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Old 03-19-2008, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've actually made a few threads about this, but each time people seem to lose interest and stop helping. Anyways im looking to build a new desktop for around $1,300 to $1,400. I have the processor (E6750), graphics card (geforce 8800gt), and case (Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower) picked out. These components cost $190, $200, and $80 respectively. I still need help selecting the remaining components with the exception of speakers. Also, i am looking to get 4gb of RAM with this build. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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OCZ reaper memory 2x2gb 4-4-4-12 timings -120
Gigabyte x38-ds4 motherboard - 200ish
Corsair 520hx power supply - 100ish
g15 keyboard
g5 mouse
What else do you need
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keyboard, monitor and OS too?
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An oem copy of windows is going to run you around 130 bucks for a 64bit OS. I suggest vista home premium 64.
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Cool, that was my next concern was the power supply. I was thinking of the Corsair 520hx, nice to see that u recommended it. Im gonna go ahead and add it to the list. Still need motherboard, RAM (maybe Crucial Ballistix 2 x 2gb unless u guys have better suggestions), hard drive, optical drive, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Here is what i have so far. Havent had a chance to do much research on other components but would be great if u guys can steer me in the right direction.


Processor: Intel core2duo E6750
Graphics Card: Geforce 8800GT 512 mb
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 520hx
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 64
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Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Retail
Newegg.com - Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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 - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
1377 not including shipping and mail in rebates

not sure if you are overclocking or what, so didn't include a after market cpu cooler either
although I'd hop on that quad core train though...
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so the crucial ballistix are a good buy for this build? anyone wanna put their input into this? also, i do plan on overclocking.
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get a seagate 7200.10 or 7200.11 hard drive depending on the size you want

a couple good 2 x 2gb sets of RAM
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
(crucials come with free 2gb flash drive)

i would also suggest the vista home premium 64-bit

for a mobo i would get an IP35-e if your looking for a simple great overclocking board for cheap
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

and if your looking to maybe RAID some hdd's in the future get this board, i believe it has some other extra features as well i am just not aware of them
Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

as for keyboard and mouse, those are up to you to choose one for comfort/weight/connection mode and a keyboard for function keys/illuminescence

do you already have a monitor?
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both of those ram seem to be the same so im gonna go with the OCZ bc its a bit cheaper. Here is what i have so far.


Processor: Intel core2duo E6750
Graphics Card: Geforce 8800GT 512 mb
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 520hx
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 64
Motherboard: ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC edition 4GB(2 x 2gb) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 (PC2 6400) Duel Channel Kit
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You could go for the E3110 processor which gives you 6 mb cache and will overclock beyond the E6750. Plus it's only $200. I know it's a xeon but its the same exact thing as an E8400 but cheaper. Read reviews on it. I think its the better buy as its newer tech.

Overclocking Intel's Core 2 Duo E8400 Xeon Counterpart, the E3110 | circuitREMIX

I don't know why people are waiting or paying more the e8400 when this is cheaper and in stock. It was just like the q6600 when it came out. The xeon counterpart x3210 was cheaper and available. Don't worry about it being a server processor because tons of people run them on desktops including myself.
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