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New Build Need Advice


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Sep 26, 2008
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System Name My first build
Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.0Ghz
Motherboard Matsonic MS8188E
Cooling Akasa Skt-A 80mm Fan
Memory Generic PC-2100 2x512mb ECC
Video Card(s) Radeon 9200SE 128mb
Storage 2x 80gb ExcelStor Technology J680
Display(s) 15" Generic Max Resolution 1024*768@75Hz
Case Antec Three Hundred Gamers Case
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2
Power Supply Generic 350w PSU
Software Windows XP SP3 5.1.2600
Benchmark Scores N/A not done any benchmarks
i am starting a new build should the money im expecting come through as i neew to upgrade from my old computer you can see in my system specs. might do some oc-ing but mainly building as a gaming rig on a budget my budget is £500 ($900)

p.s also in the budget i need to include windows vista ultimate for a course im starting

parts im looking at


MSI P35 Neo-F Socket 775 £48 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128047
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz £80 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145258
Sapphire HD 3650 256MB GDDR3 £43 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140614
OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400 CL 4 PLATINUM £33 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116755
Samsung TS-H653B DVD±RW £14 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149639
Maxtor STM3160815AS 160GB Hard Drive £26 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129570
Coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W PSU £44 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116522
Coolermaster Geminii S HSF £25 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148242
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit OEM £113 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/123047

total on this is £425 leaving me with £75 to play with
is this build any good and is there anywhere i can improve it any advice is welcome

p.s edited to fix spelling mistakes