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Old 12-26-2006, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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INTELCORE 2 DUO E6300
P4 775 INTEL DG965 WH PCIE motherboard
(Those two for $200 Canadian on ebay )
XFX NVidia GeForce 7900GS 7900 GS PCI-E Video Card ($250 on ebay)
Seagate SATA II 320GB HD ($128)
2GB OCZ 800MHZ DDR2 RAM GOLD XTC KIT ($340)
LG DVD+/-RW GSAH22L 18X ($55)
Case with 420W power supply ($75)

Total: About $1050 Canadian for what I think is a pretty good gaming PC. It will be my first time building a PC and I'm still doing the research on how to get it done. Did I miss anything? Any compatibility issues?
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i wouldnt trust that motherboard. can you ask the seller about it? same with processor. and the psu that comes with the case might be a dude, i would spend the extra $50 and get a name brand psu so you have a less chance of having a power issue and frying something.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for the input. I'm really in uncharted ground here.

Here is the ebay link:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA:IT&ih=004

They are new in the box. Assuming they are good, how are the model choices I made?
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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INTELCORE 2 DUO E6300
P4 775 INTEL DG965 WH PCIE motherboard
(Those two for $200 Canadian on ebay )
XFX NVidia GeForce 7900GS 7900 GS PCI-E Video Card ($250 on ebay)
Seagate SATA II 320GB HD ($128)
2GB OCZ 800MHZ DDR2 RAM GOLD XTC KIT ($340)
LG DVD+/-RW GSAH22L 18X ($55)
Case with 420W power supply ($75)

Total: About $1050 Canadian for what I think is a pretty good gaming PC. It will be my first time building a PC and I'm still doing the research on how to get it done. Did I miss anything? Any compatibility issues?
IMO, I would lower down the memory and card so that I could afford the E6600. Also what's the RPM on that Seagate, cause I got my WD 320GB 7200RPM for only $90 US. Must be the warranty thing? Are all yor price listed in Canadian?

Yea, and that case I wouldn't trust the PSU that comes on it though.
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Yes the prices are in $CAD. 90USD is about 103CAD..its prob not the best price. The Seagate was 7200RPM. I haven't really looked into cases that much but a 420W supply seperate form the case is good?

So you think I might wanna try 1GB RAM instead of 2 to get the E6600? I don't multitask that much anyways so mabye its a good idea.
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an E6300 is a good entry into the Conroe world for a beginner. What is your budget? if you want to order online we can help come up with something from Tigerdirect.ca or NCIX.com or another is your have a preferance. I would not suggest ebay for a first time builder, as a few of us have been burned on there... Myself included. but if you can spare yourself the pain of getting a bad part (that you can't return) then by all means do so... maybe something like this:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - 242.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=2280517
Asus P5B Intel Socket 775 - 178.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...120&CatId=1572
XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX Edition - 190.00 (rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...578&CatId=1560
OCZ Dual Channel XTC DDR2-667 (2 x 1024MB) - 293.00 (rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...882393&CatId=0
Coolmax / CX-550B / Black / 550-Watt - 74.00 (rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...600&CatId=1079
Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 - 126.00 (rebate)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...8595&CatId=139
Sony DRU-120C Multi-Drive / 16x - 51.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...00058&CatId=89
Ultra Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case - 102.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...752&CatId=1842

1265 CAD without shipping...
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Actually I just spoke to the guy with the parts who lives near me. He is somewhat of a supplier/builder working from home.

He's getting me the following:

INTELCORE 2 DUO E6300
P4 775 INTEL DG965 WH PCIE motherboard
Forsa GeForce 7900GS 7900 GS PCI-E Video Card
Seagate SATA II 320GB HD ($128)
2 Maxtor IDE U300 80 GB
2GB OCZ 800MHZ DDR2 RAM GOLD XTC KIT
LG DVD+/-RW GSAH22L 18X
Antec case with 350W power supply

For $1300 no tax. He said he build the whole PC with the 2 Maxtors in a RAID 0 for an extra $100. The problem is, I really wanted to try to install the stuff myself. Shold I just let him build it for me because I really want the RAID setup for my gaming. Is it very hard to do for for time builders?
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