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Old 09-28-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Building a new computer, is it a good build?

Building a new computer and wondering if these specs are good:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
OS: Vista? (is there any specific version or anything that i should get?)
Mobo: Asus p45 board
RAM: 4 gb
GFX: ATI HD4850
HDD: 500 GB +
PSU: 600W + (Corsair?)
HSF: Any 120mm (Scythe?)
Case: An ATX full tower?
CD/DVD drive

If you have any suggestions/opinions, feel free to add. Also if i am missing anything, please tell me. Thank you.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Looks good. This Corsair PSU would probably be a good choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Or if you want to save some money, this will work well:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371011
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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If you have the money make sure you get the 64-bit version of Vista so you can take full advantage of your 4GB of RAM.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:42 AM   #4
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AFAIK, both 32bit and 64bit OS cost the same.
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Get the 64-bit version if you want all 4GB of RAM to be visible. If you get the 32-bit version then only 3GB will be shown.
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PSU: 600W + (Corsair?)
I would go with this. It is manufactured by Channel Well, like the Corsair TX Freestyler recommended, but it is modular and has more PCI-E connectors.
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HSF: Any 120mm (Scythe?)
Depends whether you're overclocking or not. If you aren't, the stock cooler will be fine. If you are, get this and this.

+1 for Vista 64 bit.
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AFAIK, both 32bit and 64bit OS cost the same.
I did not know that. You'd think it cost more. Thanks for the info.
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