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Building My New Pc - Advice Wanted

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#1 Rabbit of Fury

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

Hello there!

I've finally saved up enough cash for a new pc, and these are the parts I was thinking about buying:

Motherboard: ASUS P5E3 - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&...amp;modelmenu=1

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 - http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLAWR

Memory: 2x Corsair XMS3 DHX 2GB DDR3 RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145185

Harddrive: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB - http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd...mp;model_cd=249

Power Supply: Corsair VX550W - http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/vx.aspx

CPU-Cooler: Scythe Ninja Plus SCNJ-1100P - http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/026/scnj1100p.html

Graphics Card: Inno3D Geforce 9800GTX (512 MB) - http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_car.../9800gtx_oc.htm

Case: Antec Performance One P182 - http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=81820

SoundCard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer - http://www.soundblaster.com/products/produ...p;product=15853

The PC will be used mostly for gaming, but with a little Photoshopping on the side, and the occasional Typing thrown into the mix :-)

I've got about 2100$ to spend, so if you guys can suggest any other parts in place of the ones I've selected, please try and keep that in mind.

Thanks in advance for any feedback, even if its just "It looks good, go for it" ;-)

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:28 PM

eh, it'd be better for prices if you got the links all from the site that you were going to purchase them from. Also, you're going to have to find those products anyway to buy them.

I didn't check any compatibility, but it looks generally good in that regard.

The Q9450 is a good choice, in my opinion. It's what I would have gotten if I didn't really want to not spend more than 1200$ A Q6600 is better for price in general though.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:56 AM

If you are going to be running two of those GPUs eventually your choice of PSU is going to be marginal.

Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps.)

Minimum 550 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amp Amps.)


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