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Old 07-16-2007, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellas,

i recently ran into some cash and i think a new build is the best way to put it to use. i have about 1100 to spend MAX, and here are the parts that i absolutely want to have in there:

8800gts, acer 20" 8 bit panel (199 on newegg), and a core 2 duo (or quad) processor.

i dont need a keyboard or mouse, and i can get a case pretty cheap at microcenter, tiger direct, or fry's B&M's. so knowing that, how would you guys fill in the blanks?
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Gigabyte DSR3
8800GTS 320mb
ACER 20: LCD
CORE2 e6420 9after the intel price drops)
Hiper 580watt type R
or Xcilo Greatpower 550watt (whichever is cheaper. you like best)
2GB GSKILL DDR2 800

somthing along thoose lines
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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alright here's what i got:
gigabyte ds3r
gskill nq's
evga 8800gts 320mb
samsung spinpoint 400gb
samsung dvd-rw sata
fsp 500W psu
acer al2051 20" widescreen

910 with shipping. add another 25 for a case, and that leaves me with ~160 for a processor. is the e6420 still my best bet? or should i downsize somewhere else to free up some cash?
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where the **** you going to find a quality case for 25 bucks?
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alright here's what i got:
gigabyte ds3r
gskill nq's
evga 8800gts 320mb
samsung spinpoint 400gb
samsung dvd-rw sata
fsp 500W psu
acer al2051 20" widescreen

910 with shipping. add another 25 for a case, and that leaves me with ~160 for a processor. is the e6420 still my best bet? or should i downsize somewhere else to free up some cash?
Change to this RAM as its just as good if not better and it's cheaper:

Buy.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 Memory - 112438

As for the CPU: you can either get the e6320 or the e6420. No need to wait for the 22 July price drop as those CPUs will not be affected by the drop.

The e6320 will get you to around 3.0-3.4 if you overclock it with an aftermarket HSF such as this: AF7 Pro.

The e6420 will get you to around 3.3-3.7 if you overclock it with the same aftermarket HSF.

Keep in mind these are fairly good estimates on the overclocking potential for those 2 CPUs. The OC could be higher or lower but should come somewhere close to that range.

What is this system for? You may not have to spend $85 on the samsung 400gb you might be able to get away with this:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB
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ds3r
gskill hk's (better than nq's but not as good as hz's)
8800gts 320
seagate 320gb 16mb cache
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where the **** you going to find a quality case for 25 bucks?
u havent seen the coolermaster elite 330 have u dude?
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u havent seen the coolermaster elite 330 have u dude?
That is a nice budget case
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it sure is i should know thats what i got
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Default Re: 1100USD to spend, but here are the constraints:

i went to microcenter a couple days ago and they had the ultra aluminus for 30 bucks. i liked the look, so im gonna pick that one up.

this pc is mostly going to be used for my research and lab work. i'll need the 400gb hard drive because a lot of my simulations are fairly big.

So which heatsink should i get? I'm not overly worried about OC'ing potential because this thing will have to be on basically 24/7.

Thanks for the replies!
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