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Building New PC Advice Please!!!

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April 9, 2007 5:04:27 PM

Im going to be building a new PC to be used for gaming and am tring to build it as cheap as posible without sacrificing performance obviously.
i dont have PSU, Heatsink or monitor chosen yet and would like some input on these please.

this is what i have so far

ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail
92.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
192.99

AeroCool AERO-X202 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
50.00

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
52.99

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 1.5MB Cache SATA Combo Drive - OEM
25.99

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 1.5MB Cache SATA Combo Drive - OEM
25.99


WINTEC AMPO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
64.99

WINTEC AMPO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
64.99

PNY VCG88GTS32XPB GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
269.99


for a total of $840.92
I did not go with with intel because the only C2D in that price range is the e6300 and i do not plan to overclock mainly because i dont know how

again any and all input would be helpful

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April 9, 2007 5:10:56 PM

Looks pretty good. But get 2 x 1024 of RAM, not 4 x 512. Won't really cost more, and it'll save you from killing any upgrade paths like you currently show.

And IF you are really interested in C2D, then look at a 4300 and MSI 965 Neo-F for CPU/mobo. Both are very inexpensive and will perform just fine for non-overclocking situation. Definitely worth a look, you might be surprised actually that a C2D is in your budget.
April 10, 2007 12:06:54 AM

If the cpu price is us dollars, it's high. The price cuts are effective as of today:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,...

HIPER HPU-4M480-PS 480W 29A

This psu will be fine for a fully built 8800 gts pc. If you can afford it, get a better one from this list:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam...

You don't need an aftermarket hsf unless you overclock or want quietness, in which case, you can get a Freezer 64 Pro.

As to monitors, how about a 19" samsung lcd? Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" is cheaper than Samsung's & have about the same specs.
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