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I read the faq, I am at a loss. first build, PSU?

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April 18, 2008 5:02:42 PM

ok, I am sorry. Its just so very complicated for someone who has never done this before. Here is what I am getting:

EVGA 8800GT 512mb 256bit GDDR3

G.Skill 2 GB (2x1) DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 PC2 8500

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 duo 3.0 ghz e8400

300gb seagate SATA 3.0GB/s (I own this already, have no link)

I was trying to make this as cheap as I could, but I want it to be functional, obviously. How do I figure out wattage and amperage and voltage for what I have.

any recommendations?

These are what I was looking at:

after reading the faq, I am actually more confused.


My case is from 95', comp usa, I think its ATX
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April 18, 2008 5:20:58 PM

^anything like this is fine

get it from a respected brand:
Corsair Zalman

i havnt heard of Roswil or Xoin so i cant comment, but dont skimp.

you case is from 95, what 1995?
CPU are much much hotter now and everthing has fans, you must really get a new case, please. you wiull never be happy if you use that old sow.

this wont brake the bank:
you will be better off with a e8200 and a decent case. you wouldnt make a royal live in a gypsy camp woudl you now (this may only aply in the UK - but apply it to a famous person a shed)
April 18, 2008 5:23:24 PM

i agree with other two post, your skimping too much just down grade CPU for good case and PSU.

has anyone ever (but me) thought how bad new egg is to navigate in the UK we have (which isnt great) but now i feel blessed by this web site.
April 18, 2008 5:24:14 PM

ok, thanks guys. I will take this all in and make a decision accordingly.

I may go for the new case, I have the money why not.
April 18, 2008 5:29:20 PM

thank you for getting a new case, but the PSU is just as important
April 18, 2008 5:46:09 PM

The coolermaster cases are great budget cases, plus they aren't flashy (I hate flashy cases).