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Old 01-20-2008, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I have $1000 to burn on a PC (Box only, no need for screen or mouse or other peripherals). I learned my lesson to balance the performance of a system for maximum bang for buck (a 3ghz processor with 512mb memory to work with is going to be shat). I would prefer a very very silent computer (if that costs too much then never mind). I look to this forum for help
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$250 - Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
280 - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
100 - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
50(after MIR) - Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
80(after MIR) - Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
50 - Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Single 12cm Ball Bearing Fan RD500-2-SB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply 115V/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC - Retail
120 - Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
100 - for ur OS

if you already have an OS... then get a better PSU and another 2 gigs of ram

total 1030. thats 30 bucks over, go mow some1's lawn or get a smaller HD. i recommend you mow some1s lawn
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or you could go dual core with
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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Yes go dual core but get the new 45nm wolfdale
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Retail

it will give better gamin performance and bring you below $1000 in marks build. marks build looks pretty good otherwise, you could maybe go with a cheaper case and a better PSU
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yea, id go with the e8400, it would bring the price down under 1000, and it will kick *** gaming.

im sure it can overclock like a beast, and with the 50 bucks you just saved you oughta get a nice cooler to go on it, or if you already have one spend it on a better PSU, as 900RR stated.
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Thanks a lot. Looks like a kickass build.
However, I worry about the motherboard bottlenecking things. Will this be an issue or need I not worry?

Regardless of price limit, could I get other recommendations on PSU? What kind of Wattage am I looking for?
I also want to know the MOST SILENT case fans out there, as well as CPU fan. I don't fancy water cooling, and most likely will not overclock.
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wattage doesn't matter Amperage on the 12v Rails does, Corsair 550vx is enough

the board isn't goihng to bottleneck at all
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wattage doesn't matter Amperage on the 12v Rails does, Corsair 550vx is enough

the board isn't goihng to bottleneck at all
qft

also, don't go rosewill. At that price, xcilio, Cooler Master, or Epower makes good psu's.
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OMG, the guy posted an Antec 900 case but a crappy PSU, **** to the no!!

get the Corsair 550vx or Hiper 580 with a Coolermaster 690!!
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I've read that the Antec Cases with the PSU on the bottom causes problems (PSU pressing against the fan due to size, difficult wiring, impossible wiring due to distance from sockets, etc). Will the Corsair PSU solve these problems (long enough cords, not too big)?
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