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Old 04-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks, Is there anything that can go down in price so I can add the Vista Home Premium..I can't much over the original price you stated..
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Here's a lesser build, but still more than capable of gaming...

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Rosewill R220-P-BK Black 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - FSP Group AX500-PN Max: 450W Peak: 500W ATX2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDR DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Total is $542 w/free shipping on the CPU, hard drive, RAM, and OS and $35 in MIR.

The 4850 can be swapped out for the 4830 for an additional $45 and $5 less on the MIR.
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Thank you very much for that build, it looks great, I'm just wondering, If I wanted a little more speed, Could I replace that CPU with a 3.0 ghz intel processor, In the first build?
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The first build posted had a 3.0 ghz CPU.
Are you asking if you can use that for the build Trotter suggested? If so, no, you'd need to switch the mobo to a 775 socket board.
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In the build Yami posted? Yes, as long as it is a LGA775 processor. In other words, a socket 478 Intel P4 will not work in it (different socket). The E8400 is a 3.0GHz CPU, by the way, but I think you meant you already have one maybe?

A 3.0GHz Intel will not work in the build I posted as it is an AMD build, which is a completely different animal (and socket). The GA-MA770-UD3 will run any AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPU on the market, but will not use DDR3 RAM like a native AM3 board would.
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Thanks a lot guys! I'm wondering, Is there anyway I can get a different case? Does it have to be a certain case to go with the mobo and what not?

EDIT : I'm looking at this! -- NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Also, What are the Different Hard Drives? Internal Hard Drives, External Hard Drives, External Enclosures, What's the difference?
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Internal 3.5" hard drives are what go in desktops and store all of your files. External hard drivers are connected over usb, firewire, or esata so you can use them to transport files around with you. You can put an internal hard drive into a compatible external enclosure to make your own external hard drive.

The Apollo is a good case but I prefer the Antec 300. I have a 300 with two additional 120mm front intake fans and am extermely happy with it.

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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