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Old 01-04-2010, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry, i am not very bright, links are now fixed

Please check out this build to make sure everything is compatible and any room for improvement. Want to stay at this price point, mainly used for gaming. I have about 200 dollars in gift cards to best buy, which is why I am getting my gpu from there. Anyone have any other suggestions, please let me know. I guess my main questions are is my gpu and motherboard good enough.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0317214

gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R motherboard 129.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0317379

core i5-750 149.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0317775

4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) Gold Low Voltage CL8 Memory Kit 79.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0305924

Elite 360 Slim ATX Mid-Tower 44.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0294050

GS 550 Watt ATX EPS/12V Power Supply 59.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0237870

Caviar SE16 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive 69.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0293535

LightScribe 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual/Double Layer Support OEM 34.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+AT...&skuId=9566025

XFX - ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card 179.99

total build price- 749.92
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all your links are broken.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Please read the power supply guide linked in my signature as Ive never heard of the one in the OP.
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frys has the antec 650 watt on sale right now till thursday. better choice
look at the width of the case you chose and check the width of the graphics card. remember the motherboard installed will take up some space also.
tha antec 200 or 300 would be a better choice for gaming. the 200 does not come with the front fans. the 300 all fans are included.
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also the case you chose, you will have to lay the case down to use the cd drive. look at your current computer and look at the cd drive. if it does not have the center spindle like a laptop drive it wont stay centered when on end. i already did this mistake. lol.
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Ste, thats a BFG 550watt PSU.
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oh, links weren't working when I looked.
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frys has the antec 650 watt on sale right now till thursday. better choice
look at the width of the case you chose and check the width of the graphics card. remember the motherboard installed will take up some space also.
tha antec 200 or 300 would be a better choice for gaming. the 200 does not come with the front fans. the 300 all fans are included.
Micro Center - Two Hundred ATX Gaming Case
Micro Center - Three Hundred ATX Case
also the case you chose, you will have to lay the case down to use the cd drive. look at your current computer and look at the cd drive. if it does not have the center spindle like a laptop drive it wont stay centered when on end. i already did this mistake. lol.
my mistake, the antec 300 does not come with the front fans.
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