Budget Conroe Build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product 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 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% 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help Build "Naked" Conroe Budget PC (~$515) Forum Help me build Conroe system 1300 $ budget Forum First Build - Conroe 1300 Budget , PLEASE REVIEW Forum budget core 2 duo conroe Forum Conroe Setup, 5000+ Budget . NO bottlenecks. Plz Critique. Forum Conroe 6850 Gaming Build (critque please) Forum Am I about to build a senseless, egg-frying Conroe system? Forum Sloooooow Conroe build Forum I could really use your help - 1st build ever, Conroe Forum Help Build Conroe System; Want Most Bang For Buck, $1500MAX Forum Help & advice required with Conroe build . Forum Another Conroe build ... Forum 1st Post, Conroe build Forum Seeking advice on mid-range Conroe build . Please comment. Forum $1700 Conroe Build !!! Forum conroe build for less than 1000 Forum Any Way to Build a Conroe System for 500-700 Forum Conroe Build #45432 - Need help! Forum Conroe build , ready for release! Forum Is this a good budget gaming build?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !