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Need feedback on my first gaming pc build

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May 12, 2009 9:15:05 PM

Hello, I'm planning on trying to build my first pc. I plan on using this for gaming purposes.
I've read around and spent hours on how to build a new computer, and I'm pretty sure I can do it, so here is a list of parts, and links.
Feel free to criticize and leave feedback on the parts I chose.

These are all from newegg.com and my budget is around 700-800 max including a moniter

thermaltake mid tower case $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
pentium e5200 $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gigabyte ep43 $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD 500g 3.0sata $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
apevia 500w $20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asus radeon hd 4850 512mb ddr3 2.0 $95 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
lg optical drive $25 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
artic cooling freezer 7 $32 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
artic silver 5 $9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hannsg 19" ws $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
vista home premium 64bit $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ocz 2X2gb ddr 1066 $41 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
microsoft d58 mouse $19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, all together it costs around 780 including monitor, mouse, keyboard, wrist strap, and shipping which is right around my maximum budget of $800.
I got the aftermarket cpu fan and compound because I plan to overclock it for games (if I can figure out how to =P).

So, there it is. Feedback or anything greatly appreciated before I check out my shopping cart????

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May 12, 2009 11:26:35 PM

You may not want to spend the money on Vista 64-Bit, just use Windows 7 RC now, and then upgrade when it comes out, that way you don't have to buy it twice.
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May 13, 2009 3:42:13 AM

I think you have a decent build there and when you start overclocking it will have very decent performance .

The two changes i would make would be download the RC of windows 7 as already suggested . Vista is already history.

And your power supply might be cheap but its also not that good . Cheap psu is a bad call since it wont feed clean power to the rest of the computer

Spend some of the money you save by not buying vista and get
either
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
antec earth watts 500 W
or
SeaSonic SS-500ET 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A psu is the foundation of a pc . Dont skimp on this item
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May 13, 2009 10:11:31 PM

^ Good suggestions for the PSU.

I'd change the video card to a model by XFX; they offer a double lifetime warranty, even if you overclock the card.

I'd also change the memory to something by G. Skill - they've got better quality control than OCZ from what I've read.

Looks good.
May 13, 2009 10:33:16 PM

Looks like a solid enough build, along with other people's suggestions.... You have a go for order!
Have fun with your build!
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