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Old July 2, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Default E8400 Build - How is this purchase? Anything I need to change?

I know dual cores are getting outdated, but honestly, they are good enough for me.

I already have a 500GB HDD external, a 120GB internal HDD, and a 8600GT, and 5.1 PC speakers

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

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

Memory - G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (2x2GB)
G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada

Powersupply - Antec EA430 _is 430W enough?_
Antec Earthwatts 430W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan - DirectCanada

Case - Coolermaster CAC-T05
Coolermaster CAC-T05 Centurion 5 Aluminum ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT Blue Black No PS - DirectCanada
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Sound Card (needed the optical IN so Xbox 360 can use 5.1 speakers)
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card 24BIT DTS Dolby Digital Live S/PDIF IN/OUT Coaxial - DirectCanada

Optical Cable (Need it to connect Xbox 360 to PC)
Ion Cable Optical Digital Audio Cable 6FT W/ Nylon Sleeve - DirectCanada

Wrist Strap
COMPUTER REPAIR ANTI-STATIC WRIST STRAP - DirectCanada

The grand total will be $634.86 Canadian dollars with free shipping, and $685.74 Canadian dollars with Purolator Ground.



Thanks a lot.
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Old July 2, 2009, 02:40 PM
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E8400's aren't outdated, you'll be good with it!

and 430 w is enough, but you should be able to find a good 500w psu for less then the price of that, there have been some good ones in ncix sales lately. (although that is a good brand if you decide to stick with it).

Not so sure about the sound card though... I think someone around here would be able to advise of a better one.
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Old July 2, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Alright cool. I chose the HT Omega Striker because it got decent reviews and it seems solid.

The reason I need the sound card is because of the optical IN slot it has. i need to connect an optical cable to my Xbox 360, and the other side to the optical IN slot. That is the only way I can have 5.1 surround sound with the console and the PC at the same time.
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Old July 2, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Oh and your paying too much for the wrist strap:
DealExtreme: $1.75 Static-Release Wrist Strap

here 1.75 US, shipping included (there are more on the website if you dont like that style)
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Cool, I'll check that out. Also, I think the sound card comes with an optical cable, so I'll have to research on that some more.
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E8400 are NOT outdated. I had one that ran 4 ghz stable and ran very well. Highly recommended.
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According to newegg, the sound card does come with an optical cable.
Newegg.ca - HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

It would have been nice if DirectCanada mentioned this on their site; would have saved me some trouble :P
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E8400 are NOT outdated. I had one that ran 4 ghz stable and ran very well. Highly recommended.

Yeah, hopefully I can manage to OC that high!
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Old July 2, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Aww, I just got an email response from directcanada and for some reason, their HT Omega Strikers do not have the optical cable . . .
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Wrist straps are over rated, just ground yourself once in a while and youll be fine.
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