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Old 11-07-2006, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i am building a new computer for my brother. he will be mostly be gaming and also be using it as a HTPC. this is going to be my first build so i am a bit scared but my brother says he trusts me. these are the things that i want to buy as of now. please some one critique my choices and recomend me something new if u feel it is bad. my main problem is that i couldnt choose a motherboard and memory. but brother will be upgrading into SLI so i will need a SLI capable motherboard, and for the memory, i would like 2 gig (2 x 2 gig). so if some one can recommend a motherboard up to $150 and 2 gig memory up to $200-250, that would be awesome. i have more concerns though. i am planning on getting the core 2 duo 2.13 ghz but i am not sure if that is the right choice or should i go for the 2.4 ghz. i am not into overclocking and will not overclock until i learn how to, so is the 2.4ghz worth that much money right now?
more questions--how is the powersupply, any other recomendations on that same price range. what about the video card- anything better for the same price.
i would have waited for the dx 10 cards but i will not be able to afford them when they initially come out. my budget is very very tight and i am not willing to spend more then 1000-1300 dollars on the box itself. the cheaper the better. one more thing before i shut up, i wont be upgrading after this purchase more atleast more that a year, so please u guys help me choose good parts that will last me atleast a year at the lastest without upgrading and play most of the new games. one last thing-hows the tv tuner, any other options on my systerm?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106014

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144170

hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136010

power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130066

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004

tv tuner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129051

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Old 11-07-2006, 05:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bad choices Siddanth3... Heres a complete build... And you said you were going to get the 2.14Ghz model. That a E6400, better go for the E6600 (2.4Ghz model) for the extra cache and higher clock speed because you dont want to overclock...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 4MB L2 Cache, 2.4 Ghz, Socket T LGA 775 - $312
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Mobo: ASUS P5B-VM Socket T (LGA 775) Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131043

GFX: eVGA 512-P2-N573-AR GeForce 7900GTO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065

Ram: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) - $199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s - $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Case: SILVERSTONE TEMJIN SST-TJ04BW Black Aluminum front panel - $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163022

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider SST-ST40F ATX 400W Power Supply - $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163104

$1132

That will run any game at the moment on high.
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for someone who had AMD in they're sig... you shure do luv INTEL

(but it's nice build regardless)
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get this video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141042

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GFX: eVGA 512-P2-N573-AR GeForce 7900GTO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065
The 7900GTO is OUT of Stock, can't you read !!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Gee well excuuuuuusue mee.

And yea NUKEM I love Intel Core 2 Duo's (After using a friends E6600). I have turned from AMD to Intel lol.
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