Lets see if i learned anything

toram

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i have been reading posts on here for a few weeks now i wanted to see how i did on my first build

E5400

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V

POWERCOLOR AX4830 512MD3-H Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express

Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis

Lite-on DVD burner


thanks for thoughts



i do have a question. i see that most people recomend the E5200. does it OC better than the E5400?

 

Helloworld_98

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Whats your budget? It seems very low if your going with the build you've set.

Get an e7400, they're better value for money, also get 4gb of ram unless your using this for internet browsing.

Don't get that case, it is overkill for your budget, get a $50 case and use the extra money towards ram and a graphics card.
 

battlemarz

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+1 to Helloworld_98's suggestions. Also consider picking up a good cooler like a Xigmatek.

As for a case, look into Antec 300 or any of the Cooler Masters for around $50-60.
 

toram

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sorry for the late reply.

i was going to get the antec 300. but this one was in a great combo with the Mobo. im using XP so i only got the 2 gigs on ram. i am going to get a cooler here soon. but im going to be running stock clocks for the CPU for the time. i may overclock the GPU some of the reviews show it can overclock well. im mainly useing it for MMO's not the most graphic heavy stuff.

thanks for the thoughts