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Old 01-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello tech forums... posting after a VERY long while

i need help building a new PC...
mainly going to be used for music / movies / entertainment / school work. I'm thinking of getting a dual core intel processor with about 2gb of ram and a 500gb hard drive with a decent video card.. tips for brands?
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Got a budget?
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yeah....
$1500 us INCLUDING a Samsung 225BW
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm...I think this is a good list:
CASE: Cooler Master Centurion 5
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte 965P-DS3
GRAPHICS: 7950GT
POWER SUPPLY: HIPER 480W or Antec 550W
PROCESSOR: Core 2 Duo e6300
RAM: 2GB DDR2-800 (Corsair, OCZ, or G. Skill)
HD: You mentioned a 500GB (Seagate or Western Digital)

I see you're from Canada. Sites to look at are ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca, or directcanada.com...
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i was thinking a good quality asus motherboard?
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eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
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Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
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Oh, OK....a good ASUS motherboard, is the P5B-Deluxe. The Gigabyte 965P-DS3 is a popular motherboard with the Core 2 Duo processors, and is a good quality motherboard too.
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Oh, OK....a good ASUS motherboard, is the P5B-Deluxe. The Gigabyte 965P-DS3 is a popular motherboard with the Core 2 Duo processors, and is a good quality motherboard too.
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20GROUP%20USA

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Seagate

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Pioneer

total: $1135 plus tax, plus shipping and rebates necessary...sorry did my best.

the monitor alone is $500 cad
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thanks

would i see much of a difference between E6300 and E6400?
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Nope...
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would i see much of a difference between E6300 and E6400?
No.

but the 6600 has 4mb cache vs 2..but u cant afford it...so get the 6300.
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