Conroe E6600 System for under $1k?
I will be wanting to build a computer in about 2 months that will be based around an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, but only if I can make it in under $1000. I am having to spend other money on photography equipment, and this computer will be used to edit my photographs. I am currently running Linux to see whether it is feasible, so I may not have to buy windows. However, I don't know the prices on some of the things I need, so I thought I'd ask some of you that have already priced your builds.
Here is what I want:
CPU: E6600: ~$325 Seems to be the best bang/buck
Mother board: $? Would like something that would overclock well, but not overly pricey
Video Card: 6600GT: ~$150 Its a photoediting computer running linux, not for gaming
Ram: 1-2GB: $? Dont know whether I need DDR800 memory, or how much it should cost. What memory is needed for Conroe?
Case/PS: Antec Sonata w/450w PSU: ~$100: Simple and efficient case
Optical Drive: DVD-burner: ~$40
HD: 120-160GB SATA 3.0GB: ~$80 Just to start out with, Motherboard will hopefully support more Hard-drives to increase storage.
Artic Silver: ~$15 Never build a computer without it.
Think that covers everything. $695 so far, and I'm sure I can search abit for cheaper prices on some things. I still need a Mobo and Ram. Would like suggestions on what to get for these two, and others I've already chose aswell.
Just trying to figure out if its doable under 1k
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