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Old 10-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. I've already built 2 PC's, and this will be my 3rd and most powerfull. Im trying to match it pretty well to the Alienware Area-51 Superman edition, which is the middle PC found here. I am good with the stock components in it, so the one that costs $1,799. However I know that I can probably save a considerable amount of money by building it myself, without the Alienware brand name making it cost double what its worth. Anyways...I picked out all the parts from newegg...heres what I got!

RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Case
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Microsoft Windows XP Home
OCZ GameXStream 600W PSU
Intel BOXD975XBXLKR Motherboard
A-DATA Vitesta 1GB (2 x 512MB) RAM
Seagate Barracuda 7200 160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Samsung DL DVD Burner
Sapphire Radeon X1600XT
Samsung Floppy Drive

Thats what I've got so far...I dont need a monitor or speakers. Im assumnig that the motherboard has good sound onboard though. Also I just have some generic keyboard and mouse and that works fine. Does anybody see any possible conflicts, a way to improve it, or a way to save money and get the same preformance? Thanks a lot!!!
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dont settle for the E6300

spend the extra cash and get an E6400 its worth it
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/10/10/cheap_thrills/


and thats a sweet mobo
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Someone on another thread suggested getting a 1GB stick instead of 2 x 512 RAM for easier upgrading later...
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeahhh that might be a good idea too, especially with vista and dx10 coming out soon ur gonna want to have more ram. so the 1 stick of 1gb is a good idea
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gosh darn it rich people i hate them all.
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