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paul you never answered my last PM :swearing:
I tried, but your mailbox is full and it rejected my PM until you emptied it out!
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Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express $115.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz $181.49
RAM: BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $244.99
Video: SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 $249.99
HDD: Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $64.99
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel $44.99
PSU: SILVERSTONE SST-ST50EF ATX12V 500W $87.50

Total: $989.94

Add cooling ($50 or so), and you'll be a bit over $1,000.

For $200 extra, you'll have a DX10 card.
    
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post #13 of 27
Definently go with a Core 2 Duo build it will smoke a single core AMD build.
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I can sell you my Socket 939 components:

AMD A64-X2 4400+ Toledo, DFI LanParty UT RDX-200 CrossFire Motherboard, 4x512MB Sticks of OCZ Platinum DDR 600 Ram.

But I'd get a new C2D, it's a lot faster than my CPU & Ram.

I don't know why I even made the post I did, Chozart, I was thinking of my specs for some reason.
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AMD A64 X2: AMD = Company, A64 = Series, X2 = Dual Core.
Intel C2D: Intel = Company, C2D = Dual Core Series.
Err.. huh? In this thread the OP posted a single core AMD rig (3700+ San Diego). not really understanding the purpose of this post.
    
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I'm with chozart on this one. Go for the Core 2 Duo because it's cheaper, faster, and newer tech.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
im thinking about keeping everything the same except going with a seagate 7200.10 sata hard drive.. how does it stack up versus that caviar?
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post #18 of 27
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im thinking about keeping everything the same except going with a seagate 7200.10 sata hard drive.. how does it stack up versus that caviar?
The WD drives are the best on the market. I used two of those 160GB models that are in my suggestion box and they fly. You never hear them though. I have sustained bandwidth of 124Mb/s and windows boots in just a few seconds.
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post #19 of 27
The Seagate will be better. I assume you're looking at the 250GB version.
    
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post #20 of 27
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Add the Zalman 9500 ($65) on for a good OC.
Rip off, thats a total budget buster...lol For much cheaper, you can do better. The Arctic freezer pro costs about $25 and outperforms the 9500. Or get a big typhoon for about $45 and get even lower temps.

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The Seagate will be better. I assume you're looking at the 250GB version.
Ditto, especially the perpindicular recording drives
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