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Old 03-05-2008, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pc Building... Anyones Opinion Would Be Helpful!

My pc now is starting to get rather old... I'm looking to upgrade!

Asus Board (ill just use onboard sound) (onboard lan as well)
(and also I would like the board to have 2x 16 PCI express slots)
Intel Quad Core Q6600 (will this be fine?)
8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (Only 1)
Mininum 700W modular power supply (good stable one please!!!!!!)
4gb DDR2 (PC2 8000) I think is the proper numbers for it?

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache (main OS drive)

Case I'm not sure but I'll say keep the case under 120 bucks please!


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Default Re: Pc Building... Anyones Opinion Would Be Helpful!

What is your max budget?

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE DA800 ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V 800W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
Power supply ^^

Abit IX38 Quad GT as mobo
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What is your max budget?

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE DA800 ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V 800W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
Power supply ^^

Abit IX38 Quad GT as mobo

I'd LOVE to keep it under $800 if at all possible?

If I don't need a 700W power supply for what I'm doing then I can go lower that's not a problem. Also the 8800 can be put on hold as I do have a 7800 sitting in my old pc that I can take advantage of for the time being. Also
I could just be cheap and use the sata drives I have now... I got 2x250's and 1x200.

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Change the Power supply to corsair 520HX or 550VX
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Change the Power supply to corsair 520HX or 550VX
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
This should easily be within my price range rite?
Which ram would you recommend?

Do you think I can get away with using my hdd's and video card until I can afford the better ones or until the price comes down?

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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I don't know I haven't added everything up for your total budget.

Depends what games you want to play and at what settings.
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I don't know I haven't added everything up for your total budget.

Depends what games you want to play and at what settings.

Here goes?



1x EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

1x CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail

2x G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model

1x ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

1x Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

1x LIAN LI PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail


How's that look?
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Fine so long as it is under your budget..
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Why am I the only one to catch the 320mb gts? Anyway stay away from that card, instead look at the 8800gt 512mb, or the new 9600gt's.
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def no go on the 320 mb 8800... if you cant afford a new g92 8800 or 9600 stick with your 7800 you have now and wait for the prices to drop a lil
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