Help first homebuild in a long time.

blujayson

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I already have the PSU

PSU ROSEWILL|RP600V2-S-SL-S 600W RT - Retail

and case Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182062

and a mid Tower case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182062

I am fairly certain I want to get SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102813

I am worried that the video card won't fit. Also is it worth considering the core 2 at all or should I really be looking at the core 2 quad or should I get a AMD Phenom X4?
 

blujayson

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Whoops sorry the case link is here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121001

New egg had good rating for the PSU :( I already bought it so im kinda screwed. I have a real nice power conditioner / ups not sure if that will help but the die is cast on the PSU.

Any suggestions on best bang for your buck CPU/MOBO/RAM? I am not getting a Core I7. Will be doing some gaming on the PC, hope to be able to run starcraft 2 etc when it comes out.
 

AKM880

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I can't be too sure about sticking that 4850 in the case, I imagine it to be very tight. As for the combo, I'll try my best to make something up.

CPU : AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300&Tpk=kuma 7750

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128384

RAM : G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

Thats what I would reccomend, but I truly think there are btter deals/combos out there.

Totals close to 250.00+ give or take. Not counting shipping tho.
 

blujayson

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Thanks for the suggestions. I am thinking AMD is the way to go. Also going to see about returning that PSU, don't want to buy a 250 dollar video card and have it go up in smoke. Would the 550W Corsair be power full enough for the 4850 X2?

Corsair 550VX 550W ATX Power Supply - 75.00 After MiR + * Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] air%20550w