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February 5, 2008 12:13:35 AM

hi. im building a new rig, yes it is first time. i want recomendations here, my budget is about 1000$ not including monitor,
i chose these first, will they work fine??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

please i really need help, i hope i got all parts matched

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February 5, 2008 12:41:56 AM

RAM is fine, though I would consider going Intel over AMD. Your choice though.
February 5, 2008 12:44:35 AM

Couple things...go with Intel

Heres a straight off good build:
Go under my name on the left...hit more info then go and hit system configuration...there you are done...

That build cost me $900 with Vista (so $800 on parts)...you can upgrade a few things too. If you follow that and ARE overclocking get the E2160 instead of the E2180. The 60 overclocks better. If you want you can upgrade to the E6750 or E4x00 series if you are not overclocking
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February 5, 2008 1:22:32 AM

Silverion77 said:
Couple things...go with Intel

Heres a straight off good build:
Go under my name on the left...hit more info then go and hit system configuration...there you are done...

That build cost me $900 with Vista (so $800 on parts)...you can upgrade a few things too. If you follow that and ARE overclocking get the E2160 instead of the E2180. The 60 overclocks better. If you want you can upgrade to the E6750 or E4x00 series if you are not overclocking


The e2160 does not overclock better or easier then the e2180. x9 vs. x10 the x10 wins. Both are excellent overclockers either way. Either one will hit 3.0 no problem. My e2180 runs 3.33 on stock cooling.
February 5, 2008 1:25:00 AM

Yes the 10x multiplier does make it better, but from what I've seen and read...the E2180 tend to be very power hungry compared to the E2180s.

I know from personal experience (and I know you have one too) but I still have to say that the E2160s are getting higher into 3.4-3.6 range where as I generally see the E2180s at 3.0 (many seem to have a big wall there and require a lot of voltage)
February 5, 2008 1:33:53 AM

Only difference is the multiplier if one has a hard time getting at x10 one could go x9 and see what happens. Either way works for those of us that know what we are doing but the 10x makes it easier for a noob to OC espesially at stock voltage.

If I were to build a budget pc right now it would be the e2200. If the new celerons were $40 I would use one of those, but the price is to close to the e2140 and the celeron has only 512MB cache. The one I want to get my hands on is the e4700 x13 multi. Available in March.

Personally I'm waiting on the Q6600 replacement. Hope to see it soon. My birthday is next month woot.
February 5, 2008 2:59:25 AM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/dualcore-s...

Check out this comparison between amd and intel for dual-core.
Its better to go intel now. And if you do go intel, probably go for the Gigabyte p35-DS3L for the price. If you're willing to spend more for a x38 for crossfire or some other mobo for sli, go for it.

Thing is, I think its better to just stay with 1 GPU rather than 2+.

P35-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not sure what kind of CPU to recommend, so I'll let others choose for you. But check out the article from x-bit.

And don't worry, my first build was pretty exciting and is on the bottom :D 
February 5, 2008 3:12:38 AM

will this fine??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128059
e2180, and the ram i chose

this is very good budget, though im not sure ill make it OC. ive never done it. my current system which is e4400 stock, i couldnt OC it. i think because of the mobo.

is this mobo supports voltage control for the cpu??
February 5, 2008 3:16:42 AM

also is 2600xt good choice for little game play?? with this budget??
im good with mid, set on crysis, i have hd 2600pro OC ICEQ, and runs that game with mid setting
February 5, 2008 4:37:06 AM

Lets see if I can summarize a $1k build:

CPU - $230 Latest Penryn C2D. Just as easy to OC as the rest of Intels offerings.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - $86 shipped! Looks like good reviews and OC's well.
GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - $300 - $20 MIR = $280!! Latest and greatest from nVidia!!
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $91 - $30 MIR = $61 Nice solid construction and affordable, not much wrong with this case. It has room for 2 8800gtx's, so you can fit pretty much anything in this case.
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

PSU - $99 - $10 Google checkout = $89 shipped. Solid performer and has 5 yr. warranty. 40A on the 12V rail(s) will handle any single GPU card out there and leave room for upgrades later.
Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modu...

Memory - $74 - $40 MIR = $34 shipped! Cheapest CAS 4 DDR2 800mhz RAM. OC's well and is cheap, what else can you ask for?
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $34 shipped! Nice "retail" version that comes with Burning and reading software!
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $85 shipped!!
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total ~$1,001 - $90 MIR's - $10 Google checkout = $901!!! $99 under budget! You could upgrade just about any part on the list if you like, but I think this a good solid build that will last for quite some time.

Edit: forgot to mention that the stock HSF for the CPU would be good for mild OC's and if you wanted to OC more than a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro would be good for most OC'ing needs. If your going to push your CPU harder than I'd recommend the Thermalright Ultra 120, which is about the king right now as far as air cooled HSF's. Here's a review that Anandtech had on the AC Freezer 7 Pro and others:
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

$32 shipped for AC F7P, but usually around $20-$25 at times, so check around before you buy.
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$66 + Fan of choice $14 = $80 (which IIRC is the Scythe 120mm ones).
Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$14 shipped. I'm pretty sure this is the preferred one, but someone who knows more should verify this.
Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hopefully this answers most of your questions that you mave have had.
February 5, 2008 6:03:22 AM

Oh hey, I didn't know they made a new p35 from gigabyte.

And yes, get the 512MB 8800GTS, the fan for 8800GT is (kinda) horrible.
February 5, 2008 9:28:19 AM

^^ Agree with Lunyones build
February 5, 2008 9:55:06 AM

so do i, tbth... any build with an 8800GTS, i agree with :p 
February 5, 2008 10:02:57 PM

thanks alot,

i might go with lunyone's choices, but i got to think,. because im trying to save as much as i can.
February 5, 2008 10:05:32 PM

and at the first, the reason why i wanted to go with AMD was i already have AM2 cooler which was about 30$ Rosewill something...
February 5, 2008 10:22:12 PM

lunyone said:
Lets see if I can summarize a $1k build:

CPU - $230 Latest Penryn C2D. Just as easy to OC as the rest of Intels offerings.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - $86 shipped! Looks like good reviews and OC's well.
GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - $300 - $20 MIR = $280!! Latest and greatest from nVidia!!
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $91 - $30 MIR = $61 Nice solid construction and affordable, not much wrong with this case. It has room for 2 8800gtx's, so you can fit pretty much anything in this case.
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

PSU - $99 - $10 Google checkout = $89 shipped. Solid performer and has 5 yr. warranty. 40A on the 12V rail(s) will handle any single GPU card out there and leave room for upgrades later.
Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modu...

Memory - $74 - $40 MIR = $34 shipped! Cheapest CAS 4 DDR2 800mhz RAM. OC's well and is cheap, what else can you ask for?
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $34 shipped! Nice "retail" version that comes with Burning and reading software!
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $85 shipped!!
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total ~$1,001 - $90 MIR's - $10 Google checkout = $901!!! $99 under budget! You could upgrade just about any part on the list if you like, but I think this a good solid build that will last for quite some time.

Edit: forgot to mention that the stock HSF for the CPU would be good for mild OC's and if you wanted to OC more than a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro would be good for most OC'ing needs. If your going to push your CPU harder than I'd recommend the Thermalright Ultra 120, which is about the king right now as far as air cooled HSF's. Here's a review that Anandtech had on the AC Freezer 7 Pro and others:
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

$32 shipped for AC F7P, but usually around $20-$25 at times, so check around before you buy.
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$66 + Fan of choice $14 = $80 (which IIRC is the Scythe 120mm ones).
Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$14 shipped. I'm pretty sure this is the preferred one, but someone who knows more should verify this.
Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hopefully this answers most of your questions that you mave have had.

February 5, 2008 10:45:12 PM

is building really simple? man im not sure that im picking the right parts.
so here we go
i got my 2 choices, AMD and INTEL

AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

INTEL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
E2200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
E4500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and im using same ram doesnt matter with the cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ODD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card reader

not decided yet for the graphics card , case
also the cooler for INTEL
i will buy some case fans,
all these adds up to approximately 634$ with AMD, 570$ with Intel shipping not included
i got some space for graphics card!!
is this all i need??(if i forgot one LITTLE thing, please remind me)
February 5, 2008 10:55:29 PM

Wait...whats your budget...you originally said $1000 but these rigs are only $600 so what is it.

Your missing a motherboard and I would stick with Intel and a P35 motherboard

Also you can get 2 gigs of Crucial Ballistix for $50 or others that are cheaper. That ram is expensive and not worth it

But give us a budget and we can help
February 5, 2008 11:31:11 PM

i would save on the Tower and look at the coolmaster 690 it is 79.00 also IMO is better


EDIT: :pt1cable:  nevermind i am trippin! that is a GREAT price for that tower. i know a few on here who got it and loved it. i got one also but have not put the system together yet. Hope you can get while rebate is still going. also look at what they charge for sipping sometimes its worth it, sometimes it makes things worse and it becomes cheaper to go buy at a local shop.
February 6, 2008 1:57:13 AM

my budget is 1000 or 900 because of the OS

but i said i didnt choose the graphics card, case, yet

also i have chosen the mobo, under "AMD" and "intel"

reminding you that this is my first build, but i know how to put them together, though im scared. please look my post again and see they all match
February 6, 2008 2:21:44 AM

Go with Intel....dont go AMD

Its late...but give me tomorrow and I'll get you a good build in your budget
(Go with Lunyones build its very good)
February 6, 2008 4:17:00 AM

I don't think that a Rosewill AM2 CPU cooler is worth building an AMD system... namely because Rosewill tends to make rather poor quality computer components.

Other than that I'll just chip in what everyone else is saying:
E2160 which will OC to 3.0+GHz on the stock air cooler,
Gigabyte P35-DS3L,
2GB of 800 Mhz CAS4 DDR2,
Corsair PSU (even the 450W will be fine as long as you don't do SLI), 8800GTS,
hard drive that's big enough for your needs,
optical,
case
(no opinion/preference for the last few).

You could also go for a new Penryn E8400 which will be faster than the E2160, but its more than 2x the money I think.

-mcg
February 6, 2008 7:56:43 AM

jhyukkang said:
and at the first, the reason why i wanted to go with AMD was i already have AM2 cooler which was about 30$ Rosewill something...


going AMD to save 30 on a cooler is not a good idea...
February 6, 2008 9:20:11 AM

And you were told by that by a fan boi^^ :) 

i know (post underneath) I just had to say it :D 
February 6, 2008 9:21:32 AM

lol...atm, intel is better :( .
February 6, 2008 1:44:57 PM

since everyone is saying that intel is better, ill go with it.
do you think i can use e2160 for more than 3years??
February 6, 2008 5:54:49 PM

You overclocking??

If not then no, but if so, then you can stretch it
February 6, 2008 9:24:16 PM

in stock, which amd cpu have about same performance with e4400??
i dont think im gonna OC
February 6, 2008 9:28:58 PM

I still say DONT DO AMD....

AT ALL, theyre in the tubes compared to intel atm
February 6, 2008 9:32:05 PM

im buying it today, in 3hours......
please look at my hardware config. on my account, i want similar spec as the 2nd pc. maybe little bit better in 900$budget.
February 6, 2008 9:34:53 PM

No to Rosewill PSU....they are **** and will kill your PC

Look at my hardware config. That was $900 with vista (got a good deal on PSU) but your budget is $100 more so you can get a nice PSU (Corsair 450VX 550VX)

Also, do you need such a large monitor. Get a smaller one and get a HD3850 or 8800GT if you can put more in to the graphics card
February 6, 2008 9:51:58 PM

I got you a very good config. This is way faster than amd. Forget amd, amd is trash for now. Got u a very powerful pc with 8800gt 512mb for under $900, and the rest for the OS of your choice. This config will be able to play all your pc games at maximum settings except Crysis. Also this cpu is more powerful than q6600 in gaming, and overclocks over 4.0. U can save more money if u have an old pc, and use that case.Performance is more important than fancy case, specially when u are under a low budget. An E2200 will bottleneck when pair up with a high end video card, since u are not over clocking.

Corsair VX 550W Power Supply$89.84 w/tax/shipping
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard 104.00 w/tax/shipping
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor$228.33 w/tax/shipping
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT 512mb Video Card$240.75 w/tax/shipping
WD Caviar SE 250GB Hard Drive $64.00 w/tax/shipping
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB $ 28.49 w/tax/shipping (at newegg after rebates/this ram is better that the one u chosen)
Pioneer DVR-112D Dual Layer DVD±RW Writer $35.00 w/tax/shipping
Cooler Master CAC-T05UW Centurion 5 Black/Silver Midsize $49.99 w/tax/shipping

tax/shipping Total: $840.4 all from www.pricegrabber.com cheaper than newegg.
February 6, 2008 9:55:43 PM

^^ go with that

I agree with Grieve and Lunyone

Its in your budget and is a great setup

Edit: agreed with post underneath
February 6, 2008 9:59:56 PM

Go with rickpcnerd’s build for $840…
OR
Go with lunyone’s build which has a slightly better Video card…Granted you may need to spend a couple bucks more then your budget but that is a great machine for $1000.
***This is a machine that can last you a little while.


This is pretty much the #1 CPU in price range for you.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

This is pretty much the #1 GPU in price range for you.
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
February 6, 2008 10:26:14 PM

great!!, thanks man.
wait.. rickpcnerd what ram speed should i get?


are you refering to psu tier?? with my rosewill?? what i think is that those tiers werent up to date, this psu came out not too long ago, and ive useing it for more than 4months, it also has 3year warranty. it is stable
February 6, 2008 10:27:17 PM

lunyone said:
Lets see if I can summarize a $1k build:

CPU - $230 Latest Penryn C2D. Just as easy to OC as the rest of Intels offerings.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - $86 shipped! Looks like good reviews and OC's well.
GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - $300 - $20 MIR = $280!! Latest and greatest from nVidia!!
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $91 - $30 MIR = $61 Nice solid construction and affordable, not much wrong with this case. It has room for 2 8800gtx's, so you can fit pretty much anything in this case.
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

PSU - $99 - $10 Google checkout = $89 shipped. Solid performer and has 5 yr. warranty. 40A on the 12V rail(s) will handle any single GPU card out there and leave room for upgrades later.
Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modu...

Memory - $74 - $40 MIR = $34 shipped! Cheapest CAS 4 DDR2 800mhz RAM. OC's well and is cheap, what else can you ask for?
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $34 shipped! Nice "retail" version that comes with Burning and reading software!
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $85 shipped!!
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total ~$1,001 - $90 MIR's - $10 Google checkout = $901!!! $99 under budget! You could upgrade just about any part on the list if you like, but I think this a good solid build that will last for quite some time.

Edit: forgot to mention that the stock HSF for the CPU would be good for mild OC's and if you wanted to OC more than a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro would be good for most OC'ing needs. If your going to push your CPU harder than I'd recommend the Thermalright Ultra 120, which is about the king right now as far as air cooled HSF's. Here's a review that Anandtech had on the AC Freezer 7 Pro and others:
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

$32 shipped for AC F7P, but usually around $20-$25 at times, so check around before you buy.
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$66 + Fan of choice $14 = $80 (which IIRC is the Scythe 120mm ones).
Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$14 shipped. I'm pretty sure this is the preferred one, but someone who knows more should verify this.
Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hopefully this answers most of your questions that you mave have had.

February 6, 2008 10:52:58 PM

get the ram i have listed, you wont find a good ram at lat:4 for $28 after special ends. DDr2 6400 800mhz is sufficient enough even for over clocking. And dont forget to buy a anti-static wrist strap, it will prevent damage to hardware when assembling.
February 7, 2008 12:24:25 AM

damn it,man 8400 is out of stock at newegg, i wanted to buy all parts from there...
can i get e6750 instead??, it looks fine too, and i think it matches with the mobo p35

EDIT - i want e2180 now.. is p35 mobo work with this cpu?
February 7, 2008 1:07:18 AM

It does but I would only get the E8400 at this time...the E6750 is old news
February 7, 2008 2:04:44 AM

:non:  Don't short yourself because your impatient... wait for the E8400!!!!!!!!
February 7, 2008 2:24:56 AM

should i write my final choice??
im short on money.. thats why im getting e2180, i might get e6750(but low percent that im getting this cpu)

GigaByte GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Neo Power 500 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ODD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ARTIC COOLER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD 320GB 16MB Cache HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston 2GB DDR2 PC2 6400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA Geforce 8800gts 320MB 320-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thermal Grease
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E2180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

obviously case is not up here, ill use 100$ on the case
buying 22" monitor.. can you guys tell me the good brand?
February 7, 2008 2:25:44 AM

but.. i got reason why i have to hurry...
so this mobo and cpu works?? ill OC

DID I FORGOT SOMETHING?? SMALL PART?? PLEASE PLEASE REMIND ME!!!~
February 7, 2008 4:48:31 AM

I highly recommend 8400 over E6750 much faster. At newegg is for $239 plus tax $26something,expensive. Get it at http://www.computerhq.com/INTEL_CPU_CORE_2_DUO_E8400_3.... for $228 this final price with tax/shipping. Not everything has to be from new egg. Get your components at www.pricegrabber.com you save more money than new egg. What pricegrabber does its search hundreths of online stores including new egg and find you the lowest price from all this hundreths stores. By the way E2200 will bottleneck with Nvidia 8800gts, cpu is too slow. I will not pair up a slow cpu with high end video card, it will still get low frame rates, and i dont think it can handle a 22" at game maximum settings. If u cant wait, get everything from newegg and cpu at a different online store. Get it from the link I posted, you will save $40 here than new egg. So whats your real budget,u said $900-$1000 just the tower. Like I said, if u sacrifice case for a cheaper, you will get more performance. I will only get an expensive case if I was like on a $1,500 budget. You will save more, if u eliminate cooler, and use cpu stock fan, this fan good enough even for some overclocking. The system i configure for u came all from price grabber and a total of $840 including tax/shipping. even if u overclock e2200 it will not match e8400, not even close. Why Gforce 8800 320mb? in this case ill go with ATI 3850 instead for less money, this card faster than 320mb. Just go with 8800gt, Maybe we already confuse you between 8800gt and 8800 gts 512mb. Gts 512mb is just slightly faster and more expensive than 8800gt, but 8800
gt outperforms gts 320mb. Just tell your real budget including monitor, and ill configure something new.

Corsair VX 550W Power Supply$89.84
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard 104.00
ntel E8400 Dual Core Processor $228
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card$240.75
WD Caviar SE 250GB Hard Drive $64.00
Patriot Memory performance 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit$28(at newegg after rebates)
Pioneer DVR-112D Dual Layer DVD±RW Writer $35.00
Cooler Master CAC-T05UW Centurion 5 Black/Silver Midsize $49.99

tax/shipping= $840 www.pricegrabber.com
February 7, 2008 11:10:55 AM

^^ Rick, he said he would OC, which will remove the bottleneck....I have mine at 3.0 and have no problem.

Couple things:
1) Get the E2160 over the E2180. For some reason they tend to overclock better and are less power hungry then the E2180

2) Yes the board works (look at sig)

3) Do not get the old G80 GTSs. Either get the 8800GT or the new 512 G92 GTS (if you can sport the $50 more for the NEW GTS over the GT then do it. The GT runs pretty hot and loud)
February 7, 2008 1:27:42 PM

even if you ovelock e2180 wont be close to top cpu performance since e2180 has only 1mb chache and E8400 has 6mb cache, and thats a big difference.
February 7, 2008 4:34:29 PM

There are plenty of sites that have the E8400 at $230 or less try buy.com LOOK AROUND ...
February 7, 2008 5:54:14 PM

rickpcnerd said:
even if you ovelock e2180 wont be close to top cpu performance since e2180 has only 1mb chache and E8400 has 6mb cache, and thats a big difference.

Thats true but dont go as far as saying it will bottleneck the system. I play all my games (including Crysis) on max with my setup
February 7, 2008 7:14:43 PM

You MUST get the E8400… Spending a $1000 bucks and getting something less is insane. Just purchase from a different site.

When you build a new machine there are 4 main things…
1)Mother board.
2)Processor
3)Ram
4)Vid card
If you wanna save some money, don’t do it on any of those four items… Or just get an Emachine!
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