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$1000 quad pc Bundle?

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August 30, 2007 12:15:00 AM

Hey I am about ready to order my new pc, I just wanted to know what you guys thought. Right now I would just use it for general things and connect it to my LCD tv for movies and such. Not much gaming. I was going for a good base system that can be upgraded for whatever I needed it to do later. All parts from newegg. I am trying to stay at/under $1000 +/- $50 and get the best things I can. I do need a monitor, keyboard, and temporary speakers. Any comments are appreciated:


1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017 $289.99

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007 $5.99

1 Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball PWM CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835200026 $44.99

1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059 $94.99

1 MSI RX2600PRO-T2D256EZ Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported HDMI HDCP Silent Heatpipe Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814127300 $89.99

1 Rosewill RD550N-2DB-SL-BK ATX Form Factor 12V V2.2 / SSI standard EPS 12V 550W Active PFC Power Supply - SLI Ready - Retail
Item #: N82E16817182089 $65.99

1 RAIDMAX Astro ATX-268WB Black 0.7mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811156018 $32.99

1 Logitech R-10 4 Watts 2.0 Speakers - Retail
Item #: N82E16836121127 $10.99

1 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231098 $79.99


1 Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827152076 $29.99


1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144423 $69.99

1 Kingston 1GB MicroSD Flash Card w/adapter Model SDC/1GB - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134215 $13.99

1 Anyware PK-205 Black USB + PS/2 Slim X-Slim COMFORT Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823701012$24.99

2 SILVERSTONE RL-FM81 80mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835220009 $21.98

1 Acer AL2016WBbd Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824009108 $179.99


Subtotal: $1,035.84


What do yall think?

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August 30, 2007 12:29:22 AM

Hey looks good, but I'd suggest a much better PSU, Rosewill is not that good. Try something like FSP BLUE STORM II 500 at that price range. The Corsair 520W is better, but its a bit more expensive, well worth it however.

If you have questions msg me on aim or yahoo, Maximus9102.
August 30, 2007 12:37:56 AM

Just a coupla comments...

I agreewith solariscs a better PSU would be the way to go FSP or that Corsair are much better qualtiy

To save some money you can drop the thermal paste and HSF as the stock one will do the job especially if you are not OCing (this should pay for the PSU upgrade)
August 30, 2007 1:22:03 AM

As Solariscs said, it isn't a good idea to go skimpy on the PSU, considering if your psu fails/frys, well gg to your new system.

Most of it looks good, except the CPU cooler. I would recommend the Arctic Silver 7 because it's cheaper and from my research is generally well received...especially paired with some Arctic Silver 5 compound.

Also, do you really need a DvD burner? I don't see the point of burning anything anymore, because you can easily get a 4gb flash drive for 30$, unless you plan on storing a TON of data, you might as well try to save money and just get a DvD reader.

The hard drive isn't that grea imo. Seagate is generally a way better brand for hard drives, and a great one for the nearly the same price as that WD is the Seagate Barricuda with perpindicular recording tech @ 320gb. Unless you plan on doing a TON of video recording and downloading a TON of pr0n, I doubt you will miss the 80gb. It isn't too big of a deal though.

Finally, think if you really need a Flash Card reader. Most devices today allow USB interface which allows you to transfer files between the memcard and your computer. I almost bought a Flash Card reader because my cellphone locks stuff on the USB connection, but Digitial Cameras and the like work either way. Also, it is more practical to utilize a Flash Drive because nearly every computer will have USB ports, they are larger than memcards, and much more practical.

Otherwise, it seems like a decent budget system. If you didn't need to get a new monitor I would have recommended you get a better video card, but ce la vie.
August 30, 2007 1:55:25 AM

One big point for you, Horuku? Backing up data. You can't leave everything on HDD. Even raid will fail someday. CD-R is not enough anymore either.
August 30, 2007 3:19:00 AM

Hey Thanks for the comments guys.

I will definately keep the psu in mind, I just need something inexpensive right now to last me for a few months untill I can add a few more things. (PSU will be the first to go). Overall though, do yall think this one would last me for about 3-4 months?

DVD Burner: I really do need this

Flash Card (not drive): I need this too for my pda (Job)

Why is segate such a better brand to skip out on 80 gigs (+ 3 yr warranty seems like a plus)? Since the P35 motherboard does not have raid, I was thinking of just getting a huge hard drive now and in my next wave of upgrades include a Raptor 150. This way i could have +performance +storage without raid.

The only reason I included that particular cpu cooler was because it came with a bundle -$15 with the Q6600. I will definately look into the Arctic 7.

Again Thanks for all your comments, the more info the better. I am just trying to squeeze by right now because I NEED a computer, on a budget, asap. Then will do a wave of upgrade later. Any more advice??
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