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Old 02-01-2007, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First PC build

A friend of mine recommended this here goes.

This will be my first PC build and I will be using this machine for gaming and AutoCaD. And i plan on a $1000-$1200 budget.

Here are my ideas for products so far.


DFI INFINITY 975X LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - $154.99


Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $187.00
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $222.00

I do plan to OC.

So thats all i have right now as a starting point. I would love to have some input for all the other products i need to buy to complete this system -- Ram, Power supply, case, Vid card...etc.


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Old 02-01-2007, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you plan to overclock, go tiwh the E6300, much better for overclocking.

As for Video Card, with something in that budget, defenitely go for an 8800GTS.

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Old 02-02-2007, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool, i did check out that vid, it comes in about $350- $400. I think i can fit that in the budget. Thanks.

Does anyone have suggestions for a Power Supply, i understand it is important to have the right amps. Also some good ram for OC.

thanks again
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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fortron 450 watt should do you just fine and with the e6300 get a gigabyte ds3 they work great together when your overclocking
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey people, this is my friend from some game.
help him out w/ a list of things to get please.
I'll make one for him and tell me if there are better parts/brand to pick.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $187.00

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - $132.99

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - $379.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - $53.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) System Memory Model F2-4200PHU2-2GBLA - $179.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $74.99

NEC 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 - $28.99

Some case - $75

Total = $1,112.94 +Shipping
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds good to me. I start ordering my parts this week. Ill give an update on how everything works out. Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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any suggestions for a cooling fan? for OC
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Originally posted by mesa
any suggestions for a cooling fan? for OC
Cpu Heatsink: Scythe ninja + artic Silver 5 + 120MM Delta or 90MM tornado.

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