First build and first time here, advice please

Hi everyone I'm new here :hello: and trying to build my first system with your good advice :)
This system will be mainly used for surfing, educational purposes, online game, Photoshop and sometime for playing 3D game. As I'm in Mauritius island, I will need to pay a lot money for shipping what why it is a low budget system.

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz processor, Heatsink 10354
http://www.amazon.com/Core-2-Duo-E6750-Processor/dp/B000R9BJ2C/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b?ie=UTF8&qid=1195892638&sr=1-1

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Desktop Board
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-P35-DS3R-Desktop-Board/dp/B000QRTI6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195892638&sr=1-1

RAm Kingston ValueRAM memory - 2048 MB ( 2 x 1024 MB ) - DDR II (KVR667D2N5K2/2G ) 774 667MHz PC5400
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-ValueRAM-memory-2048-KVR667D2N5K2/dp/tech-data/B0009JO2YC/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&qid=1195887903&sr=1-1

Hdd Internal Sata II 160GB 7200RPM
http://www.amazon.com/Internal-Sata-II-160GB-7200RPM/dp/tech-data/B000IHVLNA/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&qid=1195889062&sr=1-1

Video Card My own fx5200

Optical: My own LG Dvd-rw + Cd-rom 48x

Fan Cooler Master A8025-21CB-4BN-P1 80mm 12V 0.12A Molex 4-pin Fan MGA8012LS
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-A8025-21CB-4BN-P1-0-12A-MGA8012LS/dp/tech-data/B000YCRNZE/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&qid=1195889545&sr=1-8

Psu Litepower 400W
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-W0162RU-Litepower-400W/dp/B000UD669G/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195892890&sr=1-8

Advice is greatly appreciated!!!
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  1. Make sure your graphics card fits this board.
    Most FX5200 were AGP and this board does not have an AGP slot.
    You will need a PCI-e graphics card.

    Without a general budget frame it's hard to recommend a better selection.
    You might want to go for 800MHz RAM, at least a 250GB SATA 2 Western Digital or Seagate (with 16MB cache) hard disk and a better PSU (like the Corsair 450 VX) if available.
  2. Your motherboard processor and memory are fine choices. Since the budget is tight, you could drop down to a lesser processor such as the E4500.(note the Kingston ram Combo deal) http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80557E4500SLA95-Core-Duo-E4500PROCESSOR/dp/B000R9BJ18/ref=sr_1_23/105-7124466-8790040?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195903352&sr=1-23

    With those savings and dropping the expensive case fan, you could get this video card. http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-X1650Pro-PCI-Express-retail/dp/B000WOV3T6/ref=sr_1_1/105-7124466-8790040?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195903618&sr=1-1 It is not the greatest card, but would be a substantial improvement over your current one. It would also not overtax your middling quality power supply.

    Overall, you would have a much better system.
  3. Depending on the games you play, if it's Yahoo/Java board games, you can run a $30 video card. However, if it's 3D online games, you need a good card.

    tlmck is trying to balance things out so your pc will be up to the gaming job.

    For power supplies, get an Antec/Corsair deal. They're usually the ones on sale.
  4. www.dell.com
  5. Thank for all your reply, I will buy Antec SL400 400W 12V Atx Ps Dual Fan http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e/105-1833706-9766815?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=+Antec+SL400+400W&x=9&y=25 and Asus EAX300 ATi Radeon X300 256MB PCI-Express x16 Video Card http://www.amazon.com/EAX300-Radeon-256MB-PCI-Express-Video/dp/tech-data/B000UV0TUK/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&qid=1195925477&sr=1-22

    Can I eliminate the Cooler Master fan to save money?
  6. Do away with the Cooler Master fan and get the X1650 card. The x300 card is very old technology and not worth even $5.
  7. I will not buy the fan and will get the Sapphire Radeon X1650Pro 256MB 64bit DVI-I / TVO / VGA PCI-Express video card lite retail

    Is the psu ok?
  8. Thermaltake does make good quality power supplies, but their good models typically cost over $100. You would be much better off with this high efficiency Antec. Much better quality. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Earthwatts-Supply-ATX12V-EA-430/dp/B000HEZG08/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195984240&sr=1-16
  9. Ok I will go with the Antec Earthwatts 430 Watt psu .

    Is this ok?

    Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz processor, Heatsink 10354
    http://www.amazon.com/Core-2-Duo-E [...] 638&sr=1-1

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Desktop Board
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA- [...] 638&sr=1-1

    RAm Kingston ValueRAM memory - 2048 MB ( 2 x 1024 MB ) - DDR II (KVR667D2N5K2/2G ) 774 667MHz PC5400
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Val [...] 903&sr=1-1

    Hdd Internal Sata II 160GB 7200RPM
    http://www.amazon.com/Internal-Sat [...] 062&sr=1-1

    Video Card Sapphire Radeon X1650Pro 256MB

    Optical: My own LG Dvd-rw + Cd-rom 48x


    Psu Antec Earthwatts 430 Watt
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006GET6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
  10. The Earthwatts is the best mentioned in this thread for the price & quality.

    You don't need a cpu cooler cuz Intel gives you one. Your list looks perfect.
  11. Thank u,

    If I wanted to overclock my pc one day, can I
  12. Even the stock Intel cooler will handle some overclock. If temps get too high, then you can buy a new cooler.

    The system looks fine.
  13. Thank you to every1 who have help me to build my new pc, specially to tlmck
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