Cheap Gaming build for christmas, any suggestions?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144415 64
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127005 132
Abit AB9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001 91
Pentium D 805

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231085 120
G.Skill 1GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076 32
DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186134 36
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102022 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
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  1. 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.
  2. haha crappity blah! maybe $50? haha i dunno...
  3. You might be in luck. This one is supposed to be one of the best <$50 psus available:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813138037

    its cheaper and has slightly better reviews on newegg... any downside to it that makes the Abit better?
  7. 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.
  8. I would also recommend the XClio 450W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817189003
    Very good for the price. Look to see whether you like FSP better. Either of them is the best PSU for $40, methinks.
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