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Old 01-29-2007, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on building a new comp this summer (or sometime) so i've been browsing newegg and putting together a system that seems suitable to me and around $500, but do note something may change as newer parts are becoming available.

Intel E4300 1.8GHz LGA775 (<-- waiting on price drop)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115013

GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3 LGA 775 Intel 945PL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128025

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145568

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3120811AS 120GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148161

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106047

Nvidia 8300GT (waiting on release and availability, and i'm not changing it as DX10 games as a standard are far away and the most major game in my life (Counter Strike: Source) is DX9 based, so....yea)


Do note, i'm still thinking on what case i want (if i get one) and i dont need a PSU (got a good one waiting for some use). Plus I WILL eventually upgrade to 2GB's of RAM but since my current needs dont exceed the 1GB of old stuff i have now i'm nto going to worry (plus i'm not getting Vista intill SP1).

Other than that i cant think of anything else, but do make suggestions. Its kind of hard not knowing if something isnt going to work plus i would like others opinions.
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For a guy going the Intel route, it looks good. But you can get a cheaper processor if you go the AMD route, that will perform better than an E4300.
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yes but i plan on overclocking the E4300, plus its supposed to drop to around $133 sometime here soon (which makes it an even better deal)
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Yeah, Intel is getting way too pricey, AMD is getting way too cheap. Cant they just be the same?
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sadly no would make things alot easier
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Yeah, Intel is getting way too pricey, AMD is getting way too cheap. Cant they just be the same?
how is intel pricey??? the e6300 is 189 and performs as well as 4800+'s
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i think what he means is that its hard to get away with a budget of 500 or less and have a really good build with Conroe, but since the price drops are coming it does seem to be easier
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oo okay, gotcha... 3000+'s are only like 45 bucks now
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nah, i just found out that the E4300 is gonna be dropped to $113 in April, YAY!
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