Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

1st build in 3 years. Plz review and comment. Budget $1050

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 31, 2007 4:23:03 PM

As I said in the Topic. I am building this for $1,050 USD to upgrade from a P4 2.4C Northwood socket 478 I built 3 years ago. I wanted to be able to move into the current world for cheap(I plan to O/C this to 3.4 or 3.6) and allow for upgrades in about a year.

MB ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP GREEN - Retail $215

CPU INTEL|PD 805 775 2.66G 2x1M % - OEM $89

CPU COOLER ZALMAN|9700 LED RTL - Retail $60

CASE ANTEC|NINE HUNDRED BK RT - Retail $124

PSU ANTEC|TP3-550 RT - Retail $99

eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail $175

Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2K2/2GR - Retail $163

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $90

Please let me know what you think.
Mike
January 31, 2007 5:03:28 PM

Personally, I'd get a budget overclocking mobo & e4300 for about the same price as your cpu/mobo combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
total $287

& maybe get this ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

The ram you chose may not be compatible. This is quaranteed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Search Results for: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/models...

Unless you have an nVidia fetish :) , you might want this for about the same price as 7900gs & much faster performance:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...
January 31, 2007 5:47:54 PM

I put this together for $1005 (incl shipping). The only thing you would need to add would be a CPU cooler. It doesn't include any rebates ($80 or $90 I think).

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115005
$187.00

COOLER MASTER SAF-S12-E1 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16811999072
$7.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119094
$44.99

SYBA IEEE 1394a FireWire PCI Card with Internal 9-pin Header Model SD-VIA-FW1E1H - Retail
Item #: N82E16815124034
$9.99

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817104954
$53.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145034
$262.00

SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
Item #: N82E16827101131
$18.99

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBN - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151136
$29.99

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128012
$132.99

BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814143049
$139.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148144
$79.99

It doesn't include the monitor, though you didn't list one either.
Related resources
January 31, 2007 6:28:45 PM

Have to agree with the others. You can get a nice OC board for less (Gigabyte S3 or DS3), and apply the cash to either the 6300 or 4300. The 6300 is good to about 3.0 on stock cooling. You may wanna go with the 6400 to attempt 3.4. Not sure on the 4300 series.

I can't speak for the Kingston ram (OC wise), but the G. Skill listed is good for not much more. With the 6300, I'd suggest 800 ram for the OCs you're looking for. The 667 may be fine with the 4300 due to the higher multiplier.
February 5, 2007 10:19:23 AM

I appreciate everyone’s replies and advice.. I did not notice the RAM was not on the supported list. THX for that catch.. I did not expect such a thorough look at what I had listed and a response on each suggested item. I will definitely be coming back in here for advice..

Much love to the community!!

Mike
!