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Old 09-22-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Core 2 Duo Build Mulitpurpose

I am a new college student and I want to build my first computer based on the Core 2 Due E6600. I have around $1400 to spend and I already have a monitor. I want to use this computer for several different funtions: gaming, music center/recording, home theator, and of course homework. I would like a fairly nice machine but it doesn't have to be the top of the line. I also would like to put it in a Lian Li case if my buget can hold that. Please help me find good parts that will allow me to be able to do everything that I listed. Thank you for all your help and time. This site is a great place for it becuase of all of you.
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16817159009
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813131028
Processor
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115003
Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231022
Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130023
CD/DVD Drive And Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136091

Whopping total of 1396, and Dam that is going to be a hella good computer if you get all this :\
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okay, No 7950GX2, complete waste of money. X1900XT will do you fine. And you need a good powersupply. Your computer is useless without a good one. Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF.
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okay, No 7950GX2, complete waste of money. X1900XT will do you fine. And you need a good powersupply. Your computer is useless without a good one. Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF.
Haha, the PSU he picked out made me laugh.. that silverstone should do it justice though.
450 watts with 18a on the 12+v just aint enough.. :\

That thermaltake case is just not worth it... it's.. meh.. and I have to agree that an x1900xt would be a better choice over a 7950gx2.
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Do dual channel RAM not single channel.
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actually, that is a complete waste of money. You should get a 7950GT and 2GB (dual channel) DDR2 memory. For the psu, get the OCZ GameXStream 700Watt Version. (I have it and it's great. Can power my 7900GT)
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Thanks so far to all of the suggestions. But what about parts for the home theator. TV Tuner? 7.1 Sound card? I already have the parts needed for music recording. I have the Line 6 model that I plug my guitar in and it records. Again thanks for the help so far.
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Well actually i was just going with combo prices..
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actually, that is a complete waste of money. You should get a 7950GT and 2GB (dual channel) DDR2 memory. For the psu, get the OCZ GameXStream 700Watt Version. (I have it and it's great. Can power my 7900GT)
Silverstone > OCZ

The X1900XT is extremely cheap right now. Unless you can wait for the X1950pro, which is a extremely good card. For a sound card, a X-Fi exteme music is good, or the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, for TV tuners, get a PCI-E tv tuner, not a PCI one.
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I would get this case instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017
it is amazing
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