Pls help with new build


i think o building this computer:
Proc:Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 tray
Case: Raidmax SMILODON or Antec three hundred
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L or Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
Cooler:Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Video Card: 512Mb HD4850 IceQ-4 or 512Mb 9800GTX+
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 800MHz
PSU: Antec NeoPower 650W or CORSAIR CMPSU 650

pls help with advices,i would be very thankful,especially in choosing the video card ;) i mention that this is my maximum budget,i can't spend more money on this built
many thanks!
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  1. i am a first time builder so any tips would be helpful
    thank you!
  2. Pretty good choices, you can save a bit with a different HD4850 ($20)

    Build looks fine.
  3. +1

    That's a fine budget build and I'd go with the EP45-DS3L mobo and not the P43 version.
  4. and what about a GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R???
    do you think a 550w psu would be enough for this build?considering i'll go for overclock
  5. Stay with P45 mobos if you want to overclock.

    500-550W will be sufficient here for PSU.

    Get a better heatsink if you're going to OC, like the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 with corresponding retention bracket.
  6. A 550 watt PSU of the same or similar brand will be fine.

    EP35C uses DDR3 RAM. IMO, not worth it.
  7. Hello,

    This might be something to look at too for a MB: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard. The price comes to $104.99 after a $15 MIR with free shipping.

    I just purchased the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard. It had very good reviews and cost just $10 more after MIR with free shipping too.

    SWT :)
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