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I am going to build my own computer from Newegg. I've got a vague idea of what I'm going to get, but not completely. I'll probably only do mild overclocking when the parts are starting to become obsolete. Here's my specs so far:

X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case (Black) (No Power Supply)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144170

2GB DDR2 RAM (Don't know which to get DDR2 800 or 667)

A 7900 GS or better gfx card

Core 2 Duo E6400 (or better)

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827152074

250GB 7200RPM SATA HD
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417

Windows MCE
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116049

19 inch DCLCD
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824211008

As you can see, I think I'm probably missing a lot. Such as the mobo, the PSU, and others, plus, more are multiple things. Could you give me suggestions on which things to buy to try and keep it under $1500-$1600?
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.
    
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post #2 of 28
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Anybody??? It's been over 10 minutes now

EDIT: 12 minutes and finally
    
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post #3 of 28
Lol, bump is after a day. Wait for chozart, he will build you a nice pc.
    
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Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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post #4 of 28
Heres one anyway:

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 $157.55
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 LGA775 2.13GHZ $279.98
RAM: Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 $326.99
Video: Sapphire Radeon X1900 XT 620MHZ PCI-E 256MB $297.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 16MB Cache $108.99
DVD: Pioneer DVR-111D Black DVD-RW $39.99
Case: Coolermaster Centurion 534 ATX Tower Case $69.66 (or whatever you like to some extent)
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V $132.65
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 $23.99 (as you arnt overclocking much)

Total:$1437.79 not including shipping
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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post #5 of 28
Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P DS3 - $158
CPU - C2D E6400 - $220
RAM - 2Gb G.Skill HZ DDRII 800 - $300
Video - Evga 7900GTO - $254
HDD - WD 160GB SATA - $55
DVD - Lite-ON DVD-RW - $31
Case - Thermaltake Soprano - $75
PSU - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W - $160
Cooler - Scythe Mine - $35
Sound Card - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic - $107

Total Before Shipping - $1340 plus shipping. Add in a nice 20" WS, or a nice Keyboard and mouse.
post #6 of 28
Chozarts online, lets see what he can muster.
    
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FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Any other possibilities? What's the point of the $107 soundcard? And do I really need the 600/610 W PSU?
Replies would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: And what's the Scythe Mine/Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for?
    
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C2D e6320 Some Asus OEM MB 8600GT 2GB DDR2 pc4200 
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C2D e6320 Some Asus OEM MB 8600GT 2GB DDR2 pc4200 
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post #8 of 28
No, you don't NEED the sound card, but it'll help.

Yes, you need a PSU that's that good. Without a good PSU, your whole rig runs the risk of crashing regularly.

The Scythe Mine and Arctic Cooler 7 are aftermarket heatsinks for your CPU. They help to keep your CPU cool and to help with higher overclocks.

I'll be back to you in a few minutes with a build.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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post #10 of 28
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Would a 550W PSU be sufficient (like the Antec TruePower II?)?

I just realized this, are these prices with or without a Windows OS?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6320 Some Asus OEM MB 8600GT 2GB DDR2 pc4200 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
320GB WD Caviar SE 19" WS HP HP OEM HP case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6320 Some Asus OEM MB 8600GT 2GB DDR2 pc4200 
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