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Old 10-06-2007, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My roomate asked me to build a new computer for him, he set a ~ $1000 budget for the task. I went through TD and pulled together a couple of senarios. I was wondering if anyone could make recommendations on the parts I selected.


**Senario 1**
AMD Ahtlon 64 X2 6000+ Processo $169.99
AMD Ahtlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor - 3.0GHz, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MTs) FSB, Windsor, Dual-Core, OEM, Socket AM2, ADX6000IAA6CZ, Processor at TigerDirect.com


Asus M2N-E SLI $109.99
Asus M2N-E SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket AM2, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, SPDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID at TigerDirect.com


**Senario 2**
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor $289.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor - 3.0GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Conroe, Dual-Core, OEM, Socket 775, HH80557PJ0804MGS, Processor at TigerDirect.com


Intel DP35DPM $109.99
Intel DP35DPM Motherboard - Intel Socket 775, ATX Motherboard, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, SPDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID BOXDP35DPM at TigerDirect.com


**Shared**
Thermaltake WingRS 101 $54.99
Thermaltake WingRS 101 Black Mid-Tower ATX Case with Front USB and Audio Ports VG8000BNS at TigerDirect.com

BFG GeForce 7800 GS / 256MB GDDR3 $209.99
BFG GeForce 7800 GS 256MB GDDR3 AGP 8x DVI VGA TV Out Video Card BFGR78256GSOC at TigerDirect.com

Crucial Ballistix Dual Channel 2048MB $109.99
Crucial Ballistix Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz EPP Memory (2x 1024MB) BL2KIT12864AA804 at TigerDirect.com

ThermalTake / PurePower W0100RU $59.99
ThermalTake PurePower W0100RU 500-Watt ATX 2.0 120mm Fan 2024-Pin SATA-Ready PCI-E Ready Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

OCZ Ultra 5+ Silver Thermal Compound $5.99
OCZ Ultra 5+ Silver Thermal Compound OCZU5STP at TigerDirect.com

Thermaltake / V1 $59.99
Thermaltake V1 Multi-Socket 775AM2939754 Copper CPU Cooler CL-P0401 at TigerDirect.com

Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 $44.99
Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Retail Lightscribe DVD Burner - 20x DVDR Burn, 16x DVDR Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVDR DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x24x CD-RRW, Black, SATA at TigerDirect.com

Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 $44.99
Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 SuperAllwrite Retail Lightscribe DVD Burner - 20x DVDR Burn, 16x DVDR Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVDR DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x24x CD-RRW, Black, SATA at TigerDirect.com

Seagate /320GB/7200/16MB/SATA-300 $89.99
Seagate 320GB 7200 16MB SATA-300 OEM Hard Drive ST3320620AS at TigerDirect.com



Senario 1 Total $960.89
Senario 2 Total $1,080.89


Thanks,
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this is real close to that budget

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad. Q6600 quad core. Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $280

Motherboard: Gigabyte P35- DS3R Socket Intel LGA775. Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $130

Ram: Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800mhz. 2gb (x2 1gb). Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $64

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8800gts 320mb version DX10. Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $290

Power Supply: Corsair 520w Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail $125
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Don't buy from TD. They're usually overpriced, and their service isn't that good.

Newegg is a must, if you're in the US, which I assumed.

So here's a list:

Case - Your choice...
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM (From ClubIT.com)
RAM - 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800
Graphics - HIS HD 2900PRO 512MB
Power Supply - Corsair 550VX
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional Aftermarket HSF - Tuniq 120 (From svc.com)
Thermal Paste - Arctic Silver 5

To save a bit of money, if you want:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Heatsink - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (No need to buy thermal paste, if you go with this.)
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7800GS is an AGP video card and your motherboard doesn't support AGP

Get this instead
Newegg.com - XFX PVT80GGHF4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail
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Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Don't buy from TD. They're usually overpriced, and their service isn't that good.

Newegg is a must, if you're in the US, which I assumed.

So here's a list:

Case - Your choice...
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM (From ClubIT.com)
RAM - 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800
Graphics - HIS HD 2900PRO 512MB
Power Supply - Corsair 550VX
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional Aftermarket HSF - Tuniq 120 (From svc.com)
Thermal Paste - Arctic Silver 5

To save a bit of money, if you want:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Heatsink - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (No need to buy thermal paste, if you go with this.)
thats good... but he could always go with a e2180 overclock it, and then move up to a Yorkfield later...

also why was his original build have a 7800gs AGP... that board is PCI-e...
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also why was his original build have a 7800gs AGP... that board is PCI-e...
Probably got confused.
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Thanks everyone, I have a good machine spec'd out now.


on the AGP card, I was flipping between pages and overlooked that it was an AGP card :embarassed:
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Thanks everyone, I have a good machine spec'd out now.


on the AGP card, I was flipping between pages and overlooked that it was an AGP card :embarassed:
i almost bruoght a AGP card once, then i checked my basket and i was like whoa!
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