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Old 03-10-2008, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

My friend has 550$ or so for a new PC. Could you guys suggest some builds for me ? The monitor is not included in that 550 as she already has one. This PC will mainly be used for surfing the net and some light gaming.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Antec New Solution NSK3480 Black w/380W PSU $69.99

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz $169.99

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forget the e6550
get the e2200 instead and you can oc it to 2.6ghz easily on stock volts. It can get way higher if you start raising volts if u want.
Dont ever get a psu that comes with a case.
Get the fsp 450W psu and a case of your own choice.
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forget the e6550
get the e2200 instead and you can oc it to 2.6ghz easily on stock volts. It can get way higher if you start raising volts if u want.
Dont ever get a psu that comes with a case.
Get the fsp 450W psu and a case of your own choice.
I guess if he got his 2180 over 3GHz, he would be able to do it here too. You (krazyq) might not have had this experience, but whenever you build a computer for someone, you now become their support for that computer. Overclocking (even when done "right") reduces system stability. So, the more problems that come up, them more phone calls, emails, etc you get.

I would normally agree with not using a PSU that comes with your case. However, Antec make decent PSUs. And the ones that come with their cases are fine for low-mid range builds.

I also used this case as an example (which I should have originally stated) and not an absolute requirement. Perhaps you could suggest something (via a link) that you think would also be suitable.

Antec New Solution NSK 3480 MicroATX Tower Review Ľ Page 8 - Testing( Power Supply) - Overclockers Club
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well the e2200 will get to lik 2.6-2.8 easily with no stability issues. its got a 11x multi if im not mistaken.
i do agree with the fact that ure responsible, but to get to 2.6ghz with the e2160-2200s isnt hard at all.

For a psu, i usually go with one that doesnt come with a psu to be on the safe side. Antecs are ok but i would still prefer something better.

Heres the fsp i was talking about

heres the 400W version
Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 400R ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

heres the 450W
Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 450R ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 240 V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail
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usually 2.9 - 3.0 w/ absolutely no additional vcore.
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usually 2.9 - 3.0 w/ absolutely no additional vcore.
im guessing thats what you got iwth ure e2180. whats the vid on urs?
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You can go with an Abit IP35-E instead of the DS3l posted earlier and save some money.

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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To be honest, I didn't even think Antec sold anything under 100$.

But why not go with this vidoe card instead? Its cheaper and has a higher core clock. Oh crap if I had some money left over from the set I just ordered I would rather get this one instead.

Newegg.com - MSI RX2600Pro-T2D256E Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
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You can get 8600GT for $59 after MIR, and it better than any of the video card mentioned above
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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