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September 13, 2009 9:40:53 PM

Hi guys !

a need a desktop for less than 400 dollars for fast everyday computing, multi-tasking (firefox multiples tabs + aimp music + word + youtube + etc ) and gaming, nothing fancy games like Counter strike or GTA san andreas

I want to spend no more than 400 dollars
No Case, No monitor, No DVD burner/reader. Video card must have HDMI out. 250 gb will be fine

Thanks

What do u think about mine: All parts from Newegg.com

ASUS P5KPL-CM LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #:p 5KPL-CM
Item #:N82E16813131288
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$54.99 $54.99



MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
Model #:N94GT-MD512
Item #:N82E16814127412
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
$49.99 $49.99



LOGISYS Computer PS480E12 480W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
Model #:p S480E12
Item #:N82E16817170018
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$22.99 -$5.00 Instant $17.99



Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail
Model #:BX80571E7400
Item #:N82E16819115206
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$118.99 $118.99



Patriot Xporter XT Boost 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PEF4GUSB - Retail
Model #:p EF4GUSB
Item #:N82E16820220251
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$15.99 $15.99



G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Model #:F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
Item #:N82E16820231166
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$69.99 -$5.00 Instant $64.99



Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD2500AAKS
Item #:N82E16822136161
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$47.99 $47.99

Subtotal: $370.93

More about : desktop 400 dollars

September 13, 2009 9:54:54 PM

i wouldn't trust a system with that PSU, get a goo bran like corsair, PC Power an Cooling, SeaSonic (there a few), you really on't want to skimp on the PSU

have you though of increasing the budget a little (like to $500), then you could go AM3 + DR3 an have an upgrade path (unlike the LGA 775)
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September 13, 2009 9:59:05 PM

I will change my PSU for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i cant increase my budget so .... any suggestions ?

What do u think about this :

Gigabyte GA-MA758GM-U2SH (HD4200 w HDMI out)
AMD Regor 65w 3ghz

$135 for both (free shipping)

2g DDR2 800

$30 (free shipping)

Coolmaster 460w PSU

$30 (free shipping)

WD 640g AALS

$75 (free shipping)

$270
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September 13, 2009 10:41:40 PM

yeah, but for future upgrades, i think an AM3 board would be best (not one that uses DDR2) as we have no idea if future AM3 processors will support DDR2 or not
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September 14, 2009 1:15:00 AM

Is it me or is everyone forgetting the OS?? Obviously Linux is free but Windows is not.. Sorry dude add $100 to the system for XP Home..
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September 14, 2009 2:04:51 AM

At this point, spend 110 and get Vista with the upgrade coupon to Windows 7.

May want to check this thread out.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270885-31-good-setup-...


One note, I like ATI, but newegg has a deal on the ASUS 9600 gso 512 mb. 55 bucks, 20 dollar MIR to make it 35 bucks, and should run with the 4670 easily, maybe even beat it.

However, may want to look into an AM2+ board with ddr2 there if you want to save more money.
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September 14, 2009 2:06:47 AM

mindless728 said:
yeah, but for future upgrades, i think an AM3 board would be best (not one that uses DDR2) as we have no idea if future AM3 processors will support DDR2 or not


This is not a knock on your comment but I'd be curious to find out how many systems actually get upgraded, particularly budget builds. It always seems like a novel idea but after a year or two I find that upgrading a cpu leads to a new mobo, faster disk, etc. so I end up selling my system or giving it to a friend who can't afford a new machine, and building something new. Maybe I'm the exception though...
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September 14, 2009 6:21:28 PM

walkthetalk said:
Is it me or is everyone forgetting the OS?? Obviously Linux is free but Windows is not.. Sorry dude add $100 to the system for XP Home..



What if I just download it from the internet? is that a problem in the U.S ??

I think I m gonna go with : WHAT DO U THINK ??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.258870
1. AMD ADX240OCGQBOX: $60.00
2. GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H: $79.99
3. Seagate ST3500418AS: $59.99
4. Corsair (XMS Series) CMD4GX2M2A1066C5: $97.99
Combo Discount: -$43.00
Combo Price: $254.97

COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171046
$ 30

Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB Flash Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220252
$27

Subtotal: $310.95 FREE SHIPPING
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September 14, 2009 6:30:06 PM

Do yourself a favor and do not buy a coolermaster PSU, that PC Power and Cooling that was linked it only $10 more, but is a much better, more reliable product.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This Corsair PSU is the same price as the one you picked out after MIR, but its a much better product. The PSU is one area you should not skimp on, even with a budget build.
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September 14, 2009 6:35:33 PM

Transmaniacon said:
Do yourself a favor and do not buy a coolermaster PSU.


Why? I have a 620W Coolermaster PSU powering my gaming rig and it hasn't caused any problems thus far. It's reliable and very popular here in the UK, or do they make less reliable PSU's for the US?
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September 14, 2009 6:44:08 PM

From what I have read and heard, they do not have a great track record. I am not saying all Coolermaster PSU's are going to fail and ruin your system, but something that is vital to every component in your computer and can make or break the integrity of the system is something that ought to be reliable and trustworthy.
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September 14, 2009 6:47:21 PM

I built a sub 300 euro system last week for a friend of mine, you have a bit more to spend, build something like this: E5300 + HD 4670 + 4GB Corsair Value Select DDR2 533 + ASUS P5KPL-something + Coolermaster Elite 460W (or OCZ Stealthstream 400W, if you don't trust Coolermaster) + 320GB WD Caviar Blue + Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and overclock that E5300 to say 3.0ghz. This will give you a solid gaming rig up until 1440x900.

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September 14, 2009 6:49:07 PM

In another forum I post in, Coolermaster PSU's come highly recommended. In my time posting there, I haven't seen anyone complain about their Coolermaster PSU failing.

I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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September 14, 2009 7:07:27 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

This is a great read on power supplies

During their testing, a coolermaster PSU was the only one to not successfully pass the full load test, obviously most people will never come close to full load if they have any competence, but the fact that it failed revealed the difference in quality when compared to brands like Corsair and Antec.

Additionally, the Coolermaster among a few others had trouble matching its specifications for output quality.

@ OP, There is a lot of great information in there about PSU's, and will help you make an informed choice about the right PSU for you.
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September 14, 2009 8:45:50 PM

Transmaniacon said:
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

This is a great read on power supplies

During their testing, a coolermaster PSU was the only one to not successfully pass the full load test, obviously most people will never come close to full load if they have any competence, but the fact that it failed revealed the difference in quality when compared to brands like Corsair and Antec.

Additionally, the Coolermaster among a few others had trouble matching its specifications for output quality.

@ OP, There is a lot of great information in there about PSU's, and will help you make an informed choice about the right PSU for you.


They only tested the 390W, Coolermaster's cheapest model which doesn't even have an 80Plus certificate (and it's priced accordingly), the 460W is in an entirely different league and does have the certificate.
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September 16, 2009 4:31:14 PM

okay thx
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