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Old 03-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With the recent builds I've done for relatives and friends, I sold the PS3 and some other things on Ebay and am building myself a new PC. How does this build look? I looked at previous threads and went from there for choosing the parts.

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - Should I go with the P45 instead?

Newegg.com - Thermaltake SopranoRS VG7000BWS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - Always have liked the Soprano, not sold on it though.

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+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 IDE 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
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Default Re: What do you think of this build?

Don't get Home Basic, get Home Premium.

The build looks ok. You don't need that large of a PSU though.
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Default Re: What do you think of this build?

Well between those two, go with the 650. I was thinking the 450 would be better, but if you are planning to upgrade to something beastly later, then the 650 would be better.
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Some P45 options, prices after MIRs if applicable:

$80 Biostar: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

$99 Gigabyte: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

$105 Asus: Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

There are other P45 boards on newegg.com around the sub $100 mark, I've had good experiences with the above ones. The Biostar and Asus have 2 PCI-e slots.
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What is the build for? Gaming or just personal use.
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If you can afford it go with the GTX 260...It will blow that GTS 250 out of the water!!
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