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I'm building my first PC and have a few questions. I want to make sure I'm getting the best bang for the buck and want to make sure the items I'm looking at are reliable.

MOBO - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
HARD DRIVE - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
CASE - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower
HEAT SINK - Thermalright XP-90C CPU Copper Heatsink
MEMORY - A-DATA 2GB (2x1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Module ADQVE1A16K
CPU FAN - Haven't decided on one yet but thinking Zalman or Thermalright
POWER SUPPLY - Trying to decide on this as well.

Any and all help/info is greatly appreciated.
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Everything looks good there. For a CPU heatsinK i would also look at the Zerotherm coolers along with the Thermotakes, and Zalmans. I have been impressed with the zerotherms i have bought.

As for case fans i like the thermotake manually adjustible fans simply because i can adjust the speed for low niose when i am not gaming and then turn them up when i want to game.

I buy dozens of these at a time

As for power supplies, i would choose a Enermax, Silverstone or PC power and cooling units that would suit you and your computer. A good 600 watt unit is good for a single graphics card fast computer. I prefer the quieter running PS's And i do like the enermax liberty series that lets you leave out any power cords you don't need in the computer.

My suggestion would be this one.


This just a personal preference so take it with a grain of salt.

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