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Old 02-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Budget build.

Not my build a friend at another forum is building this, do you all see anything he could change here?

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Budget is $400-$500

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Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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do i need to spend more for CPU cooling (fans, thermal paste, heatsink, etc.)

i'm not going to be overclocking

only games i'd like to play are some FPSes - mainly valve titles like left 4 dead and tf2

i already have a monitor and other peripherals

i'm a total newbie at this so can someone check if everything is compatible in the build

esp. the motherboard and PSU w/ the CPU + GPU
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Default Re: Budget build.

This is better ram that you might want to consider:
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Better timings and a lot cheaper. Edit: Nevermind stick with the Gskill, didn't realize you picked a 4Gb kit.

Might as well get this hdd instead:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Same cache and price as the one you picked, but slightly bigger.

If your not overclocking then the stock heatsink will be fine.
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Default Re: Budget build.

id stick with the ram you chose. Also i think a 7200.11 500gb would be a better choice for the hdd (larger cache size)

Everything else looks fine, what is this computer being used for. Also are you ocing?
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Yeah he said he isnt going to be OC'ing an he currently wants to play l4d and maybe some TF2
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woops, missed the the no overclocking in the original post.
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