Does my build look good?

This is my first build ever. I have revised my build many times and am happy at where it is, but suggestions are still welcome. Please look it over for me.


1) Does the PSU have enough power?

2) Is everything compatible?

3) Good for games like TF2?

4) Please look at the things well? I do not know what to expect.


ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail


SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


Corsair Dual Channel XMS2 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


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  1. Hi Novel,

    Not bad list:

    - Swap the DDR2-1066 for DDR2-800 it will still work in the motherboard and you won't notice any performance difference. Should be cheaper - try mushkin.

    - The E8500 processor should be avaliable for not much of a premium, will give a good return on an extra $20 or so.

    - The PSU will cope with that card, you are limited to one card by the motherboard so that is fine.

    - Maybe look for a Seagate 7200.11 hard disk or Western digital.

    - Graphics card should be fine for anything up to 22" screen.

    Looks good.
  2. Everything is fine.
    Although i would get ddr2 800 memory instead of 1066. You would save some cash for performance you won't notice.
  3. While the 550VX is adequate, the 650TX is better. Just $2.00 more today!
  4. E8500, 800mhz ram and perhaps get a bigger hdd (I mean, 320gig for 60$ or 500gig for 65$...that's 5$ for 70gig or 15$ for 250gig more, in other words: A STEAL!).

    Good luck with the build!
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