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Old 11-19-2006, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi this is my first build and I just wanted to make sure this all looks good before I order anything.


CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

Ram - CORSAIR ValueSelect (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 (PC4200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145526

Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

DVD burner - SAMSUNG Black DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

Floppy drive - NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

Case - Antec Black Steel ATX Mini Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129150

PSU - Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

Total Cost: $647.19

There are a few questions that i have:

Since this computer is not going to be used for gaming will the intergraded graphics be fine or should I go with a very cheap graphics card?

I think it is better to be safe and buy a good psu but would the one in the case work?
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If it's not going to be used for gaming, integrated graphics is just fine. But that motherboard doesn't have integrated. So I guess a cheap vid card will do.
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Get this HDD instead: WD 160gb sata2 16mb . Its got more cache and its only $8 more.

Get this ram instead and get another one later to have 2gb: corsair xms2 1gb

The mobo doesn't come with onboard video, so your going to have to get a gpu. If you really arn't going to use it for ANY games AT ALL, then i would get this: asus 6200tc , but don't expect to play any games past starcraft on it.

Do not use the psu in the case ever...always get a good brand psu. And actually antec is kinda going down lately with the parts they use now. I would go with the rosewill 550w which is the same price and power. Of course you prob could get the forton 400w and be fine and save a couple of bucks.
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You need to get the DS3 with integrated graphics (965G)
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You need to get the DS3 with integrated graphics (965G)
you can go that route if you want to save the $30 on the gpu, but using intergrated graphics will take away from your processor and ram, so if you can get the first mobo and the gpu i suggested then do that instead.
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Thanks for all the help.

One last question, do you think if I got this case I could use the power supply in it even thought it seems cheap it is made by rosewill?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147054

If that would not work are there any ways you can think of to cut back on the price slightly?

Also I think I will go with the 965G since is it even a bit cheaper and I would not have to buy a graphics card until needed. Just to make sure the only difference between the two is the integrated graphics?
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you could get this ram instead: g.skill ddr2 800 1gb $114

It should still give you a good oc and you could get another one later still. But the timings won't be as good as the xms.

You could use the psu in the case but you will be gambling your whole system with it. The froton i suggested will be able to handle your system fine.

Yes, the 965g has the intergrated graphics...check the specs and it will say "onboard video: yes." If you do decide to get a gpu later, make sure to turn the onboard gprahics off.
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