Building New Computer

hellghost

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Ok im building a computer pretty much from the ground (im keepin hardrive till college probably) and i found some stuff on New Egg and i just want to know if its anygood.

Heres the stuff.

Proccesor ( if anyone knows of anything cheaper thats still a Intel Dual Core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115016

Mother Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135022

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811145079

Graphics Card ( i most likely will try to find something cheaper like the Radeon HD3870 i just want to know which is better.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

All help is appreciated
 

worshipme

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Just a few questions: What is your budget? Will you be overclocking? And what will you be doing with the computer?

I can already say though that the CPU, motherboard and GPU have been replaced by better performing newer products which offer much better performance for the money.

CPU: The E6420 is one of the older C2Ds and you should be aiming for one of the new 45nm Wolfdales, the E8400 preferably. 45nm means less heat, lower power consumption, better performance and more overclockable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Article and review here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-wolfdale.html

Motherboard: I would recommend a P35 board here as they are the perfect partner for a C2D and support the 45nm CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

GPU: In case you didn't know, the new G92 based 8800GT is the new price to performance card. It outperforms the old G80 8800GTS at everything and offers near GTX performance for half the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318
The HD 3870 is also a good alternative being slightly cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241074
Benchmarks here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/asus-eax38x0-top_7.html#sect0

I'm not a big fan of G.Skill and I prefer Mushkin or Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146673
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034
And this is an article I always love to link to to back my preferences up: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/ddr2-800_7.html#sect0
You should also consider 4GB if you're running Vista.

And what about the PSU?
 

hellghost

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my budget is abot 300$ to 400$
I will probably not be overclocking and im running XP. and what power supply do u reccomend. im trying to keep most of the prices as low as possible without sacrificing quality. My computer will be used for gaming i just want to keep the costs down.
 

hellghost

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Ok, So the 500 Watt power supply will be enought to power pretty much everything, is there anyway to cut the price on the Proccesor at all?
 

worshipme

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my budget is abot 300$ to 400$
I will probably not be overclocking and im running XP. and what power supply do u reccomend. im trying to keep most of the prices as low as possible without sacrificing quality.
If you're trying to keep the prices as low as possible, then I would recommend perhaps an AMD platform. The 5000+ X2 black edition and a 770 motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103194
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138106
With the money you save there, you can get the 8800GT or HD 3870.

For the PSU, I recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003
 
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