03 including the shipping.

    CPU COOLER: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1432339&sku=C283-1038

    Thermal Compound: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1283739&sku=O261-8004

    Case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=186331&sku=ULT31580

    Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2204069&sku=CP2-PD-805%20C

    Power Supply: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1361838&sku=D15-1052

    Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2366178&sku=M452-2648

    DVD-ROM: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1740403&sku=L12-1076

    Case Fan Front Intake: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=86147&sku=ULT31356

    Case Fan Exhaust: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1647143&sku=S35-1090

    Harddrive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1644888&sku=THD-40AA4

    Ram: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=586829&sku=ULT30215
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    I would get an e6300 and use stock cooling, and then 1 gig of ram.
  4. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    does that specific processor run really hot? even with that cooler i'm planning to assemble it with? zalman sound snice but its70$ i mean unless i REALLY have to..i will..but this thing won't have much of a heat problem since their's no grfx card attached or anything.

    i would get the e6300 but it will raise the price... consider the budget..if you recommend the e6300 what about the motherboard? and its going to be atleaast 150$ more..>_<
    lolz the comp i'm going to build for myself is going to be a conroe for sure.
  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    No, i don't think you need any cooler, just use the stock one that comes with it and you will be fine. Use the extra $54 dollars you save on not buying a heatsink, and put it towards a conroe or a gig of ram
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Btw..you don't have a video card, and your mobo doesn't have intergrated graphics, so your gonna have to do sumthin about that.
  7. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    crap!!! what other mobo would you recommend with this setup? i thought all mobos had onboard graphics... i guess that was with agp mobos? not too familiar with the pci-Ex!!
    either i get a cheap card with this mobo or recommend another one with onboard ..don't think he's gonna use this comp for anything else just work
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Ehh.... Everything looks OK, except the PSU. Only 12A on the +12V rail.
    For a power-hungry dual core CPU, that wouldn't be enough.
  9. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    That CPU cooler is overkill considering what the system will be used for. Stock cooling is OK for a Pentium D.

    I think 512MB RAM is the bare minimum nowadays for a desktop, but you should make it 1GB to put the system in a comfortable position for years (maybe) to come.

    You should not get that power supply, go with something a bit more classy, just to prevent problems that may occur in the future.

    I also think you should enlarge the capacity of the hard drive. I think 40GB is a bit too small even for a low-end system. Maybe a nice 80GB?

    I hope your uncle will like it.

    PS: Good luck with your rebates.
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