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Old 08-22-2006, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Also what happens after I buy all this stuff and its put in? I turn on the computer then what? Do I just insert the Windows CD and follow the directions and that’s all? What about the bios? Do I have to buy a bios program or how does that work? Does the mother board have a bios program built in? I am wondering how hard it is to do all the software work.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Case: CoolerMaster Centurion
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI
CPU: AMD 3800x2
Corsair XMS 2x1gig
Video Card: XFX 7600gt
Hard drive: WD 80 gig
DVD burner: Lite-on lightscribe
PSU: Hiper 580 Watt
Monitor: 19" DCLCD

Total is 1076.93 before shipping and taxes (if it applies) --- If it has to be under $1100 after shipping and taxes then you can use a less expensive motherboard and change the memory. I choose that specific motherboard because it has sli and i have worded with it before. On the otherhand, i choose that memory because its ddr2-800, and the board recommends a ddr2-800 standard.

I did not include a copy of windows as I see you might be able to handle that yourself, feel free to improve on the list and good luck on your build.

Note: when you put together your new computer, press Delete to get into bios, then change the boot order to CD-ROM FIRST, then harddrive 2nd. Next restart computer and press any key to boot from CD drive. Then just follow the instructions they give you, such as format a new partition and the such. Dont wrry ppl here are always willing to help a fellow techie!
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 1.86GHz 1066MHz 2MB LGA775 CPU, Retail $204.00
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E6300BOX

ASUS P5NSLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory - Retail $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085

XFX PV-T73G-UDD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $160.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150140

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $77.99 (+$10.00 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM $29.25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply - Retail $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103512

COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Computer Case - Retail $64.99 (+$20.00 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119094

NEC Black Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302 - OEM $5.79
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

DCLCD by Sceptre DCL9C Black 19" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824211005

Total $1007.97 before rebates, not including shipping
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OK! This is what I got so far. Everyone please THOUGHRALY look through it. I do not know if everything is compatible with everything else so I need someone to verify that everything is compatable with each other.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor ($250)Operating Frequency 2.13GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2M shared
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
Mothorboard: Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($95)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128016
Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.283mm x 0.238mm Pixel Pitch ($190)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254001
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106014

Memory: Here I was looking at a few options I was not sure what one to go with. Here are the three options:

OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($179)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227078
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($228)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220144
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($231)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145590

Case: Here I was looking at two options. I will decide later what one I want. But I need to know if they are both compatible with everything that is going to be put in it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144133

The second one has a 500 watt PSU and the first one has a 420 watt PSU. Would the 420 watt PSU be enough or would I need to upgrade it? And would the 500 watt PSU be enough if I go with that one, or would I need to upgrade it? Also does anyone know which case is of higher quality?

And that only leave one thing left. The video card... Now I have about $200 to 300 left to spend on the card. I want one with a DVI output being that my monitor has a DVI input and the card needs to be able to play almost all of the latest games out there such as Quake 4, Hitman Bloodmoney, Half Life 2, exc. Remember this is a GAMING computer.

Also if anyone has any suggestions if I should change any of the components I have chosen, please speak out!!!

And once again please verify that everything is compatible. Especially the mother board and what not. Also I noticed that mother board has two red and yellow bays and one black one. What type of bays are the yellow and red bays and the black bay?

Also it says "DDR2 Standard DDR2 667" for the mobo. Does that mean that Corsair 800 MHz. memory would be a waste with that mobo and that I should go with 667 MHz. memory? If so should I switch mobo's? If so any suggestions?
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I wouldn't use a PSU that was included with a case, its better to purchase a PSU seperately, especially if the system is going to require 500watts+. Choose a Antec, Enermax, or Mushkin PSU.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Does that mother board have any AGP slots? What does an AGP slot look like?
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The Gigabyte mobo you chose has pcie, no agp, no need for agp either. The one I chose has two pcie, so you can have two video cards some day (SLI though).
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The mobo you choose only supports up to 667 MHz. RAM. If I go with either the Corsair RAM or the RAM you suggested I will be looseing out being that they can be ran at 800 MHz. Plus that mobo is out of stock.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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ewiz showed that the p5n sli will work with ddr2 800 as well, but they removed the item, plus you probably won't be able to get that mobo since everyone is out of stock at the moment, including newegg, zipzoomfly.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yeah, at the moment the p5n sli will not work well with DDR2 800... http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2820 looks like I'll have to refuse the package from ewiz and get another, or keep it and sell it on ebay since everyone else is sold out.
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