after some advice I have a new build for PC

June 18, 2009 at 17:44:48
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 997 MHz / 510 MB
Thanks for all of your help. I love this site. Been using it since 2001. Ok, My plan is to transplant some of my old hardware into my new pc build. My goal is too build it and install the O.S. without any issues. lofty goal but one can only hope for the best. Can anyone find any reason why this build would not work? My transplant is Sony AW-Q170A 18X DVD Burner. Later I will replace it with Blueray burner. I plan on adding my atsc tuner too record tv and edit video.


HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

2.AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W

Quad-Core Processor Model HDX810WFGIBOX - Retail

3.Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

(PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AA1067 - Retail

4.HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX

Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - Retail

5.HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415)

500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

6.Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for

System Builders - OEM

7.Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black USB RF

Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail


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June 18, 2009 at 18:48:16
My 2 cents:

1. choose another board. Look for a board that uses the SB710 or SB750 southbridge, not the older SB700. Here's one example:

2. good CPU but it's overkill considering the intended purpose of the system.

3. why would you spend $70+ (+ shipping) for RAM with a CAS latency of 7 when you can get better/faster RAM with a CAS latency of 5 for just $55 w/free shipping?

4. do you really want a cramped mini-tower with limited drive bays, poor cooling characteristics & a questionable PSU? I believe I recommended the following Antec case in another supports both mATX & standard ATX boards, has more drive bays, better cooling, a better PSU & it's cheaper:

5. OK

6. whatever floats your boat.

7. no comment.

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June 18, 2009 at 19:35:34
Thanks! that mobo has what I need. Just trying to work around a few parameters. looking for HDMI, SPDIF OPTICAL, DTS. The mobo you showed me has codecs ALC888H-GR features Dolby® Home Theater(software feature)

perfect. How fast of a processor do I need to fulfill my requirements. I may be watching atsc tuner and video editing at the same time if possible. I'll start matching up ram for that mobo. really appreciate your help!

this is lookig good and cheaper.

ECS A780GM-A Ultra AM2+ AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G10664GK - Retail

Thermaltake WingRS 201 VJ60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Processor Model AD785ZWCGHBOX -


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