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Old 08-22-2007, 11:58 PM   #11
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Istonian's recommendation isn't bad, but change a few things:
Upgrade RAM to 2 GB DDR2-800.
Get a cheaper case, I won't include it since you said it's not an issue.
Graphics card?
Better PSU


So here's what you end up with
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Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032
$90
Relatively cheap, reliable Asus motherboard.

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016
$186
Great Core 2 Duo processor, very fast.

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211066
$80
Value price for excellent speed RAM, you definitely want the DDR2-800

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
$90
Much more reliable, Antec quality, very powerful

Video card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130086
$165
Great budget card, DirectX10, factory overclocked
$611 total for a great PC.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:06 AM   #12
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I was including a case just incase. and I suggested that ram bc of the mobo. I figured he wouldnt be doing any oc'ing.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:00 AM   #13
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get the 8800 320 mb or 640 mb its so much of a better card if u can afford it
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:16 AM   #14
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hmm, i already have a vid card, sound card, and psu

vid card- 512mb 260(yikes)

i will look into these parts, thanks guys'

and esa193, cant really afford it, this build will take me 2-3 months, i will just buy part by part
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:17 AM   #15
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and i want to oc

hmm, how much would a 2.5-3.0 ghz dual core cost? ive seen on newegg that people oced the 2.1 you showed me to 3.4 but taht might now happen to me.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:35 AM   #16
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I got my e6600 from 2.4 Ghz to 3.76 Ghz stable under load. I will upgrade my ram and go to 3.9 Ghz.

The e6600 is $226.99.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Here is a link to go with Thelis's suggestion.
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thanks, i like this cpu better, anyways im looking on craigslist

is this mobo better or worse then the one you referred to me?

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

wat are the disadvantages of buying a used cpu?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:55 PM   #19
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uh, i would prefer it be at bestbuy or something like that, cause my parents definetly would not approve of me spending alot of money on a computer (if you are asian, then you would understand) but i can arrange something, i want a site with lots of discounts! lol newegg is fine

i already have a $260 512 video card and a $90 sound card
lol! im sure if u asked them wat the budget is and told them wat u need it for im sure they would raise the budget a bit.
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