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December 19, 2011 1:50:14 AM

AMD Phenom 2 X4 955
4GB Kingston ValueRAM
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (MOTHERBOARD)
Coolmax 500W
Geforce 8800 GT

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December 19, 2011 2:04:04 AM

You can get a 500gb Hitachi for $100.
No, the PSU isn't fine. Get a reputable brand: Corsiar, Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, XFX, OCZ or NZXT. Chances are that you'll be fine with this one, but low-quality PSUs do fail, and you don't want to be the one that gets his machine fried.
What's your overall budget?
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December 19, 2011 2:10:10 AM

250 isn't going to fill up quick. that's insane. don't know what res you play at or what games or opsy but the video card looks like the weakest link to me.
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December 19, 2011 2:14:30 AM

I've got 190gb on a 10-month-old build, and I've deleted the games I don't play. If you've got a lot of music or pictures, that'll fill up.
GPU's certainly the weakest link, but we can't balance this thing out without a budget.
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December 19, 2011 2:25:29 AM

My budget is 450CAD before tax
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December 19, 2011 3:07:03 AM

Bump?
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December 19, 2011 10:31:38 AM

Hate to say it, but I think you should wait until you have a bit more cash. You need a better PSU for sure, otherwise you put your whole build at risk. And you need a better GPU for gaming, otherwise your system won't do what you want it to do.
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December 19, 2011 4:16:14 PM

swifty_morgan said:
250 isn't going to fill up quick. that's insane. don't know what res you play at or what games or opsy but the video card looks like the weakest link to me.


im a gamer, and my 2tb currently has 200gb filled, and ive barely put anything on it compared to my old machine, i had 600gb of game/program installs alone!
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December 19, 2011 7:51:25 PM

Do you need Windows?
450 won't get you much of anywhere. 600 would, though.
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December 19, 2011 8:02:50 PM

are you re-using the 8800gt from an old build? if yes then tyhats fine i suppose until you can afford a better card. if your buying it, its a poor choice. Ditch the coolmax PSU also and get a reliable brand that will produce its labelled wattage.
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December 19, 2011 8:58:28 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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