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I want to build a decent pc for myself.
I thinking about building pc although I have no experience with it. Is it recommended and is it hard? I'm looking to make it for under $500. For a processor I was thining an AMD Anthlon 635 and for a graphics card a nvidia gt240. I'm not a heavy gamer and I have no problem turning down the settings. Although I dont know anything about how to install usb ports or anything to do with pc building. Thanks for your help!

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Are you planning on building it form scratch as in every single part has to be bought such as Mouse, KB, Case, DVD Drive, etc.....?

Building a computer is not hard, u just have to follow some basic rules when building one, such as being aware of Electro Static Discharge. Be sure to touch the PSU to get rid of ESD before touching anything sensitive like the Motherboard for instance. If possible, get a Anti- Static Wrist-band.

There are plenty of guides on google on how to build one.
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6Ghz
Nvidia 275 GTX Co-Op
HDD 2x750GB Raid 0
Mobo - Asus P6T
OCZ Game XStream 700W
Window 7 Ultimate
Well I have a cd drive, mouse, and keyboard from a previous computer. So not all the parts but most.
Just made this for someone on another website but might be usefull for you as well.
Leave the cd drive out for a total of $480
The mobo has coreunlock version wich might turn your cpu into a triple or quadcore if lucky.
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Base on the price tag at
Athlon 635 $125
Galaxy 24GFH8HX2PUG GeForce GT 240 Video Card - 512MB DDR5 $87.99($62.99 after rebate)
ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard - AMD 880GX $84.97
Corsair CX400W Power Supply $54.97($34.97 after rebate )
Western Digital WD5000AADS Caviar Green Hard Drive 500GB $56.99
Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) $70
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case $56 ($46 after rebate)

=$535.92 ($480.92 after rebate)
AMD Athlon II 245 @ 3.55ghz, 9600GT @730mhz 1115mhz, vista sp2 32bit
How about this? Pick up a GPU for $60 - $105 and use parts from your soon-to-be disassembled PC.
(08-05-2010, 08:04 AM)Rezard Wrote: How about this? Pick up a GPU for $60 - $105 and use parts from your soon-to-be disassembled PC.

Wow, that's....surprisingly cheap for all that hardware Blink
Custom Desktop
CPU: Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570 3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
CPU Instructions: MMX, SSE1, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1,
SSE4.2, EIST, iAMT2, Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
RAM: 8192MB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 1333
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital HDD
Video: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5
Audio: Realtek 5.1 HD Audio
GTS 250 for $69.99 after rebate:
#9 I found these computer cases and I was wondering if they are good or not. Which one should I get if they are good. Also what fans should I pick out with it?
Never cheap out on a psu unless its merely a cheap HTPC
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