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one more week for my $4000 cheque!! lets start a conroe build!!!

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Im getting a cheque for $4000 and im in DESPARATE need of a new computer... ive posted my system info before but its embarassing.. its a PIII IBM workstation from my moms office 16 MB vidcard with 256 ram and 4 HD's with a whopping total 40 gigs... anywho

ive been looking for about month now for parts and this is what i have my mind on.

ASUS P5W DH
Conroe E6600
HD <------open to suggestions i dont want raid...yet so a $100 250~ MB
RAM <----Open to suggestins as well i dont think i need 2 gigs yet. but if they come in pairs sure...
Geforce 7600 GT (i dont need muscle yet)
Seasonic S12 500W (is this somewhat silent?)
soundcard ($100~) i can settle for onboard for now if i have to


my budget is $1500 CAN which is $1347.32 US.... Please give me opinions, suggestions, ideas on the parts and on this system!!

::EDIT
i have been told.....
    
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post #2 of 24
Good luck on your build
    
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post #3 of 24
Get 2x1gb Dual Channel RAM
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post #4 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace of Spades
Get 2x1gb Dual Channel RAM
any in particular... alot of poeple keep telling me G.Skill and the other half OCZ..and OCZ is available locally for me here in Toronto.. or should i spend the extra and ship it from out there
    
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Conroe e6600 Asrock Dual VSTA xFx geforce 7300 OCZ25331024VDC-K DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 250G LG Dual DVD XP pro - if i can get system to post 19' Samsung widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
generic 450wats-GameXstream coming tomrrow Thermaltake Matrix 
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Conroe e6600 Asrock Dual VSTA xFx geforce 7300 OCZ25331024VDC-K DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 250G LG Dual DVD XP pro - if i can get system to post 19' Samsung widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
generic 450wats-GameXstream coming tomrrow Thermaltake Matrix 
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post #5 of 24
what's the best price you've found for the e6600?
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post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
$318 Us
$379 Can
    
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post #7 of 24
Done a big shopping list on newegg then i see you from Canada
    
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post #8 of 24
how besides the conroe your gona have a really similar system to me, if your looking for places to buy from check out the link in my sig. I'm sure one of the stores in the gta carries gskill or if not ordered it from ncix.com (pretty good prices) get a seagate 250gig sata2 then we'll be like brother systems lol
EDIT: also with a conroe and a gig or more of ddr2 ram you won't believe the performance, besides like oblivion you should be able to play most games on all high settings and you'll probably smoke all of my benchmarks
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post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cokker
Done a big shopping list on newegg then i see you from Canada
you dont know how many times that happens if only the egg shipped to canada.......
    
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Conroe e6600 Asrock Dual VSTA xFx geforce 7300 OCZ25331024VDC-K DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 250G LG Dual DVD XP pro - if i can get system to post 19' Samsung widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
generic 450wats-GameXstream coming tomrrow Thermaltake Matrix 
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Conroe e6600 Asrock Dual VSTA xFx geforce 7300 OCZ25331024VDC-K DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 250G LG Dual DVD XP pro - if i can get system to post 19' Samsung widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
generic 450wats-GameXstream coming tomrrow Thermaltake Matrix 
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post #10 of 24
Get the seasonic s12-600. Much better... Also, yes...it's pretty much silent.

Get 2x1gb of ram, and get either a 7900GT or GTX...you're saying "yet"..so it'll just cost you twice as much to upgrade...why buy two when you can just go for the better one to begin with? See what I'm sayin?
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