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September 1, 2008 12:59:19 AM

Ok, so this is gonna be my first I'm going to build, and I don't want to mess anything up on it. I just need some opinions on. Also, I need some people to suggest a good HDD and an optical drive, and if they will fit.

Oh yeah, budget is 1000 dollars.

Mobo- -$135

Case- -$70

CPU Fan- -$35

CPU- -$190

GPU- -$100

RAM- -$95 ---> anyone suggest any cheaper ram that is 2X2 that can fit in my mobo?

PSU- -$105

HDD- -$75

Optical- -$25

Total so far is 830 dollars. If there's anything thats good to upgrade, please tell.

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September 1, 2008 1:51:32 AM

If I were building with your budget....

Mobo - Gigabyte P45-DS3L ~$120

Case - Same

CPU cooler - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 ~$36
Cools far better than the Zalman 9500. Check out reviews.

CPU - Same

GPU - ATI Radeon HD4870 ~$270

RAM - I love my A-Data 2x2 kit, but you will probably want something higher end with your budget. I would get a DDR2-800 kit by G. Skill or Corsair. ~$70-100

PSU - Change it to a Corsair 550 VX or 650 TX. The GameXStream is probably a great PSU, but I would go with Corsair: SeaSonic internals (unmatched reliability) and their excellent warranty. ~$100

HDD - Seagate 7200.11 500 GB ~$100

Optical - I love my Samsung DVD-RW - ~$25 on Newegg.

You should end up at just about EXACTLY your budget.

Good luck!
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September 1, 2008 2:07:09 AM

Hey, thanks for the advice dude, but I'm just wondering if I get 2 8800 gt's, is the 550 Watts gonna cut it?
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September 1, 2008 2:12:25 AM

I dont think 550W PSU would cover it, I think you should at least step it up to 650 to 700W if you are going to do so.
September 1, 2008 2:12:50 AM

Definitely. Corsair's PSU's are the best. It has something like 41 A on the single 12v rail, which is comfortably above the requirement for an SLI system, as is the 550 watt rating.
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September 1, 2008 2:19:01 AM

Ok, so i should definately get a good quality corsair psu at about 700 watts just to be safe.
September 1, 2008 2:27:37 AM

I am almost positive that the 550 would do the trick...

If you insist, the 650 TX is an awesome PSU as well. Anything more would be unnecessary/overkill.