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New Build -- Just lemme know what ya think. NOT OVERCLOCKING.

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May 29, 2008 9:02:18 PM

CASE:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$59.99

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS P5KPL-CM LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$69.99

VIDEO CARD:
ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$164.99

PSU:
Linkworld LPG2-43-P4-IO 630W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
$25.99

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
$189.99

MEMORY:
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR1066A2GK - Retail
$62.99

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$94.99

2 CD/DVD DRIVE:
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
$59.98
Subtotal: $728.91
May 29, 2008 11:12:06 PM

Aside from the powersupply everything looks okey.
I would get a Corsair VX 450W but it's a lot more expensive.

The motherboard is a strange choice. Any particular reason you picked it?
$75 alternative
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could get a 8800GTS for $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would drop the IDE burners and get two different SATA drives.
I would also go for 4GB (2x2GB sticks) DDR2 800MHz RAM.
Since you won't overclock you don't need 1066MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Enjoy your build.
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May 29, 2008 11:47:09 PM

Change the PSU, go with what Andrius recommended. Why micro-ATX mobo in a mid-tower case? Very strange choice.
May 30, 2008 12:05:28 AM

Second everything Andrius said, especially the 8800 GTS 512.
Look at the specs. It has better cooling, (2 slot card, exhausts hot air out the back of your case instead of inside it) and more stream processors... if you like to crank up the eye candy they will get you about 10-15% more frames per second than a GT.
May 30, 2008 12:38:51 PM

Mail-in Rebate on 8800GT -- 134.99 *Sorry didn't post that*
May 30, 2008 4:47:23 PM
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