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Old 05-16-2008, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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-$135 CPU Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

-$270 Combo Deal
LGA 775 Intel ATX, 8GB max, DDR2 1066
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Video Card 8800GT 512MB 256bit GDDR3 2.0 w/ $40 MIR Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512HPV1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

-$80 RAM 4GB DDR2 800
Newegg.com - A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

-$60 Hard Drive Samsung 250GB 8MB Cache Sata 3.0
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG HD250HJ 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

-$25 DVD/CD ROM
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D2P-08 - CD / DVD Drives

-$90 Case+500W PSU ATX Mid Tower ($30 MIR)
Newegg.com - SIGMA La Vie LSWSP Leather Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases


INTEL TOTAL: $660 ($590 after MIR)



Building this for a friend and he has a $500 limit (lending him a couple hundred). Anyone have comments or opinions on it?

Side note: This computer will be for Age of Conan
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Never use a Case PSU unless you want a dead rig

and get the EP35-DS3L instead, its 20$ cheaper and more energy efficient
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The only problem with that is his mobo is a combo deal. Meh, the p35-ds3l is a good enough board anyway, heck it's one of the better boards you can get.
However, vernong's right about the case PSU. Always buy your psu separate from the case, the PSU's that get bundled with cases are extremely *****.
try this psu, first one I came accross that looked half decent.
Or this one, looks a bit better.
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Raidmax PSU's are on the avoid list, and I've never heard of the "hec" brand
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I would get a Corsair 450vx psu.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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Thanks for the replys. Will change some things around and get this ordered today!
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Get an RP550V2 PSU for a cheap build...or even an Xclio Goodpower.
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how about this hdd has twice the cache for the same price Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

are u going to burn stuff into dvd or cd?
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Good find Proto. No he will not be burning anything so I just got him a ROM.
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get a SATA DVD-ROM

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same price, smaller cables for better airflow and better cable-mangement
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