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Old 04-04-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Good PC Build?

Sorry if this is the wrong section but..

I'm basically using this computer for internet, programming (C++, C, Visual Basic ect..), playing games (like combat arms, and other not very high end games) and wanted to know if its a good build. I will be using Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. Also I want to spend like $600 for this PC. I prefer that the computer is very fast because I care a lot about performance.
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this is what I would do

SeaSonic SS-500ET 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151069

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

COOLER MASTER Elite RC-334-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119190

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128380

SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $90 ($75 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102822

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231219

LG Black 22X DVD Burner $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136152

I think thats it, and if I'm forgetting something please post it below.
Current Build Price: ~$410
Any recommendations are highly appreciated =].
Edit: and this is my first time building a PC, and if its easier just to post parts instead of links tell me.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good PC Build?

That's a nice setup.

I would only make two changes. The 8600GT is pretty much a low end card these days. It will play your games, but on the lower settings. You might want to get something like the BFG Tech GeForce 9600 GT 512MB. It costs a bit more, but you'll be happier with it's performance.

The DVD burner you chose is a slim model designed more for micro cases and notebooks. This would be a better (and cheaper) choice: LG Black 20X DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech. It's also burns much faster at 20x than the 8x Sony.

For $5 more, you could get this drive and increase your storage capacity: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB

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Ok I edited it.. hows that?
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Dang, much better.

Call me silly, but I just don't like those Samsung drives. Here's a Western Digital for the same price: Western Digital Caviar 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
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