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What do you think of this budget gaming build? *Changed build*

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May 28, 2009 4:19:20 AM

What do you guys think of this build?
Prices are in Canadian dollars from

Gigabyte EP43-UD3L $88.30
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 $79.99
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro $22.34
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB $96.99
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit $53.99
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $122.99
XFX Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.99GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $134.99
Antec Three Hundred $62.12
+ a dual layer burner

I have changed the build from the one above to this one:

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB $96.99
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit $53.99
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $84.99 - $25 MIR
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.92GHZ DDR3 PCI-E CrossFireX DU-DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $140.39 - $20 MIR
LG GH22NP20 Black $27.00
ASUS P5QL Pro $96.95
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 $169.99
Coolermaster Elite RC-330 $41.87

edit: what do you guys think for the video card? GeForce 9600GT or the one I currently have chosen

anything you guys would change?

Look forward to your replies
May 28, 2009 4:22:45 AM

Looks like a great build, but I would grab a Xigmatek Dark Knight over that Arctic Cooling HS/F.

Your PSU is a bit overkill for what you need, but I'm guessing you're future-proofing with it?
May 28, 2009 4:26:26 AM

You wouldn't need such a big PSU unless you were planning to do major upgrades in the future. To get the most out of your computer, you can probably overclock that E5200 to somewhere in the 3GHz's.
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May 28, 2009 4:40:31 AM

thanks for the quick replies,

how many watts would be enough for this? 550? 650? also what companies would you recommend for the Power supply? This is one part where I do not want to cheap out on

also Im new to overclocking to it may take me some time to understand and get the e5200 overclocked

will the Xigmatek Dark Knight fit in the case without problems?

again thanks and look forward to your replies
May 28, 2009 5:24:06 AM

a quality 500w will do, but i suggest you keep that 750w because it will last you a LONG time.

and yes, your case isn't THAT small.. i built a system for my friend using that case and it aint much smaller than the antec 900 lol
May 28, 2009 5:27:18 AM

Stick with Corsair, just get the 650w version. Corsair has amazing PSU's. The 750w version is only $110 on newegg, don't know where you were searching, btw. Being as that its not that expensive you might want to stick with it. It will last you a while.
May 28, 2009 5:35:54 AM

^ The OP is using since it is Canadian.
May 28, 2009 5:37:26 AM

Doh! Skipped that line it seems. Well then yea, my advice still holds truth IMO. I'd go with the 650TX if you're looking to save about 20 dollars.
May 28, 2009 5:55:15 AM

ide stick with the 750 watt has a 5 year warranty for $100+ i wouldn't get anything less always good have extra power less strain 80+ certified
May 29, 2009 10:41:56 PM

he only need 550w to power that system but anyway the build looks good and i too would go with the xigametek and overclock to 3.4+