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Old 05-08-2007, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my friend's looking to buy a new PC(from newegg) and he sent me a list of parts that he's looking on getting. Since i'm not entirely confident on my sole opinions I figured i'd get a bit of help from you guys :P. So here it goes. I think he's intent on getting Intel/Nvidia so something to keep in mind.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M GeForce 8800GTS 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video card

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

(x2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

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LG Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Combo Drive
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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seems ok cept a few things

1st i would def. get a 16mb cache hd.
2nd go for some gskill ram i have not heard good things bout the xms.(if not o/c xms will do fine)
3rd go for a different mb if not using sli eg gigabyte ds3
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yeah heres a good build:

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail - $220

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $130
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Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $140

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail - $130

Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail - $380

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $70

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I'd go with thirdleft152's suggestion, with the motherboard, being the DS3.
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that was actually my recommendations:happy: b1gapl.
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i would go with the MSI P6N 650I motherboard thats about 120 bucks
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"downgrade" the board to a 965p one, if not a DS3 like the others suggested. use the savings towards 2gb of memory.
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i would go with the MSI P6N 650I motherboard thats about 120 bucks
yeah i like the MSI too. either one would be a good choice.
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