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Old 12-14-2006, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my build so far..

Motherboard:
Intel 975XBX2KR Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID
Price: $253.99, $259.99
Detailed Specs:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...63503&CatId=13

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan
Price: $406.00, $369.99
Detailed Specs:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Video Card:
XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX Edition / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card / Core Clock: 590 MHz / Memory Clock: 1.6 GHz
Price: $180.99, $169.99
Detailed Specs:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Monitor:
Samsung 931C / 19" / Fast Action 2ms / Extreme 2000:1 Contrast Ratio / SXGA 1280x1024 / DVI·VGA / Gloss Black / LCD Monitor

Price: $349.99, $ 294.99
Detailed Specs:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Is this a decent build? What kind of memory should I get I have $100-$200 to spend on memory.
What kind of PSU will I want (I want to upgrade my graphics card to an 8800 GTS later on but never will I go SLI or Crossfire.)
Does the case I get really matter? I have $75 to spend on a case I want it to show the tempature inside
Do I need any cooling accessories or is the system stable?
I want a hard drive with a minimum of 120 GB, I have $100 to spend on this. (I'd perfer 10,000 RPM with 16MB cache and 120 GB space.)

Thanks - Connor (also note this is for gaming. like CS:S, BF2, COD2)
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If you haven't already bought the mobo, I'd suggest a 680 chipset one. It leaves the Intel offerings in the dust. This is the only one tigerdirect.ca carries, though:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...809&CatId=2014

As for RAM, go with a stick of 1 gig, and add another one later.

With your case, remember that most PSUs that come with a case are pure crap.

As for cooling, your case fans will have a lot to do with it.

For $100, you ain't getting a 10K drive. Look for a SATA2 drive w/16MB cache. Go with WD or Seagate.
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If it's for gaming, you're gunna want a better video card....
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If it's for gaming, you're gunna want a better video card....
I dont know my 7600GT stands up to whatever i throw at it.
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You might want to check out http://www.ncix.com . They have much better prices and faster service than tigerdirect. I have corporate accounts with both if you need some credibility from me.

You should also think of bringing that video card up to a 7900. it will last a little longer than a 7600 further down the road. In the long run it might save you a bit.
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