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What should I Change? will this work? Budget

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May 2, 2008 7:09:02 PM

So, I'm trying to create a Build that will be a gaming rig. The only problem is, I have a budget of $800 AFTER tax and S/H. So far, this is what i have come up with....

1. $94.99 Case
RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme ATX-612WEBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

2. $99.99 MoBo
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

3. 179.99 Video Card
XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

4. 199.99 CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

5. 84.99 RAM
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail

6. 59.99 Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD1601ABYS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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Now First, I don't know jack about Todays technology. I used to build computers for friends about 6 years ago, but havn't in a long while and am out of the loop with the new technologys. I have no idea if this setup is even viable. (Does it need cooling? Do they work together? am I missing something?)

Dont' need optical drive/mouse/monitor/keyboard/soundcard. Just the major parts listed.

I probably won't be doing any overclocking, unless it's extremely simple, and I don't have to worry about it breaking down because of it. The computer will be used for about 1-2 years before i purchase a newer/better one.

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May 2, 2008 8:11:09 PM

Are you planning to use SLI. If not, go with a P35 mobo.
May 2, 2008 9:06:49 PM

changed teh MoBo to this...

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail 89.99


considering i won't (at least i dont think..? ) be using SLI
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May 2, 2008 9:54:33 PM

Definately get a P35 like the DS3L if you don't plan on using SLI.

Also, I'd say get a slightly cheaper case like the Coolermaster 690 (great case for the $ IMO) and invest in a better PSU like the Antec Earthwatts.
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