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September 1, 2007 8:35:30 AM

Hello,
Im looking into creating a computer build list for my friend and i have a made a list of specs, are these specs any good and is their any improvements that can be made.

Processor
Intel BX80557 E6750 CORE 2 DUO E6750/ 2.66GHz/ 4MB CACHE/ 1333FSB/ LGA775
$285

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P P35, ATX, FSB1333, 2xPCIE, SATA2, RAID, 1394, GbLAN, DualBIOS+
$238

Graphics Card
Sapphire ATI RADEON™ HD 2600XT $205

Memory
Corsair 2GB TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (2x XMS2 1GB) Twin2X PC-6400 DDR2 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs
$179

Hard Drive
Seagate ST3320620AS 3.5INC CUDA7200.10 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATAII NCQ
$121

Optical Device
PIONEER DVR-212 8x/ 18x Dual/ Single Unbranded Beige OEM SATA
$63 (X2)

Keyboard/Mouse
LOGITECH Cordless Desktop EX 110 USB/ PS2
$57

Operating System
MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREM 32BIT DVD DSP OEM
$164

Other Combinations:

Processor
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600/ 2.40GHz/ 2x4MB/ 1066FSB/ LGA775/ QUAD CORE
$405

Motherboard
MSI P6N-SLI Platinum, nForce 650i SLI, 1333MHz, Dual DDR2, 2 x PCIE, SATA, RAID
$238

Graphics Card
BFG GeForce 8600GTS OC PCI-E 256MB
$313

Will a 8600GTS work with that gigabyte motherboard, even though it supports crossfire or is it better to get a 650i sli motherboard?

Thank you for your help.

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September 1, 2007 2:42:14 PM

I have no idea where your buying these parts from but your paying way too much for them. This is of course i am right in assuming you live in the U.S and not Canada (which if you are would explain why the prices are so high). Your part list is good so i'm going to redo your list with cheaper updated prices and show you your savings and what to do with that savings.

Processor
Get the E6850 instead. You can get it at that same price your paying for the E6750.
Intel E6850 CORE 2 DUO E6750/ 3.0GHz/ 4MB CACHE/ 1333FSB/ LGA775
$285 (Note: Go to ZipZoomFly.com to get it at this price)


Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P P35, ATX, FSB1333, 2xPCIE, SATA2, RAID, 1394, GbLAN, DualBIOS+
$159 @ NewEgg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128047&Tpk=GA-P35-DS3P%2bP35

Graphics Card
Sapphire ATI RADEON™ HD 2600XT
$145 @ NewEgg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102102

Memory
Corsair 2GB TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (2x XMS2 1GB) Twin2X PC-6400 DDR2 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs
$159 @ NewEgg.com
$123 @ ZipZoomFly.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034&Tpk=TWIN2X2048-6400C4
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85025-6


Hard Drive
Seagate ST3320620AS 3.5INC CUDA7200.10 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATAII NCQ
$80 @ NewEgg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140&Tpk=ST3320620AS
(Note: At the price you were gonna pay you literally could have gotten a 500GB Western Digital drive at $110)

Optical Device
PIONEER DVR-212 8x/ 18x Dual/ Single Unbranded Beige OEM SATA
$63 (X2)

Keyboard/Mouse
LOGITECH Cordless Desktop EX 110 USB/ PS2
$57

Operating System
MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREM 32BIT DVD DSP OEM
$112 @ NewEgg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116202

Old List Total Cost: $1312
New List Total Cost: $1024
Savings: $288

Now i'd take that $288 savings, NOT get that ATI card and use that cash combined with the savings to get you a 8800GTS 640MB card instead which smokes that ATI like a limp cigar.
September 1, 2007 2:45:30 PM

hmmm why are you getting the 2600xt? its not a gaming card, i would go for the 8800 620 or the 2900xt which is as good as th 8800 gtx in some games.
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September 2, 2007 12:13:16 AM

Yeh i have changed to a 8600gts and the reason why its high and i forgot to mention is that im from Australia.
Prices over here are high.
September 2, 2007 4:36:52 AM

for one thing... are you using this for gaming?
September 2, 2007 7:10:58 AM

Well his not a hard-core gamer, but yes he would like to play games on this.
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