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looking to build a desktop for my room

by webman405 / January 24, 2009 1:59 PM PST

hey guys. i'm looking to build a desktop for my room and just need some conformation that all my stuff will work together, and if i'm missing anything. thanks. p.s. not sure if the hyperlink is working, so you may just have to copy and paste into your browser

mb:asus p5q motherboard

processor: intel core 2 quad Q9550

graphics card: xfx GeForce 9500gt

ram: (2)Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G

case: Xion II Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side Front USB and Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply

again thanks for any and all help.

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And your OS will be what?
by Coryphaeus / January 24, 2009 8:22 PM PST

Unless you're careful you'll never see that 1.5 TB of data.

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Webmans pc.
by nofret / January 25, 2009 4:58 AM PST

Hi webman.Have you given thought to the core i7 cpu? The core i7 920 cpu, can be had for under $3oo. The mobo will cost more though. The benefits outweigh the extra cost by the way of future proofing (at least a little longer) your pc. Clock speed isn`t everything. With the i7 there are less chances of bandwith bottlenecks; shorter memory path which does not need to go through the northbridge first. Overclocking is easier as well. 4ghz is achieved regularly. Anyways, just a thought. I would up the psu. to at least 700w. The 450w will run everything but it will run at the limit. you need some headroom so the psu is never stressed and possibly fry your pc. Do not scimp on power. I run 900w on mine. Have fun building!

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by webman405 / January 29, 2009 8:29 AM PST
In reply to: Webmans pc.

ok, so i'd have to get a different mobo to run the other processor? and i was planning on running xp. and how hard is it to over clock? i know what it is, but i've never done it.

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