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Old 08-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Time Builder Seeking Advice and Help

I am new to building computers and this will be my first one. I spent my whole spring/summer saving my money to buy the componets for a new computer. I will manly use this computer for gaming. Please take a look at my build and feel free to post any suggestions. I am trying to cut this list down to make the computer cheaper without sacraficing performace or quality. Also, I want to make sure I didnt miss any componets I may need including cables for each componet, thermal grease, IDE or SATA cables (I am completely confused on the difference between the 2 and wether my motherboard come with enough cables) or any other things so please feel free to tell me if I am missing something.

Processor - E6750
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Power Supply - Corsair 520 (I am looking to go cheaper on this but if it is possible I would prefer modular) - 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

Motherboard - P35-DS3 (I noticed gigabyte offered cheaper versions and am unsure what the difference between them are) - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Memory - Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1gb ddr2 800 - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Graphics Card - EVGA 8800GTS - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Hard Drive - Seagate 250gb 7200.10 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Case - NZXT Lexa - NZXT LEXA BlackLine Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

CD/DVD Burner - Samsung - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM

Heatsink - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Monitor - Samsung 216BW - SAMSUNG 216BW Black-Silver 21.6" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1) - Retail

OS - Windows Vista Home Premium (not sure if this is the right one to buy) - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

I plan to purchase all the parts from NewEgg except for the processor because I found a better deal at my local retailer. I have a keybaord, mouse, and speakers already. Thanks for any help
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