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Old 12-20-2008, 02:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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get the wd 640gb hdd
Which exact one?
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

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thw antec three hundred is a good mid tower case. i have it and it has a good amount of room. good build quality compared to my old apevia mid tower. and hp makes some good dvd drives
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Ok thanks!

I'll probably buy the case locally after I get the parts.

so far:


Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45
Power Supply - Corsair 650TX
Hard Drive - WD 640GB HDD
Case - Antec Three Hundred
Cooler - Sunbeam
DVD-ROM - Samsung
Graphics Card - Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB (already have)
Ram - Buffalo PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (already have)


Total so far: $509.90 on newegg.

Just need:
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e7300 Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $120

gigabye ep43 ds3l Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards $80 (looks to be out of stock right now.

Sunbeam core contact hsf Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks $40 - $10 mir

antec 300 case Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases $60

OCZ stealthxstream psu Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies $75 - $35 mir

WD 640gb hdd Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives $75

Dvd burner ~$25 Maybe go with this one Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 16X DVD&#43;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 Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Total: $500 - $45 mir

Could maybe drop down to the e5200 cpu Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $83

Then take the money saved, sale the 8800gts 640mb and the rebate money so you could buy a ati 4850 or 9800gtx+
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that's a good deal on the OCZ psu. if it were me i would stick with the e7200.
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So should I go OCZ psu instead of Corsair 650TX psu?

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If it were me i would stick with the e7200.
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the e7200 has a bigger cache, higher fsb and will overclock much better. you can hit 4ghz+ on those where as the e5200 stops at about 3.5ghz.

the OCZ is a little better deal, if your trying to save money.
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I would say the corsair is the better psu but the ocz is good to and is far cheaper.
Clock for clock in games the e5200 is about 3% slower and from what I've seen on average will do about 0.3 - 0.4 ghz less than a e7300. But 3.5ghz should be enough for most games and if you did sale the 8800gts and bought a 4850 or 9800gtx you would be able to play games on a lot higher settings. I would do that but if you plan to keep the 8800gts then get the e7300.


Also not sure what total shipping will come to but on Newegg for just the antec 300 the shipping is $15 so $75 total. Buy.com has it for $60 shipped Antec Three Hundred ATX Computer Case - THREE HUNDRED - Buy.com
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The HD 4670 can keep up with an 8800GTS?
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