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Evaluate this, please.

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May 18, 2007 4:34:30 AM

Since my other topic is only garnering minimal attention, I will do some of the work for others and create the PC. However, I need to know if this: is a good setup, and also need to know a good $75-80 motherboard. I will be using Windows XP Professional, and then upgrading when Vista gets fixed.

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May 18, 2007 4:40:31 AM

Was not able to load your list. Did you make it public? Always willing to help
May 18, 2007 4:17:49 PM

I thought it was public. I don't have time to fix it now, but will shortly.

Edit: Clicking share doesn't make it appear public. How do I make it public?
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May 19, 2007 12:28:20 AM

E6400: 188
8800GTS 320MB: 275 (rebate)
2 GB Kingston HyperX: 143
Coolermaster Cavalier: 65
Seasonic HT-550 (88% efficiency version): 125
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB: 60
Benq FP91G+: 210
Liteon 20x DVD burner: 30

Don't know for the motherboard.
May 19, 2007 6:43:50 AM

Good list, everything will be fine.

MB, a gigabyte DS3/DS4 is a good board. DS3 has no firewire, DS4 does, are close otherwise
May 21, 2007 2:03:48 AM

What is the difference between the e6400 and e6300? Is it worth spending more for the former or just over clocking the latter? Also what is the difference between the 6300/6400 and the 6320/6420 models?
May 21, 2007 2:36:43 AM

The e6x20 series have 4Mb shared L2 cache insted of 2Mb.
Get the e6420, of the four processors it is the better deal.
May 21, 2007 10:55:47 PM

Okay, thanks. Does anyone have any other comments?

Also: Will my RAM be good? I don't know if Kingston is a name brand or not.
May 24, 2007 12:23:36 PM

Yes, Kingston is a very highly respected name brand.
May 24, 2007 1:24:06 PM

Yes the 6420 is the best of the four. The difference between the e63xx and the e64xx is the e6400 has a better multiplier which makes it easier to get a good clock rate without stressing other componants as much.
Kingston makes good RAM, sometimes not the cheapest but always works.