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Old November 17, 2008, 01:17 AM
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Default Everything look ok so I can pull the trigger?

Hi everyone,

So this is my new build. Just need a few "ok's" so I can pull the trigger on it without doubting myself:

WD 640GB 32MB - 81.99
EP45-DS3L - 114.84
MX518 - 35.99
E8400 - 194.99
Giga Hd4850 - 192.82
G-Skill F2-8000 2x2 - 64.99
Antec Truepower Trio 650W - 94.85
CM Elite RC-330 - 45.36

Eventually I am going to buy a cooler and OC, but for now this is all I can afford

Subtotal: $824.74 7% PST - BC residents: $57.73 GST(5%): $41.24 YOUR TOTAL: $923.71

My goal was well under 1000 for a gaming machine. I already have a sammy 22in.

Any suggestions at this point would be great, I am wondering about the giga board. I don't need sli or CF, but I want to oc that e8400 to 4.05Ghz. Seems to be the cheapest board to accomplish this.

EDIT: Also is their a cheaper PS than this that is good? I am only ever planning to use 1 card. Though that card may be upgraded to a 4870X2 in a year.

Last edited by Strat6; November 17, 2008 at 01:27 AM.
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Old November 17, 2008, 01:28 AM
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Looks like a great build for the budget you had... looks like you did some good research on the build. I can't say I see anything wrong with it(I'm assuming the WD 640 is a Black not Blue edition?). Don't cheap out on the PSU, also what about a DVD Drive? With that being said PULL THE TRIGGER

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Old November 17, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Looks good, though I'd go with a Corsair VX550 or 650 PSU instead but those cost more.

I'm assuming you've used Price Canada to check all your prices? No harm in saving all the money that you can.
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