Value Gaming Rig. ( what do you think? )

I have a P180 Case $50 Great deal at Frys. I also Have the H.D.

I'm looking at this below. However I'm not sure the PS is going to work. Any feed back would be great.

Thanks :)

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-05 - OEM

$36.99

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$279.99

Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply - Retail

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$79.99

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

$45.00 Mail-in Rebate
$114.99

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

$134.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E4300 - Retail

$117.00


Subtotal: $763.95
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  1. great rig, the processor is good but you should consider the E6600 for 100dollars more, if you're not in a hurry wait a month for the Intel price drops.But overall great gaming rig.
  2. I do need a new comp now. I will most likely update to a quad in 6-12 months so I want to buy the cheapest Cpu for now.


    Thanks
  3. the cpu is fine you can overclock the hell out of those
  4. Ho about the PSU??? :?
  5. If you are going Quad later, and say drop in a GTX card (8800) you may be stressing the PSU, it may help you to go a bit higher if you still can.
  6. It looks like I need a 400 watt PSU. I think I'll go with a 500 watt to be sure. Any one have one they would pick? Any sales or deals?


    Cheers
  7. Nice build, 500w is enough for all that plus some upgrades in the future as long as you get a decent brand PSU with plenty of amps. Look for something better than Thermaltake but stay in the 500w range.

    Also with the RAM you can get some cheaper 667mhz RAM and still be able to overclock the E4300 to 3ghz without pushing the RAM, but it might be a good idea to get the 800mhz for the future. Ballistx FTW :P
  8. Quote:
    It looks like I need a 400 watt PSU. I think I'll go with a 500 watt to be sure. Any one have one they would pick? Any sales or deals?


    Cheers


    Dont make the mistake of getting ANY 400w or that 500w PSU. The amount of power that your PC needs is measured in amps not watts.

    That PSU does not have enough amps to power the 8800GTS.

    I would suggest getting a power supply with at least 34amps on the 12v rail.

    Excellent choices are the Corsair HX520/HX620 , the Antec Truepower 550w and 650w, Enermax Liberty 500w/620w, any PC Power&Cooling, Seasonic S12 550w/650w, Seasonic M12 Series, many Silverstone and Thermaltake PSUs.

    The reference list is here:
    http://www.xcpus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110

    Personally, with that configuration, I would use the Corsair HX520

    The best deal on high-end psus is: a 750w Thermaltake Toughpower PSU for only $125

    Check out this thread for some great deals:
    http://www.xcpus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544

    your welcome
    http://shop2.outpost.com/%7BOr8FIa0yOArl1YGgFRyaWg**.node2%7D/product/4894530;jsessionid=Or8FIa0yOArl1YGgFRyaWg**.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
  9. +1 on the Corsair HX520, perfect size for what you want and as far as I'm aware Corsair use re badged Seasonics so they're good quality ;) .
  10. Thanks guys!

    Funny that I will spend more on the PSU, then the CPU. :roll:
  11. Quote:
    Thanks guys!

    Funny that I will spend more on the PSU, then the CPU. :roll:


    I was going to get that PSU for a mildly OC'd e4300 and a 7900GS.

    The one place in which you NEVER skimp is the PSU
  12. I second that, never skimp on the PSU, it is the one part on a PC that can cause you so many problems and you may never even know...
  13. Quote:
    I second that, never skimp on the PSU, it is the one part on a PC that can cause you so many problems and you may never even know...


    the motherboard is also a critical element, but its easier to fix a PC with a broken motherboard than a malfunctioning psu. Power supplies can make it seem that all the other components are defective.
  14. Thanks guys, I went with 2 of theses, figured why not get set up! I'm planning on doing them in SLI mode "PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W Continuous $529.99 each

    If anyone needs some of my power let me know and i will email you some.


    Cheers


    Ok! Just playing. :wink:

    I went with this PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-520HX RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$129.99

    Thanks for all your help. Sweeeeet!!!!!
  15. Quote:
    Thanks guys, I went with 2 of theses, figured why not get set up! I'm planning on doing them in SLI mode "PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W Continuous $529.99 each

    If anyone needs some of my power let me know and i will email you some.


    Cheers


    Ok! Just playing. :wink:

    I went with this PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-520HX RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$129.99

    Thanks for all your help. Sweeeeet!!!!!


    NP!

    now to get OT:

    my dream pc:
    Lian Li PC-60A Plus II Midtower Case
    2x Noctua 120mm fans
    2x Noctua 80mm fans
    Corsair HX520 520w PSU
    Gigabyte GA965PDS3
    Intel Core 2 Duo e6420 @3.4ghz
    Noctua 120mm Heatsink/Fan
    XFX 7900GS Extreme 1550/525
    Zalman FC-ZV9 VGA Cooler
    2gb Kingston Value Ram
    Bluegears Benspirer Sound Card
    Samsung Spinpoint T 500gb HD
    Sony NEC Optiarc SATA DVD Burner

    TOTAL COST: around $1350 or so...
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