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October 21, 2006 1:53:30 AM

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe/P5B-V DH Deluxe ?
Memory: Corsair DDR675 XMS2 1Gb
Storage: Western Digital Sata2 8mb 160Gb
Graphic Card: XFX GF7600 GS
Optical Disk: Lite-On DVD-ROM
Monitor: LG LCD 17" Flatron 1780slim DVi

Casing: Raidmax Ninja Casing


Need Help from someone who can give opinion on my spec....feel free to recommend any parts that need to be adjust.....
my budget is.... trying to minimize it below $1000....
where can i buy these parts cheaper :?: ?

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October 21, 2006 3:22:47 AM

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe/P5B-V DH Deluxe ?
Memory: Corsair DDR675 XMS2 1Gb
Storage: Western Digital Sata2 8mb 160Gb
Graphic Card: XFX GF7600 GS
Optical Disk: Lite-On DVD-ROM
Monitor: LG LCD 17" Flatron 1780slim DVi

Casing: Raidmax Ninja Casing


Need Help from someone who can give opinion on my spec....feel free to recommend any parts that need to be adjust.....
my budget is.... trying to minimize it below $1000....
where can i buy these parts cheaper :?: ?


RAIDMAX makes garbage PSUs- don't even think about using the included case PSU. Look at Antec, FCP, Seasonic, etc.

Like Prozac said downgrade to the E6300 and overclock. Upgrade to 2GB of RAM, and get at least a 7600GT.
October 21, 2006 1:17:24 PM

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe/P5B-V DH Deluxe ?
Memory: Corsair DDR675 XMS2 1Gb
Storage: Western Digital Sata2 8mb 160Gb
Graphic Card: XFX GF7600 GS
Optical Disk: Lite-On DVD-ROM
Monitor: LG LCD 17" Flatron 1780slim DVi
Casing: Raidmax Ninja Casing
Need Help from someone who can give opinion on my spec....feel free to recommend any parts that need to be adjust.....
my budget is.... trying to minimize it below $1000....
where can i buy these parts cheaper :?: ?
As mentioned before, the PSU has to go. It's available for $22 AMR as a stand-alone. Garbage. If you are in love with the way the case looks, then buy a replacement PSU and throw away the one that comes with the case. Otherwise, an Antec case with a Truepower PSU OR pick another case w/o a PSU and look as FSP/Fortron for great value.
I'm confused about your other component selections.
Not knowing your intended use for this box makes it hard to recommend a more balanced system for you.
The $270 high-end mobo suggests you want to overclock.
The $120 videocard suggests you don't game much.
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October 22, 2006 4:45:57 PM

i'm gonna use the sys for engineering course n a little bit on gamings.....
try to minimize the price belw $1000....

i prefer e6600 coz of the 4mb cache....
i prefer raidmax coz the look....thanx for the psu advise
i want the 7600gt but that will cost me lot...

and....i want the sys that can keep up for 4 years,maybe?
October 22, 2006 4:58:03 PM

A 6600 with a crap PSU is a waste, no offense. A 6300 will do just fine. And the extra L2 cache won't make that much real world difference. 6600 CPU on a $1000 is way too much. Cheap out on the hard drive if you have to (get a small one) and sink that $$ into a better PSU. And get a much cheaper mobo, that one's overkill. DS3/S3 is just fine...espcially since you're getting 667 RAM and not 800.....if you wanna 6600 and OC then you'll need 800 RAM, which totally blows your budget.

-lower CPU
-better PSU
-smaller HDD
-cheaper mobo like the Gigabyte 965P-S3
October 22, 2006 5:13:46 PM

OK, low cost, enginnering/CAD lite, gaming lite, no overclock...

FSP AX450-PN 450watt 12v:2x18a PSU 20+4pin $49+8 10/21/06
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

MSI P965 Neo-F LGA775 965 ATX Conroe $93+6 10/15/06
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130052
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=P965_Neo-F&class=mb
Hardwarezone Review MSI P965 7/21/06
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?id=1987&cid=6&pg=1
OR
Intel BOXDP965LTCK LGA775 P965 ATX Conroe $107+6 10/21/2006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Kingston value 2G 533 KVR533D2N4K2/2G $224+5 10/21/06
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

From these savings you can choose a better GPU if you want.
October 23, 2006 10:43:48 PM

i really dont want to change the processor and mobo
(are there any other low-budget good mobo from asus?).

maybe i should lower the other parts?
plus,i will spend extra for a coolermaster realpower 450w,hows that?
October 23, 2006 10:53:15 PM

Sure. Look at the P5B series (P5B, P5B-E, P5B Deluxe) and pick the price/features you want. Like Intel, Asus boards command a slight price premium over lesser known brands for the same features.
October 23, 2006 10:55:27 PM

I don't know whether the Coolermaster is any good or not. The FSP is excellent though. Try looking up threads in the case/powersupply section of this forum for a better handle on this...
October 24, 2006 2:19:03 PM

how about p5b-v dh deluxe?is it already out?
i like the design.....dont know if it is cheaper or expensive than p5w dh....

do u think 'digital home' mobo is a must have? :wink:
October 24, 2006 3:21:51 PM

Gigabyte P965 S3 mobo, E6300 , $80+ psu, 2 gigs RAM, 7900 GS.
Maybe even a Quadro FX vid card.

OC cpu to 3.0 ghz EZ.

To not OC when its so rediculously EZ is foolish.

Don't drop $ on a E6600 when quad cores nearly out will spank it.
October 24, 2006 8:10:50 PM

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how about p5b-v dh deluxe?is it already out?
i like the design.....dont know if it is cheaper or expensive than p5w dh....

do u think 'digital home' mobo is a must have? :wink:
Don't know what a P5B-V DH Deluxe is...
There is a P5B-VM mATX board with integrated graphics using a G965 chipset. I don't think you want that though.
Any Asus mobo starting with P5V uses VIA chipsets. Don't go there...
October 24, 2006 8:46:20 PM

Scratch your build and buy a $200 emachines. That will save you mega $$$.
October 24, 2006 10:54:46 PM

what specs that u are using,newf?
October 24, 2006 10:59:33 PM

I dont know what newf is.

If you mean what are my computer specs...



AMD 939 3200+ with 1gig kingston ddr400.
AGP Geforce 6800 ultra
Abit Uguru mobo.
Xifi Sound Blaster
2x Plextor DVDrws
2x 19in samsung monitors
Antec case +psu.
4x 500gb maxtor drives (sata)
2x 100gb maxtor drives (sata raid 0)
4x 300gb external drives (usb)
-----------------------------------------------------
I play sof2 (quake 3 engine) so this machine r0x.
Mostly I do digital editing and I hardly ever see slowdown.
And other then the Hdds, very cheap to build.
October 24, 2006 11:42:39 PM

Antec TX1088 Tower w/ TP480 psu
AMD 939 X2 3800+
Asus A8N-VM CSM 6150/430
2GB Corsair XMS DDR400
Seagate ST3160827AS
Maxtor 6L100M0
Asus E616A DVD-R
Plextor PX716A DVD-RW
Floppy, 101 keys
Logitech G5
KDS XF-9e 19"
Koss M90+ speakers
October 25, 2006 8:58:43 AM

Ive read that you dont want to change the CPU and wanna stay with Asus so ill work with that. 4MB over 2MB cache gives you only a minimal boost in real world performance but oh well, my recommendations:

Asus P5B-E (wait for P5B-E Plus if you cant, itll be a better OCer)

E6600 (E6400 would be a better value if you can live with it)

This stick instead (reaches DDR2 880 CL5)

Might wanna consider an Hitachi or Samsung HHD.

7600GT, definetly worth spending on it.

With adecuate cooling youll be able to hit 3.5Ghz on the E6600 on this setup in no time.
October 25, 2006 9:09:13 AM

p5b-e plus??maybe its far too expensive....
plan to buy in this december....
core 2 quad is coming right...should i take it?
or....will the core 2 duo price be cut??

my mind really 'blur' thinking these things....dont know what the best should i do....
October 25, 2006 2:35:42 PM

You can try shopping at other places beside Newegg. Might want to check out www.directron.com since they're usually cheaper than Newegg. Shop around would help reduce price quite a bit.

Might want to consider an Asrock board, even though it has a VIA chipset it is pretty cheap. There is also the 641 Dollar C2D system you can take a look at and up some parts.

Core 2 Duo is pretty much stable, doubt you'll save much more on the CPU. Casewise/psuwise, I would suggest the Antec Sonata 2 since it comes with a decent 450W psu, whole thing is only around 100 bucks which isin't too bad a deal.

P5B-E is also a decent board, $150 but it will save you money compared to the P5W-DH and not lose much performance. You should be able to buy all this come Decemember also. I agree with everyone and go to a e6300, e6400 if you really want, since the extra 2 mb of cache will net minimal performance gain. Everything else isin't too bad, with the money you save, up the graphics card a bit also.
October 25, 2006 4:16:34 PM

Can we get a moderator to permanently black out all instances of the brand "ASROCK". That would improve the quality of this site 10x. Thanks
October 25, 2006 6:00:00 PM

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p5b-e plus??maybe its far too expensive....
plan to buy in this december....
core 2 quad is coming right...should i take it?
or....will the core 2 duo price be cut??

my mind really 'blur' thinking these things....dont know what the best should i do....

It should be priced the same as the DS3. But the P5B-E will cut it cos mild OCing. Gigabyte DS3 (or S3 P965 if you dont plan on keeping the mobo for longer than 5 years) will be a much better OCer for the price.

C2Q will be extremely highly priced, <E6700.

Leave it there for now, do some more research and post again in a month of so.
October 25, 2006 6:00:54 PM

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Can we get a moderator to permanently black out all instances of the brand "ASROCK". That would improve the quality of this site 10x. Thanks

Seconded on the moderator motion!
October 25, 2006 6:38:54 PM

ill 3rd it....

yea i just bought a system with a 1000 budget and came away extemly happy
only spending a lil more than 750 for it....im also ordering a gigabyte aurora case and a gigabyte galaxy II watercooling kit...and thats barly over 1000...

i got the gigabyte S3
the 6300 C2D
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
a x1950pro from sapphire
and a hiper 580watt modular psu....
October 25, 2006 6:41:21 PM

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe/P5B-V DH Deluxe ?
Memory: Corsair DDR675 XMS2 1Gb
Storage: Western Digital Sata2 8mb 160Gb
Graphic Card: XFX GF7600 GS
Optical Disk: Lite-On DVD-ROM
Monitor: LG LCD 17" Flatron 1780slim DVi

Casing: Raidmax Ninja Casing


Need Help from someone who can give opinion on my spec....feel free to recommend any parts that need to be adjust.....
my budget is.... trying to minimize it below $1000....
where can i buy these parts cheaper :?: ?


There... Minimized. Off you go now... scoot.
October 25, 2006 7:13:42 PM

Yeah, I'd wait and get quad core.

Quote:
Digitimes is reporting that Intel's top-of-the-line Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad core CPU will sell for $999 in 1000 unit lots when they launch next month. Supposedly the quad core Q6600 set for January release will retail for $851.


This leaves you with a buck (gotta buck, your in luck - go buy a cheeseburger at McDonalds) if you want the QX6700 or $149 if you wait until January for the Q6600.

You asked for help to keep your budget down under a grand and when someone gives you advice you just slam them. If you don't want advice, don't ask for it.

And btw, are you so dense to even suggest waiting for a Quad-Core when your budget is $1000.

Comptia_Rep wrote:

There... Minimized. Off you go now... scoot.

AGREED!!!! :arrow: NEXT.
October 25, 2006 7:18:56 PM

a cheaper pc?

i'd got with a celeron 366. prolly be able to slap a system together with a good trident pci card for $100 or less. maybe $70 + shipping
October 25, 2006 7:21:02 PM

I have a few trident PCI video cards unopened. If your mobo supports VLB, I have a few unopened video cards for that slot too. Let me know if you buy cause I sell you cheap.
October 25, 2006 7:38:45 PM

Maybe out there somewhere there is an ASROCK LGA775 motherboard that uses VLB graphics? :twisted:
October 25, 2006 8:30:33 PM

ill sell u my old comp cheap if u want....

its a windows 3.1 machine with diamond audio and hawkeye graphics...guaranteed to please on the cold nights with carmen san deigo...
October 25, 2006 8:36:49 PM

I do buy old parts, however, the requirement is that they be new in the box, and sealed.
October 26, 2006 12:28:48 AM

how about lcd monitor?? is LG flatron 1780 ok?
anyone using it?
October 26, 2006 2:42:36 PM

Any new LCD is fine... the technology has progressed far enough. If you want beter the fine, you need to fork over some extra cash and get a Dell, Samsung, or research some other brands.
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