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Old 05-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question i am building a pc for the first time please help

budget $1500-1600

dvd drive

case

floppy i need it

hard drive

motherboard

graphics card

power supply

RAM

processor

cheap fan

monitor

CPU cooling

this comes out to be about 1,478 dollars without subtracting rebates, and w/o adding shipping or tax, with the remaining budget money i will buy keyboard and mouse, and speakers at a store


i would like some comments and suggestions please, this is the first computer i am building, thanks
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Thats pretty good. I would go for the 640mb graphics card due to the higher resolution. Processor is alright, I have the same harddrive u selected and its ok for the price, it is fast ( getting 80MB per second constant and about 130 MB burst and sometimes higher ), But I kinda feel the harddrive wont last long its very picky about power but its faster than my slow yet very dependable 80gb samsung drive.
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all looks good, but im strugling to realise whatyou need the pc for?
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all looks good, but im strugling to realise whatyou need the pc for?
its gonna be used as regular home pc, im not doing any professional CAD stuff or anything like that, im just looking for a good computer that will belong to an everyday normal househould , im not a huge gamer, but i want a graphics card which wont be outdated in a year
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Go with a C2D, in that price range the e6600 would be better.
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Go with a C2D, in that price range the e6600 would be better.
im not looking for an intel processor because they run hotter, and also can be noisier, the e6600 its also only 4 bucks cheaper and id have to go thru the trouble of overclocking while the amd is also dual with 3.0ghz
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A C2D is short for Intel's Core 2 Duo, and they actually run pretty cool. How can they be noisier, if you were to use the same aftermarket CPU cooling, with either CPU?
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c2d r the best cpu's out right now
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well nothings really gonna change my mind about the processor, i'm sticking w/ amd, but another concern is if all the stuff will fit into the midtower case, especially the video card
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You don't have to worry. That 8800GTS will, fit right in that mid-tower case.
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