New Build need advice on setup

well I ordered my parents and here is the updated list.

DVD burner $28.99
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106073

DVD-drive $19.99
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D2S-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106095

case&psu: $99.99
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062

ram $144.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

HDD: $99.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

CPU COOLER $31.99
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

MEMORY CARD READER $14.99
Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5"/5.25" Card Reader - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

MOBO $89.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Video Card $189.99-30 rebate $159.99
EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

CPU $209.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Monitor: $219.99
KDS K-2237MDWB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP support cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824155053

total without monitor $909.90
with monitor: $1129.89


what do you guys think?

could I have gotten anything better for the money?

I ordered everything overnight, it will arrive tuesday, will be running fedora 8.
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  1. Looks good except for the cheap PSU. A good 500-550w PSU should cost you around $100 so how good do you think it is when the case and PSU are $100. There is one thing that every component in your system relies upon and that is solid, stable, adequate power. Do yourself a favor and don't go cheap when choosing your PSU, 22a on the 12v rail is very low.
  2. You'll need a graphics card!
  3. Ooops!

    How did I overlook that!
  4. I would've bought the combo below. It has a Antec Earthwatts PSU that has 41A on the 12V rails and comes with a 3 yr. warranty. It's going for $130 - $30 MIR = $100, so a much better deal all around!
    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024
  5. uria702 said:

    case&psu: $99.99
    RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062


    what do you guys think?

    could I have gotten anything better for the money?

    I ordered everything overnight, it will arrive tuesday, will be running fedora 8.


    I think you've ordered the wrong PSU!! But its too late...!! Problem it's a steel (heavy) case+PSU combo right (I am thinking returns, etc.)? Maybe get a Corsair PSU (best quality/value in the USA I believe) in the very, very near future!! You only need a 400Watt(er) for that kit. Those cheap (bundled) PSUs are deadly and could easily take out your RAM, or the motherboard when they blow up (I've seen it happen!!) - since warranty's are rubbish in the US


    I also would have gone for a 8800GTS G92 (for the better dual-slot cooling solution) if you're aircooling it. Maybe "step up" in a couple of months to something else?

    Nice choose of motherboard/CPU BTW!!

    Bob
  6. All in all it's not bad, definately save up and get a better power supply soon. That one isn't a complete bust but don't run it for more than 4-6 months because it will eventually waiver out of spec and ruin a component.
  7. Agree with everybody about PSU
    Get a decent one
    I'll go for 8800GTS (512MB) over GT
  8. kad said:
    Agree with everybody about PSU
    Get a decent one
    I'll go for 8800GTS (512MB) over GT


    Yeh. Everything I read points to this being one heck of a card. The fact it still only needs 1xPCIe 6pin power connector is great - especially when it catches at the heals of the 8800GTX (which I have!!) - a card which could take down the grid!!

    Great to hear someone else listening to sensible advice RE the PSU!!

    Bob
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