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Thread: new build need some input

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    new build need some input

    I'm not new to cars or pcs but when you add the two I'm a newb.
    planning on cheap build with good performance.

    ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $64.99
    AMD X2 BE-2400 2.3GHz 45W Dual-Core Processor $99.99
    120gb laptop hdd (from dead laptop)
    2gb ram $38.99
    m3-atx psu $74.95

    will the psu be enough for this configuration?
    and I use a 20 to 24pin + molex to 4pin connector for mother board

    Please let me know what you think and if you have any better suggestions for a build at a comparable price and performance.

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    Constant Bitrate jontz's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Osceola, IN
    PS should be OK, but why not go with the M2? The extra wattage might come in handy down the road...

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    I'm leery of the M3ATX. It might work, according to the specs for it.
    If you want a known-good setup, I'd go for an M2ATX or DSATX for reliability. They're more expensive, sure. But a PSU is not a component you want to cheap out on.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    thanks for the input. I wasn't trying to skimp on the psu just liked the size but it seems its not the best choice.

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