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Sep 27, 2008, 10:32 AM
hey guys... thinking of buying/assembling a new pc. Btw I live in Lebanon, so prices are really expensive here, heh.
The specs (nb: prices are in US $)
CPU: Intel C2D E8400 ($198)
mobo: Asus P5Q P45 ($201)
RAM: 2 x 1GB DDR3-1333 ($128)
VGA: Diamond ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB ($259) OR EVGA Geforce 9800GTX+ 512MB ($300)
DVD: Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20X DVDRW - Dual Layer SATA Black ($37)
HDD: Seagate-Maxtor 1TB 7200RPM S-ATA II ($160)
PSU: Thermaltake W0134RE TR2-RX 550W ($151)
total cost: $1,134 with the ATI vga OR $1,175 with the Nvidia vga.
what do you guys think of the build in general? and do you think the Nvidia 9800GTX+ is worth the $40 extra over the ATI? I'm open for suggestions...
thanks in advance
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 27, 2008, 12:37 PM
Unless you're an engineer, you can't run DDR3 on P5Q which takes DDR2. The psu is questionable. It will work for a while. Pick out a tier 1/2/3 if you want the psu to last:
Sep 27, 2008, 12:43 PM
hmm I thought the P5Q supported DDR3... my bad then
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