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Old 11-14-2007, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just thought it would be a nice idea to have a list of recommended PC components. This very long list covers budgets from low to high. Please give your inputs or opinions, to improve these lists.


There are also links to each of the components:
[N] - Newegg
[C] - ClubIT
[S] - svc.com
[D] - Dell
[P] - Petra's Tech Shop
[T] - TankGuys
[J] - Jab-Tech
[Z] - ZipZoomFly
If some of the components do not have links, I have not been able to find a reliable one.

***I will continue updating as time goes on. When new components are released...

Based on the consensus here on T.F........


Recommended LOW-end/budget parts


CPUs
Intel
Pentium Dual Core

E2160[N]
E2180[N]
E2220[N]

AMD
Athlon X2

4000+[N]



Motherboards
Intel

Gigabyte P35-DS3L[N]
Gigabyte P31-DS3L(4 less USB 2.0 Ports, than P35 DS3L)
Gigabyte P31-S3G[N]
Abit IP35-E[N]

AMD
Biostar TForce TF7025[N] (Onboard GeForce 7025)
Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H 690G[N] (Onboard ATI Radeon Xpress 1250)
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G[N] (Onboard Radeon HD3200)


RAM
1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 NR[N]
2 x 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 NQ[N]
2 x 1GB A-DATA Extreme Edition DDR2-800[N]


Graphic Cards
ATI

HD series

2600XT[N]
3850[N]

Nvidia
GeForce

8600GT[N]
8800GS[N]


Power Supplies
FSP Group (SAGA+) (Fortron Source) 400R 400W[N]
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W[N]
Corsair 450VX 450W[N]
Silverstone ST400 400W[N]
Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W[N]


Hard Drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB[N] or 250GB[N]
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB[N] or SE16 WD2500KS 250GB[N]


Aftermarket CPU Coolers
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro[N] (For Intel CPUs) (No need to buy aftermarket thermal paste)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro[N] (For AMD CPUs) (No need to buy aftermarket thermal paste)
Xigmatek HDT-SD964[N]


Cases
Mid-Towers

XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue[N]
Cooler Master Elite 330[N]
Cooler Master Centurion 5[N]
Cooler Master Centurion 534[N]
Rosewill R5604-TBK[N]
Rosewill R5601-BK[N]

...or your choice


Widescreen LCD Monitors

Hanns-G HW-191DPB 19" 5ms[N]
Acer X193W+BD 19" 5ms[N]
Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms[N]


Aftermarket Thermal Pastes
Arctic Cooling MX-1[N] or MX-2[N]
Arctic Silver 5[N]
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Continued....

Recommended MID-end/budget parts


CPUs
Intel
Pentium Dual Core

E2220[N]

Core 2 Duo
E4700[N]
E8200[N]
E8400[N]

Core 2 Quad
Q6600[N][C] (G0 Stepping [SLACR])

AMD
Athlon X2

5200+[N]
6000+[N]
5000+[N] (Black Edition [Unlocked multiplier])


Motherboards
Intel

DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS[N]
Gigabyte EP35-DS3R[N]
DFI Blood Iron P35-T2RL[N]
Abit IP35-E[N]
Biostar TForce TP35D2-A7[N]
Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R[N]

Crossfire
ASUS P5K-E[N]
Abit IP35 Pro[N]
MSI P35 Platinum[N]
MSI P35 Neo2-FR[C]

SLI
ASUS P5N-E 650i SLI[N]
ASUS P5N-D 750i SLI[N]
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1[N]

AMD
SLI

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe[N]
Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H
EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR

Crossfire
MSI K9A2 Platinum 790FX[N] (AM2+)


RAM
2 x 1GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB GeIL DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Team Xtreem DDR2-800[N]

Graphic Cards
ATI
HD

3850 512[N]
3870[N]
HD4850 []Newegg.com - hd4850[N][/url]

Nvidia
GeForce

9600GT[N][C]
8800GT 512[N]


Power Supplies
Modular

Corsair 520HX[N][B]
XCLIO Greatpower 550W[N]
HIPER Type-R 580W[N]
Antec NeoPower 550W[N]

Non-Modular
Corsair 550VX[N]
Rosewill RP550[N]
SeaSonic S12 550W[N]
Antec Tru Power Trio 550W[N]
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W[N]


Hard Drives
Samsung SpinPoint T series 500GBN]
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB[N]
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB[N]
Western Digital Caviar GP 500GB[N]


Aftermarket CPU Coolers
Tuniq Tower 120[N]
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro[N] (For Intel CPUs) (No need to buy aftermarket thermal paste)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro[N] (For AMD CPUs) (No need to buy aftermarket thermal paste)
Zalman CNPS9500[N]
Thermaltake Big Typhoon[N]
Thermalright Ultima-90[S] (Doesn't include a fan)
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120[N]
Xigmatek HDT-SD-964[N]
OCZ Vendetta 2


Cases
Mid-Towers

NZXT Tempest
Cooler Master 690[N]
Antec Nine Hundred[N]
Antec P180 Series

Full-Towers
XCLIO Windtunnel[N]
Thermaltake Armor Series[N]
Gigabyte 3D Aurora Series[N]
Cooler Master CM Stacker Series[N]
Rocketfish[Only at Best Buy]

...or your choice


Widescreen LCD Monitors

CHIMEI CMV 221D-NBC 22" 5ms[N]
Hanns-G HW-223DPB 22" 5ms[N]
Hanns-G HG-216DPO 21.6" 5ms[N]
Samsung 216BW 21.6" 5ms[N]
LG L206WTY-BF 20" 2ms[N]


Thermal Pastes
Arctic Cooling MX-1[N] or MX-2[N]
Arctic Silver 5[N]
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Default Re: Recommended PC Components

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Recommended HIGH-end/budget parts


CPUs
Intel
Core 2 Duo

E8400[N]

Core 2 Quad
Q6700[N][Z]
Q6600[N][C] (G0 Stepping [SLACR])

Xeon
E3110 OEM[T] (Same as E8400)

AMD
Athlon X2
6000+[N]
6400+[N] (Black Edition [Unlocked multiplier])

Phenom
Phenom 9750[N]


Motherboards
Intel
Crossfire

DFI DK X38-T2R[N]
Gigabyte EP35-DS3P[N]
Gigabyte EX38-DS4[N]
Abit IP35 Pro[N]
Abit IX38 Quad GT[N]
ASUS P5E X38[N]
ASUS Maximus Formula[C]

SLI
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 680i[N]
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 780i[N] or XFX 780i[N]


AMD
SLI

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe[N]
Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H
EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR

Crossfire
DFI LP UT 790FX-M2R[N] (AM2+)
MSI K9A2 Platinum 790FX[N] (AM2+)
Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 (AM2+)


RAM
2 x 1GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB GeIL DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Team Xtreem DDR2-800[N]
2 x 2GB G. Skill DDR2-800 PQs[N]
2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800[N]
2 x 2GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2-800[N]

Graphic Cards
ATI
HD

3870[N]
3870 X2[N]
HD4850 []Newegg.com - hd4850[N][/url]
HD4870 [N]

Nvidia
GeForce

8800GT 512[N]
8800GTS 512[N]
9800GTX[N]



Power Supplies
Modular

Corsair 520HX[N] or 620HX[N]
Thermaltake Toughpower 650W[N]

Non-Modular
Corsair 550VX[N]
SeaSonic S12 550W[N]
Antec Tru Power Trio 650W[N]
FSP Group FX600-GLN V2.2/EPS12V 600W[N]
Silverstone SST-ST56ZF 560W[N]
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W[N]
Corsair 650TX[N]
Silverstone SST-ST75ZF[N]


Hard Drives
Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB[N]
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Series[N]
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB[N]



Aftermarket CPU Coolers
Scythe SCNJ-CU1000 5th Anniversary Edition[N]
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme[S] (Doesn't include a fan) w/ Scythe Slipstream 120mm[N]
Thermalright IFX-14[S] (Doesn't include a fan)
Enzotech Extreme-X[S]
Tuniq Tower 120[N]
Thermaltake Big Typhoon[N]
Xigmatek Achilles S1284


Cases (Personal preference)
Mid-Towers

NZXT Tempest
Cooler Master 690[N]
Antec Nine Hundred[N]
Antec P180 Series
Silverstone TJ09[N] or TJ10[N]

Full-Towers
XCLIO Windtunnel Advanced[N]
Thermaltake Armor Series[N]
Gigabyte 3D Aurora Series[N]
Cooler Master Stacker & COSMOS Series[N]
Lian-Li Full Towers[N]
Silverstone TJ07[N]

...or your choice


Widescreen LCD Monitors

Samsung 226BW[N] or CW 22" 2ms
Acer AL2416WBsd 24" 5ms[N]
LG L226WTY-BF 22" 2ms[N]
Gateway HD2200 22" 4ms[N]
Gateway FHD2400 24" 3ms[N]
Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30" 6ms[N]
Gateway XHD3000 30" 6ms[N]

Thermal Pastes
Arctic Cooling MX-1[N] or MX-2[N]
OCZ Freeze Extreme[N]
IC Diamond 7 Carat[P]
T-C Grease 0098[J]
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Just so you know, the forums already have a Recommended Builds Guide in Trotter's "Tutorials" sticky. I like yours more, b1gapl, but it just seems weird having two.

One (time consuming) idea to improve this post would be to do something like this to include links to the product on other pages:

[N][T][C] Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor

[N] = Newegg
[T] = Tiger Direct
[C] = Club IT

If this is a bit much, then even just Newegg links would be better...
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Just so you know, the forums already have a Recommended Builds Guide in Trotter's "Tutorials" sticky. I like yours more, b1gapl, but it just seems weird having two.

One (time consuming) idea to improve this post would be to do something like this to include links to the product on other pages:

[N][T][C] Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor

[N] = Newegg
[T] = Tiger Direct
[C] = Club IT

If this is a bit much, then even just Newegg links would be better...
That thread hasn't been updated in months. But I will keep mine updated every few days to a week.

Nice idea. I will work on that. Thing is though, there is a 10k character limit for each post. I might end up editing some of the earlier posts here, to make up, if it does go over. Or I'll just edit the current list to take up less space, and be more efficient.
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Might be a way to reserve a couple of posts possibly? If I recall, there's a way that moderators/admins can move posts up. So just reserve a couple for future reference.
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That thread hasn't been updated in months. But I will keep mine updated every few days to a week.

Nice idea. I will work on that. Thing is though, there is a 10k character limit for each post. I might end up editing some of the earlier posts here, to make up, if it does go over. Or I'll just edit the current list to take up less space, and be more efficient.
Should have split it into 3 posts. =\

But if you keep this updated, this will be an awesome list.
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really really helpful
but i dont really know if the 5000+ is good for "high end" build
isnt it outperformed by the e2180?
or is it specifically aimed at those waiting for the phenom?
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.......the 790X n 790FX chipset mobos r not on the list. Sad.

Dont forget the Phenoms when they release!
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he will update when the time comes....
and wildside you make it seem like
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