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Old 12-25-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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hey im building a new computer mostly for gaming and was only wanting to spend around $650. I wanted to know if the stuff i have is alright are if i can do better. Just the tower though...already have other stuff.

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-056-_-Product

Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-166-_-Product

Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154094

Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136144

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Damn the prices of Ram. I remember when that specific brand was around $50. Last thanksgiving, you could find some ram for around 25$ /w rebates.

Just reminding that you don't have a power supply.

Besides that everything looks fine.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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Damn the prices of Ram. I remember when that specific brand was around $50. Last thanksgiving, you could find some ram for around 25$ /w rebates.

Just reminding that you don't have a power supply.

Besides that everything looks fine.
Actually the psu is at the end of the list. I, like everyone else would recommend a better quality psu though.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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IMO you can build a much better system with that budget. A few of the parts are outdated and overpriced and some are just nasty (PSU).

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720
Overclocks great being a BE and there's a good chance it will unlock into a quad core
Mobo: Gigabyte 790GX AM3
RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1600MHz
Don't bother with DDR2 now, it's actually risen above the price of DDR3, so what's the point?
GPU: Powercolor HD 5770 1GB GDDR5
Faster than the 9800GTX+, uses less power and supports DX11
HDD: WD 500GB
Disk drive: Samsung
Case: CM Elite 330
This is a personal preference, but even when it's cheap you need functionality, something those newegg branded things don't have.
PSU: Corsair VX550W
Do NOT skimp on your PSU. How long do you think a cheaply made PSU with poor quality components is going to last? And what happens when it does go bang? Does it have built in protection for your other components? It's providing power to your whole system, a cheap PSU can easily turn into a very expensive mistake.

Total comes to around the same as what you chose.
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I will worship you..... Your the man!
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thats what his name is
always coming thru with a better build

nice shopping worshipme
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