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September 2, 2007 8:42:51 PM

Hi all,
am just building a new computer to play around. I will mostly play Starcraft and CS since those are the best 2 games by far. besides that just surf and stuff. niether sc nor cs will demand alot, so my budget is really low.

here it goes:

Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DVR-112D - OEM

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

ASUS M2R32-MVP AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4400DDBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

this adds up to 544 without Power supply. Here is were I need advise. Well i dont really know how much watts I need or what PSU are good. or will it fit in the case. Also, will the Mobo have problems with the Ram since I dont know much about timings ands stuff.
Last I am thinking of the DELL 20" widescreen which is only 200!


Any thoughts or advise will be greatly appreciated !!!

thanks.
September 2, 2007 9:34:11 PM

The Corsair 450w PSU would be a good fit for this build.
Plenty of power and good quality.

If you don't want to spend quite that much, the FSP 400w PSU is only 39.99 at NewEgg and still good quality and enough power for that system.
September 3, 2007 4:16:48 AM

hey the corsair 450W looks sharp!
i think im buying that. thankss
any more comments??
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September 5, 2007 6:27:03 AM

does it matter if I use crossfire with nvidia?
September 5, 2007 7:08:58 AM

Well crossfire is considered 2 graphics cards...Two ati branded graphics cards. Nvidia cards are SLI based..so I don't believe they will work in a crossfire motherboard.

Althogh I admit I'm not 100% sure since I've never needed 2 cards...could someone clarify?
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