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I'm getting this at cyberpowerpc.com because I know I do not have the techhnical knowledge to build my own computer. Plus, it's insurance.
Are there any suggestions on how to make this computer better or cheaper? I'm a n00b!

CAS: HOT NEW! X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display [-70] (Black Color)
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache [+140]
CD: (Special Price) 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
CABLE: Round Cable Upgrade for Hard Drive, Optical Drive & Floppy Drive [+19]
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR)
FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 2 EXTRA 3-COLOR LED CASE FANS [-35]
HDD: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR)
MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse (BLACK COLOR)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&5.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+180] (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition [+15]
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: Apevia SuperAlien 500 Watt See Through Power Supply w/ Fan Speed Control [+59] (BLACK COLOR)
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS 24/7 LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: Logitech S100 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [-42] (BLACK COLOR)
USB: Build-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: SPECIAL!!! NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card [-60]

This is for $1511 + a $150 monitor. Opinions?
    
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Hmm, Looks pretty good, Go for the 7600GT if you are going to upgrade to DX10
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Get rid of that junk nForce MoBo and get one with a P965 or 975X chipset, otherwise forget about overclocking that E6600.
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ECS P965T-A P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio

MSI P965 Neo-F P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

Intel DP965LT P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio

Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&5.1Audio

These are my mobo options. If I were to change, which one would you reccommend me changing to?
Also, I haven't seen much about the power supply. I've checked google, but nothing came up. Does anybody know about it?
    
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the PSU sucks...420....you need at least 550 for a rig like that
    
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Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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Originally Posted by j_oblivion@msn.com
These are my mobo options. If I were to change, which one would you reccommend me changing to?
Also, I haven't seen much about the power supply. I've checked google, but nothing came up. Does anybody know about it?
Neither of those. And why are those your ONLY options?

I think you should be better off with an ASUS P5B Deluxe which is one of the two best MoBos for Core 2 Duo CPUs.

For PSU, we recommend something like an OCZ Gamer XStream 600W minimum. Not some $19.99 600W crap.

And with your budget, looking into something like an E6400, that way you have $100 to spare in something else.
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ECS P965T-A P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio

MSI P965 Neo-F P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

Intel DP965LT P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio

Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&5.1Audio

Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe nForce4 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio

MSI 975X Platinum I975X CrossFire Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio

Intel D975XBX I975X Express CrossFire Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio

Asus P5W-DH I975X CrossFire Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio


These are my other options (in bold), but it's like $100 more. I'm already at the edge of my budget. And would I really need the 600W for a non SLI rig? My power supply isn't the stock 420W one from the case. It's under POWERSUPPLY.
    
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by j_oblivion@msn.com
My power supply isn't the stock 420W one from the case. It's under POWERSUPPLY.
we saw but its still junk. its worth getting the best power supply you can get because a cheap one will fluctuate its power/not supply enough juice or more than likely just give up the ghost really quickly
    
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post #9 of 17
are you sure you cant build your own its really easy and rewarding, plus you dont have to pay for the privelage of somebody else doing it. just checked out the site and some of the parts they offering aint that great
    
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Originally Posted by j_oblivion@msn.com
Asus P5W-DH I975X CrossFire Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio[/B]

These are my other options (in bold), but it's like $100 more. I'm already at the edge of my budget. And would I really need the 600W for a non SLI rig? My power supply isn't the stock 420W one from the case. It's under POWERSUPPLY.
P5W-DH Deluxe! Now we're talking.

Sorry but, just like biatchi said it, that PSU is/could be junk, we're not familiar with that brand and quite honestly it is not recommended that you cheap out on the PSU. If your budget cannot be stretched anymore than consider an E6300 that should alleviate some of the budget problem.

And I think it'd be better if you buy the parts and put the PC together yourself, it's not hard nor easy but with some common sense and reading the manual you'll be ok.

Right now I'm trying to buy a sound system for my SUV, I went to Best Buy and they'd charge me about $200+ in labor so that's a no-no for me, instead I'm trying to see all my stuff from http://www.crutchfield.com/ and put it together myself, since that they provide you with all the wiring/hardness and installation guide.
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