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August 18, 2009 5:04:46 AM

i need to know if all the parts are compatible

i would rather use intel and nvidia parts if possible i had amd years ago and just not comfortable with the brand name


SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM $ 26.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.99

MASSCOOL 4B02S4 Hard Disk Cooler - Retail $3.99

EVERCOOL SB-F1 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail $6.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail $159.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $69.99


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail $167.99

Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified,ATX12V v2.3 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready,Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $54.99

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 2 way SLI support with dual PCIe 2.0 x16 $119.99

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail 7.99

OCZ NVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SRC44GK - Retail $46.99

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August 18, 2009 7:07:06 AM

i was going to buy the evga geforce 9500 gt 1gb video card for $64.99 from newegg

i am not a gamer i do want to play sims 3 and spore and fallout 3

i do have a youtube channel and also blog tv

what mobo should i use since nvidia chip set is not good?
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August 18, 2009 7:08:40 AM

sorry hunter315 just saw the link you posted for the mobo. thx

do i need any more components?
August 18, 2009 8:09:52 AM

^ If you are not in hurry to buy the PC right now, I would suggest you wait for a month...intel will be launching newer CPUs, newer mobos, that have SLI certification as well...so they are better buys for you rather than the older LGA 775 socket ones...
August 18, 2009 4:53:06 PM

I have yet to see any review, good or bad, on the newest Rosewill PSUs. Given that they are 80+ certified, they had to pass testing at 100% load, so I am optimistic that they will turn out to not be garbage. Maybe they found a decent OEM and can put their reputation for crap behind them.
August 18, 2009 4:55:43 PM

Funny you say you're not a gamer, then list three games you want to play. Check out the "green" versions of the 9600GT and 9800GT. They don't need a power connector, but should be a lot stronger than the 9500GT.
August 18, 2009 4:57:41 PM

The 9500GT 1GB is a waste of money, just get the 512MB version. I'd suggest a 4650 DDR3, but since you're set on nVidia that's not an option. +1 for the comments about nVidia boards, extra cooling, and Rosewill PSUs. Get an Antec Earthwatts 430W and you'll be good. If you're not gaming that much or doing CPU-intensive apps (video encoding, etc) then there's no reason to get an E8400, an E5300, E6300 or E7400 is more than enough for everyday use. Your overall system looks decent, but the bang/buck is not there for you usage (or at least my perception of your usage).
August 19, 2009 3:03:25 AM

i found a antec 500w psu for 69.99 sli certified and crossfire ready 80 plus certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and i also found a gigabyte mobo intel p45 for $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if i purchase the gigabyte mofo what kind of graphics card should i purchase? i would be willing to try an ati card or an nvidia graphics card

i dont consider myself a gamer but i do play a few simple pc games like i stated before sims 3 and especially fall out 3 on xbox 360

i am taking a leave of absence from work and would probably get a little bit more into gaming so i think i need to be looking toward crossfire or sli

August 19, 2009 9:28:06 AM

I don't think you'll need to worry about Crossfire or SLI; not for the games you're playing. A single, reasonably powerful card will let you play your games, and most others. For ATI, look at a 4850 or 4870; for nVidia you'd be looking at a 9800GTX or a 260. The Antec PSU can handle any of those.
August 19, 2009 2:30:28 PM

I'd suggest an HD 4650 (DDR3), 4670 or 4770. I think anything more powerful than that would be a waste of energy based on your usage.
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