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Old 12-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC - Retail


Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6550 - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail


Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820220144


comments? criticisms?

I already have a case, fans, hard drives, vid. card, sound card, etc.

I'm upgrading from a s939 AMD 3700+ w/ 1 gig of RAM
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looks great
be sure to get an aftermarket heatsink fan and overclock
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looks good.. I would have recommended the Abit Ip35-e because its the same but cheaper and looks better, but they are out of stock, but otherwise only thing I recommend:

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

is that PSU
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Default Re: possible major upgrade...your thoughts?

sweet...thanks for the PSU suggestion


-edit- and i think i'm going to get a more toned down case by buying this: Newegg.com - Rosewill R6426-P BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
it has lots of good cooling options and i think it looks nice.

any other comments? advice? criticisms?

i don't know if i'm going to overclock right away
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bump...just want to make sure everything checks out
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if you don't mind MIR heres a couple good deals
Newegg.com - XION Stacker XON-791B Black Steel Chassis with Aluminum Front Door ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-SKN2-GP Black / Silver Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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