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New PC - Revisited.

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September 18, 2008 7:42:46 PM

Well, hello again! :) 

My previous build, which I had another thread for, got postponed due to economy. But here I go again. :) 

This is the setup I'm looking at:

Case:
AplusCase Monolize II

Motherboard:
Asus P5Q

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Graphics card
Asus Radeon HD4850

PSU:
Chieftec Super Series 650W
(No Newegg link, but modular with decent reviews.)

RAM:
OCZ Gold XTC 4096 MB DDR2 PC6400

Harddrive:
Seagate Barracuda ES.2

Monitor:
Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW



I'm quite content with it, it seems cheap enough and seemingly good bang for the buck.
I don't want to push the budget any further.

Will I need any extra cpu-cooling? or will the boxed cooler be sufficient? The case has a 250mm fan right above the CPU, which will move a "bit" of air.

Other comments?

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September 18, 2008 8:49:02 PM

Sorry about bumping,
Halfway down the page without replies, and I'm ordering tomorrow or saturday. :) 
September 18, 2008 9:31:58 PM

If you do not and will not OC then the stock heatsink will work. If you are going to OC then I would recommend upgrading the heatsink. You can get an good one for under $30.

HDD - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mem - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - very good choice but keep in mind that with the open box items you do not get SATA cables etc. It is just a board. You also have only 14 days warranty if something goes wrong. Add shipping, cables etc and you will save $15-$20. I would get the new.

BTW, your comp case no longer exists.


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September 18, 2008 9:49:08 PM

Oh, thats all fine.
I'm not ordering from Newegg, just using the links as reference.

I'm norwegian, so importing is out of the question (Due to 25% taxes and insane shipping costs)

Is the mushkin ram a big step up? Also can't find that in norway, is it new?
Will also look into the larger Harddrive, but it costs 20$ more, and at the moment, i'm using a 200GB harddrive and am not really needing more space.

Will not be overclocking, I prefer to stay safe. :]
September 19, 2008 1:44:52 PM

When buying your RAM just make sure you get DDR2 800 RAM @ 1.8v. 1.8v is the base for true DDR2 800 which means it is not slower RAM that was OC'd.

The HD in your link is actually more then the one I recommended. If you meant you are getting the Seagate 7200.11 500GB OEM HDD then it will work just fine.
September 21, 2008 5:52:02 PM

mexpedip said:
When buying your RAM just make sure you get DDR2 800 RAM @ 1.8v. 1.8v is the base for true DDR2 800 which means it is not slower RAM that was OC'd.

The HD in your link is actually more then the one I recommended. If you meant you are getting the Seagate 7200.11 500GB OEM HDD then it will work just fine.


Actually, the RAM info says that it's running on 2volt..
Should I look for another set of RAM?
!