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Final build.. maybe.

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July 25, 2006 7:56:02 PM

so i think i finally made a decision.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Dual-Core Processor (2.13GHz 2MB 1066FSB LGA775 Conroe) - $241.60

MB: Asus P5B P965 Intel Socket 775 ATX Audio Gigabit SATA 3Gb/s RoHS (Core 2 Duo Support) - SUPPORTS CONROE - $141.10

RAM: 1GB 667MHz DDR2 PC2-5300 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM Kingston - $89.90 (temporary for now)

HD: 160GB Western Digital WD1600JS SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 8MB OEM - $62.40

PSU: 430W Antec NeoHE High Efficiency ATX12V v2 24pin/20pin Power Supply SATA PCIe - $67.60

GPU - undecided but most likely Radeon x1600 pro 512 - $167

Case/CDD/Floppy - i already bought these

TOTAL: $769.60

any suggestions are appericiated!

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July 25, 2006 8:02:23 PM

I'd go with atleast a 480W or 500W PSU.
July 25, 2006 8:10:56 PM

430w isnt enough for what i have listed?
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July 25, 2006 8:30:17 PM

PSU Calculator

Looks like that should be plenty large for your system. I find that particular PSU calculator to be very helpful as it provides so many details :) 
July 25, 2006 8:37:10 PM

bigger psu = better for future upgrades. You might want to look into the 6600 also as it is only about $70-80 more and has twice as much l2 cache. But if your on a budget then stick with the 6400
July 25, 2006 8:40:01 PM

actually i spoke with one of my sellers who is testing out builds for a Conroe system and he told me specifially that the NeoH PSU have compatibility problems with the new conroe system. soo im going to a;

PSU: 550W E-Power Tiger EP-550P5-T1 ATX12V v2 and EPS12V 24pin/20pin Power Supply SATA PCIe SLI Ready $82.80

i want the 6600 buts its a $105 price jump
July 25, 2006 9:02:39 PM

If your gonna pay 82 bucks for a PSU, might as well pay a bit more and get an Antec TruePower. Probably the best 550W PSU for that price range. Everything else looks good to me. E6600 is recommended, but like others said, if your on a budget, then 6400 should be fine.
July 25, 2006 9:32:38 PM

i decided on the e-power because it was recommended by my seller and he said he tested it with the conroe system and it works great.
July 25, 2006 9:47:51 PM

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430w isnt enough for what i have listed?


I suggested the upgrade in power simply because if you plan on upgrading in the future there is a pretty good chance that you will need the extra power.
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