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Cheap Gaming build for christmas, any suggestions?

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December 15, 2006 3:43:23 AM 64
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 132
Abit AB9 91
Pentium D 805 120
G.Skill 1GB 32
DVD Burner 36
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 155
SAPPHIRE 100189L Radeon X1900GT

Ok, so I had a build on here a few weeks ago but it has suffered some severe budget cutting, so this is what im looking at. This will be overclocked to hopefully 3.8ghz or so.

I am wondering how well the D 805 will OC on this Mobo, i really have no idea. Also, this memory look good? Also wondering about temps with this cooler at 3.8ghz. Also if anyone can find me a decent PSU that will run this setup for about $40 I would love you forever.

Any other comments? I am getting this for X-mas so i need to start ordering soon!

Thanks everyone!

PS This will be used for gaming, and Occasionaly homework :D 

I will be buying the case locally
December 15, 2006 4:04:59 AM

A decent psu for $40 that can run a D805 at 3.8Ghz... dont think it exists, but I could try and make you one 8)

EDIT: Somehow I dont think people know how much power that cpu uses, maybe we should dedicate a sticky to it!

EDIT2: Why dont you look at the x1950 pro instead of the x1900gt? Or is it more expensive? Coz it uses less power and is a bit faster.
December 15, 2006 4:06:35 AM

haha crappity blah! maybe $50? haha i dunno...
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December 15, 2006 4:11:42 AM

Hmmm, the 12v rails seem good, but 400W may be a little short for my system? i used the Wattage calculator things and got about 430W.

Oh i also had a question about case fans. Are 120 or 80 mm case fans usually louder? I would assume 120's but maybe they generally run at a slower speed and are therefore quieter for the same amount of airflow?

Basically, in general which moves more air and which is louder?
December 15, 2006 4:23:23 AM

120mm pulls more air and is quieter than 80mm. You should see the 200mm that Antec sells 8O Its nice but isnt going to fit in many places. I'm guessing you did the surge compensation and caps aging fields as well. 400W is a bit low for an OCed system like that, you want about 500W to have plenty of headroom. But you arent going to find a decent 500W for $50 I dont think. Maybe mpilchfamily can help more there, he seems to know psus inside out.
December 15, 2006 4:28:35 AM

Awesome, thanks for all the help man!

What do you guys think of this motherboard instead of the Abit AB9?

BIOSTAR TForce965PT Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965

its cheaper and has slightly better reviews on newegg... any downside to it that makes the Abit better?
December 15, 2006 4:31:45 AM

For starters, dont always trust newegg reviews. The people who post there are idiots who break stuff and blame the hardware. I have no experience with Biostar, but you could google for some real reviews on it.