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Old 05-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My second build

I already have a case that Id like to reuse (Antec 900), I have a dvd drive, and I have a power supply that may or may not be powerful enough (Antec 500w, I bought it a couple of years ago.

I would like my build to be under 700 if possible, and still be able to run AoC, Spore and other games coming out on relatively high settings.



Heres what I came up with:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
45

Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
130

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
185

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
66

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
95

Newegg.com - MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
153

Total: about 740 with shipping/tax

Would the psu I already have work with this build? The parts I am most unsure of are the psu and mobo.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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are u going to SLI in the future? if not get this one when it is available Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

i think the psu will still mork not sure. if it doesnt work then u can get a chepaer psu than corsair

go with this one Newegg.com - KFA2 by Galaxy 96GFF6HUUEXV GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards or the $112 BIOSTAR 9600GT

i think the Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 is better for the same price or get the E8400
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I dont plan to SLI, so ill go with the mobo you suggested.

Thats great news on the PSU, saving that $100 really helps my budget.

That gpu looks much better than the one I had picked out, Ill get that one instead.

And I have a question on the CPU, you say that the E8200 is a better chip for the price, I was under the assumption that the higher the GHz the better the card. Or do you mean the E8200 OC's better?

Thank you for those reccomendations!
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This is why the E8200 is better:

1. 45nm
2. Bigger Cache

This is why the E6850 is good:

1. Higher multipler

I would go with the E8200 because it is 45nm which means it is cooler and overclocks better than 65nm and it is the same price
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