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Old 08-19-2007, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is going to be the first computer I'm going to build by myself so all help is appreciated. My current computer is becoming very outdated so it's time to build a new one. I have about a $2000 budget. Alot of the stuff I listed off here i based on customer reviews and I put it together kind of fast but I'm pretty sure it's correct. So far here is what I have put together..
Case
Thermaltake Armor Series Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Motherboard
ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Videocard
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
PSU
CORSAIR ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W
Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor
Ram
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804
Harddrive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Keyboard
Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse
Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse
DVD-R
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model - OEM

CPU Cooler
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler

Subtotal: $1,615.87
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM X2
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400 dollars on hard drives? not worth it, get 2x 750 WD's
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A lot of unnecessary spending, going on here.

Get the WD 750GB hard drives instead. They're as fast as the Raptors, and they cost around the same price.

Get Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800. You can't beat it's price, for the amount of performance, it gives.

You don't need a sound card. Onboard is good enough. You just need good speakers.

Get either the Gigabyte P35-DS3R, or the ASUS P5K Deluxe, as they are well suited for the Q6600.

64-bit OS, is not needed. So ditch the 4GB of RAM, as that is not needed as well, unless you're into CAD or any software, of that type.

The Tuniq is great for the Q6600.
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A lot of unnecessary spending, going on here.

Get the WD 750GB hard drives instead. They're as fast as the Raptors, and they cost around the same price.

Get Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800. You can't beat it's price, for the amount of performance, it gives.

You don't need a sound card. Onboard is good enough. You would just need good speakers.

Get either the Gigabyte P35-DS3R, or the ASUS P5K Deluxe.
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i have less than 2k in my build

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Thanks for the fast responces!
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Is there really any reason to get vista right now? Everyone has been telling me just to wait. Or should i just stick it out and stay with vista. If it is easy just to switch over from XP i'll just do that but if it isn't i'd rather just install vista now and not deal with all that trouble.
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its up to u, xp is better right now but i think sp1 is coming out end of this yr so that should make vista better
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