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My under $500 dollar computer, please check

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January 15, 2009 3:16:59 AM

hey guys,
i am building a light gaming system for myself. I have researched a lot and i have come up with a list of items to buy. I am not a heavy gamer who plays crisis or the newest games. i want my system to run games like cs2, doom2,fear, cod4 to run soomthy. since i am a noob at this any recommendations to downgrade or upgrade are welcome. this is my list:

ram
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $65.59


processor
Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $98.99

motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard $101.54
video card

SAPPHIRE 100225DDR3L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $107.49

hardrive:
HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $71.49.

powersupply
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V Power Supply $47.99


dvd drive:
LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with Smart Erase 32.49



I have already bought a case.i just wanted to also make sure is the cpu/graphics card a good match. any other cheaper reccomendations are welcome.

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January 15, 2009 3:27:57 AM

Mushkin HP2 DDR2-800 for $45

Gigabyte EP45-DS3L (P45 Chipset)

Video Card: look for 4830, 4670, 4650, in that order of preference.

HDD: WD Caviar SE16 320GB is a pretty good value

PSU: Look at the Corsair 400CX or PC P&C Silencer 370
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