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Old 08-19-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,
I am all but done putting together this computer on newegg. Just thought I would run it by everyone as see what you guys think. Specifically, am I doing anything dumb, or could I save money at some spots? This computer will be for gaming at relatively low res. I do not plan on overclocking but who knows I may get bored some day.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - Operating Systems

All other parts are being salvaged.

One last question - Is there a better case at a comparable price? I am not too excited about that Centurion, but I do not really want to spend much more than that on a case.

Thanks for any input!

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This case is literally 3 cents cheaper between the two with shipping included.

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Very nice case.

The rest of the build looks pretty nice, though if you could, I'd spend a bit more on the HDD and get this:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Good case you got it will keep thing cool
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Maybe spend a few more for this RAM. A bit better timings.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Desktop Memory

And this RAM if you can afford it.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - Desktop Memory
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Thanks for the info! I think i'm going to go with the case and first ram suggested. Can't wait to order!
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COOLER MASTER Sileo 500

Hear good things about this case plus it is $25 off right now so its right in your budget!

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help.

One last question - Do I need to apply my own thermal compound or does it come stock with some applied already? I DO NOT plan on overclocking. Everything will be kept stock.

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^ no the stock heatsink should have some.
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