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Old 10-04-2006, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I have decided to build a computer from scatch for the first time. I am trying to keep the budget to $1,000. This is everything I will be buying, so please tell me if I am missing a required part. I also don't know if I need to add any fans/heatsinks to this pc since it seems like all the components have their own. Here is what I got so far:

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Case - APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard - Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Power Supply - APEVIA (ASPIRE) ATX-AS520W-BK ATX 520W Power Supply - Retail

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200CUBOX - Retail

RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JSRTL 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail

CD-Drive - LITE-ON CD Burner Beige ATAPI / E-IDE Model SOHR-5239S BG RTL - Retail

Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Video Card - XFX PVT71PUDF3 Geforce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Other - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

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Old 10-04-2006, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks ok to me, you may need a CPU heatsink fan tho, unless you use the stock one if the CPU comes with one. Id just get one eney way if ya gona OC it.

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Old 10-04-2006, 04:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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where's the video card?
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get this setup... Core 2 Duo's will kick any Amd out of the water and they are good value for money... Heres a complete diffrent system..l.

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $233

Mobo: ASUS P5L-MX Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945G Micro ATX - $75

Graphics: BIOSTAR Geforce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 - $135

Ram: AMPO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) - $94

HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L250S0 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial - $69

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel - $44

Psu: Thermaltake TR2 W0070 ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V - $39

Total: $679

Got some money spare for some Optical Drives and Os...
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3400Mhz
Asus P5B-E
Samsung 400 GB Sata II
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
Zalman CNPS-9700 LED
Antec Nine Hundred
Hp W2207 22" Widescreen Monitor
Windows Vista Home Premium
Silverstone ST60F 600W PSU
Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Gaming Mouse
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by aliasaid
where's the video card?
Sorry, added it now.

gmanych - According to this:

AMD beats Intel by a long a shot.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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that is the pentium D... you are the one who is wrong.. try taking a look at the intel core 2 duo... no the pentium line, those just sucked... the intel core 2 duo's are the best processors out in the market as of now,00.asp

you'll find the 300 dollar e6600 beats the fx60,00.asp

check out that one.. the e6600 is 30% better than the 5000+ in hl2... means better cs'n for me!!

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