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Old 04-17-2007, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking for barebones and this looks pretty nice especially for the price....

Asus P5NSLI Socket 775 Barebone Kit Intel Pentium D 940 OEM 18x DVD±RW DL ATX Mid-Tower Case 500 Watt SLI Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

Do you guys have any input on it or anything you might see wrong with it? It supports PCIe, core2duo, 4 memory slots, pretty much everything I could think of. Even comes with a pretty nice Pentium D which I'd prolly keep in there.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if ur under a tight budget sure seems pretty good. Though i would try to find a board with a Core 2 Duo.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have a lot of $$ to spend so this does look good to me. I figure if I get some extra $$ later its always upgradeable to even quad core so it's pretty good future-wise as well.
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Fantastic budget build... Will overclock very well.

Case: Coolermaster CAC-T05-WW Centurion 5 $49.99 Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN $43.99
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Motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 $79.99
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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane $65.00
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Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) $154.99
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Graphics: EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB $109.99
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Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB $69.99
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Optical: SAMSUNG Black 18X $30.99
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CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro $29.99
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Total $634.92 + shipping

Want more speed? get a 8800gts 320 and a Hiper psu, putting you at $855.92
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That is a pretty nice build...hmmmm....decisions decisions.

I still got some time to decide, gotta make some money first.
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Would that build be possible with an equally priced core2 supporting board?
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Would that build be possible with an equally priced core2 supporting board?
i dont think so.
that build listed above is the fastest rig you can build for that much money.
everyone has their opinions on RAM and gpu...but i think we all agree that the x2 3600 and t550 is the way to go if you want cheap/versatile/FAST for the dough.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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True, you can't beat it and it looks from the reviews that it's easily overclocked.

Thanks for that build man

The mobo and everything works in that case right? (I'm paranoid cause I own a Dell right now)
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