Help me build a pc(now please critique)

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Ok firstly. im going to make a gaming pc and i wont overclock the processor ( never dare to do so )
My budget just abt 550USD-625USD


Im stuck between AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition and Intel E8500.
confused which is better..

I think i should take E8500. gaming purpose.
If possible, list me good/recommended components for the processor... All i want for my pc just...

Processor
mobo
ram- any ddr2, 2gb, good and not too exp
graphic card - any but good for gaming, 256mb/256bit if possible.
power supply
Hard Disk - Sata 160gb ( sata better right? )
Casing <-- normal and cheap enough lol.

Im used to play online game, multi client... =/ help me to build a new pc..


added--
processor-c2d E8500
power supply- i duno..
mobo- Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
hd- wdigital 7200rpm, 16mb - 320gb
RAM-Mushkin ddr2 value series, 2gb, pc6400
graphic- HIS 4850 HDMI 512MB DDR3

total price - 558 USD.. not bad >_>


followed some opinions, i got those components. any1 can critique/comment if theres anything wrong?
im afraid some components arent compatible.. some1 can check them for me? i really appreciate it..

(total price exclude the casing price, can consider at shop later >_<)


ps: help me in picking PSU...
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  1. You'll have to squeeze hard to get everything you need into that price range.

    Probably a E7200 and P43 MB,

    Then a 9600GT (512MB)

    Antec 300 case with a combo deal PSU

    Jump over to this thread and have a read....
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257075-31-what-parts-choose

    You want more graphics power and less CPU to stay balanced. A E8500 would not do you much good without the video card to play the games.
  2. Case - Antec 300 $60 free shipping. Combo deal is $20 off the power supply.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Power supply - Antec Neopower 550w $50 - $20 in combo deal with case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103941

    *EDIT* replaced below.

    RAM - 2x1 GB DDR2 800 1.8v OCZ gold - $17 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124

    HD - Seagate 250GB SATA - $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261

    Burner- LG Sata - $25
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

    Operating system - Vista Home Premium 64bit $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

    $652 before shipping, $70 in rebates ....$17 in shipping to me.
  3. This build is more than you wanted, but still falls into your budget if you take the rebates into account:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036 $189.99

    GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128347&Tpk=ga-ep43-ds3l $86.99

    I know you said you only needed 2GB, but RAM is so cheap right now you might as well get 4GB.

    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731 $69.99 -$20.00 MIR

    A smaller HD would not save you much $ and would be slower.

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074&Tpk=wd3200aaks $59.99

    This GPU is also more than you said you need, but is a great deal on an awesome card.

    HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161235 $164.99 -$30.00 MIR

    Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $54.95

    Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $29.99 (Combo with case)

    This comes to a total of $656.89 -$50.00 MIR = $606.89

    Throw in a DVD burner and 64-bit Vista and you would be set.

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-27-151-173-_-Homepage $26.99

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99
  4. lol. OS not important, wont cost me a cent.. i will be using XP. I dont really like vista, nt much diff with xp, just more complex and beauti'fool' to me =x im used for XP. =)


    throw away dvd/cd driver. dont need them too. i have the old one.
  5. If you have a tight budget, take a look at the e7300. It's only 130USD and runs at 2.66 ghz.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132

    With the money you save on the processor, you can get an Asus P5Q Pro P45 motherboard with another $20 rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299
  6. Well I stand corrected, those builds are less than I thought they would be :)
  7. whoa, an extra $125 to play with!

    This graphic card then. HD4850 OC $140 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121272

    E8500 - $190 includes a combo deal on mobo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

    Motherboard - Gigabyte P45 UD3P crossfire capable $92 after rebate and combo deal with the E8500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358
  8. processor-c2d E8500
    power supply- i duno..
    mobo- Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
    hd- wdigital 7200rpm, 16mb - 320gb
    RAM-Mushkin ddr2 value series, 2gb, pc6400
    graphic- HIS 4850 HDMI 512MB DDR3

    total price - 558 USD.. not bad >_>


    followed some opinions, i got those components. any1 can critique/comment if theres anything wrong?
    im afraid some components arent compatible.. some1 can check them for me? i really appreciate it..

    (total price exclude the casing price, can consider at shop later >_<)


    ps: help me in picking PSU...
  9. Yes you switched to a an inferior power supply that could hurt your components on simply cause your system to be unstable.

    (If you had read the first link I posted you would have known that.)

    Also there seems to be no case?
  10. omg >< ok then


    case - think abt that @ shop =p


    abt power supply.. can you recommend me which 1 is compatible, =/ i really dont know..i dont even understand about the way to get a compatible power supply =/
  11. These are my specs,

    processor-c2d E8500
    mobo- Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
    hd- wdigital 7200rpm, 16mb - 320gb ( SATA, 1 pcs)
    RAM-Mushkin ddr2 value series, 2gb, pc6400 ( 2GB, 1 pcs, might go for 2 later... )
    graphic- HIS 4850 HDMI 512MB DDR3 ( 1 pcs )
    Samsung CD/DVD RW SHS-S182 - 1pcs

    lack anything?

    im not really sure, im still new in these things.. I calculated and i got 324W, i count again use another calculator, i got 288W...
    like i said, im just a noob, some1 can recalculate and confirm it for me? =) to make sure it is right=/
  12. You do not need a big power supply, as long as it's a quality one.

    I would recommend:

    Antec EA500, Neo Power 550W, or EA430
    Corsair 450VX
    OCZ StealthXStream 500W

    And others, but those should have good prices.
  13. hw about Thermaltake Litepower 400W... or Thermaltake TR2 RX 450...

    >_< those brand that you recommend arent sold around my place =/
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