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Old 02-20-2009, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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placing this order tomorrow, wanted to get final thoughts on if all this is going to work okay together... thanks! won't be used for gaming or overclocking, just some amateur video editing and multitasking. goal is to build a solid machine with good brands, reliability, and upgrade-able for the future. i have an OS already and keyboard/mouse.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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 - Retail

Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna - Retail

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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Default Re: final build opinions? ordering parts tomorrow

Everything looks solid. But Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100253L Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
is probably a better choice of video card. It's cheaper and will outperform a 9500gt.
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Your Mobo had a memory standard of 1066. Are you sure you don't want to fork a few more greens for some better ram?

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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great suggestion on the video card and RAM. im a noob so i didnt realize i could do the 1066 ram, will i see a nice improvement with that RAM at 1066, even though the timings are worse vs the 800? looks like the price is negligable..
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I don't actually know the performance difference of the timings. The mushkin is about the best you can do from newegg.
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He doesn't need 1066 ram. 800 will do just fine. The PI Blacks are way better than those Mushkins.
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guess i'll stick with the PI blacks, everything else look okay?
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The HD4650 would be a good choice. But other than that it looks good.
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