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September 5, 2008 4:56:49 PM

Ok guys I am a poor college student and I would just like for y'all to help me make sure everything is good to go in my build.

E8400 CPU

PC Power and Cooling 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin DDR2 800 2gigs ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Radeon 4850

also have HD with cd drive

I am at $535 and I would like to keep it as far under $700 as possible.

I need some help with a motherboard. I just can't decide what I need. No plans for SLI or crossfire but I do plan to overclock eventually. At that time I will order a better heatsink and fan.

Thanks

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September 5, 2008 5:55:09 PM

Mushkin is my preferred brand for a number of reasons, but you'll want to get a 2-stick set so you can run in dual-channel mode. If 2GB is enough, this set is $38.50 after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you decide you want 4GB, this set is just $60 after MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You've chosen a good PSU, and getting a cheap one is never a good idea, but you could quite safely go to this Antec for $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a mobo, a P43 or P45 should be sufficient. I like Gigabyte and Biostar, others around here like Asus. Either of these is $90:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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