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Can You Please Check Out My Build Before I Buy Everything?


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#1 sweryap

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:20 PM

First, thanks to those who already helped me on another thread. I have got all my components picked out, I think they will all work fine. I tried to stay inexpensive but got products that were highly rated on newegg. Well here is my list, I already have the case (Raidmax Smilodon) and a monitor (Samsung 22' syncmaster 2220wm). The one part of my computer that I eventually want but am neglecting right now is something to record TV with or at least just get TV on my computer monitor. Well here is what I have picked out:
(keep in mind I don't do much if any gaming)


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L $89.99

Graphics Card: MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M (256MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: NX8400GS-TD256E $39.99 + $10 mail in rebate

Power Supply: ePOWER EP-450XP-C1G ATX12V 450W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: EP-450XP-C1G $34.99 + $15 mail in rebate

Processor: Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180 - Retail
Model #: BX80557E2180 $82.99

Ram: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804 $64.99 +$25 mail in rebate

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3250410AS $69.99

Burner: ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
Model #: DRW-2014L1T $38.99

Subtotal: $421.93

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:22 PM

Forgot to say, I will be running Windows Vista 64 bit.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

Anybody have time to check it over? thanks a lot if you can help me out!

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:47 PM

Here's a link to the specs of your motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mother...?ProductID=2599

The only concern that I'd have would be with the 450 watt Power Supply. It's most likely plenty to handle what you've got listed - but it never pays to be stingy with your power.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

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Edited by Lucky23, 09 February 2008 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:40 PM

Here's a link to the specs of your motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mother...?ProductID=2599

The only concern that I'd have would be with the 450 watt Power Supply. It's most likely plenty to handle what you've got listed - but it never pays to be stingy with your power.



Thanks for the advice, how many watts do you think is satisfactory?

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:25 AM

450W is enough for your machine. The problem is that I have some doubts about whether that power supply actually can do what it promises. The Truth about PSU power ratings.

350W would be enough for you, if it is a good quality power supply supplying those 350Ws. These are high quality power supply makers: CoolerMaster, Enermax, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic, Silverstone, Sparkle, Tagan, Vantec, Verax, Zalman.
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