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June 20, 2008 3:53:09 AM

1 ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-2014S1T - OEM $26.99
1 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $84.99
1 Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99
2 ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $199.99
1 CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply - Retail
1 A-DATA Vitesta 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVD1B16K - Retail
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
1 COOLER MASTER RR-CCZ-LL12-GP 66mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
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1 ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

After rebates and discounts the cart price is: $1062.90

I am wondering if I need to step up to the 620 watt supply. According to the reviews, my system as is at full load would be using 67% of the 520 watts.

Also, any other concerns on this build?

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June 20, 2008 4:00:46 AM

If you are going to Crossfire I would move to the PC Power and Cooling Quad 750.

Don't Crossfire on that motherboard. P45 cannot handle the bandwidth with each slot being x8. It bottlenecks. You need to move to x38/x48 chipset boards for that like Asus P5E GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4.

Also unless you are gaming at resolutions above 1920x1200, you don't really need that second video card. It is not going to provide enough of a benefit to justify $200.
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June 20, 2008 5:20:09 AM

I have decided to go with one card and this is my new build for $906

Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R Burner Black SATA Model AD-7200S-0B - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply - Retail
A-DATA Vitesta 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVD1B16K - Retail
COOLER MASTER RR-CCZ-LL12-GP 66mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
MSI P45 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Please tell me how this one fairs!

Update! I ordered it so wish me luck. I payed $925 for rush processing and 3 day UPS. I think it will work out nicely for the price.
June 20, 2008 5:52:08 AM

Get this HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288R.
Same price, same brand, double capacity and its faster.

Also, unless you really really want the modular PSU i'd go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004.
Corsair is a good brand but the HX got multiple 12V rails while the VX got a single one. That means the VX delivers more amps on your PCI-express connectors in particular. Some cards, and i'm sure the HD4850 is one of them, need much more than the 18 amps the HX offers.
Besides that the VX is also cheaper.

While the CPU cooler you chose is really pretty this one performs much better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003.
It is also cheaper. Altho you will need this bracket kit also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019
Still cheaper than the other cooler if you include the retention bracket.

Get these RAM with the savings from the PSU and cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194.

Other than that; good choice on board, CPU and GPU.
June 20, 2008 7:42:59 PM

twattle said:
Get this HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288R.
Same price, same brand, double capacity and its faster.

Also, unless you really really want the modular PSU i'd go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004.
Corsair is a good brand but the HX got multiple 12V rails while the VX got a single one. That means the VX delivers more amps on your PCI-express connectors in particular. Some cards, and i'm sure the HD4850 is one of them, need much more than the 18 amps the HX offers.
Besides that the VX is also cheaper.

While the CPU cooler you chose is really pretty this one performs much better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003.
It is also cheaper. Altho you will need this bracket kit also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019
Still cheaper than the other cooler if you include the retention bracket.

Get these RAM with the savings from the PSU and cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194.

Other than that; good choice on board, CPU and GPU.


Based on what I am seeing here: http://www.asktheramguy.com/v3/showpost.php?p=324422&postcount=5 I will have 40A total for my 12v rail regardless of what connector I use for the video card.

With regard to the video card, I am a fan of the ES series and I payed extra to have more reliability. I am the type of person who reformats often enough that the 250gig would never fill up.

As far as the CPU cooler goes, I just had to have it. I won't be overclocking so I think it will suffice. The main reason I wanted this particular cooler is because of the way it mounts. Each post has a bolt instead of a push pin type of system. On my last system I tried to use the stock cooler which had pushpins and I almost broke the motherboard before I gave up on getting it on and had to buy one with the bolt system.
June 25, 2008 1:12:50 PM

I just built this system last night and in is pretty amazing. I LOVE the case and the system is very speedy. It even installs windows vista much faster.
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