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getting ready to pull the trigger on my first build.

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Sell the EW 500w? Could probably get $50 for it!
 
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Send back the Corsair!
 
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Corsair has a better warranty, and is known to be quieter.
 

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#55
Even though you are not going to use this machine for gaming at all, I would still consider getting a motherboard that has better integrated graphics than the G31 mobo you've selected. The GPU isn't just for gaming any more--more and more software is looking for it and using it if it finds it. You can get a very nice 780G microATX motherboard and AMD processor for around $130 total which gives you a much better ratio of CPU to GPU power. Right now, your build is totally lopsided in favor of the CPU, which really boxes you into a business desktop type use of your proposed new build.
 
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I forgot about the MIR... yea, sell the EW :p
 
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If I remember right, the only advantage the EW has over the VX450 is that it has 2 PCI-E connectors. But that does not appear to be an issue here.
I feel that the Earthwatts and the VX series are almost the same quality, with only a slight edge to the Corsair. The Earthwatts' are one of the best deals going today.
 
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Yea cause they aren't popular
 
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Yea cause they aren't popular
I'm assuming you mean the Earthwatts? The Egg lists 51 PSU's as "best sellers" These range from cheap low end units to dim-the-house-lights-when-you-turn-your-computer-on units. Three of the 51 are Earthwatts!
 
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Corsairs are by FAR more popular NOW... Antec's name as suffered lately no?
 
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The Corsair's come at a premium price, exception being their 400 watt unit. Without a rebate, they are out of my price range. That's why I pulled the trigger on a 550VX for $65-67 after MIR. But if I needed a PSU today, and could not find a rebated Corsair, I'd buy an Earthwatts without hesitation.
 
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welcome to TPU
my friend im use this G31 , im try high overclock with it and i see this mobo not have good range in overclock using Pentium D 3.0Ghz , better think about cheap p35 it will be great chose
 
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If you want the WD Black for its speed and warranty, today it is the same price as the Blue at The Egg. Just remember that it is louder than the Blue.
 

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If you want the WD Black for its speed and warranty, today it is the same price as the Blue at The Egg. Just remember that it is louder than the Blue.
thanks thebluebumblebee! good deal there, i'll be putting in an order for one this afternoon. been so busy with school ive had to put things on ice the last few days.

UPDATE: jumped on a deal at frys, got the CoolMaster centurion 590 for $29.99 http://shop3.frys.com/product/5534250?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG , although that earthwatts deal seemed pretty good too. i now have my board, i went ahead and got the ga-ep45-ud3p http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358 $114 A/R.

summary: things ive got out of the way! getting close...

cpu: Q8200 $97
board: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P $114 A/F
case: Coolmaster centurion 590 $29.99
psu: Corsair 450W CMPSU-450VX $39.99 A/R
hdd: WD 640gb caviar Black (ordered it this afternoon) $69.99
ram: pending
vid card: pending
cooler: pending still looking for an alternative to s1283, which will run $32 a/r + $12 aft/shp retention bracket + $9 for artic silver 5 = so about $53
 
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How about this 9800GT for $77.75 after discounts and rebates? It would be more card than you need, BUT, it would be ready to help with programs like Photoshop CS4 which can use the GFX card to speed up the process. Then you could also help with Folding as a thank you!:D
 
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