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Would this build work?


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kronikjoe

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Motherboard - XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=P450-9124

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Processor BX80580Q8200 - 2.33GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Quad Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan
http://www.tigerdire...u=CP1-DUO-Q8200

RAM - Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory Upgrade - 2x2048MB
http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=C13-6084

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS Hard Drive - 1TB, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.tigerdire...ku=TSD-1000EADS

PSU - OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2036

GPU - EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1558

Tower - NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case - Clear Sides, Front USB, eSATA Ports
http://www.tigerdire...e...21&csid=_25

Sound - Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=C44-3400

CD/DVD - LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM)
http://www.tigerdire.....=L49-1028 OEM

Modem - Motorola Surfboard SB6120 Cable Modem - DOCSIS 3.0
http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=M151-2500

Keyboard - G15 Gaming Keyboard
http://www.logitech....d...98&cl=us,en

Mouse - Can you suggest a nice gaming mouse for me? :)

alright so before i buy them, i want to know if they would work. thanks in advance :)

Edited by kronikjoe, 22 October 2009 - 11:23 PM.

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no one wants to help me out? :)
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do i need more info or something?
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Hi Welcome to Geeks to go:)

I was looking at your list... Your parts are all compatible from what I can see...

But I think you are cutting yourself close with the ram you selected... You should be choosing from the PC2-8500 series ram or 1066mhz ram as it is also referred to. Also as cheap as Ram is I would get 4gb.



I was also looking at the PSU that you selected... I'm not sure if it is up to the job in the long run... (upgrades and stuff)it only has 15amps on the 4 12v whips... some Videocards require a large amt of wattage to be available...

Use the eXtreme PSU Calculator Lite to determine your power supply unit (PSU) requirements. Plug in all the hardware you think you might have in 2 or 3 years (extra drives, bigger or 2nd video card, more RAM, etc.). Be sure to read and heed the notes at the bottom of the page. I recommend setting Capacitor Aging to 30%, and if you participate in distributive computing projects (e.g. BOINC or Folding@Home), I recommend setting TDP to 100%. Research your video card and pay particular attention to the power supply requirements for your card listed on your video card maker's website. If not listed, check a comparable card (same graphics engine and RAM) from a different maker. The key specifications, in order of importance are:

1. Current (amperage or amps) on the +12V rail,
2. Efficiency,
3. Total wattage.

Then look for power supply brands listed under the "Good" column of PC Mechanic's PSU Reference List. Ensure the supplied amperage on the +12V rails of your chosen PSU meets the requirements of your video card. Don't try to save a few dollars by getting a cheap supply. Digital electronics, including CPUs, RAM, and today's advanced graphics cards, need clean, stable power. A good, well chosen supply will provide years of service and upgrade wiggle room. I strongly recommend you pick a supply with an efficiency rating equal to, or greater than 80%. Look for the 80 Plus - EnergyStar Compliant label. And don't forget to budget for a good UPS with AVR (automatic voltage regulation).

Thank you Digerati for this Calculator speech :)

I hope some of this helps you out...

Good luck
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wow that was a nicely detailed reply. although i didnt understand half of the stuff the first time, i got a gyst of what you were saying after following along
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so would this ram work?
Corsair Memory Dominator 2 GB PC2-8600 DDR2 RAM (TWIN2X2048-8500C5DF)
http://www0.shopping...2048-8500C5DF-R

This power supply looks nice :)
XION Power Real 1000W ATX Power Supply
http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=A406-1116
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Hi The ram you listed should work fine...

While the price looks very good you selected a questionable PSU, the company makes products that are not as reputable.

That doesn't mean it won't work for you... Just there are better products on the market But the choice is yours...

Good luck
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