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Old 06-23-2007, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a pc for my brother, it will be my second build here are the parts.

intel core 2 duo e6320

apeva x cruiser case

WD caviar se16 250gb 7200 rpm 16 mb sata 3.0

g.skill 2X 1gb ddr 2 800 memory

gigabyte GA-9659-ds3 lga 775 intell p965 atx mobo

rosewill rp500-2 atx 2.01 500w psu

xfx geforce 8600GT 256 mb 128-bit pciex16 video card

does any one have any advice on parts that would be better and cheaper or any parts that wouldnt b good for this build?
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cpu: good choice (buy an aftermarket cpu fan though the artic freezer pro is cheap)
Ram: good choice
mobo: again good choice aslong as it covers all the bases you want from it i.e. right number of sata ports/usb ports/onboard sound
hdd: Seagate barracuda would be better longer warranty or the samsung spinpoints are slightly faster but only has 3 years warranty
gfx: only go with the 8600gt if you want DX10 compatibility which needs vista obviously otherwise get a x1950

you haven't listed an OS are you going to use Windows or Linux?
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was thinking getting the dx10 compatibility so that it would be more future proof because my brother hasn't decided if he wants xp or vista.
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20x lite on dvd burner
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well you have to have vista to do dx10 but no dx10 games are currently out or so i believe I am not an avid gamer. new games will run on xp for 5 or so years probably but not under the full potential that dx10 offers
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, any other advice on the parts?
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evga Nvidia 7900gs
250 gig segate 7200 rpm hd
20x lite on dvd burner
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with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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have you taken all the above suggestions^^^^^ if so then you should be set just post updated list so that others can see it in case I have missed any incompatible parts
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actually my brother has left for soccer camp and he'll b back on thursday so i have to ask him about some of them
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inside of an aspire X-discovery
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if you wait a month until the 21st there will be intel price drops and the e6600 will be about the same price as the e6320 now
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I would have edited my first post but it doesnt seem to want to let me

changed hard drive to

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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20x lite on dvd burner
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with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
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dude, u should get the ds3R, its more future proof and is an awesome overclocker, and is worth the money.
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