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January 17, 2009 7:45:16 PM


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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January 17, 2009 7:49:21 PM

i am a first time builder so any tips would be helpful
thank you!
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January 17, 2009 11:09:04 PM


That's a fine budget build and I'd go with the EP45-DS3L mobo and not the P43 version.
January 17, 2009 11:10:59 PM

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
January 17, 2009 11:43:29 PM

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.
January 17, 2009 11:43:47 PM

A 550 watt PSU of the same or similar brand will be fine.

EP35C uses DDR3 RAM. IMO, not worth it.
January 18, 2009 7:46:06 AM


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 :)