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Postby jswisdom » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:41 am

After updating everyone else's system in my Family it's my turn.
Time to put my old system to rest and move on.
Typically I use my system for copying/burning, Internet surfing, some games like M.A.M.E., watching movies, listening to music etc. (pretty much a little bit of everything).
I Greatly Appreciate any Recommendations/Suggestions to what I have in mind.

COOLER MASTER CM Storm Scout Case $99.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119263

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 Power Supply $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85W AMD Motherboard $94.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138366

AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

Crucial Ballistix sport (2 x 8GB) SDRAM $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148545

Western Digital WD Black 1TBHard Drive $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

I realize some things I have not included on getting yet like cd/dvd drive, thermal paste etc.
ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Processor
SAPPHIRE 100175L Radeon X1650PRO
Crucial 2x1GB DDR SDRAM
Seagate 400GB HD
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-112D
NEC DVD-RW ND-3540A
CODEGEN MicroATX Mid Tower Case
400W P4 ready Power Supply
ACER 23" Wide Screen Monitor
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Postby Mr T » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:08 am

You can get RAM cheaper than that.. For what you are doing, you don't need over clocking stuff. Basic Corsair XMS3 and the like will do, which can save you $10~$20... the PSU is good (and they are heavy - heavy is good).. In the future 600w may be underpowered for you, especially if you add a power hungry video card (there where some idiots who dissed me on the nVidia forums who had problems with their 460's and above video cards. Said 550w was enough, yet they were having all these issues. from my point of view I have seen this issue a hundred times, by replacing the PSU with a decently branded (like Corsair) high wattage PSU, 700w or better solved the issues 90% of the time) or more hard drives. With the CPU(APU) you have a heat sink and fan with thermal paste provided, unless you are seriously over clocking, that will do a very adequate job.

All looks OK though. Are you waiting for windows 8? Its OK, but if you are used to a desktop its not and will take a bit of time to get used to (it has desktop mode, but is different in some ways). As for a DVDRW they are two a penny these days, unless you opt for a Blu-ray reader or writer, in which case I would recommend LG's offerings.
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Postby jswisdom » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Thanks Mr T.
I had looked into Crucial memory first as that is what I have used mostly
Most Memory Configurators do not have the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85W AMD Motherboard listed yet.
Corsair doesn't so I haven't got a compatible list for them.

I have been thinking of going with windows 7.

I am not sure on whether I will go with a video card in the future or not.
But would like to have a power supply to handle it if I do.
Looking at power supplies I end up getting lost with all the options/connections etc.
Would like 1 to go well with my motherboard/apu without going overboard with connections.
Any suggestions?
ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Processor
SAPPHIRE 100175L Radeon X1650PRO
Crucial 2x1GB DDR SDRAM
Seagate 400GB HD
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-112D
NEC DVD-RW ND-3540A
CODEGEN MicroATX Mid Tower Case
400W P4 ready Power Supply
ACER 23" Wide Screen Monitor
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Postby Mr T » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:00 pm

See how it goes with the APU first, then see if its upgrading to a separate video card, but with the PSU, I would get an 850w minimum to cover the upgrade. Stick with a decent brand like Corsair and go modular - yes it will cost you, but it is worth it, well worth it in the long run - and get a modular one, this enables you to use the minimum amount of cabling for you configuration (ALL mine are modular now).

On the RAM front, just because it is not on the list doesn't mean it won't work. I have used all sorts of brands of DDR3 on a wide range of boards and have found a compatibility issue with only one, Corsair is good RAM..
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Postby jswisdom » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:21 am

Well I will go the Corsair XMS3 ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145357

& the Corsair HX850 Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

The case I was wanting to get is about 3" taller than my space in my computer room.
I will need to find a case that is 17" tall or less.
Kind of a pain looking through all the cases to get their dimensions.

Kind of like either one of these:

Rosewill FUTURE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147108

GIGABYTE GZ-G2 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233103

More partial to the Rosewill as The Gigabyte only has 1 5.25" drive

Any case Recommendations/Suggestions?
ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Processor
SAPPHIRE 100175L Radeon X1650PRO
Crucial 2x1GB DDR SDRAM
Seagate 400GB HD
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-112D
NEC DVD-RW ND-3540A
CODEGEN MicroATX Mid Tower Case
400W P4 ready Power Supply
ACER 23" Wide Screen Monitor
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Postby Mr T » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Question to ask yourself - do you use more than 1 optical drive? If not the Gigabyte case looks better. If you do (ie DVDRW and a BDRW), then go with the ROSEWILL...
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