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First time builder, budget system. Suggestions/Comments

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August 30, 2007 11:19:07 PM

My first build. Any suggestions and comments would be great :) 

I only have $1000 to spend and this is what I could get for that price.


Thanks. :D 


CASE: COOLER MASTER Ammo 533

MOBO: MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: 2x MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Power: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750

RAM: A-DATA 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

DVD/CD: Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B

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August 31, 2007 12:05:13 AM

Why do you need the 4gb just get 2gb(Unless you'r gonna be doing a lot of multi tasking)
Also what is the total?
August 31, 2007 12:16:34 AM

Total was 1039 with a cpu fan from arctic cooling (Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler) and one case fan for the back on the case.

I figured I would do 4g for vista and dx10 games.

Also the two 8600GT preformed as good as a single 8800GTS in games that use heavy sli. So I get the same power as a 8800GTS in dx10 games for 2/3 the price.
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August 31, 2007 1:25:03 PM

Any other comments or suggestions? Or is this build fine for maybe a year?

I was thinking in mabye 7-12 months once the 8800's go down to get two of those. Two 8600GT should be fine till than?
August 31, 2007 2:46:07 PM

CASE: COOLER MASTER Ammo 533 (you are free to choose your case)

MOBO: MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard (Good enough, but have you considered P35?)

GPU: 2x MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (Go for single 320MB 8800GTS. 2x8600GT = 1x320MB 8800GTS, and 2 card in SLI = waste of electricity power )

Power: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply (Isn't it too much? 500-600W should be enough.)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 (Good, have you considered Q6600?)

RAM: A-DATA 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K (Get a better but only 2GB memories, corsair, kingston, or crucial.)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Good enough)

DVD/CD: Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B (Good enough. )
August 31, 2007 9:08:38 PM

guanyu210379 said:
CASE: COOLER MASTER Ammo 533 (you are free to choose your case)

MOBO: MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard (Good enough, but have you considered P35?)

GPU: 2x MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (Go for single 320MB 8800GTS. 2x8600GT = 1x320MB 8800GTS, and 2 card in SLI = waste of electricity power )

Power: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply (Isn't it too much? 500-600W should be enough.)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 (Good, have you considered Q6600?)

RAM: A-DATA 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K (Get a better but only 2GB memories, corsair, kingston, or crucial.)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Good enough)

DVD/CD: Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B (Good enough. )


I have considered switching to an 8800gts and have done so since I can get another one down the road for sli.

I wanted to 700w power supply for the long haul so i would be able to upgrade with anything and have it work.

Also im a noob when it comes to motherboards so I just got the best rated one I could find that supported my CPU.
August 31, 2007 9:54:00 PM

If you want to sLI make sure you get a mother board that supports TRUE 16X SLI. Some mother boards will only do 16x & 4x
August 31, 2007 9:57:32 PM

What about OS, speakers, keyboard, mouse, and monitor? You didn't say whether or not you need those and that could take a bite out of your budget.

If you do have an OS, is it 64-bit? If not, you won't get to use all of the 4G RAM.

Lastly, are you going to OC?
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