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wow thats cheap would it be fast enough u think?
for WoW. its more than enough

i have an e5200 oc-ed to 3.5ghz which is faster than an e8400 at stock
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CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072 E5200 $83
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227267 4x2GB $50
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299 Asus P5Q Pro $115
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9004&Tpk=550VX 550VX $78
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152052 500GB $55
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021 antec900 $110
DVD Burner: $20
GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121277 HD4870 1GB $225

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seconded. even though id take out the antec 900 and buy it from microcenter for 80$ instead.
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post #14 of 109
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Hi and welcome to OCN!

That setup looks good to me. Both MOBO's look good and performs well. But what are your plans for the future? CrossFire maybe? Those are P45 boards and why not just go for an ATI-card right away? These mobo's wont SLI so since its a new build i would go ATI from the start.
This might be a good alternative:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121272
You say its a gaming-build so videocard shouldnt be skimped on.

Both cases look good and if youre budget is tight just gun for the Centurion. Its got loads of optional fan-placements and you save $20.

The Corsair 750TX is a very good PSU so i would go for that but in a single GPU setup the 550VX is more than sufficient. Atleast on a single GPU-card. Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

The 450VX is also good but the 550VX gives you a bit more headroom and you dont have to worry about power-shortage for a while.

The Dominators are good RAM but fairly expensive given their performance so these might be a good option:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231174
Those will OC to 1066 fairly easy so they're not really a downgrade from the Dominators.

The drives look good but id gun for the Samsung. But thats only because i have it myself.
HDD also looks good to me.

Now for the CPU part its up to you whether you really want a Quad or not. I run a E8500 and very happy with that: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

To save a few bucks on the Duo you could get the E8400 instead. They will also reach 4gHz stable 24/7 but they wont meet the E8500/E8600 in OCing.

A Duo will hold its own for a while in the future but we all experience that Quads will take over more as the time goes. Games will also be even more demanding and will be able to utilize quads better.

Maybe this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115042

The Quads are still kinda expensive but if i were you id ignore the Q6600 since its gettin kinda outdated and its a 65nm. They need loads of power OCing.

As a CPU-cooler this is very popular here and they perform well:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ltra%20extreme
Slap a 120mm fan on it and you got yourself a winner.

Both OCZ Vendetta 2 and the Xigmatek S1283 are good options.

Now i havent kept track on the costs of my suggestions, thats your job.
wow thanx for all that info why do u think ATI, and what about the mother boards? am i gonna need gluey stuff
    
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post #15 of 109
He's thinking ATI because you chose an Intel board, more or less, the P45 chipset. (good chipset, if i may add) Intel chipsets can use Crossfire, which is ATI. I never plan to use Crossfire anytime soon, so I opted out for a nvidia 9800gtx I got for $130. That card maxes out pretty much anything right now (well, except for Crysis of course) You can use nvidia or ATI, but if you plan on having two video cards running together, go for ATI.
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post #16 of 109
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Originally Posted by mcnaryxc View Post
He's thinking ATI because you chose an Intel board, more or less, the P45 chipset. (good chipset, if i may add) Intel chipsets can use Crossfire, which is ATI. I never plan to use Crossfire anytime soon, so I opted out for a nvidia 9800gtx I got for $130. That card maxes out pretty much anything right now (well, except for Crysis of course) You can use nvidia or ATI, but if you plan on having two video cards running together, go for ATI.
i dont really see my self doing 2 cards. i really only see WoW and maybe that starcraft MMO thing down the road as far as PC games go. but really who knows but WoW eats my life so why do i need another game i dont like FPS on PC anyways so theres not much left.
    
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post #17 of 109
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Originally Posted by smithben1983 View Post
i dont really see my self doing 2 cards. i really only see WoW and maybe that starcraft MMO thing down the road as far as PC games go. but really who knows but WoW eats my life so why do i need another game i dont like FPS on PC anyways so theres not much left.
if youre just playing wow, u can build a computer for less than 400$ and it'll max out wow like melting butter

e5200: 82$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072
gigabyte g31: 54$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
xfx 9600gso: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150320
320gb hitachi 16mb cache hd: 49.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145213
antec basiq 500w psu: 39.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
cooler master centurion: 49.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152
wintec ddr2 800 2x1gb kit: 18.99$http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161063
liteon drive: 22$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106263

that all comes down to only 400$

not only will you max out WoW at its highest resolution, but you'll even enjoy crysis high settings, left 4 dead, and pretty much any RTS, MMORPG game there is.
Edited by askareem24 - 12/24/08 at 3:28am
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500GB Seagate Barracuda Lite-on dvdrw/cdrw Windows XP 64 Pro Hanns G 17'' widescreen 
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post #18 of 109
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Originally Posted by mcnaryxc View Post
He's thinking ATI because you chose an Intel board, more or less, the P45 chipset. (good chipset, if i may add) Intel chipsets can use Crossfire, which is ATI. I never plan to use Crossfire anytime soon, so I opted out for a nvidia 9800gtx I got for $130. That card maxes out pretty much anything right now (well, except for Crysis of course) You can use nvidia or ATI, but if you plan on having two video cards running together, go for ATI.
Exactly my good man.

Now for a good thermalpaste(gluey stuff) Arctic Silver 5 is what i use. Its one of the bestest out there:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
post #19 of 109
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post #20 of 109
well u could go Nvidia

similiar

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398

look at all the reviews on newegg and this:
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=3031&p=10

as for the mobo Asus is a very reputable brand. The P5Q series are all P45 and all extremely good OCers.
Edited by kazakia - 12/24/08 at 3:26am
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