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I've got a little under $500, and I'd like to build a computer better then what I have now. I figure I'll buy this celeron D and just use it with the ASUS P5N-E SLI until I can afford an E6600 to replace it.

I can't afford a high end processor right now because I'm jobless and trying to make a living at the same time, so until I get a pay check coming in I can't dip into the cash I have saved up right now. The only games I play are cs 1.6, wc3, and starcraft so really my PC right now is sufficient. I'd just like to give it to my bro and get something better then what I have now that will have room to grow. I figure, I can get by with the celeron D for as long as I need too and then later on I can grab a good pcie gfx card, an e6600, another gig or so of ram, and a better monitor.

for no I just need a 250+ gig hdd, dvd burner, cpu/good mobo, 500w psu, and a gig of ram and a wireless network adapter. good idea or what?
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post #2 of 11
get an amdx2...they are dirt cheap for hte performance.

specifically, the 3600X2 brisbane.

then you odnt need to upgrade later
    
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Well no job = no money = keep your current rig. Gotta eat, right?
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Well no job = no money = keep your current rig. Gotta eat, right?

I got enough to live on as long as I don't go over my $500 budget, NAH MEAN?


@the guy saying get an x2 = yeah I thought about that but everyone says the c2d's are destroyers so if I go with this build I get a decent PC with the ability to upgrade by only changing processors instead of having to get rid of the mobo as well. cheaper amirite?
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post #5 of 11
well yeah i guess its cheaper if your gonna upgrade twice anyway...

so yeah get a X1900GT with that celly-D and mobo
and 2GB G.Skill HZ, and a Rosewill 500W PSU
that should be under $500 granted idk what that mobo costs, im assuming ~$200
    
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well yeah i guess its cheaper if your gonna upgrade twice anyway...

so yeah get a X1900GT with that celly-D and mobo
and 2GB G.Skill HZ, and a Rosewill 500W PSU
that should be under $500 granted idk what that mobo costs, im assuming ~$200
I'm up to 480 with a complete build (accept for a gfx card and a wireless network adapter)

I'd like to make a post in the Wanted section saying my radeon 9800pro for a wireless adapter/network card.. rep please. : )
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k. total is 400. I'm going to use my old hdd till I can get a SATA and I'm going to borrow a pci gfx card from some where (I hope) and just use my old cd-rom/floppy to get the pc running and then buy a cd/dvd burner later.

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I got enough to live on as long as I don't go over my $500 budget, NAH MEAN?


@the guy saying get an x2 = yeah I thought about that but everyone says the c2d's are destroyers so if I go with this build I get a decent PC with the ability to upgrade by only changing processors instead of having to get rid of the mobo as well. cheaper amirite?
Always depend on the time you're gonna wait 'till you upgrade... If you're planning to buy that e6600 in 6 months or more you better get that Brisbane...
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post #9 of 11
Why don't you just wait? The prices will come down drastically and that way you get what you want and by then maybe you'd have more money saved for the rig.

I'm sure the Sempron can hold you up for a while till the prices come down.

Honestly, if you're going for a Celeron, OC it at the very least till you get to 200fsb which is very feasible and until then you'd notice a little big of difference in being faster but anything less than that? It's not good.

Trust me, I had a Celeron D but I had it OC'd to (from 2.80ghz) 4.21ghz which was 200x21 which was till then that I felt comfortable with the way it was. Less than? it felt dog slow IMO.

So, I'd suggest to way till you really get what you want, don't buy something which will cause a lost of money, Celeron.
post #10 of 11
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I probably will wait. but I do need a wireless network adapter. I'm thinking that the usb would be just as good as the pci, since I'm only going to be one wall away from the hub.
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