Build for Computer(Still haven't made my mind.)

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  1. SavageWaffle
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    Ok, i guess im sorry for making so many "Is this good" topics.
    But, one more(If i can resist =P)

    So, i still haven't made my mind up, and money is the problem.
    I'l just go on:

    The Computer Itself:

    Case:
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119077.

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148262

    Graphics Card:
    EVGA 384-P3-N851-AR GeForce 8800 GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    $109.99 ($79.99 after $30 mail in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130332

    DVD-ROM Drive:
    Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
    $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827101131

    Sound Card:
    Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
    $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16829102002

    Power Supply:
    Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail
    $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182016

    Keyboard:
    Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - OEM
    $6.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16823126013

    Mouse:
    Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1600 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail
    $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826104178

    RAM:
    SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820609027

    Motherboard:
    GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128078

    Processor:
    Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116052

    CPU Cooler:
    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
    $31.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835186134

    GPU/Computer Cooler/Fan:
    AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail
    $4.99(Going to buy 2x)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835888309

    Stuff that can be bought later but want now


    All in One Card Reader:
    SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader - Retail
    $9.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820609298

    Headset:
    PLANTRONICS GAMECOM1 67003-01 3.5mm Supra-aural Stereo Gaming Headset
    $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826106069

    Grand Total: $748.79
    Used a Coupon, Called "EMCPSPROMO" You can use it if you want.
    No clue when it expires! But so far, July 15th, 08 its did fine. Found out today too.
    Saved me: -$4.50. Not much but im tight on budget.

    Ok, it wont be the best gaming, im not looking for heavy gaming(Crysis, no. I just dont enjoy being Korean and killing my own race. And i don't find a "Beautiful" game fun. Sure its has awesome graphics but the story "Koreans and aliens=What are they trying to say?"


    Besides, its better then my computer im currently im using.

    Oh and if you have somthing to recommend, please post =]
     
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    Ummm... That computer can run ALOT of good games. Most with Max quality or near Max.

    Also spend a tad more for CPU cooling, $35 CAD, (a little more expensive on newegg) can get you a core contact heatpipe cooler which is much better than the arctic cooling you listed.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233003
    It is the second best CPU cooler next to the Thermalright Extreme 120 lapped heatsink. However, I must warn you that the installation is a difficult process mainly due to the horrible mounting. I suggest looking into an lga bolt mounting kit.

    The reason you want a good CPU fan is that the CPU you listed is a REALLY good overclocker, and you want a good temperature for a good overclock.
     
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    Really that computer can run good games? Lol. Actually since this is a first time, i want to make it easy as possible =O.

    And, i see that it says "tool-less clip." But how is it hard to mount? Alittle to tight?
     
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    The video card is not BAD, it will run Crysis on medium on a good resolution at full speed.

    Overclocking will improve performance by a little, but you will need a good cooler for that, and I suggest the cooler I listed.
     
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    Not even close. First of all, the quality of the metal in the fins and the heatpipes are very important. Second of all, the quality of the fluid inside the heatpipe are also very important. Thermalright Extreme 120 (which costs around $70) is the best out there. This one I showed you is not good as that guy, but because it has core contact heatpipe (direct CPU contact, instead of CPU IHS heat contact) this guy performs amazingly well. There is another one that is also high quality that is made for cheap people like you (no offence), and this guy is the smaller version of the best heatsink on the market and it performs really well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835109126
    Thermalright Ultra-90. Only $23 for a top quality heatsink, however, I don't think it comes with a fan. You need a 90mm one for this.
     
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    If you don't get how a HS works, you shouldn't be overclocking, which means you don't need an aftermarket cooler.
     
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    Ah well, that CPU isn't THAT bad. It should play games fairly nicely.

    @ Joe88, lol, I think that's a bit expensive. That core contact HSF is actually cheaper and performs better.

    I must warn you, that if you are doing this for the first time (a hardware virgin) then you must be mentally prepared. The first time I built my system, I swore like a sailor. I took me about 4 hours in intense frustration to complete the system. Although you always have to start somewhere I guess... After that I now building even more complex systems within an hour now. I also have no clue why you would spend so little on your powersupply. It is one of the most essential parts of your PC stability, I bought a cheap one ($80) in the begining, it fried my motherboard, and I had to buy a new mother board, AND a new powersupply because I didn't want to have the same trouble again. Cross-air, Silverstone and PCP&C are one of the best out there.
     
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    Im saying i dont know how to put that certain cooler works.
     
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    Actually, about the overclocking thing... it's a bit more difficult than most people think. Should you do it wrong, you will leave permanent scar on your CPU and voiding the warranty. You must adjust the correct voltage and you must have the proper core temperature monitor.
     
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    I'd just use the onboard sound rather than adding in one. Use that money on a faster dvd-writer or hard disk.
     
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    Im not trying to overclock my CPU,
     
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    Ok then, problem solved. Just make sure you get a heatsink with decent reviews. Heatsink is not only important for overclocking, but also overall system stability.
     
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    Hmm, thanks. But is everything else all right? And does a small MB really make a differenece? Because the one i chose, was mentioned as "A small Motherboard"
     
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    It just means that it is in a small form factor. Micro ATX means that it can work on micro atx cases, however, it is also backwards compatible with ATX.
     
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    I have that mobo, and my video card cooler is exactly flush with my SECOND PCI slot. The sound card will fit, that fan won't.
     

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