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First time build, any suggestions?


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Joe Gran

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Current computer: Celeron® Cpu 2.53Ghz 1gb of ram, crappy intel graphics card but it works.
Disc drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM $23.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $54.95

Graphics card (Will upgrade too better one later)XFX PVT86SYANG GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail $39.99

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $34.99

Power supply (believe this will power the system *unsure) CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $74.95

Ram (Will be running windows xp sp3, not sure if its the right ram) CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail $46.99

Motherboard(Don't know much about motherboards)GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $52.99

Processor (Intel i7 or quad core are a bit out of my budget range)Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail $119.99

Total: $430 after mail and rebate.

Notes: This computer will be upgraded to a better graphics card, but this one will do for now i believe.. It's use will be for runescape, music, online, word processing. There's no hard drive because that will come later, as for now I'm just going to pull the HDD out of this computer and put it into this new one. What are you thoughts on this build? Any slight tweaks that could make a big difference? Is there any parts that are not compatible with each other? Last question, will this computer be speedy if i overclock? I'm trying to stay in this price range of $400-450. Thank you for all your help.

Edited by Joe Gran, 11 June 2009 - 04:43 PM.

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Updated my whole topic..

Edited by Joe Gran, 11 June 2009 - 04:34 PM.

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Can this one overclock? And is it worth it or should i just build one? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883155003

Edited by Joe Gran, 11 June 2009 - 07:42 PM.

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Your processer/mobo/RAM combo will work fine. Any reason for getting a Micro ATX board? I would recommend a full ATX mobo, especially if you plan on getting a beefier video card upgrade.

If you plan on overclocking, do not get the Vostro. Dell loads a custom BIOS which makes that practically impossible.

It's always more fun to build your own :)

Edited by diabillic, 12 June 2009 - 11:14 AM.

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Yeh, this topic can be closed, after talking with a few people, I'm just going to hold off till i make more cash to do a i7 build. Thanks for all your time.
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