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Old 10-20-2006, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about a $1400 budget. This will be my first build and I'm just wondering if this is going to be the best for the amount I can afford and if all these parts are compatible and all work together (mainly questions about the speakers/harddrive because "OEM" really confuses me). Another big question I have is if i should stick with the 7900GTO that i have right now or go to the 7950GT. These are the current parts that I have in mind. I'm also thinking about Swapping the CPU/mobo for Intel ones... like an E6400/P5B, or E6300/P5N32 SLI. I'm not sure if i should go for an SLi system with a weaker processor or vice versa.

MOBO- ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200CUBOX - Retail

Video Card- eVGA 512-P2-N573-AR Geforce 7900GTO 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Memory- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Power Supply- Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail

Monitor- ViewSonic VA703b Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail

CD/R- LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHW-160P6S-04 - Retail

Speakers- Logitech 2.1 Black Speaker System Model X-230 - OEM

Case- COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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Old 10-20-2006, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oem is just like the product without the original box. i think it means original equipment manufacture. get a 7950gt and go for a core 2 duo.


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Old 10-20-2006, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by gmanych
Try This...

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 - $220
his whole rig he picked is AMD just posting a Link to a intel CPU doesn't help, as obviously it wouldn't match his AMD setup. You should have posted a Mobo for it.

EDIT: also OEM will mean you wont get any wires or connectors just the product.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well the thing is that, I want an Intel but I dont really know much good motherboards that support SLi with the E6400 processor. I've read reviews about certain boards not taking the Corsair Ram that I have.... any suggestions for mobos? Also I want to keep it around 1400 if i go Intel. Another question is that if its OEM and it only comes with the part and no wires, such as the HDD/Speakers, will my mobo come with the SATA cables to connect it? and what about the speakers??
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