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Old 10-20-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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Basically copying colonel's post but just need to confirm that this is a solid build so if you guys could please give some opinions or suggestions or assurance about this build, it would be very much appreciated.

Case: Cooler Master RC690

Mobo: Gigabyte P45-DS3L

Power Supply: Antec Warthwatts 500W PSU
or is Corsair 520HX really worth the extra money?

Processor: Intel C2D E8400

Video Card: ATI HD4850

Memory: Kingston 4GB(2x2GB)

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD Burner

OS: 64 bit Windows Vista home premium.


This build will primarily be used for work and games such as WCIII, CS, WAR and work. My budget is primarily around $800ish USD and i preferably do not want to go past $900 - 1k USD. This is my first time buying a computer like this, without it being premade so I do not have much experience so i am hoping you guys could help me out a bit. So any input would be much appreciated, thank you.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Power Supply: Antec Warthwatts 500W PSU
or is Corsair 520HX really worth the extra money?
I'd go with this OCZ 500W modular PSU. It's cheaper than the HX520 whilst still being modular and of decent quality and reliability.

I'd also go with this memory kit. Much better timings.

Other than that, PERFECT.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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Everything looks good. Worshipme's got some good suggestions I would take too.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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I am thinking about getting this processor instead because i heard that a quad core might be better to get. Also, i am thinking about getting this video card instead also to save myself some money since someone told me i dont need that great of a video card for the games i'll be playing. Or should i get the HD4670? Please give me your suggestions and opinions. Thank you.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:44 PM   #5
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Get the 8800GT. It will suit you well. Now that I fully read your post (lol), I would go with the quad-core. The games you play don't require the extra speed on the dual-core and you'd be future proofing. I think the Q6600 + 8800GT is a better combo for you than the E8400 + HD4850. Even I would go with former. I play similar games as you and do a lot of programming.
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