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September 9, 2009 7:20:07 AM

hi all,i am building a gamimg pc with a limited budget,i need some opinions on my choice of hardware,i have a gigabyte motherboard GA-EP-45-UD3L----C.PU. is a INTEL CORE 2 DUO E7600 3.06GHZ----an NZXT APOLLO case and a radeon 4870 512 graphics card,as yet i have not decided on a power supply or ram memory for my pc,any ideas are very welcome, THANKS IN ADVANCE
September 9, 2009 7:29:32 AM

Do you already have the listed components ?

As for the PSU, Antec EA 500/ Or even OCZ 500 Modextreme would do...
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September 9, 2009 7:36:11 AM

gkay09 said:
Do you already have the listed components ?

As for the PSU, Antec EA 500/ Or even OCZ 500 Modextreme would do...

yes i do have the listed components,what is your opinion of this hardware,and thanks for any advice for psu and ram,thanks again
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September 9, 2009 7:39:35 AM

For gaming, it is a good config...
And as for RAM, make sure you buy a DDR2 800MHz preferably with lower timings - CAS 4...
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September 9, 2009 7:47:15 AM

gkay09 said:
For gaming, it is a good config...
And as for RAM, make sure you buy a DDR2 800MHz preferably with lower timings - CAS 4...

Thanks gkay09,your reply was very fast,any advice is very helpful,thanks again
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September 9, 2009 4:22:14 PM

+1 @Gkay. If you get an OCZ PSU, make sure it is one of the newer models that is 80+ certified; some of their older ones aren't. Personally, I'm an Antec fanboy, but Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax make good PSUs also; and the new OCZ.
Choose DDR2-800 RAM that will operate at its advertised timings on the JEDEC standard 1.8V. Anything else is a factory overclock which will actually perform worse by default. I have used this Mushkin in several builds: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This OCZ is cheaper, but I haven't used it myself: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 9, 2009 8:27:50 PM

thanks for your advice jtt283
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September 20, 2009 12:50:18 AM

yw, although I think I also echoed what GKay said. Have fun with your build.
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