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Old 02-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old computer that i want to fix up.
I was planning on getting the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 CPU & Intel DG965WH Motherboard for around 300 canadian, and replacing it with the one i have right now. which is a Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM intel pentium 4 2.8GHz. i will be adding 2gb of ram as well, and probably will need a new video card. Any ideas on what is the best video card for my new system. And i was wondering if i could use the old cd drive and hard drive too.
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First of all....what is your budget?
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I just got the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 with Intel DG965WH Motherboard. That cost me around 300 canadian. I have 300-400 left to spend.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK this is what im looking to get.

HARD DRIVE-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR3544&vpn=ST3802110A&manufacture=SEAGAT E

CPU-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1282&vpn=BX80557E6300&manufacture=INTE L

MOBO-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1845&vpn=BLKDG965WHMKR&manufacture=INT EL

DVD DRIVE-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040DR4586&vpn=SH-S182M/BEBN&manufacture=SAMSUNG

POWER SUPPLY-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=36290AC4925&vpn=MP-500&manufacture=NMedia%20System

RAM-http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16890BD0318&vpn=AET760UD00-30DA/B97/98Z/X&manufacture=AENEON

I will buy 2 of those 1gb sticks.

What do you guys think? what should i fix??
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I suggest this power supply...it's a much more reliable brand:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...re=FSP%20GROUP
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http://www.directcanada.com/products...re=FSP%20GROUP

For ram, check out brands like Corsair, G. Skill, and OCZ.
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get a asus p5b series motherboard or gygabyte gs3 series intel boards are reliable but you pay for the name and they aren't suppose to be great for ocing
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ok im going to get this RAM http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180BD8250

i will be playing a lot of games so wouldn't I need to buy a psu with 500+? and will be buying a video card for around 200. not sure on what to get. any ideas?
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Playing alot of games doesn't need a powerful PSU. That power supply I showed you, is enough to run a high-end system. You don't need any more than 500+ for now.
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http://www.directcanada.com/products...re=FSP%20GROUP

that one is not available right now. is there another one on that site that i could get for around 50?

and would this case work?
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12650AC7087

i read the specs on the mother board and i think i need 240pin, is that correct?
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