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$798 Super Gaming PC with tax and shipping!

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April 30, 2008 4:17:55 AM

Please I need your help. Advice is VERY appreciated!!

Total System Cost: $882 with tax and free shipping - $92 in rebates = $790!

CPU: $199 E8400 3.0ghz OC it to around 3.6GHZ

MB: $90 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN

Fan: $18.38 Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM

Vid: $213.99 - $50 = $163.99 Galaxy GeForce 8800GT Overclocked 600MHZ 512MB 2.0GHZ DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out OEM Video Card

HD: $64 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive 5YR Mfr Warranty

PSU: $79.99 - $25 = $54.99 AR OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

Case: $70.20 Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA

Mem: $105 - $30 = $75 OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-4-4-15 DDR2 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

DVDR: $24.88 Samsung SH-S203B Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 18X/12X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ Vista SW

Keyboard, Mouse, 24" LCD, 2.1 Speakers Already owned

Changed Hard Drive due to bad Reviews
Changed Fan due to suggestion and good reviews
Added DVDR
Upped to 4gb ram
April 30, 2008 4:36:46 AM

Looks fine to me... I would say to go for it.
April 30, 2008 4:37:11 AM

I think it looks fine, but others might have a different outlook.
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April 30, 2008 5:04:54 AM

Ummm, I'm sure your aware of this but you don't have any RAM listed...
April 30, 2008 6:04:24 AM

I would highly recommend you get the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro over the current one you have selected.

If you do, the thermal paste is not needed.

April 30, 2008 6:43:28 AM

Changed to the artic freezer pro 7. Thanks for suggestion!
April 30, 2008 5:24:17 PM

Placed the order and just waiting for them to verify my credit card and call me back!

Pretty pumped!
April 30, 2008 5:31:29 PM

good luck with the build.
April 30, 2008 6:41:36 PM

Very well balanced system
Just worried about 500W PSU
I hope it is enough
If it was me I'll go for 750W PSU at least
Let others confirm
April 30, 2008 6:49:21 PM

A good 400W one would work for his system. His 500W one will be fine and leave room for future upgrades.
April 30, 2008 7:33:49 PM

500W is plenty for a system like this : C2D + P35 + 8800GT + 1x HDD + 1x ODD. For a C2Q + 9800GTX Gigabyte recomends 450W (or more).
May 1, 2008 10:55:46 PM

I switched to the OCZ StealthXStream 600W because the 500W version lacked 2 PCI-E connectors which my Galaxy video card rather unusually requires (says its for stability). Also decided to stay with OCZ because its a tier 2 PSU and has good reviews but I Would have rather not wasted power.

May 2, 2008 3:40:08 PM

Corsair also makes excellent PSUs in your price range. Have better internals than OCZ.

Check out the 550 VX on (assuming you have not ordered the OCZ yet).

Sweet build!