Im trying to build a desktop will this make a decent computer?

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#2

Welcome to the forums vondatherin.

Two things jump out at me from your list. I would invest in a better power supply and I would get a different optical drive.

This optical drive once it gets back in stock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

And this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

This thread really belongs in the hardware forum, so I’m going to move it there.


#3

Without knowing much as what you plan to do with your computer it’s hard to know what to recommend or what to ask?? Also you might want to check newegg and see the customers reviews on each of your listed items if they are there on newegg. That would be a good information on what you should look for and expect of your hardware. I would one thing do is change PS to higher quality and possible at least 640 watts min and for the GPU at least in the 200 series range. But this all depends on how much your budget allows for. But as anything buy cheap and you will get cheap so don’t skimp out on your computer especially if you don’t plan on getting a new one anytime in the near future.


#4

vondatherin, welcome to club Myce :slight_smile:

So going along the lines of what you picked you want to build a budget system with some power. When selecting new MB’s you want to get one that supports DDR3 because future amd CPU’s will only support DDR3, also right now the price is very close to ddr2. That Hitachi HDD may be a good price, but its a very old model and has like 4 platters, the brand new Samsung F3 has 2 platters and is very fast.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core
MSI 785GM-E51 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard The 785G chipset has very good video built in, it can only play basic games but can do all video decoding very well.
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G
SeaSonic SS-350ES Bronze 350W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support If you want a second drive get the one that Kerry56 suggested, you really don’t want more than one of the same drive.
Rosewill R226-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Or you can get the one that you picked.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive not in stock ATM, if you need it right away there are other vendors to get it from, zipzoomfly, directron, tigerdirect, amazon.

$430


#5

I mainly will be using my computer for world of warcraft and basic web surfing and right now I have a pathetic $ 430 budget I just need something that will get me through a couple of months. I will be updating my parts ever so often, my main worry is weather or not this setup will work decently for a couple of months. thank you everyone for your advice I appreciate it :smiley:


#6

So to better suit you, go for this build:

MSI GF615M-P33 AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
SeaSonic SS-350ES Bronze 350W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 Or you can re-use your old DVD drive.
Rosewill R226-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Not in stock ATM.

This totals about $405 and is far better for gaming. Note that the MB has onboard video that you wont be using, so when you set the PC up you would want to disable the onboard video (in the bios) and have it boot using the PCIx16 slot first (in the bios). You could also disable any memory that was dedicated to the onboard video as well.


#7

What do you guys think of my new build, I’m looking to buy within the next 24 hours, so any useful information would be grand. I mostly want to know whether or not all of these parts are compatible. Thanks i advance for all your help.


#8

That will work, but the 9500gt is a very weak card, try to substitute a 9600gt or even better the 4670. The PSU is not going to be a real 500W, it will be more like 300W, the Seasonic brand is the best and its power ratings are true. Realize the PC is considered low power and it will idle drawing like 80W and under heavy utilization draw about 140W tops, so a good 350W PSU is more than enough.


#9

Do not use that Linkworld psu. The Corsair I linked is a fine power supply, as are the Seasonics that eric93se mentioned. I use a Seasonic 400w in my main computer.

I still don’t like that Samsung burner you have listed. Read this thread: http://club.myce.com/f105/samsung-odd-has-totally-lost-plot-304482/


#10

[QUOTE=eric93se;2470616]The PSU is not going to be a real 500W, it will be more like 300W, the Seasonic brand is the best and its power ratings are true.[/QUOTE] I’d be more concerned about the PSU (which is indeed from a very, very low quality manufacturer) frying the components and/or burning down the house.
Two examples other than Seasonic for good power supplies (300W will be enough for your configuration and a fair amount of future expansion) are:
*Corsair, whose PSUs are made by SeaSonic or Channel Well Technology - the former typically sell for slightly less than those Seasonic sell under their own name (the CWT ones are also very good).
*Antec is another reseller of SeaSonic and CWT PSUs and also of Delta, another good manufacturer)

The HD4670 would be a better choice for graphics. Both AMD and Nvidia have made newer cards, but the newer AMDs are probably pricier than what you seem to be aiming for, and the newer NVidias seem to be poor value for money.

If 1333MHz DDR3 is very close to the 1066MHz memory pricing at the store you plan to buy from, it might be an idea to consider getting that. With the current Athlon II you will not notice a performance difference, but if you upgrade the CPU in the future it will probably be an advantage. Ensure that the memory works at 1.5V - you can usually find this info on the manufacturers webpage.