Assistance Apreciated. Is all this stuff compatible

Hello Forum Goers:

I'm building a new computer on a pretty tight budget. About $400.00 Canadian. This is my first build and I really want it to go smoothly. When I receive the gear I don't want to find that something isn't compatible with something else. I'm planning on submitting the order with tomorrow morning 10/26/09.

This is a List of the gear and their Links on newegg:

Mother Board:
- MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

- Intel Celeron E1500 2.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Case: (I realize I can probably get a better case for the same price but this one is shiny and I like shiny)
- RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supply:
- LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply - Retail

Video Card:
- XFX PVT95GZAFG GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - Retail

- GeIL Black Dragon 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GB22GB6400C5DC - Retail

Hard Drive:
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD/CDROM Drive: (Canibalized from my old Sony Vaio)
- Sony DWU18A DVD±RW Burner

Possibly my 3.5" floppy drive from the vaio as well

I'll be Initially loading my copy of Windows XP home But will be getting Windows 7 For Christmas.

I have my own Mouse and Keyboard

Any insight is appreciated, I'm more or less just wanting to know if this build is going to blow up in my face. I will be gaming on this machine.

I'm hoping to run World of Warcraft on Medium to high settings with reasonable FPS and am also hoping to be able to run Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on Low to medium.

Once I get this up and running I plan to start upgrading parts as the cashflow allows.

Thanks again.
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  1. I would not get a Celeron. They suck. At least get a Pentium Dual Core like this one

    But if you have more money to spare. Then get a Core 2 Duo.

    Have you tried doing an AMD build? You'll probably get better performance for your money on the low end of the spectrum.

    Also, that hard drive isn't good? Only 8MB Cache. You'll want at least 16MB. I always recommend 32 MB Cache hard drives like the Samsungs F1 or F3 or the WD Caviar Blacks series. I've been having bad luck with Seagate lately so I've made the switch to WD and Samsung drives.
  2. Welcome to the forum. I would change every single part in the above build (no offense). See the link in my sig and we'll be able to help you out better.
  3. ^True, but he only has a $400 CAD budget.


    DO NOT get that Logysys PSU. They are cr@p and will kill your stuff when they die. Get a quality PSU from Antec, OCZ, Corsair,PC Power & Cooling, or SeaSonic.

    Try and get a Pentium Dual Core (E5200/E6300).

    Get the ATI 4670. It's MUCH better than that 9500GT:

    Get a single 2GB DIMM or 2*2GB DIMMS.
  4. there is a wolfdale based e3400 for$ 59.99 wich wll be better
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