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Old 10-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been doing a lot of research in these forums and I think I've managed to put together a pretty decent gaming rig for a decent price, but I want to see if you guys have any other suggestions. I'd like to keep the total cost between $900-$1000.

I'd like be able to do some moderate over-clocking, but nothing too extreme. I'm not too sure about the motherboard and PSU I have picked out, but what do you guys think? Also, I'll be running this on a 22Ē monitor and using Vista Home Premium 64bit.

CPU Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $164.99

MB Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$134.99 - $15 mail-in rebate = $119.99

GPU Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $279.99

HEATSINK Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
$39.99 -$5.00 Instant - $10 mail-in rebate = $24.99

PSU Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies $89.99 -$20.00 Instant $69.99

RAM Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory $99.99 -$30.00 Instant $69.99

HDD Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives $69.99

CASE Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
$69.95 -$10.00 Instant $59.95

FANS
Newegg.com - APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Case Fans $7.49

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan - Case Fans $9.99

DVD Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
$28.99

TOTAL: $906 after $25 mail-in rebates

I await your suggestions. Thanks!
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Spend a bit more for a Corsair 650tx ... otherwise good build...
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Yeah I was thinking about upgrading just to be on the safe side. Thanks!
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Its not that its not enough (I have one and its a really solid PSU), but the extra amps are worth it for the little price increase

However its not modular
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Change:
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Everything seems great.
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nice build u did ur research.
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