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Old 06-14-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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My younger brother just graduated from highschool and he wants a desktop pc. Mostly for gaming, The budget is $800 usd. (Parents are buying it for him) Here is what I have come up with. Tell me what you think or suggest some changes.


Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-SKN2-GP Black / Silver Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119104
Price:$49.99

Motherboard-
ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131180
Price: $149.99

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
Price:$187.00

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
Price: $131.00

HD
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144416
Price $54.99

Video Card:
XFX PVT71JUHE4 GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150220
Price $199.99

CD / DVD ROM Drive:
Sony NEC Optiarc 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 E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076
Price:$29.99

PSU:

PSU:
Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL-S 550W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182060
Price: $60.99


Total: 863.94

I want it to be as close to 800 as possible. As you can see its over. Help me get it closer

I feel i am forgetting something
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:49 AM   #2
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Psu?
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:26 AM   #3
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umm assuming you have got yourself an XP of vista disk wit key then you have got everything
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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recommend any changes?
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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Get this video card instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150228

This more of a budget motherboard, the one you chose is a little higher end:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127018

And this RAM is great for the price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098


The rest looks good.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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alright, thanks Freestyler. I don't want to go w/ that mobo because it only has 1 pci x16 slot. He wants two pci x 16 slots for when he goes SLI someday
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #7
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Ya, but the P35 chipset doesn't support sli, you'd need something like 680i for that...
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Any particular reason you're not going with the E6420? It has 4MB L2 cache and it's $1 cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

edit: Does that help, Thelis? The E6420 is cheaper than the E6400.
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HEY MAN, NOT ALL OF US CAN AFFORD AN EXTRA DOLLAR!!@!

YOU MIGHT BE ROLLING IN MONEY, BUT WE ARENT. A DOLLAR CAN FEEL A FAMI:LY FOR A WEEK!!!!

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HEY MAN, NOT ALL OF US CAN AFFORD AN EXTRA DOLLAR!!@!

YOU MIGHT BE ROLLING IN MONEY, BUT WE ARENT. A DOLLAR CAN FEEL A FAMI:LY FOR A WEEK!!!!

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Hmm? I know you were just messin around, but go back and re-read it.
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