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Kurt Rambis 11-08-2007 12:11 PM

Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Okay guys I have around 1000$ to spend on a new system to use for gaming. I want to build it myself. It will be my first time attempting a build.

This is the cpu I want to use (I want to overclock):

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

This is the operating system I want to use:

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

I want 2GB of RAM for now but I would like to be able to upgrade to 4GB in the near future.


I would like a nicer case. I'm not sure about SLI vs P35. I'm not sure which graphics card I should get. Any and all help is much appreciated ! I want to play the "next gen" mmorpgs on this system with plenty to spare.



Also not included in the 1000$, I will be needing a good monitor in the 200$ range. any suggestions appreciated. I guess it needs to work well with whatever graphics card i end up choosing.

veedubfreak 11-08-2007 12:27 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Gigabyte p35-ds3l ~100
Crucial ballistix 2x1gb ddr800 ~ 50AR
Corsair 520hx or 550vx ~ 80
eVga 8800gt 512 ~300(230-250 if you wait a week or 2)
Vista home premium 64 ~ 110
Antec 900 ~ 100
e6750 ~ 200 or q6600 ~ 275 (worth the extra money)
TT120 ~ 50

aetherh4cker 11-08-2007 12:28 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Unfortunately, this doesn't include the case and it still comes to a little over $1000. I calculate it at $1022.92. But then you still have shipping. You can also get $50 back in Mail-In-Rebates.

I'd just go and pick your own case out from Newegg or something.

veedubfreak 11-08-2007 12:30 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Well the power supply can be had for 50 bucks less at buy.com after rebates. If you hold off a week or 2 you'll save another 50 on the video card.

Invisible 11-08-2007 06:08 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
did anyone read?
he needs a monitor
Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" 5ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
so get a rosewill psu and e2180

nerdygeek 11-08-2007 06:22 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Invisible you need to learn how to read. LOL. He said not included in the 1k he needs a $200 monitor. LOL

Invisible 11-08-2007 08:53 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
lol true....wow

Kurt Rambis 11-09-2007 01:22 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Guys thanks for the awesome feedback. This is what i'm thinking atm for a final build:

Newegg.com - NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" 5ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

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

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


I'm thinking go with this for now and upgrade my cpu in a year. Lemme know what you think.

veedubfreak 11-09-2007 01:26 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Looks good.

aetherh4cker 11-09-2007 01:28 PM

Re: Another "help me with my build plz"
 
Just so you know, the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L doesn't have RAID functions, so if you want RAID, you'll probably want to spend $30 more for the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R.

Also, I'm not a fan of the E2180, however, I suppose it will hold you off for a little while. Overclock it as much as you can though.... otherwise it's useless.

Looks good though.


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