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I'm getting myself a computer around Christmas time and just wanna make sure my parts are all compatible and if I can do any better. I'm buying all my parts from here. I'll probably be reusing the case cd drive and hard drive in order to save money.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - 262
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L - 175
GIGABYTE 512MB HD4850 - 249
OCZ 4GB 6400 Reaper - 125
Antec TruePower Trio 650W - 149
post #2 of 6
Looks good, I wouldnt change anything but make sure you've got a nice CPU cooler so that you can overclock that E8400 to 3.8GHz+

EDIT: what resolution monitor do you use? do you do much gaming? thinking that a 4870 might be worth stretching the budget for! how much extra is it?
Edited by Cpt.Hawkins - 12/18/08 at 1:43am
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Intel Q9550(C1) Striker ll Formula 780i ATI Radeon 4870X2 4GB Dominator PC2-8500 
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OS on 36Gb Raptors in RAID0 Vista 64-bit Samsung 2693HM 26" 1920x1200 Saitek Eclipse ll 
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post #3 of 6
you wont need such a big power supply
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320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
you wont need such a big power supply
well it depends if he decides to CF later on or not.

i think it looks quite well.
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Q6600 G0 (Lapped) GA-P35-DS3L BFG Tech GTX260 8GB OCZ Reaper 800 
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post #5 of 6
yeah keep the PSU, you dont want to rule out crossfire in the future
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Intel Q9550(C1) Striker ll Formula 780i ATI Radeon 4870X2 4GB Dominator PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OS on 36Gb Raptors in RAID0 Vista 64-bit Samsung 2693HM 26" 1920x1200 Saitek Eclipse ll 
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Intel Q9550(C1) Striker ll Formula 780i ATI Radeon 4870X2 4GB Dominator PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OS on 36Gb Raptors in RAID0 Vista 64-bit Samsung 2693HM 26" 1920x1200 Saitek Eclipse ll 
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850W coolermaster power pro modular Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 Habu 
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post #6 of 6
This board is suppose to overclock better.
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
Build looks pretty good though.
This power supply is cheaper and is one of the best on the market
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

Edit: ignore my posts didn't realize you were an Ausi. Build looks good
Edited by hout17 - 12/18/08 at 1:53am
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Crucial BX100 SSD 1TB LG CDRW/DVDRW Liquid cooled Windows 8.1 64 bit 
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27" Qnix QX2710 LED Blackwidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition EVGA SuperNova 1300W Rocket Fish Full Tower Custom Modded 
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Crucial BX100 SSD 1TB LG CDRW/DVDRW Liquid cooled Windows 8.1 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" Qnix QX2710 LED Blackwidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition EVGA SuperNova 1300W Rocket Fish Full Tower Custom Modded 
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