Mar 30, 2009
Hi, i need some help. Have not built a computer in ages and am a little out-of-date with all the connection advancements and whatnot. The budget is around $700 and i was just wonder if everything is compatible with each other. I did some research and think i got most of it but don't want to take a chance. Any suggestions/warnings/problems would be greatly appreciated. The shopping was done at newegg (item #s) Thanks


CD/DVD: ASUS 22X DVD Burner Black IDE Model DRW-22B1S - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135190

CASE: Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811147109

HARDDRIVE: Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136113

MONITOR: ASUS VW192T+ 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824236056

POWERSUPPLY: COOLMAX NW-550B 550W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817159081

RAM: WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048K - Retail
Item #: N82E16820161030

MOTHERBOARD: Open Box: Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813121314R

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115206

VIDEOCARD: PNY VCG98GTXPXPB GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16800999088

MISC: StarTech 6" LP4 to 6 pin PCI Express Video Card Power Adapter Model LP4PCIEXADAP - Retail
Item #: N82E16812200106
Yup I would say it's been awhile. That build looks so 2005. Ok, let's bring you into 2009. This is going to cost a few more dollars but it's going to be the basic 2009 build.

1) You want a P45 or P43 for that cpu...P43 will do just fine.

2) No more EIDE...they are prehistoric and becoming extinct, not to mention they block air flow and are a pain in the arse.

3) That psu is so not good. In fact it shouldn't even be sold....it's that bad.

4) gts 250's are the new 9800gtx. They use less power, produce less heat, and are upgraded with all the latest goodies.

5) 4 gigs (2 x 2 gigs) is standard issue these days. 2 gigs just doesn't cut it anymore.

Ok so here we go.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380 $84.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Product of preference with 2 Oz Copper PCB & DualBIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $79.99 ($64.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 $39.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135187 $24.99 Free Shipping*
ASUS Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150357 $117.99 Free Shipping*
XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512MB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

ok, put this together with that cpu, HD, case, and monitor you have up there and your good to go. :)

btw, nice choice with that E7400! It's a nice one and a great deal :)

I also like that choice of monitor...it's not the usual 1440 x 900 that usually comes with a 19". You get the resolution of of a 22" on a smaller screen. :)
Lolz JaredAudio...Guess you are late this time :p
Wow nearly all the same components...

Very nice CPU+ mobo selection...
If you are not intel specific, I would go with the above suggestion(X3 720 + Mobo)...


Feb 12, 2009
lmfao well i spent extra time doin mah htmls and stuffs, makin er look purty so hah :p
lol and thanks man, and if you are not amd specific then i would suggest either of the above lol :)