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~$400: Some parts

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August 7, 2009 9:23:57 PM

Hi everybody.

I wanted to build(upgrade) a computer.

I have the following already:
Monitor, Mouse&Keyboard, Dvd-Rom.
In short I want to upgrade my Processor to Core2Quad(therefore MoBo, 4 GB+ RAM, Video Card, 1 TB Hard Drive and everything else those parts might need). I want them to be around $300-450.

I did read "Guide to choosing parts" and it was very helpful. I changed my choices little bit based on that article.

So I made a list (these are very good for my requirements):
[if you can find lower prices for these or better parts, please let me know.]

=================Processor:=====================
- Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200 2.33GHz 1333MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU, OEM ($141)
* Mfr Part Number: EU80580PJ0534MN
* Process Type: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200
* Frequency: 2.33 GHz
* FSB: 1333 MHz
* Cache: 4 MB
* Process: 45 nm
* Socket: LGA 775
* Package: OEM
Link_http://www.smksuperstore.com/products/viewproduct.ashx?...

I heard that Core2Quad processor has very high temperatures while working so it's very
important to choose a correct fan. So which fan should I choose? (look at the link, right
after the processor or advice better one with as low price as possible) .

================Motherboard:====================
I have two choices, which one should I choose?

Choice#1:
MSI P43 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard (75$)
* CPU Type: Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
* FSB: 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz.
* South Bridge: Intel ICH10
* Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
* Memory Standard: DDR2 667/800/1066
* Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
* PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1
* PCI Express x1: 2
* Model #: P43 Neo-F
Link_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Choise#2:
- MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard (84$)
* CPU Type: Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
* FSB: 1600(O.C)/1333MHz
* South Bridge: Intel ICH10
* Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
* Memory Standard: DDR2 1066(O.C) / 800
* Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
* Channel Supported: Dual Channel
* PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1
* Model #: P43 Neo3-F
Link_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

==============Hard drive:=======================
Is this hard drive a good choice?

- HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 1TB SATA II 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk (80$)

Link_http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

==============Video card:=======================
Which one is better?
Choice#1:
- ASUS EN9500GT/DI/1G GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
Supported Video Card - Native HDMI integrated (65$)
Link_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Choise#2:
- EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
Supported Video Card (65$)
Link_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

===============RAM:========================
I heard that a RAM has to be compatible with the MoBo, so please advice me a good RAM(s) with a good price. 4GB+ for ~50$ would be great.

And also I'm thinking about the Power Supply. I bought my computer like 4 years ago, and do you think it needs to be upgraded?

And did I forget something? If yes do I have to buy it?

More about : 400 parts

August 7, 2009 9:43:44 PM

Sorry, I forgot to add:
I want it to use it for average gaming, home video/photo editing, watch movies, internet.

I'm planning to use WinXp&WinSeven&LinuxUbuntu.

I want to build it as soon as possible(I would start buying today, if you people advice me to).
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August 8, 2009 6:14:51 AM

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