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Old 10-29-2007, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I figured since I got the new job, that it's time to pull the trigger on a new rig.



processor - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
$280

mainboard - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$130

power supply - 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
$120

ram - Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$100 ($35 mir) = $65

hdd - Newegg.com - Seagate ST3500631NS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$120

case - Open to suggestions. Looking for good airflow, don't want it too bling bling Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-7A plus II Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$100

dvd/cd - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
$30

monitor - Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
$220

video - Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$300 (anyone know when the GT comes out?)

total = $1400

I'll probably get the same mouse and keyboard that I currently use I'm kinda picky about them. Please let me know if this looks good or what could be done better. I probably won't OC for about a year and then I'll go buy a sweet cooler.
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HDD - WD Caviar 500GB very fast, very efficient HD for less :happy:

Case - I always liked the Antec P182 for its looks and good airflow.

Video - The 8800GT ehh? Try now 8800GT

Monitor - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail Always the one thats recommend atm.
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HDD - WD Caviar 500GB very fast, very efficient HD for less :happy:

Case - I always liked the Antec P182 for its looks and good airflow.

Video - The 8800GT ehh? Try now 8800GT

Monitor - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail Always the one thats recommend atm.
nice find on the hard drive thanks. And yup think I'm gonna go with the GT now that it's up there. Do you think that monitor is $90 better than the Acer?
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Its the one thats always recommended on here, I've never personally used it.

However saying that, just taking a quick glance the Samsung is higher quality and will give you sharper colour (jesus christ it tells me colour should be spelt color, please stop killing the English language) contrast as its 3000:1 rather then the Acers 700:1 which is very poor and the Acer has over double the response time, which in monitors, is bad ^^

Overall I would say yes it is worth the extra 90, but I would also pick the Samsung Pebble over both as I like the look better =P.

Either way, both Samsung's beat that Acer hands down, feet tied.

Oh and I'm not sure if that Q6600 is the G0 version, and newegg doesn't return any hits on "G0" so I'll leave that to someone more versed in US websites, as other then Newegg, I have no idea where US people get their parts from
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Buy.com has the 520 PSU for $80 after rebate (actually $78 and change).
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