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#1 cosmic_sniper05

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:07 AM

I'm planning to do my first build. I have some experience of building a PC before and I have upgraded my PC a couple of times but I don't have an experience of building a PC by my self from scratch.

I intend to build a good PC at the cheapest possible price.
I'll be building something for home use only. I usually browse the web at least three tabs at a time. While opening at least three other applications.

Here's my pick of parts:


Mother board:
ASRock Wolfdale1333-D667
Price: 2,088
Supplier: Villman

Processor:
Athlon II X2 245 (2.9G) 2mb AM3
Price: 2,850
Supplier: PC Express

Memory:
Kingston 1GB DDR2 533 / PC5300
Price: 999
Supplier: Villman

Hard Drive:
160gb Seagate / WD Mobile Sata
Price: 1,995
Supplier: PC Express

or

Samsung 160GB SATA2 8MB 7200RPM
Price: 1,988
Supplier: Villman

Optical Drive:
Lite-On 24x IHAS-424/224 sata L.Scribe
Price: 1,340
Supplier: PC Express

Casing:
ASUS Vento TM-B22
Price: 1,788
Supplier: Villman

Monitor:
16" AOC 1619/20SW 1366x768
Price: 4,700
Supplier: PC Express

UPS:
APC BE-500R-PH ES 500va black
Price: 2,350
Supplier: PC Express


*Prices are in Philippine Peso

For the mouse and keyboard, I'll be shopping at malls.
For the system, I'll be using Ubuntu.

I'm from the Philippines so I also included the suppliers for the reference of Filipino Users.

Any comment to this is greatly appreciated. ^_^

Edited by cosmic_sniper05, 03 May 2010 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:20 AM

Your Motherboard is Intel, and your CPU is AMD. I think thats may be a problem.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:30 AM

doesn't my mother board support AMD?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:52 AM

Man, my whole post got wiped out. Try try again.

CPU support for that motherboard:

CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron
FSB 1333/1066MHz

It only supports Intel Socket 775 CPUs, and only the older CPUs at that, no quadcores. It is an older motherboard based on an older discontinued Intel chipset. Not my first choice for a Socket775 mobo.

If you want to use that AMD CPU listed:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;srchInDesc=

You will also need to use DDR3 memory instead of DDR2.

Edited by dpunisher, 03 May 2010 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

I don't think moving up to DDR3 is not a good idea at this time. The Philippine Market is still dominated by DDR2 so it would be wiser to stick to DDR2. Aside from that, I am also having a hard time looking online for a motherboard supporting AM3 processors which would fit into my budget.

I would just replace my processor from Athlon II X2 240 (2.8G) 2mb AM3 to Intel E5300 (2.6G) 2mb 800FSB PDC. If I got it right, this processor is supported by my mother board, right?

Both have Dual Core technology right?

Is this a right choice?

Edited by cosmic_sniper05, 03 May 2010 - 12:02 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:25 PM

No, you cannot swap them. They have completely different sockets.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:39 PM

It may work on the first motherboard you chose, HOWEVER, chances are unlikely. for a complete list of CPUs supported by the motherboard in your post go here Keep in mind that that board only supports 667 mhz ram. You can throw 800 mhz in there and in theory it should work, but it will downclock to 667 mhz.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

I was not able to find E5300 on the CPU support List of Wolfdale1333-D667. Does this mean that It would not run using Intel E5300?

But I found E5200 on the list so should I just switch to that processor instead?

I tried to compare E5300 and E5200.
And here's the result: http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=35300,37212,

I don't understand it that much but using my very little knowledge on processors, I don't see any major difference. Am I right with that?

I'm sorry for having a lot of questions.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:30 PM

If the e5200 is suported and the e5300 isnt, then you have to switch to the e5200. Also there is barely a diff in the two chips.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:08 PM

correct. there is a small chance the 5300 would work but not worth it I don't think. You know the 5200 will and there is very little difference performance wise between the two I would get the 5200

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:15 PM

Thanks guys!

So, am I set to go to shop for parts now? I mean, will the parts I picked match with each other?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:23 PM

should in theory match up.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

Totally misunderstood that post I commented on.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

So. . . in theory, this should go well. Right? Is there anything that might go wrong along the way aside from physical damage caused by carelessness?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:49 PM

Save up and get 2GB (2 X 1GB matched pair) of system memory.
The memory size and dual-channel mode should help!

Edited by ReviverSoft, 03 May 2010 - 08:51 PM.

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