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Old November 11, 2008, 04:09 PM
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Smile New Rig 9600 phenom black, some help

ok im downgrading my upgrade i was planning to get a q6600 and have already bought an HIS 4850 but now i want to down grade after looking at the up coming pc games now and be4 vs the 360 games library it just simply isn't worth it for me to game on the pc except for crysis soooo im going to save for a modded 360 for gaming instead. What i want is a stable multi-tasking computer that could handle some very basic encoding like winraring a movie at the same time burning or maybe encoing rmvb to dvd. I don't plan to game on this much except for the occasional cs source or unreal. I game at 1024x768 with my crappy 17inch lcd so i think that saves me less lag =)

My new build will be this

AMD Phenom 9600 black edition $80 used
Not sure which type of ram i will be getting but : DDR2 2 Gig Ram $40 used
Video Card His 4850 512 megs + Coolink GFXChilla VGA cooler $175 used : Once i play and finish crysis i am planning to sell this and getting a $60 video card
Case : Generic $45 L8032 Mid-Tower Case Black (ATX 450W,20/24pin,front Audio/USB)
Power Supply : $52 Cool Master Extreme ( is this a reliable power supply? my cheap generic started to smoke and burn one day so i want a reliable one ) CoolerMaster eXtreme Power 550W (ATX2.01, SATA/20/24pin Support, 120mm Fan)
Sunbeam core contact freezer : $40 Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S754 S939 S940 W/120MM Fan - DirectCanada
Hard Drive : 500 + 160 gigs from my current rig $0
DVD RW: LG Current Rig $0
Sound Card : Sound blaster live current rig $0

Mobo Im stuck here what kinda mobo? i don't plan on over clocking this this at all plus i hear its horrible for OCing but the reason i am getting it is the price and it seems to fit my need as i am not planning to game much on the PC. Im looking for a cheap stable mobo preferably around $60 new or used, key is stable.

Thats a grand total of $432 so far but i will minus 175 + 60 for the video card i plan to sell and buy = $317 + mobo = ???

lookin for a cheap stable mobo or bang for buck so hows the build or am i better off with something better?

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Old November 11, 2008, 04:23 PM
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I wouldn't go with that power supply, sorry.
These are nice, NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-650TX In Canada.
Paid 70.00 for mine after rebates, the thing is the rock of Gibraltar.

As for a Mobo, might as well stay with AMD, as I wouldn't recommend any board with an Nvidia chipset right now.
This one looks pretty good, NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G mATX AM2+ PCI-EX SATA RAID Video Sound GLAN 1394 HDMI Motherboard - GA-MA78GM-S2H In Canada.

Edit: My next choice would be,NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-550VX In Canada.

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Old November 11, 2008, 04:38 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-550VX In Canada. looks good but gahh mail in rebates!! im tryin not to break the bank ($100+) for it but if there is anything as good in terms of stability i'd look into it too like an antec eartwatts?
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Old November 11, 2008, 04:49 PM
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You want active PFC and 80+ efficiency rating is very nice too. If you don't plan on overclocking, and run a weak video card, you could probably get away with this one,
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX450 450W ATX 12V 33A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-450VX In Canada.

I'd look at Ncix, for whatever upgrades you're looking for.
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Old November 11, 2008, 04:52 PM
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thankss im lookin for at least a 500w to be future safe =P will stick around for deals not in a rush
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