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    Building my own computer

    So lately my computer has been acting up; crashing, freezing, internet connection down, overheating, restarting, and last but not least, BSOD'ing every few hours. Decided to get a new computer instead of a new photo camera, mainly because I need to Upgrade from an IDE motherboard to a SATA format motherboard. Also, IDE parts are expensive and hard to find these days, since not many use them anymore, unlike SATA, of which parts are common and cheaper. Already have decided my specs on my budget, so I thought I would share them with you and see if you guys think it is worth the money.
    Budget-[center:af9wgyq5]no more than my current total of $460.[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Case-
    Now: Generic

    Going to be: Cooler Master Storm Scout
    [tn=350:af9wgyq5]http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cases/CM_Storm_Scout/CM_Storm_Scout_45_LED_On.jpg[/tn:af9wgyq5]
    [center:af9wgyq5]$0[/center:af9wgyq5]
    PSU-
    (Don't Know, maybe about 150W-200W)

    Cooler Master 460W
    [center:af9wgyq5]$45[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Processor-
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.2 GHz

    AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 GHz True Dual-Core Design, 7.0 MB Cache
    [tn=350:af9wgyq5]http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/2/3/02903732/l_02903732.jpg[/tn:af9wgyq5]
    [center:af9wgyq5]$90[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Memory-
    2GB RAM

    DDR2-800 2x2 Gigabyte
    [tn=350:af9wgyq5]http://www.techfuels.com/attachments/ram/9441d1230283906-ocz-platinum-4gb-2-x-2gb-ocz-platinum-4gb-2-x-2gb-.jpg[/tn:af9wgyq5]
    [center:af9wgyq5]$65[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Optical Drive-
    Sony DVD-RW DRU-835A

    Sony DVD-RW DRU-835A
    [center:af9wgyq5]$0[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Hard Drive-
    Western Digital 250 GB WD 1600AAJB-00PVA0

    Seagate 500 GB
    [center:af9wgyq5]$60[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Sound Card-
    Onboard

    Onboard
    [center:af9wgyq5]$0[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Mother Board-
    (Some kind of IDE format motherboard)

    Gigabyte MA 780G-UD3H
    [center:af9wgyq5]$87[/center:af9wgyq5]
    Video Card-
    Radeon 9600 Series

    Onboard Full HD 1080P Blu-ray, 2000+ 3D Mark06
    [center:af9wgyq5]$0[/center:af9wgyq5]

    Total-[center:af9wgyq5]$441.94[/center:af9wgyq5]
    [center:af9wgyq5]+tax[/center:af9wgyq5]

    Definite total-[center:af9wgyq5]$480.61[/center:af9wgyq5]



    I will post pictures tomorrow when I start putting it together.

    e- Updated old list with new list, new parts and a cheaper budget, although better parts.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Add a graphics card?

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Maybe tell us your budget?

    And I wouldn't advise building a PC unless you know what you're doing.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Epyks
    Maybe tell us your budget?

    And I wouldn't advise building a PC unless you know what you're doing.
    I definitely know what I am doing. It is my first build but I know where everything goesbecause I have almost upgraded every component on my current computer.



    I am upgrading from an IDE motherboard to a SATA motherboard. Also changing form factors from ATX to microATX.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Toma
    Quote Originally Posted by Epyks
    Maybe tell us your budget?

    And I wouldn't advise building a PC unless you know what you're doing.
    I definitely know what I am doing. It is my first build but I know where everything goesbecause I have almost upgraded every component on my current computer.



    I am upgrading from an IDE motherboard to a SATA motherboard. Also changing form factors from ATX to microATX.
    Upgrading =/= building.

    You still didn't tell us your budget.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Are you using your current GFX card then? You didn't tell us that either.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Hectik
    Are you using your current GFX card then? You didn't tell us that either.
    First, Graphics cards are also called Video cards. No, I am not using my current one, as I already stated in my main post.

    Video Card-
    Now: Radeon 9600 Series

    Going to be: GeForce 8600GT
    $53
    Second, how could I use a IDE graphics card when my motherboard is SATA?

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    Re: Building my own computer

    The budget... tell us what it is.

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Because you added it in after I posted?

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    Re: Building my own computer

    Updated my old list of parts with my new parts. Bought everything already and going to start the build tomorrow. I will post pictures.


 
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