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Windows 7: First time building my own PC. (need help)

27 Mar 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
First time building my own PC. (need help)

Im building my own PC, based off the Asus P5P43TD PRO Motherboard.

1. Where can I find a case for this board?

2. Is my checklist of hardware complete?

-Category - Brand + Model

-Power supply - Dynex DX-400WPS
-CPU - Intel E7500
-Heatsink - Included with CPU
-Memory - Memory Master 2GB PC3-10666 DDR3 DIMM
-Hard Drive - Seagate 3.5" Internal drive for Desktops
-CD/DVD - HP - 24x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
-Graphics - ATi Radeon HD 4650
-Monitor - Acer 20" 1600x900 LCD

Pretty sure the sound, LAN, and 12 USB are intergrated.

So my ultimate question is... Is all that compatible with itself (will it work) and is there anything I am missing?


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27 Mar 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Im building my own PC, based off the Asus P5P43TD PRO Motherboard.

1. Where can I find a case for this board?

2. Is my checklist of hardware complete?

-Category - Brand + Model

-Power supply - Dynex DX-400WPS
-CPU - Intel E7500
-Heatsink - Included with CPU
-Memory - Memory Master 2GB PC3-10666 DDR3 DIMM
-Hard Drive - Seagate 3.5" Internal drive for Desktops
-CD/DVD - HP - 24x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
-Graphics - ATi Radeon HD 4650
-Monitor - Acer 20" 1600x900 LCD

Pretty sure the sound, LAN, and 12 USB are intergrated.

So my ultimate question is... Is all that compatible with itself (will it work) and is there anything I am missing?

Sure it will work. You planning on installing Win7 32bit right?
Go for it.
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27 Mar 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Here is a link to a nice case with $20 rebate until 3/31.
They also have lots of other cases. You MB is ATX so that is the type of case. A mini or mid tower would work fine.

Newegg.com - NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Jim
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27 Mar 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Select another PSU... for your own sanity.

Quote:
Dynex and Rocketfish power supplies are manufactured by Huntkey, and we were very curious to review these power supplies from Best Buy for two reasons.... Second, we had already reviewed a Huntkey power supply that couldn’t deliver its labeled power, so we were really interested in knowing if that was a problem with that particular model or if all Huntkey models are labeled with a power capacity higher than they can actually deliver.
Dynex 400 W is in fact a relabeled Green Star 400 W and since we had already reviewed the 450 W version from this serieswhich exploded when we tried to pull its labeled powerwe were really curious to know if the all models from Green Star series explode or if this is a problem only with the 450 W model. We were also very curious to see what the internal differences between the 400 W and the 450 W models are.
Dynex 400 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets
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27 Mar 2010   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It's an ATX motherboard, so look for an ATX case. (Not microATX.) It's by far the most common type.

It supports the E7500 CPU, with BIOS 0214 or later. (That looks like an old revision - the latest is 0502.)

The board has a single PATA controller (maximum of 2 devices). Are your HD and DVD drives SATA or PATA? (I'd hope for SATA.)

While you'd have to go out of your way to get one, the Radeon 4650 is available as either PCI-Express (the common sort) or AGP (rare). You can only use the PCI-E version.

As for the power supply, Dynex is a Best Buy house brand. You need one with a 24 pin ATX power connector (or a 20+4 pin), plus a 4 pin +12V connector for the CPU. It has both. I doubt that it's a bargain. If you haven't bought it already, you may want another choice. Perhaps an Antec case+PSU combination deal (like an Antec 300).

How about the mouse and keyboard? The P5P43TD PRO has a single PS/2 connector, so at least one of these must be USB.

The board includes onboard sound and LAN, as you thought.

And your E7500 supports the 64 bit instruction set, if you care.
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27 Mar 2010   #6
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yes both my DVD and HDD are SATA (3GBps)

I already checked, and my local best buy has the PCI-E 4650 in stock

If my PSU isnt that good, then can you please reccommend one from best buy.

Finally, if the case i chose says it supports ATX and microATX will it work?

Plan on installing Windows 7 x64 HP.
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27 Mar 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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27 Mar 2010   #8
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok so final specs

System Manufacturer/Model Number - Me
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.93 GHz
Motherboard - Asus ATX P5P43TD Pro
Memory - 6 GB DDR3 1333 MHz (3x2GB)
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2
Sound Card - Integrated
Monitor - Samsung TV (for now)
Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
Keyboard - Dell
Mouse - Dell
PSU - BFG - 450-Watt ATX
Case - Thermaltake ATK Soprano Mid-Tower Case - Black
Cooling - Generic Fan that i had laying around
Hard Drives - Seagate 500 GB 3.5" 7200 RPM for Desktops

Good for 700$ (Not counting discounts, sales, and rebates) No tax included (buying in NH)
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27 Mar 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Um,

Quote:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.93 GHz
That's a laptop/mobile processor, which from what I can see isn't compatible with that socket 775 motherboard. Need to find a desktop CPU.
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27 Mar 2010   #10
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

how can it be a mobile proccessor when I thought u cant upgrade the proccessor of mobile computers. so why would they sell it at best buy?

EDIT: Nevermind you were right (sorry).

So would the Pentium E6300 work? 2.8 GHz
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