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  • Started 3 years ago by mikegeorge
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Posted yesterday 
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This is my first attempt at building a completely from scratch
Hopefully it's better than the stock 3000 h210 lenovo pc I've been using for a while

Case: Mid tower case that comes with 1 fan wondering if I need to add more

DvD drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA

Hard drive: 500 GB SATA III

Motherboard: GA-880GM-D2H AM3 motherboard

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz

RAM: 2x4gb ddr3

Video card: nvidia 460gtx v2 (already have)

PSU: Cooler master 550W (already have)

I already upgraded the base psu and gfx card so it can actually do 3D stuff without being super laggy. Now that I have more to spend, I'm looking to upgrade into ddr3 and quad core. My biggest concern is whether or not everything will work together and be good buddy or some of it won't be nice and have problems. Also wondering if it will be a big gain or not even noticable. I'll be using window 7 pro 64-bit OS. If I'm missing some vital component please let me know.

Thank you.

update: current cost about $400 (since I already have the gfx and psu), if some of it can be replace by much better part for a small extra price that's nice too wiling to go up to $500.

Posted 3 years ago
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did you look on for parts as well?
the have some good deals.
for example

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 3

I'll probably wait around looking for better deals once I know everything will work fine together since I'm not in a rush but just starting early to make sure everything work as intended.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 3

Changing the motherboard to ASUS M5A99X Evo - AM3 for potential SLI later on

Posted 3 years ago

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