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Old 05-25-2007, 02:49 AM   #1
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I have been here before a posted when I built my first computer. Something happened to my account but anyways. I am really into gaming so this is going to be a gaming computer. I have one that is really good. This one is going to be a backup or for friends when they come over. My budget is $623.00 that is what I have saved up on July 1st. It is going to also for when I go to lan partys. So here is what I have been thinking about getting:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115013

I have been having trouble on picking a Mobo I kinda want mATX because smaller and ez to move to lan partys-Mobo: MSI 945GM3-F LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130060

Memory: Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134046

Graphic Card: EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075

DVD-CD ROM: ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135143

This is a mATX case that comes with a 500w PSU:APEVIA X-QPACK2-BL Desktop Computer Case 500W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144144

That is what I have right now. I am pretty sure this all is compatable with each other. I really dont know what Mobo to get tho. I don't plan to oc my cpu.

Any help on the Mobo would be nice and if you see anything wrong with the build or anything out there that is better then what I have on the list. Tell me plz. Oh, the total is $568.87 so I will have a little money left over. Thx for any help!
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:34 AM   #2
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get a geforce 7900gs since you have some money left over

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

i would also get some faster ram these are an extremely good they cost 250$ on newegg

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....6&RSKU=BA23796

im not to sure on good mATX boards but read some reviews im sure you could find somethin. Personally i would rather just use a normal ATX board.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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I would go with ATX mobo not mATX but this is going to ez to carry to lan partys.
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That looks like a good build to me if you go with the suggestions aCb brought up. Also I've heard the e4300 series processors overclock pretty well if you're in to that. I'm not an overclocker but if you are, that might be something to look into, just keep in mind that if you don't know what you're doing you can really mess your system up.
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That looks like a good build to me if you go with the suggestions aCb brought up. Also I've heard the e4300 series processors overclock pretty well if you're in to that. I'm not an overclocker but if you are, that might be something to look into, just keep in mind that if you don't know what you're doing you can really mess your system up.
the only problem is that the memory that aCb suggested adds almost $200 to the build (about $180), and would put him over his budget...

one suggestion I have is getting this HDD, it's a few dollars cheaper and brings the HDD capacity up from 160Gb to 250GB, it's recertified, but all that means is that it has been sent back and tested...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136063
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the only problem is that the memory that aCb suggested adds almost $200 to the build (about $180), and would put him over his budget...

one suggestion I have is getting this HDD, it's a few dollars cheaper and brings the HDD capacity up from 160Gb to 250GB, it's recertified, but all that means is that it has been sent back and tested...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136063
dang! what would I do with all that space? I have 160gb on my other computer and I have only used 80gb of it.
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better processor
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Personally, I'd upgrade the board to a more decent one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127018
The Abit IB9.
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Personally, I'd upgrade the board to a more decent one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127018
The Abit IB9.
read the reviews newegg reviews are VERY powerful in how much a product sells because so many people use newegg
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my grahpics card (256 meg) only cost me 80$ so try getting a 512megabyte graphics card if you into games and stuff
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