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Old 01-15-2007, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently on a low budget and this is what i came up with for a new machine. Here are the current spec's.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156063

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150053
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

Fan/heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185038

I am not sure about which ram would be better thats why i listed both. I am unsure about the ram voltage difference because the standard is 1.8. Also my budget is around 750 U.S Dollars. Also not sure if the fan/heatsink I chose is the best choose. Feel free to tweek this build.
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You picked some good parts there. With the ram I suggest getting 1 stick of 1gb, so you can upgrade later to 2gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085
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Nice. which mobo you going with? I'd get the non SLI one because It supports ddr2 800 memory and you aren't using SLI.
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I would've gone with an AMD Athlon 3500 and got a 7900GT.

The video card is really important. And the GS won't be able to do that much.
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You should get an ATI X1900GT instead of the 7900GS. The X1900GT beats the 7900GS easily and costs $155 with no rebates. If you want to spend about $180, get the X1950PRO!!! ATI X1900GT is as fast as a 7900GT. Plus the ATI can overclock!

I recommend the Gigabyte board, b/c I know it is well suited for overclocking your Core 2 Duo. I don't know about ASUS.
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You picked some good parts there. With the ram I suggest getting 1 stick of 1gb, so you can upgrade later to 2gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085
I strongly agree, get the 1gb stick so later upgrades are easier and cheaper. The video card seems fine, good card for the price.
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