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Old 11-26-2006, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm sure you all get this a lot, but I was wondering if this looks like a good build:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186102

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085

Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Total Price: ~$630

I'm a gamer, and I have a low budget. ~$600, not much more. I already have all other hardware thats not listed here, and I was also going for AMD instead of this, but changed it to Core 2 Duo due to reviews and word of mouth from friends, plus I don't want this to turn into a AMD vs. Intel thread. Anything I can change to get a better performance/value ratio for a gamer?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:45 AM   #2 (permalink)

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looks good to me. WD is the best HD company. cant go wrong with a 5 year warranty. only thing i would possibly change is ur mobo. and ram if ur thinking of OCing

ok i really gotta get to bed lol see ya
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looks good to me. WD is the best HD company. cant go wrong with a 5 year warranty. only thing i would possibly change is ur mobo. and ram if ur thinking of OCing

ok i really gotta get to bed lol see ya
Yea, I've been trying to look for a decent mobo based on reviews for the past 2 hours, looking around on newegg and other computer forums. Wasn't too sure about the ram either.

Can you suggest anything else to replace them that still fits in the budget?

Appreciate the reply. Night.
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Gigabyte S3. Cheap-ish Overclocking Motherboard.

Biostar 965P. Lower price, but also slightly lower quality. Still a decent overclocking motherboard.

Overclocking motherboard is pretty pointless without overclocking memory.

PQI Turbo 1GB DDR2-800. Not a bad price.

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Double post to let people know there's a new post. Not that it really counts as a double since the first one wasn't counted. You guys can atleast see the first one, right?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186102

Im going with this one i read a review on it in Maximum Pc and it rated a 7/10 only because it doesnt have really cool features.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186102

Im going with this one i read a review on it in Maximum Pc and it rated a 7/10 only because it doesnt have really cool features.
Lol. That's the other cheap overclocking motherboard that I have in my bookmarked arsenal. Yeah, that's competition for the BioStar, but the Gigabyte S3 is better than them both.
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Ya that foxconn board is really a badass board for the price.
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That review is for this $170 motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186098

And its for Socket AM2.
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Liking that Foxxcon mobo. Switching that with the mobo I had down and the pqi memory w/ the corsair, sets me at $610. Unforunately, that memory doesn't seem very enticing to me due to the fact that 3 of the latest reviews noted their memory was DOA. Anything you recommend I switch up to maybe replace that memory?
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