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Old 03-16-2008, 09:40 PM   #41 (permalink)
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So basically ASUS will be more expensier or? Can you recommend an asus one that will support my system too?
Here is my final build
E2160[N]
E2180[N]
E2200[N]
E4500[N]
E4600[N]
either on of these depends on budget
Then 8600GT 256 from EVGA
2GB of RAM
Case( I can get any case right just for looks)
Power supply( anymore options other then provided)
After I connect all that all will I need is windows xp disk and thats it ( I am thinking going xp other than vista what you guys think)?
One more thing I will need sound card ( any recomendations)
Ill just keep my current system untouched other than taking optical drive out of it
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:41 PM   #42 (permalink)
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You won't need a soundcard, as onboard sound is enough for what you're going to be doing. I'm using onboard, and it sounds just fine for normal music playback, etc.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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OO ok that saves money lol, also I wont need Ethernet card either

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So mainly $500 should be good enough for the computer which I will use it for (gaming, internet, and just few aps)
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Here's a suggestion for an ASUS motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5KPL-VM LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

And here are more power supply recommendations:

FSP Group (SAGA+) (Fortron Source) 400R 400W[N]
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W[N]
Corsair 450VX 450W[N]
Silverstone ST400 400W[N]

And XP is just fine. Vista is not needed.
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Ok thanks again. I think I am all set so either of those motherboards will work
and 65nm and 45nm what is that in chips (size>?
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It's the fabrication size of the processor die. The smaller it is, the less power it consumes. It also gives more room to fit more cores in a processor chip.
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it also usually makes it run cooler, but for some reason I can't find a program that can accurately read 45nm CPU processor's temps accurately
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What is the difference in 2160 it says intel pentium buton 4500 it says core duo
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just the cache amount, both use the same Core 2 Architecture and both are Allendale cores
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What is the difference in 2160 it says intel pentium buton 4500 it says core duo
The E2xxx series is part of a low end dual core family. And the E4xxx is tailored towards the low/middle end for dual cores.

The E2xxx also has half of the L2 cache disabled, compared to the E4xxx.
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