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here's my future build, but might wait for intel price cut,

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March 19, 2007 1:16:17 AM

i'm very open to suggestion, my budget is about 1300$ (cad $ after tax)

here it is (mind you everyprice in canadian dollars):

cpu: e6300
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1282

mobo: gigabyte 965p-s3
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5155

case: centurion 5
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC4441

video card: evga 8800gts 320mb
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD2984

hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Sata 3GB/S
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR9896

psu:o cz Gamexstream 700W ATX12V 24PIN Sli
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC9376

memory:Corsair Value Select PC2-5300 1X1024MB DDR2-667 240PIN Dimm
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180BD8250

cpu fan: Scythe Ninja Plus REV.B Heatpipe Fanless
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14110AC7230

all that for 1,195.67$ before tax. I think its not bad.
But should I wait for Intel's price cut....
I thinking of building it early april. Any suggestions on part or what I should do is welcome.
March 19, 2007 1:34:07 AM

I would wait until the price cuts for two reasons:

1. You will be able to buy the same processor for less or buy a better CPU for the same as the one now.

2. DAMIT should* have their R600 out by then. This also means the release of newer Nvidia cards. So what I'm saying here is, wait to buy the 8800GTS until then (price cuts and more options from both companies).

*God only knows with AMD at the moment, so this suggestion could be useless if they push the release back again.
March 19, 2007 1:45:22 AM

OR...

Wait until Sept NEXT year and build the whole thing for HALF that! Hell, Intel might even have an octacore by then...

I would build now, nothing big is coming in a few months and you will always be waiting for the next big price cut. By Sept you MAY (Intel hasn't officially anounced pricing, as far as I've heard) be able to get a better CPU for cheaper, but then the next gen of CPUs will be coming out in a few months and you'll want to wait for those, and then the price cut for them, then the next gen...
March 19, 2007 4:52:49 AM

I would suggest you go with a 2x512MB memory kit, so you can run in "dual-channel" mode. Assuming you don't want to spend more, this is the 2x512MB version of the RAM you selected....only $3 more.

2x512MB kit



Keep in mind, that you won't be able to overclock very far(if you are intending to) with this RAM. GL :) 
March 19, 2007 4:57:35 AM

Are you planning to overclock the system? What type of games do you play? what monitor are you using? What about the OS?
March 19, 2007 8:51:28 PM

thanks for the reply, i don't think i'll be oc now, but maybe when my system becomes outdated.

I'm really planning to play the big games outthere, for I haven't played pc game for a while, since my specs right now are ( and don't laugh)
athlon 1800
radeon 8500le
512 mb pc2100
xp sp2
plus my computer has to be rebooted 4 or 5 time everytime I close it, just to get it to run, its becoming quite pathetic actually.

so as you can see anything will be a huge huge huge improvement. you really
think 1 gig of ram is enough, i dont, now for futureproof. I got a nec 19 in multisync 97f right now, does the job, not planning on changing monitor right now, not that important for me. Its a good screen.

Should I invest in a good cpu fan, or retail one is good enough?
March 19, 2007 8:52:39 PM

So no price cut in april then??

if not, then why wait...
March 19, 2007 8:57:41 PM

You are fine, not overclocking to start out is normal.
You system sounds pretty bad, mine is worse right now:( 
A good 19" monitor is something that can last through many systems.
I would skip the cooler and get more RAM
March 19, 2007 9:04:27 PM

Quote:
thanks for the reply, i don't think i'll be oc now, but maybe when my system becomes outdated.

I'm really planning to play the big games outthere, for I haven't played pc game for a while, since my specs right now are ( and don't laugh)
athlon 1800
radeon 8500le
512 mb pc2100
xp sp2
plus my computer has to be rebooted 4 or 5 time everytime I close it, just to get it to run, its becoming quite pathetic actually.

so as you can see anything will be a huge huge huge improvement. you really
think 1 gig of ram is enough, i dont, now for futureproof. I got a nec 19 in multisync 97f right now, does the job, not planning on changing monitor right now, not that important for me. Its a good screen.

Should I invest in a good cpu fan, or retail one is good enough?
Sounds like one or two things, is your problem.

1. Sounds like you need a reformat/fresh Windows install.

2. Sounds like things could be getting dirty inside, and use a good cleaning...and some new thermal interface material.
March 19, 2007 9:24:41 PM

sounds more like I need a new pc!!!!

But if I can afford 2 gigs of ram and a cpu fan, I should, right?
March 19, 2007 9:46:22 PM

Quote:
sounds more like I need a new pc!!!!

But if I can afford 2 gigs of ram and a cpu fan, I should, right?
Yeah...just saying that a processor doesn't "get slower"... it's the OS/drivers, or hard-drive(fragmantation). Not trying to talk you out of upgrading. :wink: GL :) 
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