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Old 12-01-2006, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi this will be my first computer build and I would Love for the forum experts to look it over for any errors I have made, if I am missing something, or have wasted money on anything.

I will be using the computer to run a small business, play wow, and do some CAD (getting ready to build a house and am plaing around with some home/lanscape design programs)

Money is not really an issue. I will be using a samsung SyncMaster 172N that i currently own.

Total is $1300 at newegg

Thanks in advance for your help.


AMD-compatible Motherboards

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultr
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $104.99 $104.99


ATX Computer Cases

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1 Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000BNA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:VD3000BNA
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $79.99 $79.99


CD / DVD Burners (RW Drives)

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSAH22N-BK - OEM
Model #:GSAH22N-BK
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $30.99 $30.99


Cooling Device - RAM Heatspreaders / Heatsinks

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
2 COOLMAX 12100 Aluminium RAM Heatsink, Black - Retail
Model #:12100
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Add this item to your cart $1.89 $3.78


CPU Cooling

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1 Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
Model #:CL-P0114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $42.99 $42.99


CPU Thermal Paste / Grease

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Model #:ARCTIC SILVER 5
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $15.99 $15.99


Desktop Memory

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Crucial Technology 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model CT2KIT12864Z40B - OEM
Model #:CT2KIT12864Z40B
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $229.99 $229.99


Power Supplies

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ENERMAX EG651P-VE FM(24P) ATX 550W Power Supply - Retail
Model #:EG651P-VE FM(24P)
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Add this item to your cart $119.99 -$10.00 Instant
$109.99


Video Cards

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1 SAPPHIRE 100177L Radeon X1950XTX 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card - Retail
Model #:100177L
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Add this item to your cart $399.99 $399.99


Combo

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1 AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 San Diego 2.6GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADAFX55DAA5BN - OEM
Model #:ADAFX55DAA5BN
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

Add this combo to your cart $273.99 -$74.99 Combo
$199.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:ST3250824AS
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you want a floppy

This is the kind of budget board I want actually so I'm going to have a deeper look give me a day - But for you? it's got ddr ram not ddr 2 - I don't know why you picked this board - I like the board but if I had more money I would be looking for one with ddr2 I'm not a expert I wouldn't put myself in that category but I would have thought this may cause a slight bottle neck with such a good cpu and perhaps the pci express card as well.

Please correct me if I'm wrong I'm far from being up to scratch with the latest and greatest ram, cpu's and pci express cards.

Hope this helps - I'm off to look at your motherboard spec's
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For that Amount you should go C2D, Probably a E6300 (to overclock) and probably a Gigabyte DS3 Board. You could keep everything else, cept memory. (Need to go DDR2)
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This is what i ended up with in the end, pretty much everyone felt that i should go to a Core 2

1 Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000BNA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

1 LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSAH22N-BK - OEM

1 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO - Retail

1 GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail

1 ENERMAX EG651P-VE FM(24P) ATX 550W Power Supply - Retail

1 eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail

Sure hope this thing screams, lol exceded my planned budget by quite a bit lol

Thanks for your replies

ps i'll use the floppy, Cd/Rw, keyboard from current comp
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Looks excellent.
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Yep, E6600 + 2GB of RAM + 8800GTS = AWESOME.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yep, E6600 + 2GB of RAM + 8800GTS = AWESOME.
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