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Old 04-25-2008, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is what I'm looking at.

Newegg.com - Tuniq IC-SYMI-BK Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - CHAINTECH GSE88GT GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-850-EMBA ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, cUL, TUV, NEMKO, BSMI, FCC - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

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

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

I'm building the computer entirely from scratch except for speakers/keyboard/mouse/monitor. My most important questions since this is my first time would be is everything compatible and are there any better choices without going over $990. I don't plan on overclocking since I don't know what I'm doing, and I also just noticed the Q6600 went out of stock again so I may need an alternative processor ><. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
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Looks good to me.


A tip about the processor, if you want the Q6600 it'd be best to buy elsewhere like : FRYS.com or something. Newegg has a higher price and keeps running out of stock recently.
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This is what I'm looking at.

Newegg.com - Tuniq IC-SYMI-BK Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Cases are upto you

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Ok board, but with the money saved from other things I'll tell you, you can buy a EP35-DS3R instead

Newegg.com - CHAINTECH GSE88GT GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Brand doesn't matter just get the cheapest 8800gt, unless you want to step up to something else within 90 days

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-850-EMBA ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, cUL, TUV, NEMKO, BSMI, FCC - Power Supplies
wow overkill, you just need a Corsair 550vx and you're set

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
get the q6600 from Frys.com its $190

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
get these RAM instead
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Pioneer make some of the best DVD-RW drives in the business, but they are also the most expensive, see if you can save a bit cash here


I'm building the computer entirely from scratch except for speakers/keyboard/mouse/monitor. My most important questions since this is my first time would be is everything compatible and are there any better choices without going over $990. I don't plan on overclocking since I don't know what I'm doing, and I also just noticed the Q6600 went out of stock again so I may need an alternative processor ><. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
I bolded my suggestions in my quote

you're also missing a CPU Cooler, so get an Arctic Freezer Pro 7, because you may overclock in the future and go against what you said up in the OP, its good if you want to go up to 3.0ghz without a voltage change or anything
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CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

Motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Case: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

GPU: Newegg.com - PNY VCG88512GXPB GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (if your not step-up. if you want to u can add $10 for an evga)

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Memory: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD-Burner: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! (any of these. they are cheaper and faster)

These is an average of $870.
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Thanks for the suggestions vernong and Prototype. I'd always been told not to skimp on the power supply so I went with the 850W, but if the 550 is sufficient then thats great news.

Before I order I'll repost to make sure I understood everything.

Same tower as before, I don't really have much personal preference in a tower other than it's big enough to fit everything in it, so I don't want to spend too much extra.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - PNY VCG88512GXPB GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
I looked on frys for the q6600 but the one I saw listed was $250.

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Thanks again for the help. I'm hoping to order either tonight or tomorrow.
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29.99 for a DVD-RW drive isn't bad at all....
also the antec 900 isn't a must have, i find it rather...unappealing
case is all personal choice, full towers are nice
for quad this is good cooler
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Wow didn't see it was $30 thats a good deal then, but its IDE D:

but he really has no need for a Xigmatek because he's not going to overclock, maybe we could convince him to do 3.0ghz by making him increase his FSB to 333mhz, that's enough for all games out now

and he doesn't need to mess with anything else + the AF7 would be enough
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Wow didn't see it was $30 thats a good deal then, but its IDE D:

but he really has no need for a Xigmatek because he's not going to overclock, maybe we could convince him to do 3.0ghz by making him increase his FSB to 333mhz, that's enough for all games out now

and he doesn't need to mess with anything else + the AF7 would be enough
what are u talking about? are u saying that the dvd burner is IDE? cz it says SATA
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Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

thats IDE
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but he changed it LITE-ON DVD-Burner SATA
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