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Old 01-09-2009, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i was wondering if this was a good build, I think it's relatively cheap considering the parts (it also sits right on my budget), the case and hard drive are a combo deal, as are the processor and GPU. is it any good? any better/more cost-effective parts? thanks.

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
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BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler
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EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W
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Rosewill Conqueror WSL Triple 120mm Fans Steel ATX Mid tower Computer Case with Side Panel
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
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Total: $1008.36, not including $50 MIRs.
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build is looking good. you got a os allready? some say you might not "need" a GTX280 but if you can afford it why not get it. to cut cash you might want to get a gtx 260 core 216
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Not sure if you need or not, but you don't have a DVD drive listed.
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get the regular gtx 280 and just overclock it, no use getting the pre oc'ed one, although idk if it be cheaper cuz ur getting a combo deal. also like said above a gtx 260 216 is just about as good as a 280. might look at the 4870 1gb too.

id recommend a different case:
antec 300
cooler master 590
cooler master 690

other then that looks good
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Just a thought, as I swear by them, but a power supply with modualr cabling is nice. Makes for a cleaner look inside and potentially allows for smoother airflow. I've always been a fan of FSP Group. It's a little more expensive though.
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