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August 25, 2006 9:05:14 PM

Here's the meat: Oh.. i'm trying to stay under $1500

ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail

XFX PV-T73G-UDD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI Model SHS162LBEBN - OEM

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August 26, 2006 12:24:28 AM

Quote:
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=3780168

I'm buying soon and would like to get some feedback.

Thanks in advance!

-g


If you want replies, don't be so lazy and use a wishlist. They are highly annoying. Tyoe out your parts list in the post. Also a budget and how you want to use the computer will help. Limited information != good post material.

Don't buy a $187 Pentium D that kicks blown into next month by AMD and next year by Core2.
August 26, 2006 2:33:49 AM

Also LOSE THE PENTIUM D. Get the e6300 Core2 duo.. it will kinda kick the crap out of the 940. Check the cpu charts?
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August 26, 2006 3:18:31 AM

3 words: Core 2 Duo
August 26, 2006 3:22:04 AM

3 words: Pentium is shitt.
August 26, 2006 10:34:27 AM

it looks like he changed to E6300...
August 26, 2006 9:49:34 PM

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it looks like he changed to E6300...


yeah. and i'll post in a bit here so nobody has to follow links! wwhhaaaa!
August 26, 2006 10:41:07 PM

hmmm whadya want to do with it?

you could get a system like mine...

Intel 'Bad Axe' D975XBX Motherboard [1334]
Intel Core 2 E6600 @ 3.004ghz stock vcore (Hopefully 3.6 someday!!!)
2GB patriot xtreme ddr2 800 4-4-4-12 RAM (@ 836mhz for 1:1 w/CPU)
2x 74GB WD Raptors [16mb cache] in RAID 0
2x 320GB Seagate 7200.10's in RAID 0
eVGA Geforce 7600 GT KO
Dell 2007 WFP
Zalman 9500 Cooling
500W Thermaltake PurePwr TWV W0057 PSU [revised edition]
Lite-On SHM-165H6S [HV9N]
LG GSA H10N [JJ11]
Thermaltake Matrix VX 3000 Case
No Sound Card - SP/DIF to a Denon 3805.
Floppy!

...take away the raid drives and bam...<$1500

got the cpu & mobo as a combo from tigerdirect for $559, along w/ the gpu
everything else from newegg...
September 29, 2006 6:33:13 PM

Here is a nice system for about $1550.00.


Antec Performance I P180 Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis, 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Four Western Digital Caviar SE WD400JD 40GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (I'm striping these for performance. I personally dont need much space, but if you want you can easily replace this with one 250GB hard drive for 50 dollars less.)

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM

ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan with Heatsink (You can get rid of this as well if you arent planning on doing some light overclocking. Another 50 bucks)

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner With LightScribe.
September 29, 2006 7:26:33 PM

Quote:
Here's the meat: Oh.. i'm trying to stay under $1500

ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail

XFX PV-T73G-UDD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI Model SHS162LBEBN - OEM


It seems good except for the motherboard. Dont ever get an Nvidia chipset for Intel, they suck. They have stability problems and poor overclock.
Go with the Asus P5B Deluxe instead, it is sure to support quad-cores and excellent stability at stock speeds.
With the few bucks youll be saving you might wanna go for a Seagate 7200.10 HDD, theyre faster than those WD.
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