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Old 01-19-2007, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question A computer build (is it good enough)

Iam planning on buying a computer and I have found a website (DirectCanada.com) that is without a doubt the cheapest prices.

I plan on using the computer for watching movies, playing highquality games, downloading music and videos(not illegally)

Here are the computer stats-
Price
RAM $372.59
Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X2048-6400C4D
2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL
4-4-4-12 240PIN Memory Kit
Hard Drive $108.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2
3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache Ncq Hard Drive
Dvd Burner $36.59
Pioneer DVR-111D Black DVD-RW
16X6X16 DVD+RW 16X8X16 DL 8X IDE OEM DVD Burner
Case $113.96
Antec Sonata Ii Black Atx 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case
3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 450W Air Duct 120MM Fan
MotherBoard $158.76
ASUS P5N-E SLI Nforce 650I SLI LGA775 Conroe
ATX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard
Video Card $301.32
MSI NX7900 GeForce 7900 GTO 650MHZ PCI-E 512MB 1.32GHZ
DDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out SLI Ready Video Card
OS $132.69
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
2005 with SP2 OEM English W/ Vista Upgrade Coupon
CPU $368.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 4MB Cache Retail Box



Price w/ tax $1,689.52


Any suggestions for changes are welcome. Any help is welcome as I am learning still. Anything regarding motherboards is also good as I know little about them
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest you get a good brand power supply, instead of the one, included in the case. Look at antec, ocz, hiper, enermax, or FSP group power supplies. Specs look good though.
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Thx what do suggest for wattage? I bought my self a cheap 430Watt cooler master PSU for a different computer and might use that as the other computer did not fit the PSU
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A 450W-550W should be good. I would suggest the FSP Group 450W, HIPER 480W or 580W, and the Antec 550W.
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for $70 bucks more you could get a GTS card with directX 10 support
Evga 8800 GTS $399.99 with $30 Mail in Rebate = $369.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
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