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Custom pc build please advice on thoughts

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March 21, 2009 12:48:34 AM

First of all Hi, and i hope you can help.

looking at a system build and i will be overclocking to maximise cost saving vs performance.
previous system was phenom x4 9500 with 4gb memory 1tb hd etc cheap everything else.

new system im looking into but would like thoughts

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 139 in stock £57.91

Extra Value All in 1 Internal Card Reader Plus One USB2.0 Port (Black) 108453 1477 in stock £5.98

Corsair 4Gb (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 Memory 148816 103 in stock £41.49

Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±RW Dual Layer Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM 149321 > 200 in stock £16.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Socket 775 1066MHz FSB 3MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 152177 156 in stock £99.99

Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Green Power 150245 734 in stock £79.99

Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 145751 167 in stock £112.84

total = 415 inc vat

graphics card will follow at later date but im looking at a gtx250 but not for a month or two.

please advise and help where you see fit so i can save costs or where i may need to spend more etc

thanks in advance

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March 21, 2009 1:17:18 AM

The e7400 is a good choice , the ASUS board is quality choice with good features , you can probably save some money and use 800 MHz memory , but the stuff you have chosen will make overclocking even simpler .

Its a good build .

Its not going to run till you have a pci-e gfx card. Unless you are recycling what you have now I'd wait a month and buy it all at the same time . Who knows prices may have dropped a bit in a months time
March 21, 2009 2:06:04 AM

Yeah build looks great except that you won't have any can just buy a cheapo pos gpu until you can buy a nice one if you want to be able to use internet and email and such

You should also get a different PSU...that one is garbage. Antec, corsair, Seasonic, or PC Power & Cooling.
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March 21, 2009 10:55:10 PM

thanks for advice so far what about if i ditched the case and psu and went with
Antec 300 Gaming Case and Antec Basiq Plus 550W Modular PSU
this works out to 30 more but better psu and case i think advice again?

March 21, 2009 11:52:58 PM

and one more thing sorry what are the main differences between the mboard i chose and this
# qfc:
# Asus P5KPL-AM iG31 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard
apart from the obvious i save 60 and only have 2 ram slots which is no biggy as 4gb mem is enough