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post #11 of 19
I personally dont think there is a single most important peice of hardware... it all works together, and if one piece is slacking, then it all gets held back.
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post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terry96
Oh yeah I have been checking out cpu's and I'm definatley getting Core 2 Duo.
was looking at this one http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...557&CatId=2396 would you say if that would be good enough or should I look for somthing a little better?
That's a great proc, but I wouldn't buy from tiger direct. They are more exensive than newegg almost 99% of the time.

Here's your E6400.

Or if you want a little more kick, I highly recommend the E6600.

If you're not familiar with Newegg.com, anyone on here will tell you its the best place for parts. I built my entire rig with parts from them. Shipping and customer service are first rate.
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post #13 of 19
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well the big difference to me is that Newegg is U..S. and tigerdirect is Can. and so am I. they're only 2hr drive from me.
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Ahhh, well in that case, I guess you're stuck with TG. Still a good proc choice however.
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post #15 of 19
www.anitec.ca
www.canadacomputers.com

Both of these stores are much cheaper, I have dealt with both of them. Depending on where you live you'll even save some taxes... but you'll pay in shipping.
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post #16 of 19
I also think that MoBo and PSU are the two most critical parts but for MoBo I highly recommend the ASUS P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi P965, it's one of the best and feature overloaded MoBo out in the market right now.
post #17 of 19
tiger direct is usually more expensive than some other places; check canada direct out

http://www.directcanada.com/products...ufacture=INTEL


theyre located in BC and they only charge one tax for some reason. and unless im mistaken, its also free ground shipping if you make a purchase order above $300. i think that was just a limited time offer only, but anyway look about.
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post #18 of 19
Might i recommend not buying parts one at a time?

Honestly there is no real point to buying parts over time, unless that timeframs is < 1 Month for the entire system...

Why? Because in afew months everything will be different...

Quad cores come out..C2D's will drop some in price...
More C2D Motherboards will be out, they will all drop in price..
DirectX 10 Video cards will be out..they will drop all the DX9 cards in price..

The only things that will fluctuate and may go up or may go down are DDR2 RAM.

You could save yourself abunch of money just waiting until you have enough money to buy everything in one go...who knows by the time you have the cash you may be able to get better parts than you had first planned.
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
The most imporent part is the motherboard. I have used good motherboards and bad motherboards, and the bad ones made EVERYTHING harder. They often dont overclock as well, and on the cheeper ones settings dont work right, etc. After that, PSU, then RAM, then (if your a gamer) video, then CPU. I know it sounds strange that CPU is last, but since a more expensive CPU is exactly the same as a cheeper one, only faster, overclocking can make up for the diferance, whare as you cant overlock more RAM :rolleyes

As for what CPU to get, all I can say is Core 2 Duo. The Pentium D line is out-dated and will be KILLED by anything with the words Core 2 Duo in the name. If you dont believe me, download my CPU speed converter and see for your self.
I vote for motherboard also. Alot can be swapped around. The motherboard is the single most difficult part to replace (hardware wise).
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