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Rate/review my upcoming 800$ budget gaming pc!

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July 30, 2008 5:48:12 AM

Alright, im ordering the following:


HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR6701


MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Atx LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Motherboard


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD6873


GPU: Diamond Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV High definition_television Out Video Card


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11340BD5158


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0467


RAM: Mushkin EM PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13000BD0335


OPTICAL DRIVE: Samsung 203S Trudirect 20X Sata Dvd Writer Lightscribe Black Oem W/ Software


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040DR3295


CASE: Coolermaster CAC-T05 Centurion 5 Aluminum ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT SILVER-BLACK No PS


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC4441


PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC0022



Does everything look good?
July 30, 2008 5:54:45 AM

im no pro but id go with the mushkin ddr2 800 since it comes as 1.8v so you can oc it more.
July 30, 2008 5:57:51 AM

Good solid build. Either will work, but i like the mushkin also.
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July 30, 2008 6:08:45 AM

I don't know how long you intend to keep this set-up without upgrades, but it's certainly worth it to get a P45 chipset based motherboard. Future graphics upgrades will be much easier, as it supports PCIe 2.0. I like Biostar's P45 offerings, but nobody else seems to :( 

Aside from that bit, switch to Muskin-some one's give you 3DMark Vantage for free! Otherwise, good set-up ^_^
July 30, 2008 6:26:18 AM

it looks solid :) 
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