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Old 03-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor - 1333MHz FSB - 6MB L2 - 775-pin LGA Socket T - EU80570PJ0806M - Buy.com

There ya go, you can all thank me later...

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EDIT: Oh poop... Just noticed out of stock...
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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haha, that sucks. thanks for giving me a link to that site. if im saving that much, i dont really mind waiting a bit and seeing if they get any in soon. u think the e8400 is a better buy than the q6600?
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At this point in time, yeah, quad core support still isn't mainstream so you would benefit more form the sheer speed of the e8400.
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awesome, so here is what i have so far.

Processor: Intel core2duo E8400
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


i guess the next component would be the hard drive.
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Instead of the 8800gt try and squeeze out the extra cash to get a gts (g92)

And instead of the corsair 520hs save a little cash and get the PC Power and Cooling 610W power supply. It has a better design with al the amps on one rail and has more power to boot!

The Antec 900 in my opinion blows. Unless your dead set on it, consider a full tower alternative. The extra space is a real blessing.

Other than that your golden.

For the hard drive check out Seagate's 32mb cache offerings.
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Which hard drive do u think is the best out of these? Or do you recommend another brand/model?
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sorry, its 6am here and i wasnt really thinking. here is the link to the above post.

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get one of these
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or spend a bit more and get more reliability and speed with these
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both are top notch HDD series
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these 2 hard drives are the same price. which one is the better buy? or does anyone suggest a better one?

Newegg.com - Open Box: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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these 2 hard drives are the same price. which one is the better buy? or does anyone suggest a better one?

Newegg.com - Open Box: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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