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Old 09-03-2007, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile please review my build.

fuwell computer shop,


PROCESSOR: Msi k9n neo-f sata2/gbe/sound $288

MEMORY: Pc 5300 kingston ddr2 cl5 1gb $60

HARD DISK: Seagate 160gb 5yrs 89 $113

GRAPHICS CARD: Leadtek px8600gt 256mb ddr3 $199

POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Coolermaster extreme 430w $69

CASING: Coolermaster elite 340 + side window $59

CD-DRIVE: Sony dru-840a 18x dvd+rw dl/ram $58


mpc computer shop,

PROCESSOR + MOTHERBOARD: asus p5vd2-mx p4m890/vga/d2/c2d E4400 $282

MEMORY: Kingston pc2-5300 CL5 $63

HARD DISK: Seagate 160gb 7200 5yr warranty $88

GRAPHICS CARD: Leadtek px8600gt 256mb pcie $195

CD-DRIVE: Asus drw-1814 18x lightscribe $56

SOUND-CARD: Creative audigy valu 7.1 pci sound $47

POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Cooler master rs-430 430W $56

CASING: Asus ta863 full tower casing $55

please comment on my selected builds.

EDIT: my requirements are to play games like counterstrike and warcraft at optimum performance and work with intense programs like anti virus, digital editing programs like photoshop and be able to alt-tab to programs no longer than 2 sseconds.

1. reliability or quality
2. compatibility
3. performance

it would be great if you could tell me how you compare both builds, through the pros and cons, and arriving at a final conclusion which one is better.

i appreciate ur honest comments and please guide me as i am building a computer of my own for the first time.

i would also want to know, if there is any thing that i left out, or anything that i could replace so as to get better quality gadgets at similar prices.

another enquiry, can the drive that i selected in any of the 2 builds be able to read cds, write cds, read dvd cds, write dvd cds,burn cds and rip from music cds?

one last note: can i install windows xp home edition in this build? coz i have disks that was previously used by the old computer for reformating. there are 2 disks with ACER trademark written on it.

thank you!

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Both of them are way overpriced. Are you willing to build it yourself?
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Hmmm, I feel you can do much better than that. How much money are you willing to spend and where are you from? Here's a list I came up with more or less: - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail - XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

I tried to reduce the price without sacrificing performance. Here are the stuff I would change.
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