chirayus_k

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So Im thinking of building a kinda cheap computer <$800 for internet, music, word, maybe minor gaming here and there. I already have keyboard, mouse, speakers, and the monitor. Will be running Windows XP.
I already have some parts picked out, pleace advise.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz - $168
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

MB: XFX MB750I72P9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141016

RAM: OCZ Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 - $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227060

Graphics: XFX PVT96OZDFU GeForce 9600 GSO 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150340

HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB 7200 RPM - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

CD Drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

This sums up to about $630 which leaves me some cash for the case and anything else I might need.
 

kubes

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Do you have a 64 or 32 bit os?

If you have a 64 bit you might want to think about stepping up to 2x2gb sticks of ram. G. Skill - for example

You also don't have a case listed. This might be a good option Antec 300

Are you thinking you might sli your graphics card in the future?

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+1 Antec 300 :p Also the 9600GSO is a pretty bad discrete GPU for $/performance and here it is only trading blows with a HD4650 :(
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However if u open to AMD-ATI-Crossfire capable DDR3 platforms this would be my suggestion:

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Check out this dude on that mobo hehe
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=222156