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Building this for a school project

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April 1, 2007 2:21:40 AM

Hey well this is my first post on this site, i've been reading here for a while now. Anyways I'm building this computer for a school project and it'll be my main computer after the project since I am in need of an upgrade :) . I game here and there games like warcraft and bf2. Also for some light programming. Anyways I am going for a budget performance over clocked system. Please help and critique this build any input would be nice thanks :) .

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu/Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
: Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/RW
: SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R + lightscribe

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card : SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are a few things I haven't picked out like the power supply and such cause I am not to familiar with that area. I was kind of leaning towards getting a modular to keep clutter out of the case. Also wondering if that case is good for airflow. Also if that video card is a little over doing it right now i'm on a 6600GT. Maybe something like a 7900GT but that only comes up like $20 cheaper I think. Anyways I hope you can help me finalize my decisions thanks :) .
April 1, 2007 3:08:50 AM

Wow thats one hell of a system for a school project.

If you want to save some money go with the E4300 as soon as the prices drop in April.

Yes that system looks good, I would keep the X1950XT.

I hope you will OC this system cause what you have there is an OCing machine.

Enjoy!
April 1, 2007 3:22:12 AM

Great rig!
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The X1950XT is great for the money. Good luck overclocking!
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April 1, 2007 3:24:02 AM

Keep the video card, you won't be disappointed.
I would go with an e4300, OCs great on the DS3.
CheckPSU 101and get one of the tier 1 PSUs if you are serious about OCing.
Don't forget to buy a good HSF, or water-cooling setup if you want a good OC.
April 1, 2007 3:41:24 AM

Tier 1 psus are fairly expensive, you arent going to be disappointed by tier 2 if you need to save money. Btw nicely set out, easy to read.
April 1, 2007 6:37:23 AM

Hey thx for the replies, It's a little late right now so I'll look for a psu tommorow. Hmm I guess tier 2 is what I should be going for cause Tier 1 is a bit to $$ pricey :) .
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