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Help chosing parts for budget conroe build.

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Hi everyone. I am going to be building a conroe computer for a friend in a coulple of weeks
I was wondering first what budget motherboard do you guys reccomend. It needs to have basic overclocking capibilities.

Secong what case/psu do you reccomend? Every time i see a case/psu bundle on newegg there is a review that says it is a piece of junk. Are there any brands to get? Any to look out for? Do i have to buy case and aftermarket psu?

Remember i am trying to keep the budget down, but am willing to spend a bit extra (just a little bit) if it is a substantial improvement.

Thanks in advance.
Price/Power
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (G0) EVGA 680i LT 8800GT 512 4GB G-Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 250GB 7200.10 DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe Vista x64 Home Premium 22" 1680*1050 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 550 Cooler Master Wireless Optical 
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Price/Power
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (G0) EVGA 680i LT 8800GT 512 4GB G-Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 250GB 7200.10 DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe Vista x64 Home Premium 22" 1680*1050 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 550 Cooler Master Wireless Optical 
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post #2 of 4
LOL...A budget Conroe build ! Is that at all possible ?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
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post #3 of 4
You cant really build a conroe and have it as a budget system...how much is a budget for you? Where I live in a budget for a computer is about 5,000-7,000 dollars
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI Hawk Geforce GTX 460 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 1TB Sata 3.0 (OS) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 2x SAMSUNG 25inch Widescreen Logitech Wireless KB 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 650watt Antec 900 Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI Hawk Geforce GTX 460 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 1TB Sata 3.0 (OS) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 2x SAMSUNG 25inch Widescreen Logitech Wireless KB 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 650watt Antec 900 Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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post #4 of 4
You so can have a budget rig. But conroe is pushing. How about like a E6400 and a Gigabyte S3? What is your budget?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6700 "ES" Lapped Gigabyte DQ6 XFX 7950GX2 G.Skill PC6400 2GB-HZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar SE16 250GB Microsoft XP / Kubuntu BenQ 20.1 LCD Saitek Eclipse Blue 
PowerCaseMouse
FSP Group FX600-GLN Lian Li PC-7B Logitech G7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6700 "ES" Lapped Gigabyte DQ6 XFX 7950GX2 G.Skill PC6400 2GB-HZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar SE16 250GB Microsoft XP / Kubuntu BenQ 20.1 LCD Saitek Eclipse Blue 
PowerCaseMouse
FSP Group FX600-GLN Lian Li PC-7B Logitech G7 
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