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Old 05-27-2007, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I should hopefully be putting this together in the next few months. Yeah I know, by then new parts will be out and I'll probably change accordingly but eh, what the ****?

Case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Graphics card: Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - 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

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Keyboard: Newegg.com - Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Monitor: Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail

Mouse: Newegg.com - Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

Optical Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X 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 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

CPU cooler: Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home Upgrade with SP2 - Retail
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to guess that you forgot the CPU lol.

Are you looking at an E6600? I would upgrade the ram to the HK's but the NQ's will max out your overclock too so it doesn't matter too much.

That keyboard is ok but I prefer this and you can find them for about the same price if you look hard enough.

Newegg.com - Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

Other than that it's a very solid build.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Save yourself $10, and just get the OEM version of XP Home:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

The only difference, is a pretty box and manual.

But good build, none the less.
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Yeah, I did forget to list the CPU. And yes, I am looking at an E6600. Thanks for pointing out that I didn't have the OEM version of XP listed b1gapl. I wasn't paying attention when I saved it last night. I should have guessed that it wasn't the OEM as the box was listed in the pic... guess my brain wasn't working correctly. Oh, and what do you mean by the HK's? I'm not too RAM savvy.
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I say go with this RAM, only $20 more.

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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The HK's and the HZ's are just as good pretty much so get either. The HZ's are worth the 5 bucks though so grab those listed.
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Yea, that ram, IMO, is the best bang for your buck ram. I remember those, a few months back, when they were $200+.
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Yea...I remember they were 260 bucks when I bought my 1GB of stick of G.skill NR green's. I bought that stick for 115 and another for 100 2 months later. Now they are 49.99 gosh lol..
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lol....I bought my XMS2s (regretted so much), for $258...ouch.. This was, before I knew, what was good and what was not...sigh..
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Yea I bought my G.skill on a gamble just hoping it was good becuase it had good reviews. Gosh did I luck out lol and both sticks can hit DDR2-1140 if I want.
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