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Old 06-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My soon to be desktop

These are the parts im going to buy, this is my first desktop that i will build here it goes
give me all ur advice , and tell me how i made out all around
I basically learned deeply into computers in about a week with help and good sites

Case: Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port 60$

PSU: Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus 100$

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, PCI-E 2.0, CrossFireX, 2 Gigabit, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID 140$

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Processor BX80580Q8400 - 2.66GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Quad Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan 190$

RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty 4GB Dual Channel PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz (2x2048MB) 60$

HardDrive: Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM 60$

Graphic Card: XFX Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB DDR3. PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV 125$

Mouse n Keyboard: Logitech 920000879 Cordless Desktop EX 100 25$

Optical Drive: I have no clue what to get

Moniter: Can you suggest one that will work

Speakers: Logitech X-140 2.0 - 2 Piece Speakers 27$

Help me out if im gonna get screwed in a field or something..
Am i missing anything?

TOTAL: 786$

Did i do good picking out pieces? not gonna be a heavy gaming computer, MMORPGs like maplestory and crap, can any of u recommend me optical drives and a moniter please my limit is 150 on the screen Thanks
Am i missing anything? help me out with a good nice kinda cheap but good moniter

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Old 06-16-2009, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi there, you dont really need 1066 ram, especially with those timings, get this set instead: - 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

you can also get this drive: - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

also: this might be yyour best bet for a monitor with $150, other people might help you find something better: - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For $30 more I would really look at this cpu. - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
uhh, dude DDR2 1066 is, for the most part, the standard. 1066mhz can be found for just a tad more and is faster even at lower timings.

go for these, - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Desktop Memory

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