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bvoid June 18, 2009 11:58 AM

budget gaming build
i will be buying it this weekend from ncix.com, CAD$700-800.
it will be for gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, homework. I already have a keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS i might try to overclock it.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.8GHZ 1066FSB 3MB Retail $140

4GB mem ram -$70-> this depends on what is on sale when i buy it, $70 budget, but it will be something along the lines of Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit

NZXT Beta ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front Audio USB eSATA Black $60

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty $78

Gigabyte EP45-UD3L ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard $114.35

BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card $180
EVGA E-GEFORCE GTS 250 756MHZ 512MB 2.2GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card $150

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135MM Fan Active PFC Power Supply $84
Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC $78
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply $95

Im not too sure on which PS and video card i should get. Suggestions on the rest of the build would also be appreciated.

gingerbee June 18, 2009 01:55 PM

upgrade to the 8400 if you can get it on sale it's not much more then 40$ more then what you got. NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail - BX80570E8400 In Canada.

SugarJ June 18, 2009 02:23 PM

I'd get the GTX260 for the extra FPS, and the Silverstone PSU, if I was you.

Mr. Gruntsworthy June 18, 2009 03:42 PM

Though it costs a tad more, for the case i'd get a CoolerMaster CM690. I've worked with one, and they're very easy to work with and it's my favorite case (i like it even more than my Antec 900)

rapmaster June 18, 2009 03:46 PM

I say keep the Beta,have a lot of feature for such a budget case and Black interior is sexy. Just don't forget to get a couple of fans

Il Duce June 18, 2009 04:44 PM

I'd strongly recommend the CM690 as I find it a lot better than most ricer cases. Fit a vendetta 2 cpu heatsink+fan and it fits a huge gtx260 too.

bvoid June 20, 2009 02:28 PM

would the silverstone 500w psu be enough to power the gtx260?

SneakySnake June 20, 2009 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by bvoid (Post 211886)
would the silverstone 500w psu be enough to power the gtx260?

My Corsair VX 450 Watt powered my E6300 @ 4 GHz and 65nm GTX 260. So assuming that the silverstone is efficient it should

Silvgearx June 20, 2009 06:08 PM

Yes it will be able to handle the gtx 260 and a dual core, even with overclocked hardware.

i would recommend a minimum 600W PSU for such a set up, just in case you get a quad core. even tho the 500W can handle the quad and gtx 260 but its good to have breathing room.

DrPepper June 20, 2009 07:33 PM

if u plan to buy within 3 days for the PSU, theres an OCZ modxstream 700W for 65 bucks after rebate at ncix

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135MM Fan 80PLUS Power Supply - OCZ700MXSP In Canada.

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