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Old July 11, 2008, 10:15 PM
Jmac Jmac is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Van Isle, BC
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Originally Posted by Paintrain View Post
Hello forum members, I wanted to post the spec's of a new gaming PC I will be buying this weekend but before I go through with it I would really like to hear from you if my build is good or needs work.

I do not plan to overclock anytime soon, but I do plan to Crossfire two 4850's down the road and when I do I will prob look at overclocking the CPU to aroudn 3.6 on air. I also want to keep it under $850 bucks before tax and right now everything comes to $823.50

So without delay please drop a line with your opinion.

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail

MOBO - ASUS P5Q-E ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard

RAM - Crucial Rendition 1GB 1X1GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667 240PIN DIMM Memory

GPU - Diamond Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive

PSU - Antec Truepower Quattro 850W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS Dual 8PIN PCI-E

DVDROM - Samsung 203S TruDirect 20X SATA DVD Writer Lightscribe Black OEM W/ Software

Thank you for help/advice/opinion!!!
No case
No operating system
Crap memory/not enough memory
Overkill on power supply
Would choose WD or 7200.11 over 7200.10
No aftermarket cooler (3.6 GHz on air probably won't go over so well w/ stock cooling)
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