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August 30, 2009 6:38:27 PM

hellow will theys parts fit tother well this is the list

coolmarster scout

xfx nforce750i 775 socket

intel core duo e8400 775 socket 3gh

crucial 4 gig ddr2

bfg gts 250 oc edicion 512mb

liteon dvd rw

coolmarster 900w ucp

westen digital 1tb hdd

thank you for your time

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August 30, 2009 7:13:56 PM

What speed is the RAM? There should be a number like DDR2 800 or PC 6400. That's important.
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August 30, 2009 7:26:12 PM

FallenSniper said:
What speed is the RAM? There should be a number like DDR2 800 or PC 6400. That's important.

yes its ddr2 800
August 30, 2009 7:26:43 PM

sorry for spamming i did not mean to but will it work
August 30, 2009 7:31:30 PM

900W PSU is extreme overkill for that setup. Look into a 450-550. (650-750 if you plan to SLI the 250)
August 30, 2009 7:34:50 PM

Will it function? Yes. Is it ideal? No.

I personally would go with an AMD quad in your price range, but that's more opinion. If that's what you want to do, get a Phenom II 955/965/720, and either the Gigabyte 790X motherboard and an HD4870/4850, or the ASUS 980a motherboard and a GTS250/GTX260. The AMD chipset will be better value.

If you insist on a Core 2 Duo, then get a Core 2 Duo e8400, and a p45 motherboard with an HD4870/4850.

You can also put nVidia video cards on an AMD motherboard, etc, but you will not be able to use SLi or crossfire

500W will be sufficient for one card, 700 for two.
August 30, 2009 8:12:49 PM

ok thanks but i want to stay more with the intel set ups but what intel setup will be better for me i have about 700 to spend and i will not overclock or if i do i will only overclock to 3.5ghz and i will do sli later in the pcs life
August 31, 2009 1:55:08 AM

I would recommend strongly against SLi in an LGA775 system. I would even recommend against SLi in an AM3 system. nVidia chipsets are largely unstable, overclock terribly and have poor overall performance. If you insist on an Intel setup, get a p45 with an HD48XX video card. If you insist on SLi, get a Phenom II and a 980a, or raise your budget to accommodate a Core i7.

However, if you aren't going to OC, I would strongly recommend a Phenom II. The Core 2 series only approaches good value when OC'd near 4gHz.
August 31, 2009 2:22:17 AM

smithereen said:
I would recommend strongly against SLi in an LGA775 system. I would even recommend against SLi in an AM3 system. nVidia chipsets are largely unstable, overclock terribly and have poor overall performance. If you insist on an Intel setup, get a p45 with an HD48XX video card. If you insist on SLi, get a Phenom II and a 980a, or raise your budget to accommodate a Core i7.

However, if you aren't going to OC, I would strongly recommend a Phenom II. The Core 2 series only approaches good value when OC'd near 4gHz.

Ha I have a cheap Nforce 720a and and it oc my phenom II just fine 3.7 with stock fan 3.9 with thermaltake V1 I actually think last time I looked that the nforce 700 chipset outperforms the amd790 chipset in almost everything(close race though) here look http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1382/amd_790fx_vs_nvi... Also the Nforce 720&730a perform just as well as the 780a if you anly want a single gpu and cost far less with AMD however you lose a fair amount of performance even if you just drop to a 785(due to the 790 series uses sb750 all other amd700 use SB710) Dont knock Nvidia I love AMD 2 but that doesnt mean Nvidia sucks
August 31, 2009 5:22:23 AM

That is not true at all. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an nVidia-hater; as you can see by my sig I'm using a 750a rig with dual 8800GTs. You will also notice I didn't recommend the 790FX; it is quite overpriced. And I did not knock the performance of the 780a too hard either; nVidia-Intel chipsetsets are worse, and during Tom's review of the 780a chipset, three of their five motherboards straight-up died. Googleing nForce brings up countless tales of issues. Not to mention no 780as support DDR3.

Too each his own; I stand by my AMD recommendation. As long as the OP doesn't get a 780i I won't lose sleep.
August 31, 2009 9:14:33 AM

can you lot give me a list of a build for 700£ thats the best for my money i dont cere if its intel or amd any more i just want 4gig of ram and a nice fast pc but i have a coolmarster scout allreddy for ethrything to go into thanks
August 31, 2009 1:16:45 PM

I go with smithereen on this.
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