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Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by falcon_fan, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. falcon_fan

    falcon_fan New Member

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    Hi, this is my first build, so you know what that means. I'm going to mess something up. I would appreciate you looking at this.

    Optical drive

    http://http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827135141

    $29

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119106

    $50

    Hard drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144701

    $75

    Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813138041

    $65

    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130075

    $70

    Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817190011

    $30

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820211063

    $82

    CPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103776

    $165

    Operating System

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16832116204

    $120

    Shipping: $32.83

    Total: $719 /w shipping.

    While writing this I just decided I'm going to go for the x2 4400 instead of the x2 3800. I'm spending another $56 on it, but I want this computer to last. I'm happy with the video card I picked out since I don't have to spend $200+ on it. (I'm not really going to be doing games, I just want something that can handle what I'm going to throw at it in the future; whatever I'm going to be doing.) I'm not absolutely sure about the RAM but I know I want ddr800 and 1gb (might upgrade to 2gb in near future). It's the case and the motherboard that I'm not absolutely sure about. I like what the case looks like , and it has good ventilation/cooling, but I don't think I need to spend $50 on it. If you suggest a case that's not so much or has a PSU, I'll definitely listen. I sort of don't know much background knowledge on the Mobo, but I looked at top sellers for under $75 and this came up. It has 4 ram slots, only one PCIe x16 (don't really plan on doing SLI), but it's all I need. Thanks for reading this far. I really do appreciate you guys helping all the newbies out (me), and hopefully some day I'll be the one giving the answers (you).
     
  2. Froboy7391_99

    Froboy7391_99 New Member

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    Xion do not makegood PSUs
    For longer future proofing get the 7600 GT
    I would also suggest getting a Core 2 Duo E6300 instead of the 4400 it's only 20 bucks more and wil kick the crap out of it.
     
  3. falcon_fan

    falcon_fan New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I have heard good stuff about Xion, but they must of been talking about their case. About the Duo Core 2... I am sort of on a budget, and probably fetch $20 for the CPU, but I was having trouble looking for a cheap motherboard. So instead of just paying $20 extra I would have to spend $60 more.

    I'm getting this RAM instead of the A-bit...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227123
     
  4. Froboy7391_99

    Froboy7391_99 New Member

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    That rams better and the good reviews are for the cases. If you could save an extra 60 it would be well worth it. The C2Ds will last longer into the future than th 4400.
     
  5. falcon_fan

    falcon_fan New Member

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    Very true. I have the money, but I'm not sure I want to surpass $700, but I'm reconsidering...

    Thanks for the advice. I don't think I'm going to change the PSU because I like giving the underdog a chance to show his product. (weird trait of mine. That's one reason none of my stuff works :)
     

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