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#1 tj960


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:23 AM

Hey, well I am looking at building a new computer. I have already got a list of specs and prices ready, but I dont know if I could upgrade them to suite my needs more, or if I'm over-doing the sepcs. I will be using the computer for; every day use, coding programs, hosting a range of servers, and backing up website documents, I will also be recording LOTS of music to release on my myspace profile.

Here are the current specs that I have;
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.00GHz (OEM AM2) 54.95
Corsair 4GB PC2-6400 C5 XMS2 (2x2GB) 49.95
nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E 47.95
500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 502IJ SATA2 7200RPM 16MB cache 38.95
Abit motherboard AX78 AM2 Phenom AMD 770 DDR2 dual PCI-E x16 SATA 3G RAID ATX 45
Samsung TS-H492C CD,DVD,CDRW Black 6
580W XPower Light ATX PSU 49.99
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Low Profile AMD Cooler 8.95
Jet Turbine ATX PC Case 39.99
Total 341.73

If people could tell me if the computer is good to suite my needs, or if the specs are a little too high and I could save money, or if I am missing any parts, that would be great :thumbsup:. Im also very new to building computers, so would some one be able to give me some advice on how to build my computer? I was going to get the case, then add parts when I get them, and connect them to the motherboard.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:28 PM

That's damn near the same setup I just built and I'm happy with it
I would get a little bit better power supply. I used a 750w Seasonic. Don't skimp on a cheap brand.

On another note- I love the AX78, I hate the American distributor. Their RMA department does not exist. They simply ignore people, figuring they'll go away.
Their support forums are OK
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#3 rigacci



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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:15 PM

I notice that the motherboard supports RAID (doesn't say which but usually RAID 1).

You would gain total redundancy by picking up another hard drive ($40 is a good price) and mirror the 1st drive.

Redundancy gives peace of mind..... :thumbsup:

Good luck.


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:26 PM

Some guides: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=h...+build+computer

How To Build Your Own Affordable, Quality, Fast Computer!! - http://www.mysuperpc.com/processor.shtml


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:45 PM

What operating system are you going to use? You will need a 64-bit OS in order to use all 4 GB of RAM. That looks like a good PC, I would suggest getting a PSU from a better known brand such as Corsair or Silverstone.



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