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Help Building A Computer For $950


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#1 Agen

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:57 PM

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz/1333FSB/6MB
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L P35+ICH9
RAM: 2x A-DATA 2GB DDRII (16C-128Mx8) DDR800 (two of these - 4GB)
HDD: SATA 500GB 7200RPM 3GB/S/16MB P7K500 HITACHI
GPU: MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
DVD: ASUS DRW-2014L1
COMPUCASE: MIDITOWER ATX, P4,USB, Black
PSU: Fortron SAGA 450W ATX12V v2.2

Thatīll be $950
Plus putting that thing toghether - $25

So, what do you think of this rig? Iīll be doing quite some playing on it aswell.

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#2 Lucky23

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 02:14 PM

Looks good

I personally perfer this ram over the Adata it also works great in my DS3L

G Skill 6400

Also the Amps on the +12v are only about 27amps and i think the 8800gt requires at least 24-26a so your kind of boarder line. I would look at the ps below.


Corsair 550
Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:16 PM

Are you sure that 450W is not enough?

Well then the alternatives are as follows:
Fortron Blue Storm II 500W ATX12V v2.2
or
CHIEFTEC PSU ATX/ EPS 550W PFC 12CM 27DB GPS-550AB-A

I would assume one of those would be enough. What do you say?

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:58 PM

Dont look at the watts look at the Amps that is more important. The more amps it is pushing out the more efficient the power supply is. Im currently running a 650w continuous/ 750 max power 80plus cert power supply and its probably a little overboard for my system.
Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:46 AM

Well they say that the 26a thing is pute bs and a Fortron SAGA 450W ATX12V v2.2 will be enought. They say that they have tried the 8800gt with a 5 year old 410W Chieftec and even overclocked with it and it still worked fine.

Edited by Agen, 25 May 2008 - 07:47 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:14 PM

I have an 8800GS which is a lower end card compared to the 8800GT. My 8800GS states right on the box 26Amps on +12volt. My ps is pushing almost or up to 40Amps. I would personally recomend going with the corsair that i listed but its up to you.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:21 PM

Lucky, you must understand that I am limited to only certain amount of products. Yours is not among them.

I think Iīm going with the Fortron Blue Storm II 500W ATX12V v2.2, unless you have any objections?

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:53 PM

You can go with what ever you want im just recomending the corsair. If you want to go with that one its your money
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

Ok, but Iīm just aking if the Fortron Blue Storm II is decent or maybe the Chieftec 550W GPS-550AB-A ?

Edited by Agen, 26 May 2008 - 08:19 AM.





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