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Old 01-08-2009, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it was actually like just over 600 or around it, but cutting out the e8400 and adding the e5200 you won't loose too much performance and you're covered for shipping charges
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It's a lot easier to build computers these days than it used to be, that's for sure. :P The only really lame part is jumps and stuff, but most good cases merge some jumpers together instead of having a separate one for each pin. Like my first build. :[

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Phil's build up there is good, just swap out the processor for the E5200 like Peter said.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What about swapping the MOBO with Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

This is a build a friend sent me.

Case - Coolermaster Elite 330 for $40.24 w/free shipping
http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-maste...204561347.html

PSU - Antec True Power Trio 430Watt for $40 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103942

Cpu - Intel Core 2 E5200(2.5ghz) for $84 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L for $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128347

Ram - 4gig G. Skills DDR2 800 for $40 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

Video - Sapphire Radeon HD4830 512MB for $110 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102803

HDD - WD 6400AAKS 640gig for $75 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Optical - Samsung 22X Sata DVD Burner for $26 w/free shipping
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All your links are broken there, buddy. D:

To answer your question, the Gigabyte isn't a bad board, but the Biostar is mucho better for overclocking from what I hear.
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Get the antec 300 its a better case and this psu
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My bad copied it from a forum that shortens the address.

Case - Coolermaster Elite 330 for $40.24 w/free shipping
Cooler Master Elite 330 Chassis - RC-330-KKN1-GP - Buy.com

PSU - Antec True Power Trio 430Watt for $40 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - Antec True Power Trio TP3-430 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Power Supplies

Cpu - Intel Core 2 E5200(2.5ghz) for $84 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L for $80
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Ram - 4gig G. Skills DDR2 800 for $40 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 &#40;PC2 6400&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video - Sapphire Radeon HD4830 512MB for $110 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

HDD - WD 6400AAKS 640gig for $75 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Optical - Samsung 22X Sata DVD Burner for $26 w/free shipping
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 16X DVD&#43;R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

There we go, fixed.
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that board is good but it does not have a secont pci express slot for crossfire. stick with the psu i linked, it is about $70 after mir. and i agree the antec three hundred reigns supreme (in that same price range) in air flow with 2 120mm fans in the front. i have it and it really does have good air flow. the only thing was i flipped the top 14mm fan to intake instead of exaust cause my cpu cooler is right there so it gets alot of fresh air.
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that board is good but it does not have a secont pci express slot for crossfire. stick with the psu i linked, it is about $70 after mir. and i agree the antec three hundred reigns supreme (in that same price range) in air flow with 2 120mm fans in the front. i have it and it really does have good air flow. the only thing was i flipped the top 14mm fan to intake instead of exaust cause my cpu cooler is right there so it gets alot of fresh air.
He doesn't need that much power and crossfire is so so with a budget like that I reckon he doesn't play at very high res so your looking at 30-40% increase in games.
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well i am trying to keep his options open. note how i did not recomend SLI.
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If you had reccomended sli it would of been bit better as sli normally beats crossfire in most benches and games as you probably know as your a good techie (not sarcastic). I think in this case dual gpu is a bad thing unless he is going to put me in my place and tell me he has a 1680x1200 resolution?
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