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October 19, 2006 6:43:35 PM

Would this be a good build for the money? $742.97

ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100168L Radeon X1900XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

Crucial Technology 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) System Memory Model CT12864AA53E - OEM

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October 19, 2006 6:59:22 PM

I'm not a big fan of Intel or ATI but it looks like you're on track.
October 19, 2006 7:08:14 PM

All looks well.
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October 19, 2006 9:31:49 PM

What kind of PSU would I need to get?
October 19, 2006 10:02:04 PM

get a name brand (antec fsp etc.) i would recommend 500w. mab 450 mab 550. if ur not gonna sli or crossifre than you would NEVER need more than 500.

just remember that brand name/quality matters more tahn the amt of wats. dont get cheap and buy a crappy 500w while a nice 430 antec would be much better
October 20, 2006 8:03:03 PM

Thanks, is there a better motherboard I could use? some of the newegg reviews on the P5B aren't that great.
October 21, 2006 3:14:37 AM

The problem is your using cutting edge components that haven't fully matured in a low to mid range system. Skt 939 and DDR RAM is a much better bet. I've laid out $800-$900 (including PSU & case) AMD 939 DDR systems that have almost as much perfomance as this thing does with much more stability and user upgradabilitiy. In fact Conroe's, AM2's and DDR2 need probably another year to fully mature into respectiable systems.

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