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Hey , this is my first build and its on a budjet, please help

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August 12, 2008 1:11:58 AM

hey guys , title says it all ...what do you think of the choices ive made? could anything be better for price/performace? also is 4 gigs of ram really nessasary? thx in advance :) 

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard $89.99

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.88GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $191.99

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 EPP Dual Channel Memory Kit $94.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail $169.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty $48.99

LG G-H20NS15 Black DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 INT SATA OEM DVD Writer $24.99

Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan $98.98
Limit to 2 per customer.

Total $720~

theres a few mail in rebates in this also price will be under 700....all of this is from ncix current sale ....i cant order from the egg because im in canada.

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August 12, 2008 1:23:25 AM

2 GB is plenty. You can always add more RAM later if it's needed, Vista is much more RAM intensive then XP though, what OS are you using ?
Build looks good btw
August 12, 2008 1:25:07 AM

WD HD would be better. Other than that, looks great.

Consider a good after market CPU cooler and thermal paste.
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August 12, 2008 1:25:24 AM

thx man ...prob gonna use xp for now.
August 12, 2008 1:27:37 AM

really? i herd Seagate was the better choice??
August 12, 2008 1:30:04 AM

With XP i'd go the 2GB route, save some $$.
August 12, 2008 1:32:20 AM

Very nice.. i think you can save more by getting antec three hundred case and ocz stealthxstream 500w psu.
August 12, 2008 1:34:19 AM

yeah but is the ocz 500 any good ? ive herd there not very reliable? whats your guys take?
August 12, 2008 1:36:54 AM

seagate fails, wd is the way to go to, and if youre on a tight budget, why not get an amd black edition dual core cpu
August 12, 2008 1:50:59 AM

Seagate has good warrantys and for what its worth seagate 7200.xx score 5.9 vistas score where as I have yet to see a WD score 5.9 in Vista except for a raptor.

I always buy Seagate 7200.11s they are very fast.
August 12, 2008 2:06:05 AM

nice , thx for the info guys ...any other thoughts?
August 12, 2008 2:08:02 AM

E7200 CPU
Sapphire 4850 GPU
Save some money there
August 12, 2008 2:48:40 AM

I would go for the WD6400AAKS. Bigger, faster according to Tom's hard drive charts if yo can spare the extra $40.
August 12, 2008 4:27:04 AM

any other thoughts?