Aug 7, 2008
What do you guys think about this build?

Motherboard: MSI P45 Neo-F (cheapest P45 board?)
CPU: DualCore E5200 (will OC it to ~3,4-3,6)
CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX2
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair 800MHz DDR2
VGA: Sapphire HD4890 (I alrdy bought it <3)
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA2
DVD burner: Samsung S223Q
PSU: Corsair 550W
Case: CoolerMaster CM690 (+ some case fan)
If the seagate hard drive is a 7200.10 its too slow

if its a 7200.11 ... well theyre junk , with many problems

if its a 7200.12 I still wouldnt trust them after getting the worst service in the history of the universe while trying to sort out the faulty 7200.11' I had

Buy a WD or Samsung . 320 , 640 and 1 terabyte drives are faster than all but the very latest 500 gb drives because they have higher data density .


Dec 24, 2008
It doesn't look like you are planning on SLI, in which case you don't need a P45 board, you can get by with GA-EP43-UD3L, which I would take over that MSI in a heartbeat. Also get a S1283V-Dark Knight CPU cooler or Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer to OC your CPU, both better than the CM TX2