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Old 09-17-2007, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lmao, seems the general consensus is to build it myself. Anyone know anywhere good to get components?
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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q6600 from clubit.
search for the best price on a p35 board
get an 8800 gts 320 mb
pick out whatever case you like
get a GOOD power supply
pick up a matched pair of 1gb ddr2 800 memory
decide how much storage space you want. Buy that size hard drive from either seagate or western digital.
You can save money from searching around and buying off different vendors, but it might serve you to just buy it all from newegg or someplace because they should be able to combine shipping, and you wont have pieces coming in 1 at a time.

But. For the love of god, DO NOT BUY A DELL. Anything less than a 500 dollar machine from them is going to include refurbished parts and have a crappy warranty, read the fine print.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OK, I built the same rig on the Dell UK website (although I had to have a 500Gb HD).

price 831 including shipping and Tax

then I selected all the equivalent parts myself, much better quality than the ones dell have shown (Guaranteed G0 stepping CPU, Decent RAM, great motherboard, and my own choice of all components)

Price 630 inc. shipping and Tax
better computer = less price
take your pick

I'm sure you can find the same price difference in Canada (everythings cheaper over there anyway)
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Something to consider... If you want to game, you will need a decent GFX card. GFX cards demand a lot of power. Dell uses 300W (or less) PSUs. So, buy a Dell, Buy a better GFX card, and then Buy a new, bigger PSU. And just how much money were you going to save...?

There are several here who can slap you together a parts list... even for a Canuck.
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Ok, i just got off the phone with the guy from a local store and i got quoted $1500ish for the rig i was thinking and this arose some more questions.
-How much benefit will i get out of teh 6400 ram over the 5400?
-Will the 8600 gt gfx card handle the newer games coming out or should i splurge and get the 8800?
-how much power will the rig need roughly?
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We aren't talking about buying parts from your local store.

Parts are much cheaper at online retailers such as but not limited to newegg, zipzoomfly, chiefvalue, xiode, sundialmicro...
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Case-Any of your choice
Cpu- ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80562Q6600 SLACR or
ClubIT - Search Result
Mobo- ClubIT Product - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail
PSU- Buy.com - Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX
GPU- ClubIT Product - EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail 320-P2-N811-AR
Ram- Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
HDD- Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
optical drive- Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X 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 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM

These were recommended to me by a lot of people on this forum.

Do not buy a dell, they have horrible support and bad parts.
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Case-Any of your choice
Cpu- ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80562Q6600 SLACR or
ClubIT - Search Result
Mobo- ClubIT Product - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail
PSU- Buy.com - Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX
GPU- ClubIT Product - EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail 320-P2-N811-AR
Ram- Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
HDD- Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
optical drive- Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X 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 18X DVDR DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM

These were recommended to me by a lot of people on this forum.

Do not buy a dell, they have horrible support and bad parts.
hes from canada... switch to NCIX
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hes from canada... switch to NCIX
ah crap...sorry

Im actually buying something from that website...found it real cheap.
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