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January 26, 2009 5:31:44 PM

Hey Everybody,

I've been reading the forums for a few days, and I figured I would post my build before I purchase the parts. Basically I don't need a gaming computer since I barely have time to play games, I'm a big multi tasker and I decided to go with the Q6600, my budget is $600 with shipping included (I know a bit tight)

OS I own a copy of Vista Ultimate
Monitor I have a 22"
DVD Burner I have a Lite-On I purchased a week ago.
Vid Card I have a BFG Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT 512DDR2

So what I really need is RAM, MOBO, CPU, CASE, PSU, HD so here's what I picked at newegg

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.95

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $47.99

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified $99.99

OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel $50.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 $189.99

Subtotal: $568.90
Zip Code: 33142 Shipping: $26.17
Grand Total: $595.07

Well so that's my build, I am open to any suggestions! Thanks!
January 26, 2009 6:24:32 PM

RAM, $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

GA-EP45-UD3P $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358&Tpk=GA-Ep45-UD3P

The S75CF is overkill for non-gaming, but OMG it's only $60. I paid $200 last year. Yeah, get that PSU. I am not sure it fits in the Antec 300 though.

WD 640 GB $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD6400AAKS

I believe I have added $1 to your total cost, and you get a much bigger and much faster hard drive.

January 26, 2009 6:29:41 PM

I'd get the PC Power & Cooling 610W. $60 after rebate just lik ethe 750W.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005

I usually am all in favor of bigger PSUs, but in your case it's ridiculous to advise 750W without even one gaming video card. The 610W version does fit in the Antec 300.
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January 26, 2009 6:39:20 PM

well if its the same price...and maybe he gets time later when he would game and decides to get a better video card?

If there is no chance that you would ever get a better video card to go into your system, then yeah it makes no sense to get that larger psu, but if you think maybe you would, then go for it, I think. That's my 2 cents.
January 26, 2009 6:43:29 PM

I agree, but will it fit in the Antec 300?
January 26, 2009 6:54:50 PM

OK, both PSUs are 5.9" X 3.4" X 7.1". Since the 610W fits, it means the other one does too. You might as well get the 750W indeed :) 
January 26, 2009 7:07:27 PM

That mobo also supports xfire so if you decided to get a better video card later, like an HD 4850 or something, you would be able to upgrade again later on by adding another one.
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