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My first computer build, help please. :)


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Arthmael

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I need to start off by saying I really know very little about the hardware aspect of computers. I don't know why one would be better than the other.

The sytem I put together, pretty much based on price and what I assume is compatibility, is listed below.

All prices are from TigerDirect.ca because us Canadians can't use newegg. :)

So.. i'm looking for people to improve my build in the cash department, without losing power for games.



XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX Video Card - 256MB DDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card

Price : $99.99

ULT33135 :: Ultra / X-Connect V-Series ( XVS) / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / Modular Power Supply (5.05 lbs)

Price : 60.99

CP1-DUO-E8400 :: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan (0.85 lbs)

Price : 219.99

C13-6076 :: Corsair XMS2 DHX 2048MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (0.4 lbs)

Price : 71.99

P450-9102 :: XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (5.1 lbs)

Price : 159.99

TSD-500AAKS :: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs)

Price : 89.99

S167-4514 :: Sony DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive - 20x DVD±R, 8 DVD+RW, 6x DVD-R, 8x DVD±R DL, ATAPI/EIDE, Black (1.95 lbs)

Price : 29.99

C283-2032 :: CoolerMaster CM690 ATX Mid-Tower Case (30 lbs)

Price : 97.99

Total Price : $830.92


Any help at all is greatly appreciated. I can live with paying this price, but i'd much rather lower it.
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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775$87.80
http://www.directcan...acture=GIGABYTE

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail $198.88
http://www.directcan...nufacture=INTEL

Raidmax Sagitta II SILVER/BLACK ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 2X3.5 3X3.5INT 500W W/SIDE Window Blue LED Fan $89.99 Case and PSU in one
http://www.ncix.com/...facture=Raidmax
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Thanks, that looks like a good start. :)

I'm still open to other changes if there can be any!
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Hi there,

I strongly recommend you don't use either of those PSU's. Grab yourself a decent case and a quality PSU. Something like a Corsair HX-520 would be a very good choice for your system.

Cheers

Troy
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