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First gaming build under $1000


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Silversmith

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Hey guys this is my first build so i could use some help on compatibility issues. I'm trying to keep the price under $1000. I have the operating system/soundcard/keyboard/mouse/speakers already. I'm mainly using it for gaming and internet. Most of my shopping is done on newegg and tigerdirect. Any advice would be great.

Xion II Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side Front USB and Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply ----not using the power supply on this just the case------ $65
Asus P5Q-E Green Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, S/PDIF, Dual Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID $160
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX + OC Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV $209
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan $169
Samsung HD502IJ SpinPoint F 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300 $80
Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive SATA - 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 12x DVD-R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, 48x CD-ROM, Black $40
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 $87 Timing 5-5-5-18
Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply $60 or i could try SILVERSTONE ZEUS SST-ST65ZF 650W ATX 12V 2.0 & EPS 12V Power Supply $80

Hoping i'm not missing anything. Let me know if i should switch any parts out, any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

edit- Changed the Processor, Memory, Power Supply, and Hard drive. Wondering which psu i should use, and what brand burner i should buy.

Thanks for the help Troy

Edited by Silversmith, 16 August 2008 - 03:46 PM.

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Troy

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Hi and welcome.

It looks alright so far, a few changes I suggest:

Upgrade that processor to the Wolfdale version - the E8400
There are some better performing hard drives out there, including a 640GB from WDC, and the Samsung SpinPoint F1 series
I find Sony DVD Burners are overpriced - where are you buying from and what are you paying?
What timings does this memory set have?

Do not use that PSU, they are poor quality. I highly suggest a better manufacturer, such as Antec, Silverstone, Corsair, PC P&C, etc...

Cheers

Troy
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