New Build, opinions?

January 3, 2010 at 14:43:23
Specs: Windows XP, XP 3000+
Here is a system I have built on newegg (not purchased yet). What are your thoughts? I will not be purchasing a video card at the moment, waiting until my budget permits.




Hard Drive:

Power Supply:

Operating System:


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January 3, 2010 at 16:08:29
If you want an X3, get the Athlon II X3 435. Here's why:

Cheaper board alternative:

And for RAM, you should be getting DDR3-1333 rather than DDR3-1600. Here's why:

Here's 4GB DDR3-1333 with better timings:

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January 3, 2010 at 16:40:56
Thanks, Jam. I'll take a look at your recommendations.

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January 3, 2010 at 17:14:19
Jam, it looks like the Biostar board only supports the Phenom II. I can't find any documentation stating it can also run the Athlon II.

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January 3, 2010 at 18:26:49
Check the CPU Support list.

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January 3, 2010 at 18:51:37
Do I ever feel stupid right now, thanks for pointing that out.

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January 3, 2010 at 20:57:01
Will that gskill memory still work even though it is not listed in the supported memory list?

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