Budget Conroe Build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: November 27, 2006 2:37 PM in Systems Share milnyckyj November 27, 2006 1:27:27 AM I'm going for a high-value/low cost conroe build without skimping on quality components. Its going to be used for image editing mostly with some gaming here and there. Eventually I'll overclock, but not yet; probably with the stock heatsink. Intel E6400 - $207 Intel HSF - 0 Asus P5B-E - $150 2 GB Mushkin EM6400 (ddr2-800 5-5-5-12) - $230 XFX PVT73GUGD3 7600GT - $133 2 160GB Seagate Sata drives raid 0 - $40 (comp usa black friday deal) Samsung DVDRW - $30 Coolermaster Centurion 5 - $45 Coolermaster 400W PSU - $25 Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard with mouse - $20 Arctic Silver 5 - $6 Dell E207WFP 20" widescreen LCD - $240 Total with tax and shipping came to about $1140. How 'bout them apples. I guess you can save some money by getting a vanilla 7600GT/GS, smaller display, different ram, etc. but I'm pretty happy with what I got for that price. More about : budget conroe build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rdhood November 27, 2006 2:36:21 PM PSUs can be had for free after rebate. I have two 500w supplies bought in the last month 7900GS can be had for under $150. Newegg has one right now for $145 after rebate, and I bought one two weeks ago for $120 after rebate. Save $25 and boost your gaming by about 50% | Report abuse skyguy November 27, 2006 2:37:59 PM Agreed. Get a better PSU, definitely. Assume you'll be overclocking and upgrading your video card at some point in the future, and you'll need a good PSU. Not necessary huge, just good. Spend an extra $40 and get a better PSU. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Budget Conroe Build> Related ressources: ForumHelp Build "Naked" Conroe Budget PC (~$515) ForumHelp me build Conroe system 1300 $ budget ForumFirst Build - Conroe 1300 Budget , PLEASE REVIEW Forumbudget core 2 duo conroe ForumConroe Setup, 5000+ Budget . NO bottlenecks. Plz Critique. ForumConroe 6850 Gaming Build (critque please) ForumAm I about to build a senseless, egg-frying Conroe system? ForumSloooooow Conroe build ForumI could really use your help - 1st build ever, Conroe ForumHelp Build Conroe System; Want Most Bang For Buck, $1500MAX ForumHelp & advice required with Conroe build . ForumAnother Conroe build ... Forum1st Post, Conroe build ForumSeeking advice on mid-range Conroe build . Please comment. Forum$1700 Conroe Build !!! Forumconroe build for less than 1000 ForumAny Way to Build a Conroe System for 500-700 ForumConroe Build #45432 - Need help! ForumConroe build , ready for release! ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !