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May 30, 2009 6:29:42 PM

As I stated above will this build work with windows 7 and if a part does not what replacement will really appreciate help! I only have till tonight to make purchase because deals end on 3/31 so please help.


LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


May 30, 2009 9:02:56 PM

please someone just real quick tell me if the drivers work
May 30, 2009 9:03:49 PM

Yes, but I have a few complaints :) 
The power supply is junk, and the video card is old and sucks a lot of power. The G.Skill RAM is good, but you should use 1066 to get the most out of the CPU.


These are the changes I would make, and I am listing them in order of priority:

1. BFG LS-450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Sapphire 4850 - Not only is it faster, it pulls less power and costs less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. OCZ 4GB 1066 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There. With the price break on the card, I don't think I have cost you too much.

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May 30, 2009 9:26:16 PM

Isn't that power supply a little low for my system and do you know of any Nvida video cards that are better?
May 30, 2009 10:58:14 PM

Take the Nvidia GTS 250
a b $ Windows 7
May 30, 2009 11:26:47 PM

alexgreat said:
Isn't that power supply a little low for my system and do you know of any Nvida video cards that are better?


The psu you selected can deliver 23 amps on the 12v rails, not enough for the 8800GTS, despite the advertised 500 watts.
The BFG 450 psu proximon suggested is actually better, with 29amps.

The corsair VX450 would be even better at 33amps:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I like the GTS250 suggestion. It is a bit faster, and uses newer 55nm technology. For gaming, get the best vga card you can afford, and don't skimp on psu quality.
May 31, 2009 3:01:02 AM

Ok i changed my psu and video card listed below. Yet im having second thoughts about motherboard any suggestion have limited time so time is of the essence. I don't think my budget can afford the 250 gts

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX PVT98WYDFU GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 31, 2009 3:03:32 AM

The psu geofelt you have listed is that better than the rosewill one? didn't include in first post sorry.
May 31, 2009 3:18:40 AM

ok i switched to one recommend by you and i saved money. Now what about motherboard and video card and that tier 5 list is long need to bookmark that thanks
May 31, 2009 5:26:05 AM

the 8800gts, GTS250, and 9800GTX+ are all based on the same G92 architecture. Its dated, doesnt scale well at high res or high AA. Id say you ought to either spring for a GTX260 core 216 if your big into Nvidia, or grab a 4770 ( if you can find one ) its only 5% slower than a 4850 but pulls only 80w max versus a stock 4850 pulling appx 200w under load.
May 31, 2009 12:47:50 PM

hey just wanted to say ordered computer last night and putting windows 7 on it thanks for help i took your suggestions and got PC P&C silencer 500 and the 250 gts (not enough money for 260 gts). But i might be back for building help first time computer builder. I justed wanted to say thanks to everyone in this forum that you huys saved me 150 dollars and got me good parts for cheap thank you and hopefully one day i can repay the community.
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