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Old 10-22-2007, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey you guys I need help deciding what parts I should get. This will be my first time attempting to build a computer. My budget is $1000 and I would also be needing a monitor and keyboard. It will mainly be used for gaming, internet, schoolwork. I've decided to stick with windows xp and I also want to dual boot linux with it. So any help would be grateful

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the first peice of advice i can give you is buy your stuff from pricewatch.com for the cheapest prices on every part you need.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the first peice of advice i can give you is buy your stuff from pricewatch.com for the cheapest prices on every part you need.
Well they might have the best prices in some cases, but newegg seems to be the most trusted website to buy parts from, because it's got great prices too, not to mention unrivaled customer service and reliability.

Power: Corsair 520W Power Supply $105.00
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

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Motherboard: ABIT IP35-E 89.99
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Q6600 $263.50
ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor OEM HH80562PH0568M SLACR
Ram: Crucial 2GB Ballistix $94.99
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Graphics: EVGA 8600GT 256MB $119.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N755-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Drives
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 7200 250GB $69.99
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Optical: SAMSUNG Black 18X $39.99
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM

Cooling
Heatsink/Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 $34.99
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-173DBB Black 17" 8ms Widescreen LCD - 149.99 (best I could find for the price)
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-173DBB Black 17" 8ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 500:1 - Retail

Keyboard (you didn't say if you needed a mouse) Saitek PZ30AU Black - 39.99

Newegg.com - Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Total = 1007.47 + Case + Shipping - Rebates

I got most of that from a sticky with recommended builds. I you look in the sticky: tutorials thread, you'll find a lot of helpful info. They're all good parts for good prices. The Q6600 and GA-P35-DS3R with the Artic Cooler 7 will allow you to overclock that proc quite nicely, too.
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get that abit ip35-e or w/e that new one we've been recommending and get a tuniq! its $20 off
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Blitersty... none of your links work...

also you may need to get a Tuniq for a q6600 and buy the q6600 from Clubit.com for $266
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Blitersty... none of your links work...
Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it before the time limit ran out luckily. The links should work now. I've also revised the list because I forgot you wanted a montior and keyboard.
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17''?? cmon at least 19'' wide is necessary, but thats just me
i would recommend a e2180 and 8800gts, wouldn't that give better gaming performance?
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A q6600 rocks for gaming. Especially since you can overclock it to 3ghz+ easily with a good cooler. As for monitors, i cant deal with anything under 20".
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A q6600 rocks for gaming. Especially since you can overclock it to 3ghz+ easily with a good cooler. As for monitors, i cant deal with anything under 20".
q6600 w/8600gt?
i doubt that can beat e2180 @ 3.5 and 8800gts
but i dont mind being proved wrong
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q6600 w/8600gt?
i doubt that can beat e2180 @ 3.5 and 8800gts
but i dont mind being proved wrong
The 8600 GT is not the most power GPU out there, but it can be overclocked easier than a CPU, and quite frankly, I feel the Q6600 is far more futureproof than an e2180. It was very difficult trying to find a good balance of parts especially with a tight budget that needs to include a monitor. That's a great 17in monitor at a great price, and you don't need a high end GPU to power a monitor of that size. and like I said he could simply move a couple of sliders in RivaTuner to squeeze more performance out of that, which is a lot easier and safer than changing bios settings, considering the fact that this person is new to building comps in general.
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