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Does this conroe build look good?

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July 30, 2006 11:13:25 PM

Well my laptop died on me and I am building a PC. This is what I have together so far:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz - $360.00
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Western Digital 250GB HDD x2 - $160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

ASUS P5W Deluxe mobo - $275.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Corsair XMS2 RAM 2GB - $181.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Antec TruepowerII 550W power supply - $80.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

NEC CD/DVD Drive - $30.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

eVGA 7600gt video card - $170.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Antec p180 case

Anything else you guys can think of or anything I should swap out?

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July 31, 2006 1:40:33 AM

I decided to go with this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

The Antec SONATA II. I had a question though, will the 450w power supply be ample for my system or should I still get the 550w power supply? And also this is my first time building so what other little things do I need? I have down on my list of things to get:
Thermal Paste - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
Cable Cover - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Anti-static wristband - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1689...
Mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

I need a NIC and do I need a CPU fan? If I do what is a good one, and the same with the NIC. What is a good one. Is there anything else I need? I have a monitor and I can't think of anything else. Should I put more fans in the case?
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July 31, 2006 3:42:49 AM

You won't need a NIC, its on the motherboard.
July 31, 2006 4:07:21 AM

yeah you could use a more powerful video card and then maybe buy a new heatsink and OC a 6400
July 31, 2006 5:23:58 AM

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Swap the board for the Asus P5B

Swap the ram for some OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800

And whatever you do..... DON'T BUY from Tiger Direct.

Everything else looks good... enjoy the new rig.


Have you had problems in the past with Tiger Direct? I have made roughly 20 orders through them and have had zero problems. Support was easy to work with the one time I accidently ordered two of the same item, they quickly cancelled it and my items shipped out later the same day. Let me know if you have had problems, I always like to know why I would heed a warning before I acknowledge one.
July 31, 2006 1:48:47 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. Should I buy the 550w power supply or stick with the 450w power supply that is in the case.
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