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Old 10-11-2007, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, well the person im building a computer wants a computer at about the $700 range. Curently my build is at just over $700 but would like to know if these parts are compatible and whether or not I can get something better or as good at a lower price.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.33GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail - DirectCanada
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD2400 Pro Passive Silent 525MHZ 256MB 800MHZ DDR2 VGA DVI-I HDTV Out PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX 12V 33A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada
DVD Burner: LG GSA-H55N Black DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 INT IDE 2MB OEM DVD Writer W/ SW - DirectCanada
Harddrive: Western Digital SE16 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive OEM 3 Year MFR Warranty - DirectCanada
RAM: G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Atx LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Motherboard - DirectCanada

The computer must be able to run Vista and gaming is not an issue which is why I went really cheap on the graphics card.
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that was a great build... til you cheaped on your Video Card.... because thats a big bottleneck.....

look at NCIX or Tigerdirect.ca to see if you can save a bit of cash on parts...
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yeah teh graphics card is really bad, but he doesnt play any games at all so the graphics card shouldnt be an issue right?
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oh ok.. thats a great card if he's into watching movies a lot... because it takes up less CPU and Energy Consumption because of the Avivo2
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add and arctic cooling freezer 7 pro and a seagate 320gb ES and your set
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its a good build just for vista and you don't plan to play games. However I know that the 8400GS has a feature called PureVideo2...I'm not exactly sure what it does and how it compares to the 2400's features.
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its a good build just for vista and you don't plan to play games. However I know that the 8400GS has a feature called PureVideo2...I'm not exactly sure what it does and how it compares to the 2400's features.
all the lowend 8 series have it... including 8500gt and 8600gt(s)

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add and arctic cooling freezer 7 pro and a seagate 320gb ES and your set
i don't think he's overclocking...

but what is with people always choosing Seagate over WD... i guess its fanboyism?
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but what is with people always choosing Seagate over WD... i guess its fanboyism?
No.. the 7200.10s are just plain faster.
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yes they are just faster than the WD. I myself am a western digital fan but I recommend the Seagates becuase they are faster drives.
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i have several members of my family working at seagate, including my dad
so...call me a fanboy, and the seagate ES series has a 24 x 7 disc reader (higher quality) and is made of higher quality parts
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