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WeaponX23

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I'm basically building a computer for gaming... Here's what I've picked out so far:

Motherboard - DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD - Model #:790FX-M2RS

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Model #:ADX6000CZBOX

Video Card - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported - Model #:512-P3-N801-AR

Power Supply - Linkworld LPG2-43-P4-IO 630W ATX12V - Model #:LPG2-43-P4-IO

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s - OEM - Model #:WD1600AAJS

DVD-ROM Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive - OEM - Model #:DDU1615/B2s

Ram - Kingston 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/2G

Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Model #:CAC-T05-UW

OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM - Model #:66I-01939

Total cost about $740 on newegg

Am I missing anything? Is everything compatible? Is the Vista product I picked out the full version or do I need additional software? Any suggestions on changes would be appreciated, although I would like to keep the cost below $800. Thanks!
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SRX660

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Spend a little bit extra and get a better power supply. The one you propose i would not even think of using. It looks like its is noisy and is so cheap it would fail very soon. Heres my choice.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371015

If you are going to run a high power video card you should have it on its own 12 volt line. That means you should have at least 2 12 volt lines on the PS.

I myself am now using the Enermax liberty series PS's because i then don't have to have a mess of wiring in the case.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817194004

I also like the Pioneer DVD-RW's simply because they are quieter than most of the others and seems to be the best priced . I would rather have a DVD-RW than a plain DVD-rom drive. Remember that backups can save you from trying to find all the data you have downloaded over the years. A DVD disk holds around 4.3 gigs of data and only costs about 20¢ per disk.

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Ok, I switched out the cheap PS for the one you suggested. Anyone else have some suggestions? Thanks for the help!
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Hi there,

I suggest what SRX660 has mentioned - grab a different optical drive. I personally have a Pioneer (as mentioned above), it's great quality and was cheap.

Make sure you choose one that has a SATA interface.

Also, for your RAM, try and grab a 2x 2GB kit, less to deal with - on your part and on the motherboard's part.

Cheers

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