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i am planning a build for a backup for myself and one that will fold. i am not very good at picking brands so thats why i am gettin help on this one. i have a cpu,mouse,keyboard,monitor,and hard drive. i need everything else. basically it needs to be as CHEAP as possible and able to overclock an e4300 to 2.6ghz. btw the hard drive is only an ide and lga775 for the cpu and preferably ddr2 ram but it doesnt matter that much. so lets see what you guys come up with.
my ghetto system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 2.4ghz asus p5n32-e sli EVGA 8800gts 320mb+EVGA 8800gt superclocked 512mb 4gb crucial ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
western digital 160gb+400gb ASUS dvd/cd reader/writer xp and vista dualboot dell 18"+acer 22"+dell 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PCP&C silencer 750 coolermaster stacker 830 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
fragmat counter-strike 
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my ghetto system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 2.4ghz asus p5n32-e sli EVGA 8800gts 320mb+EVGA 8800gt superclocked 512mb 4gb crucial ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
western digital 160gb+400gb ASUS dvd/cd reader/writer xp and vista dualboot dell 18"+acer 22"+dell 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PCP&C silencer 750 coolermaster stacker 830 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
fragmat counter-strike 
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post #2 of 7
Total: $368.93 + $19.23 shipping = $388.16

Comments:
  • I choose for a dedicated video card. Onboard will probably limit your overclock too much
  • Cheapo case... but hey, it's a case
  • No need for DDR2 800. You have an CPU with an FSB of 200MHz. With RAM on 1:1 you can push your FSB to 337.5MHz before RAM even hits stock! That's a CPU speed of 3.04GHz
  • I would recommend picking up an 80GB SATA drive... that way (with the SATA DVD), you can disable your IDE controller...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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post #3 of 7
I pretty much agree with above...But I'm an nVidia fan so I would go with a different GPU...also, there are sooooo many options for a cheap, but good case. I like the Coolermaster Elite for a "cheap" case. That mobo is also a very good choice for overclocking...inexpensive and it pretty much rocks. Cancel that, it REALLY rocks for the price...(for overclocking that is).
Striker System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 ASUS Striker Extreme EVGA 8800 GTS Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320 (visduh) / 250 (ubuntu) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Black SATA DVD+RW Vista Home Premium / Linux Ubuntu (used more often LG L226WTX-BN 22IN Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Mushkin Enhanced 580W Thermaltake Armor HABU 
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Striker System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 ASUS Striker Extreme EVGA 8800 GTS Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320 (visduh) / 250 (ubuntu) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Black SATA DVD+RW Vista Home Premium / Linux Ubuntu (used more often LG L226WTX-BN 22IN Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Mushkin Enhanced 580W Thermaltake Armor HABU 
Mouse Pad
FUNC 
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post #4 of 7
One reason for that cheapo case is also the $4.99 shipping cost So, it's about $26 shipped(!). That's hard to beat.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
thx for the input, mucho appreciato. lol
my ghetto system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 2.4ghz asus p5n32-e sli EVGA 8800gts 320mb+EVGA 8800gt superclocked 512mb 4gb crucial ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
western digital 160gb+400gb ASUS dvd/cd reader/writer xp and vista dualboot dell 18"+acer 22"+dell 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PCP&C silencer 750 coolermaster stacker 830 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
fragmat counter-strike 
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my ghetto system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 2.4ghz asus p5n32-e sli EVGA 8800gts 320mb+EVGA 8800gt superclocked 512mb 4gb crucial ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
western digital 160gb+400gb ASUS dvd/cd reader/writer xp and vista dualboot dell 18"+acer 22"+dell 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PCP&C silencer 750 coolermaster stacker 830 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
fragmat counter-strike 
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
One reason for that cheapo case is also the $4.99 shipping cost So, it's about $26 shipped(!). That's hard to beat.
wowzers! that is nice for people that don't have direct access to a good computer store.

I'm lucky because I work for a very large wholesale computer company and get stuff at cost...no need to worry about shipping!!
Striker System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 ASUS Striker Extreme EVGA 8800 GTS Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320 (visduh) / 250 (ubuntu) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Black SATA DVD+RW Vista Home Premium / Linux Ubuntu (used more often LG L226WTX-BN 22IN Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Mushkin Enhanced 580W Thermaltake Armor HABU 
Mouse Pad
FUNC 
  hide details  
Reply
Striker System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 ASUS Striker Extreme EVGA 8800 GTS Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320 (visduh) / 250 (ubuntu) ASUS DRW-1814BLT Black SATA DVD+RW Vista Home Premium / Linux Ubuntu (used more often LG L226WTX-BN 22IN Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Mushkin Enhanced 580W Thermaltake Armor HABU 
Mouse Pad
FUNC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mauler View Post
I pretty much agree with above...But I'm an nVidia fan so I would go with a different GPU...also, there are sooooo many options for a cheap, but good case. I like the Coolermaster Elite for a "cheap" case. That mobo is also a very good choice for overclocking...inexpensive and it pretty much rocks. Cancel that, it REALLY rocks for the price...(for overclocking that is).
Well ATI is definatly the king of the mid-lowrange cards.

That X1550 is an X1300Pro in disguise
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