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Old 06-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a computer of 5 years and the only thing that I could possibly think of of bringing to a newer computer is my Graphics Card, Network Card, Sound Card, USB ports and DVD+CD Drives.

During the summer I'm planning to work originally for the iPhone. I thought to myself that upgarding to a Core 2 Duo from a Pentium 4 would be much more beneficial than buying an iPhone when I already have an 80gb iPod and a RAZR cell phone.

Can someone build me a build/buy list off newegg.com that is complete? Some kind of goals that I need to work for so I know that price range. Typically I want it to be around $600 but if you could get a better deal for more or less then shoot away.

The build should be around the Conroe CPU.

Thanks for the help.

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- I have a graphics card at 8x AGP. I can forfeit it though but if you have a mb with AGP + PCI Express would be a good deal.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, heres a lay out of a build. what i understand is that u dont need a gpu right?
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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pick any case u like, i think the build i suggested is about 600$, without the gpu and a case and the cd drive. well, let me know if u want cheaper than that u could go with a e4300.
let me know what u think
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he does need a gpu unless he can find a pci-expressx16 to agpx8 adapter they do exist but are extremely rare I use to know a site but now they have topped supplying them.
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Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5
Motherboard - Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev1.3)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
RAM - 2 x 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 NQs
Graphics - Sapphire X1950XT 256MB
Power Supply - Rosewill RP550 550W
Hard drive - Western Digital 250GB 16mb cache
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

This comes to $687.43....but if you drop the hard drive and optical, and just use the ones from your older computer, the price will come just under $600.
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there is also a motherboard that supports both agp and pci-e but it has many problems with agp.

Albatron's PX915P-AGPe motherboard - The Tech Report - Page 1
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Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5
Motherboard - Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev1.3)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
RAM - 2 x 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 NQs
Graphics - Sapphire X1950XT 256MB
Power Supply - Rosewill RP550 550W
Hard drive - Western Digital 250GB 16mb cache
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

This comes to $687.43....but if you drop the hard drive and optical, and just use the ones from your older computer, the price will come just under $600.
that's a very nice budget build right there.
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