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December 27, 2008 10:42:32 PM

I just want to check the compatibility of my build. I am new to hardware, and it's aspects but I know a little bit, and from what I can see it is fully compatible, although a second opinion would really be appreciated as I am getting ready to purchase this and don't want to be disappointed upon its arrival.

Thanks in advance.

Also this is a gaming rig and opinions on it would be awesome for future references. :D 

DVD-Drive - 22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG 20X DVD Burner TS-H653N

Case - 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Centurion 5 ATX Mid-Tower CAC-T05-UW

Hard drive - 64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 500gb 3.0Gb/s ST3500320AS

Video card - 154.99 (134.99 w/ 20.00 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD

PSU - 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CoolerMaster Real Power PRO RS-650-ACAA-A1 650w

Mother Board - 114.99 (99.99 w/ 15.00 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R

CPU - 164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Dual-Core

RAM - 31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial 4G (2x2Gb) CT2KIT25664AA800 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
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Totals
674.92 before Shipping and Handling
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712.29 w/ Shipping and Handling

EDIT: Added component names also instead of just links.

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December 27, 2008 11:51:35 PM

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December 28, 2008 12:33:37 AM

LOL, you were already editing just as I was typing to ask you to edit and write the parts :) 
December 28, 2008 12:38:20 AM

Fixed all of this. I had copied this from another topic of mine so the shortened links were what it actually attempted to send you to.

Terribly sorry about that.
December 28, 2008 12:41:45 AM

No worries :) 

One more thing I'd upgrade. The Centurion case has only two fans, an 80mm and an 120mm. You could have an NZXT tempest with 6 fans for $10 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047&Tpk=NZXT%20Tempest

or maybe an RC-690 (if the blue lights of the Tempest annoy you)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

or an Antec 300.

www.buy.com has good prices on cases usually, especially if you consider shipping costs too.
December 28, 2008 12:46:12 AM

Both the hard drive and Motherboard are a bit out of my price range. Sorry for not mentioning that either... This was poorly written very sorry. Price range is really about $700 w/ shipping, so I'm already pushing it.

Also I don't believe the PSU I have is Rosewill, unless I am mistaken.

EDIT: and the case is also a bit expensive. lol I also don't like basing my build price with MIR's because they often fail.
December 28, 2008 12:58:06 AM

I already have windows under control. :D 

I really like my current motherboard. It's very solid. I don't think I will be upgrading to two video cards, but if I ever wanted to I would replace both the Motherboard and get a new card.

I have heard, and seen some poor reviews of ASUS Motherboards, from friends and others, and would like to steer away.
December 28, 2008 1:00:21 AM

Oops, it's CoolerMaster, not Rosewill. Sorry, I looked at the wrong list. Not much better but yeah, CoolerMaster has been making improvements recently.

True about rebates. I usually get mine, but it takes months. I can see how that can cause trouble...

The Antec 300 is $61.65 including shipping here:
http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-three-hundred-atx-compute...

If the Centurion CAC-T05-UW costs $11.65 or more to ship, then the Antec comes cheaper.
December 28, 2008 1:03:45 AM

RAW-BERRY said:
I already have windows under control. :D 

I really like my current motherboard. It's very solid. I don't think I will be upgrading to two video cards, but if I ever wanted to I would replace both the Motherboard and get a new card.

I have heard, and seen some poor reviews of ASUS Motherboards, from friends and others, and would like to steer away.



Yeah, but how many of those bad reviews were about SLI motherboards, like the P5N-D or the Striker Extreme? Those were disasters, but the blame lies with nVidia chipsets rather than Asus. With the P45 chipset from Intel everybody has a better experience AFAIK, including Asus and Gigabyte. Anyway, sure, go for the GA-EP45-UD3R then, it's good. I have a Gigabyte MB myself these days too and it's not bad at all.

December 28, 2008 1:09:14 AM

Yeah I probably will stick with it. Thanks for all the help though.

Also, this is compatible right?
December 28, 2008 1:12:24 AM

Yes, all compatible.

December 28, 2008 1:15:39 AM

Awesome, thanks man
April 26, 2010 9:33:35 PM

I don't mean to be a thread necro, but I really wish I had listened and spent the extra money to upgrade the HDD and the case. I've run into heating issues in the past, so I had to lower my room temperature a bit. And as for the HDD, it just bricked with the BSY firmware loop yesterday. This was my first, and last seagate drive. I'll be sure to listen when everyone tells me to go with WD next time. Although, if I'm understanding this correctly, my data should be recoverable, so long as the drive is still spinning.

Just figured I'd give a heads up to any new builders out there. These guys know what they're talking about for the most part, and it's in your best interest to listen, even if it means having to wait longer to obtain the money to buy the parts.
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