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Build Advice Will this setup work? <newbie>

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silsil, 11 Dec 2008.

  1. silsil

    silsil New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    basically I'm thinking about building my own gaming computer.
    These are the parts I'm thinking about using:

    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte S775 GA-EP45-DS3L Core 2 Motherboard
    CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500, 3.16GHZ, 1333MHZ 8mb cache
    PSU: CORSAIR HX-620W PSU 4000
    RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR2 800MHZ (PC2 6400) (4-4-4-15 frequency)
    HardDisk: SAMSUNG 500GB SATA DESKTOP HARD DRIVE 6123
    Case: ANTEC P182
    Graphics Card: ATI HD4850
    OS: Vista Home 64bit

    Pretty much I'm just wondering if there is some gaping flaw in this planned computer;
    I'm pretty novice at this and am not 100% sure that all of these parts are compatible together.
    Also, if there are any really bad components I've included... which have much better equivalents for similar prices I'd be obliged if you let me know :).
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Go for it!

    Although you might also want to consider the Gigabyte UD3R: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/11/21/gigabyte-ga-ep45-ud3r/1, but it depends how much more expensive it is.

    What CPU cooler are you using? You could probably save some money and go for an E8400 and overclock more - there's only 167MHz between E8400 and E8500.
     
  3. silsil

    silsil New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response :)
    The cooler.. I wasn't sure if the CPU would include it's own- I am inferring from your question that it doesn't :p.
    In that case I will probably buy none other than the Akasa 966 Blue Aurora as per recommended by bit-techs immensely helpful Nov 2008 buying guide!!
    Thanks again :)
     
  4. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    All CPU's that aren't OEM or don't specifically state will have a CPU cooler however buying an aftermarket cooler is recommended as they are usually vastly superior to the stock cooler. An aftermarket cooler is pretty much essential if you want to overclock.
     
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  5. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i'd suggest you buy the aftermarket cooler and overclock that 8500, should be able to reach 4ghz easily
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    As you can see from the following picture, the size difference between the OEM cooler and 3rd party coolers is quite large.

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    (The large cooler is a Scythe Orochi, just FYI.)
     
  7. lxrysprtmscl

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    you might consider going for a 4870 instead of a 4850. the price just dropped recently so might be better bang for the buck.

    and going for the E8400 over the E8500 is probably a good idea. the 0.16Ghz doesnt really justify the price increase.
     
  8. Gh0stDrag0n

    Gh0stDrag0n Unleash the Beast!

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    Running a 1:1 ratio with your RAM and a E8400 will give you a nice 3.6 GHZ
     

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