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Old 11-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone I was planning on building a gaming pc in the near future.
Ive been looking around for parts but find that I really dont know what I should buy.

I want to spend around $600.
I want to use a Antec 300 case, 2GB of ram, and a 250GB hd with windows xp.
These are really the only things Ive decided on and i dont know what brands are the best for ram and hds.
Ive found that trying to choose parts for this pc is very difficult so if you guys could help me fill in the gaps it would be much appreciated.

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Does that budget include an operating system, or do you already have a copy of XP?
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I already have xp. But would like to buy vista ultimate when i get more cash.
I will absolutely consider that setup.
I was browsing newegg and seen this motherboard and it just seemed appealing and i was wondering what you guys think about it.
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-YW-E173-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Thx for giving me sum things to consider nderscore.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's should a farily good build for the budget.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Same price as E7200

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright well not a whole lot of feed back but i have done sum more research and im kinda leaning to amd so ill just put up the updated list.

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7DA-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Im gonna order all the parts in a few weeks so just anybody who can improve this list and keep it right around 600$ please do so i need all the help i can get.

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the build nderscore linked is going to be faster, especially when overclocked. unless you just have to get an AMD, which i wont judge i love AMD. stock speeds, no ginormous difference. so, those really are the defining factors, do you want AMD and are you going to overclock?
if you are going AMD, the only thing i would change in your build would be swap the 5000 with this 5400 Black Edition:
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

it will make overclocking much easier, if you plan on it. man...they are giving those things away now. i bought a 5000 BE for about 120 early this year.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well i dont have to have amd just thought about it i mean amd is in every computer i own so i guess it was just an autimatic first choice.
Were this is my first build i probly wont try to overclock right away but I will definately try to learn how after I get everything figured out.
So Ill probly go with the build nderscore posted.
But if theres anything else that i will need for a first build put it up.

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Why won't you get an Intel E5200 ?

It does cost $83 and it will performs as good as 6000+ if not better. (Check this review)
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