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Old 04-11-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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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/Produc...82E16819115016

Mother Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135022

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145079

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/Produc...82E16814130082

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059 Get this board instead. Wah wah wah Gigabyte Wah, ignore them, i have several friends with it and it works great and its an excellent value.

I also recommend this 9600GT instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130334

Good RAM, nice case.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Does the 9600 GT take up a lot of power? and how good is the HD3870?
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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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I can already say though that the CPU, motherboard and GPU have been replaced by better performing newer products which offer much better performance for the money.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/Produc...82E16819115037
Article and review here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-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/Produc...82E16813128059

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/Produc...82E16814130318
The HD 3870 is also a good alternative being slightly cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241074
Benchmarks here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...p_7.html#sect0

I'm not a big fan of G.Skill and I prefer Mushkin or Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146673
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
And this is an article I always love to link to to back my preferences up: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mem...0_7.html#sect0
You should also consider 4GB if you're running Vista.

And what about the PSU?
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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.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027

i have that psu, and its awesome, currently its running a 4000 x2, 8600gt xxx,

its a pretty capable psu, the fans are thermal controlled and everything, its super quiet, reliable too, ive had mine for almost 2 years now never had a problem with it... highly recommended
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And should i buy more fans for my case?
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no you should be good on fans, it says it has 2 120mm, that'll be plenty
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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?
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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/Produc...82E16819103194
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138106
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/Produc...82E16817139003
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