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Old 05-30-2007, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been proposing builds and stuff for a long time and I have never actually stuck with one. Mainly that is because I thought that the tech was always being updated and couldn't bring myself to spend money on something that would be old in a week. Also, because I have never had a finalized budget. Now I do. It's less than I thought (1000 USD) so I have decided that I am going to try to OC this thing. Only a little at first, but then gradually more. With these crazy deals on Newegg, I decided now's the time. This is what I have come up with. Any suggestions are greatly welcomed. If something isn't compatible or doesn't OC well, please let me know. Also, could someone reccomend some decent aftermarket cooling? I wanna keep this thing cooooold. lol. Thanks!

RAM- Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
CPU- Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
MOBO- Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
GPU- Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
HDD- Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CASE- Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
PSU- 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
monitor- Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail

OS- vista, dunno what type yet.
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Default Re: buying parts tomorrow, final thoughts?

The build is pretty solid. Go with the G.skill for sure.

Heres something to think about though. I know this is your first build but ever consider buying things open box? The P5N-E is very cheap open box and I am going to pick up one myself.

Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - OEM

You would need to purchase an I/O panel and an SATA cable with it but still cheaper than retail. Just a suggestion is all.
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Open box is the way to go for sure, but your build looks very nice.

Go for it, and good luck
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Default Re: buying parts tomorrow, final thoughts?

if u have the money, then go with the corsair psu, but if u wanna save some money u should get the rosewill 550 one. its pretty good and cheap and performs really well.
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail
other part looks fine. go with the gskill ram, and take a look at other mobos too. like the ds3 or the p6n
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Ehhh, can someone help please?

I'm trying to order my CPU so that I can get the HDD free with it but it won't deduct the cost of the HDD from my hsopping cart. Whats the deal?
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coz the combo is only for amd cpu's. only specific cpu is with the combo deal, and the one that u want is not with a combo
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nice build
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