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Old 05-03-2007, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is what i have thus far. I wont be building for a month of so, but I am just thinking ahead. Comment/change please.

Optical Drive- LITE-ON LightScribe Black 20X DVD±R Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write Black IDE Model LH-20A1H-186 - Retail
Case- Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Monitor- Hanns•G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Video Card- PNY VCG88GTSXPB GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Sound Card (Necessary?)-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
PS- Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail
RAM- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
MB- EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail
OS- Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 - Retail

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Go for the 965P chipset, like the Gigabyte 965P-DS3, instead of 680i. It is more suitable for the lower C2Ds. And get G. Skill HZs...you'll get great overclocks with that.
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i love it how people just assume they will be oc'ing the **** out of there new pc's lol sorry just find it amusing
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lol....it's just that the C2Ds basically were made to overclock. And why not OC?
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the soundcard is not necessary unless you like premium audio I am happy with my onboard sound

The graphics card you can save money by buying the 320mb 8800GTs your screen is too small to efficiently use the extra onboard ram it isn't worth it.

The cpu can be very slightly upgraded to a e6320 for $20 or with the money saved on soundcard and graphics card you can buy a nice heatsink and a e6420 possibly the e6600 (the best C2D chip the e6700 is a waste of money)
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I hate my onboard audio... which is why I don't use it. But I agree with saltynay, if your not an audiophile you can get rid of the sound card and put the money towards a different Core2Duo or a nice CPU cooler, and unless your planning on upgrading your monitor or using dual monitors or something, you can save by going with the 320mb..
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Yeah, for a 19" monitor... save the cash on the 640MB version and pick up one of these.



woot! can't wait to install it. 320MB Overclocked XXX version.
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^^dude^^
that would be just about perfect if it said EVGA.
woot woot.
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Yeah, for a 19" monitor... save the cash on the 640MB version and pick up on of these.



woot! can't wait to install it. 320MB Overclocked XXX version.
im a little jealous im not going to lie.

p.s. is that graw i see bundle with it?
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^Yep...you see correct.
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