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Old 06-17-2007, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning on building a new pc within the next week or two and wanted to get everyones opinion on the build so here is the list of parts and any suggestions are welcome.

CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz

Motherboard ASUS M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard or ECS 945P-A (V3.0) LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory A-DATA Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

Case Rosewill R604-P BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply Rosewill RE501-BLK ATX12V v2.03 500W Aluminum Power Supply

Harddrive Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Dvd/Cd Drive HP 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
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looks good.

Personally, I would go with the Conroe and the ECS Mobo.

Not a bad build, everything is compatible. However, if you wanted to, you could go with a little bit better RAM, for only $10 more: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

very good ram there.

nice build.
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Hey recless03,
Welcome to T.F.!!

What is your overall budget, for this computer?

I heard the only good Rosewill models, are the RP550s, so get this instead:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV - Retail

And I agree with motoxer4533, with the RAM choice. G. Skill is the brand to go for.

I would also go for the e6320, but this is a better motherboard choice for the e6320, instead of that ECS board:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Hey recless03,
Welcome to T.F.!!

What is your overall budget, for this computer?

I heard the only good Rosewill models, are the RP550s, so get this instead:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV - Retail

And I agree with motoxer4533, with the RAM choice. G. Skill is the brand to go for.

I would also go for the e6320, but this is a better motherboard choice for the e6320, instead of that ECS board:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Thanks for the suggestions and my overall budget is between $600-$650 but I think the AMD Athlon X2 5200+ would be a better dual core for me because I really don't overclock and I want the cpu to run atleast at 2.0GHz without having to overclock.
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Then the 5200+, will be just fine.
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At stock, E6320 is slightly slower, but it overclocks better

And for $20 more you can get E6420 which beats 5200+ even at stock speeds
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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