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Building A Desktop

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July 6, 2010 7:55:15 AM

Budget: ~$550CAD to ~$650CAD

Planning Spec:
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E7500(2.93GHz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L(Intel G41)
Harddrives: Samsung 320GB SATAII 3.0Gb
Dvd-drives: LG22x SATAII
Grapic Card: Radeon HD5570
Power supplies: ~350W to ~400W (i am not sure if it's enough or too much)
RAM: 2x 2GB [DDR2]

I need to check if the Radeon HD5570 is compatiable with the Motherboard. And need more suggestions.

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July 6, 2010 8:01:03 AM

The Core 2 Duo platform is outdated. Try and use one of the newer AMD options at this budget. The Athlon x3 440/445 is very good for its price.

Also, what're the uses of this computer? i.e. gaming, photoshop, video editing etc.
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July 6, 2010 8:36:56 AM

just abit of gaming, and not thing much, and maybe sometimes watching movies.
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July 6, 2010 8:53:30 AM

I would agree to go AMD insstead of Intel - they are always better on a budget, and if you are buying old technology (like you are with the Intel) then AMD is a better choice as it is far more upgradable
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July 6, 2010 9:07:50 AM

SO i would get.
CPU: AMD Athlon x2 445
Motherboard: MSI 785GTM-E45 Motherboard - AMD 785G, Socket AM2+
Harddrives: Samsung 320GB SATAII 3.0Gb
Dvd-drives: LG22x SATAII
Grapic Card: Radeon HD5570
Power supplies:450W(i am not sure if it's enough or too much)
RAM: Kingston 2x 2GB [DDR2]
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July 6, 2010 9:15:52 AM

Sorry for double post, and Is the GPU compatiable with the Motherboard? (PCI 2.0)
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July 6, 2010 9:25:10 AM

I assume you are refering to the card being PCI E 2.1 and the mobo being PCI E 2.0 It will work perfectly fine.
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July 6, 2010 4:26:36 PM

I assume you either have a case or one in mind???? Otherwise, should be a nice machine (your refined pile o' parts) that is upgradeable with beefier CPUs in the future.
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