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December 10, 2008 4:29:17 AM

Yeah, so I have got a few parts that I have already ordered and I am looking for a good motherboard, hard drive, case and optical drive to finish off this build.

Here's what I have so far

CPU- Intel E5200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU- XFX Geforce 9600 GSO, 768 mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- G. Skill 4 gb ddr2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU- Rosewill rp500-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I'm just looking for some feedback on what other parts would go good with this build. I am on a budget and dont want to spend more than a hundred bucks on the motherboard and around 50 for the case and harddrive.

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a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2008 5:56:31 AM

List of several p43/45 based mobo's. Get one that has the options that you want and the price you can afford.

Rosewill isn't the most reliable, so I'll recommend a few that are:
$71 - $20 MIR= $51 Plently for what you need.
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply - Retail
$41 shipped! Plenty for what you need and still has good quality!
SILVERSTONE ST400 400W ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply - Retail
$50 shipped! Also a good selection. >80% efficient too!
Antec Neo Power 430 430W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

or get a case PSU combo:
$91 shipped! Has Antec 380w PSU w/27A on the 12v rails and is >80% efficient too! I have this exact case/PSU combo and haven't had any issues and I have a more taxing setup than yours!!
Antec Solution Series NSK4480B Chassis

HD - $75 shipped! If you can afford it, this HD is fast and quite big for the price.
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

December 10, 2008 7:15:10 AM

You interested in a XFX 680i lt SLI MB w/ 350G HD and case w/ 450w PSU? I just rebuilt and hate to see it collect dust. I was going to slowly build something out of it, but if you are interested let me know.

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December 10, 2008 8:18:29 AM

^lol would anyone be... no offence of course.

IMO, great choice with the CPU, i recommend a good P45, a 9600GT instead of the GSO, or if you aren't looking to spend more, a 4670 depending on the price. 4670 was designed to compete with the 8800GS/9600GSO.

+1 for a better PSU and hdd. but not really that system making-or-breaking.
a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2008 9:53:29 AM

Another +1 for the PSU and HDD suggestion.

Nice choice on the E5200.
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