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Old February 17, 2009, 02:03 AM
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Default A mini-tower build (first)

This is my first post here. I just happened to stumble on this gathering data for a build I am trying to do (my first FYI). Being Canadian this site seems right for me (I'm from Belleville unfortunately). Anyhow, I want a mini tower with a micro atx mobo because I go to different houses a lot and am SICK of laptops (had 1 for last 5 years), and am not a total game freak so it doesn't have to be top end. My budget is capped at 400$ (for now), so this is what I came up with... let me know if you see any incompatibilities or cost effective upgrades, or anything thoughts whatsoever are appreciated.

Mobo: - ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
It seems decent to me, as it supports quad core which I hope to upgrade to soon and Asus says its am3 compatible.

CPU: - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 Brisbane 2.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Keeping it dual since quad is over my budget. Might OC it a little, but not my main concern.

GPU: Sticking with integrated till funds pick up (better than what I have right now: mobile Radeon 9700 pro 128mb).

Hard drive: 250gb is more than enough for now, but as for other specs I haven't put a lot of though into it.

Dvd/cd rom: Whatever is affordable, lol.

Ram: 2x2gb 800mhz DDR2, hopefully kingston

I'd love this case - APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-BK/500 Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases because it comes with a larger PSU and looks badass but I don't know if that's on the Queen's menu (affordable).
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