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Old 05-23-2007, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My first build. My current computer is peaking with what it can handle, got some spare cash, so figured it's a good time to move up. Got a good deal on the memory ($70), a decent deal on the hard drive ($109), so now I'm filling the rest in a$$backwards. My usage is gaming (DDO, L2, WOW, COH, the next great thing in MMORG), some video editing but not a lot. I just like having a reasonably powerful machine (just in case) and something that will last a while. Budget = $800-$1000, excluding monitor, but the lower the better. Full or mid case is fine. Might OC, might not. Don't necessarily need a sound card, but will consider suggestions.Thanks in advance for any ideas.

CPU (Don't have yet)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Memory (Already have -- Paid $70)
OCZ Vista Upgrade 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
OCZ Memory

Hard Drive (Already have -- Paid $109)
Maxtor L01F500 500 GB SATA II Internal Hard Drive
Maxtor Hardrive

Motherboard (Don't have yet)
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Still need:
Case
Powersupply
Optical
Video Card
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice choices, but I'd get this ram instead:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Nice choice on the motherboard. If you want, you can wait until July 22, for Intel's price drops on their C2Ds. But if you can't, I understand.
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well, can u wait a couple of months, coz for that price, in july u can get a quad core. and ur memory and ur hard drive link dont work.
if u cant wait , then here are my suggestions.
u should consider the e6320 because it is almost the same as the e6600 but is a bit cheaper and overclocks really well.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
i dont know anything about that memory, but i wouldnt recommend it, u should go with the gskill hz
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
go with a gigabyte ds3 mobo or a msi sli-fi, they are cheaper and overclock really well, and perform really good for their cheap price.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

go with this psu, i dont think it will dissapoint u.
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail

go with this video card, or bump up to a 640 mb one if u have more cash.
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

i really like this case, but its just IMO, choose which ever one u like
Newegg.com - NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum Construction Plastic Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

this is a good cd/dvd burner
Newegg.com - SONY NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

these are only my opinions, and do what u think would be best
the total comes to about 880$
good luck
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explain what you have and what you need better. Are those parts you listed what you have right now?
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He said he got the hard drive and memory, for a good deal. The motherboard and CPU choice, is good though. I'm guessing he just needs, the power supply, optical, case, etc...
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He said he got the hard drive and memory, for a good deal. The motherboard and CPU choice, is good though. I'm guessing he just needs, the power supply, optical, case, etc...
This is correct.
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hard drive: seagate 500gb 7,200rpm 16 mb cache

ram: gskill 2*1gb sticks ddr800 hk,(hz if u have the money)
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hard drive: seagate 500gb 7,200rpm 16 mb cache

ram: gskill 2*1gb sticks ddr800 hk,(hz if u have the money)
Thanks for the suggestions, but memory and harddrive are 2 things I already have.

I apologize to all for the poor wording. I've tried to make it more clear.
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Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

Optical:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

Have you, a video card?
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