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Hi, a friend of mine asked me to make him a budget build and this is what I found:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
DDR2 1GB PC6400 (800MHz), Kingmax x2
HDD Seagate-Maxtor 160 GB
Gigabyte GF 8800GT
Thermaltake VI1000BWS mid tower M9
COOLERMASTER eXtreme power 430W
MB Gigabyte P35-DS4

sill not sure about the MB. Is there a cheaper one that will overclock a lot?
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post #2 of 8
Good list. Not quite sure what's available there. Stick with P35 boards if you can. Gigabyte P35-DS3L is good.
post #3 of 8
Add in a nice CPU cooler for a good performance bump with overclocking... I recommend the Tuniq Tower. Personally I think I would cut down on the cpu to the E2180 and rely on overclocking it to get that needed speed. Then you can use the $50 you just saved on getting a better video card, which are much more difficult to overclock.

Good luck!
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post #4 of 8
thats a good setup and for the cheaper motherboard the ABIT IP35-E, GA-P35-S3G, GA-p35-DS3L will all do fine. The only change i would make is the RAM try and get G,skills or Crucial
post #5 of 8
power supply seems weak, but everything else looks decent. kingmax?
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post #6 of 8
the PSU should be ok i recently build a rig exactly like that with minor differences such as a E2180 and a different size HDD and it runs fine with overclocking but he's on a 460w cooler master PSU
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I went to eWiz bought most of my rig in a package deal.

1. E2180 OEM - $70
2. GIGABYTE GA-73VM-S2 mobo - $58
3. iMicro case with 450w power supply - $38
4. 2 Gigs Super Talent DDR2-800 (OC-able) $50

At this point I had the barebones, case, power supply, mobo, CPU, and memory for only $208(+shipping)
    
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post #8 of 8
Well, if you do choose to up the video card you'll likely need to up the PSU also, It's usually a good idea to get a little more PSU than you really need. This allows easier upgrades in the future and slightly more assurance that you're not stressing it too much. Go for a 600W, that'll last you a significantly longer time. Of course if money is too tight, then your will definitely work too ...
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