Check this parts list....did I miss anything?

Hey Everyone,

First post. I'm building a PC with a moderate budget and wondered if I missed anything? Check the list and let me know.


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  1. I dont get anything but a blank shopping cart.
  2. same here
  3. doh. Ok. Here it is

    CPU - E5200
    CPU fan - XIGMATEK EP-DC901
    Memory - GSKILL 4GB RAM
    GPU - HD4650
    HDD - WD 500 7200 BLACK
    Case - ROSEWILL TU-155
    Burner - PIONEER 20X cd/dvd

    I plan to OC the E5200 a bit and use it mostly for home office and perhaps a touch of gaming.
  4. sounds safe to me, but consider a WD 640 GB:
    and what about the PSU, does it come with the case? can't say if its good or not because I really can't tell from this although the case might be a bit cheap - but then this a budget pc. PSU is important though anyway so you should check it out - especially if you plan to overclock
    also consider a 4670 or 4830 for not much increase in price (max $10-15)
  5. Can you give us prices and more info such as what type of GSKILL ram are you getting?

    What about PSU?

    What's this rig for? Gaming, CAD, photo editing...ect.

    Take a look at this "build advice link" and try to use this template, it'll help us a great great deal in helping you come up with the best rig for your needs and price range. The problem i have right now is I have more questions than answers for you.
  6. I'd highly recommend to NOT use the psu in that case. Danger will robson Danger!!
  7. hhrrrmm how much money do you have - its best not to skimp on the psu and case if you can
    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: web, email/office, photo editing and light video editing, gaming (planning on plating Diablo III when it comes out...but I'll likely need to upgrade by then anyhow)

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (might consider .com but it means waiting longer :) )


    MONITOR RESOLUTION: no real preference

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: GPU is not a real priority right now. Likely no gaming until D3 comes out anyhow. if I could get integrated graphics I would...but still want to OC the processor.

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

    XIGMATEK EP-CD901 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    ASRock P45XE LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

    POWERCOLOR AX4650 512MD2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

    Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
  9. Change the ASRock to a Gigabyte or Asus.

    Rosewill is not a psu for anyone nor the case, RC-690/antec 300/centurion 590.

    Since your getting a low end gfx card, 400cx corsair psu will do you just fine.

    4670 gfx would fit in a u.s. budget along with it.

    if you look, i think theres a combo on p45's and the e5200, if not, its the p43 boards and you might need to go to a p43.
  10. Second that notion - sacrifice the P45 for a better GPU if you want to game
  11. notice that gaming is the last priority. I'd rather upgrade the GPU later on when diablo 3 releases....right now the GPU isn't much more than a hook up for my monitor and maybe some older games.
  12. a 4670 will still fit in a $600-$700cad budget...
  13. I agree with fullmedal to maybe look at antec 300 and a small antec or crosair psu. It should do the trick for now. (read comments below about psu however).

    Depending on budget constraints you might want to get WD 640 Black . Its a bit newier and faster. Plus gives you some extra storage. Your call though.

    Do you plan on having this comp run diablo 3 or are you thinking you'll be getting a different pc (if you plan on upgrading this pc how much are you expecting to upgrade - the reason i ask is i want to leave you easy options to upgrade if that's the case)?

    If you plan on upgrading this pc putting the money in for a better psu now will allow you to not need to replace it with a higher end psu when you upgrade your graphics card. Another thing is if you plan on just getting a different pc, then i'd suggest getting a motherboard with onboard graphics as well since your needs currently don't expose any use of intense graphics.
  14. A few questions and responses:
    Which giga or asus mobo should I look into? Keep in mind overclocking is desired

    I would like to play D3 with this machine. Any advice on different components/approaches are appreciated.

    Where can I save money on this build? Cheaper GPU? I think we missed something in translation budget needs to include my OS. So $700 is the max for both machine and OS right now. I can upgrade some things later.
  15. Ok in that case then I would just spend more on the case and PSU - find a case you think is cool and chose a good PSU: there should be a list of good PSU manufactures on TOMs, oh wait here is one somewhere else anyways:
    - because your other choices should be fine, but PSU and case you can keep for much longer if you want - read this on pc spending and components:
  16. dudes, what mobo are you suggesting now? Is there something else that can OC the e5200 you'd reccomend?
  17. I just added up the amount your current build is and its 691 ca (with OS). So that slides u just under budget. This doesn't really leave u room to change much. I also went to and looked for a MB with onboard graphics and a pcie x 16 and there was only one micro board that is in stock :( and didn't leave you much in the way for upgrades in the future.

    So unless we completely revamp your build to an amd build most likely you look to be stuck with that case and horrriiibbbbllllleeeee psu. :( Hopefuly someone will post a good amd build since I'm terrible with good builds on that topic.

    So when you do your upgrades for diablo 3 I'd highly recommend not just upgrading your graphics card but your psu as well. That psu is not something I'd even dare allow in a case. It might make a good table peice however? Get the whole technology theme going in the den.
  18. I found that on direct canada without searching to much:

    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN Sata Hard Drive Oem 5YR Mfg Warranty $88.88
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box $88.77
    OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500 DDR2 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 Dual Channel EPP Memory Kit
    $25.00 CAD Mail in Rebate for this item - click here $74.29
    Asus P5QL Pro Atx LGA775 P43 DDR2 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Motherboard $103.99
    Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan
  19. Western Digital ROCKS!!!

  20. Ok....I decided to up my budget a little bit. I really hate cutting corners. Here's what I ended up with:

    1 x ($20.99) CPU COOLING XIGMATEK|EP-CD901 R - Retail $20.99

    1 x ($99.99) PSU ANTEC|EA650 RT - Retail $99.99

    1 x ($69.99) CASE ANTEC|THREE HUNDRED BK RT - Retail $69.99

    1 x ($56.99) MEM 2X2G|G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail $56.99

    1 x ($86.99) CPU INTEL|PDC E5200 2.5G 2M R - Retail $86.99

    1 x ($168.99) MB GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P P45 775 R - Retail $168.99

    1 x ($99.99) VGA GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I RTL - Retail $99.99

    1 x ($22.99) CARD READ NIPPON|ICR-BB R - Retail $22.99

    1 x ($89.99) HD 640G|WD WD6401AALS % - OEM $89.99

    1 x ($139.99) MNTR ASUS|LCD 19" 5MS DVI M VW198T - Retail $139.99

    1 x ($24.99) DVD BURN PIONEER|DVR-216DBK 20X % - OEM $24.99

    Keep in mind prices are in CND. The hardware, including monitor, was $867. I couldn't find anything for significantly less that didn't have crappy case, PSU or other hardware. Decided I'd be better off over time buying quality. Thanks for the advice. Hopefully no one chimes in now and tells me something sucks :)
  21. I think this is a pretty solid build. You'll have to post picks for us to see after ya get it finished :)
  22. Will do.
    I'm wondering now, will I have enough cooling? I don't know exactly how much I need.
  23. I would recommend going with 800mhz ram not 1066mhz since it makes no difference to performance with core 2 processor's.
  24. The Antec 300 is a very nice mid size case. There are a few better options for cooling preformance such as the antec 900 and 1200 but honestly the 300 should do a great job of getting the hot air out of your case. It should come with a few case fans.
  25. Your not going to need a 650w psu on a single 4670 and it wouldnt be wise to cf a low end card either.

    should lower the psu down to a 400cx corsair or raise the gpu.
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