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My newest, and first dual-core, build: opinions?

post #1 of 18
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Hopefully I will be buying this new rig within the next month, and I was just wondering what everybody thought.

CPU: Athlon X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz AM2
MoBo: BIOSTAR TFORCE 550, not the SLI version
RAM: G.SKILL DDR2 800 2x1GB
Video: EVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-e
Audio: Same as I have now, Creative Soundblaster digital 5.1
Maybe also another SATA drive.
I havent quite figured out cooling, but probably a TT120 or Zalman 9500.

If anyone sees any problems, or has any comments, I appreciate it.
And I know that I have too many IDE drives for that board, but I have extra IDE controllers.
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post #2 of 18
Dude... get a Conroe. No really get a Conroe. I'm not too updated with the models, but the E6600 seems popular.
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Western Digital Blue 1TB WD10EZEX Search Results Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD±R/RW Zalman CNPS10X Optima 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 23" IPS CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Brown OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
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post #3 of 18
get the E4300 it is the cheapest or get one for the Pentium 2100 series which i think is core architecture
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post #4 of 18
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Nope, I will never go with Intel, at least not purchase their retail parts (not for whatever reasons the fanboys have, I have a personal reasons). Besides 1) I'm waiting for Barcelona before I go Quad, and 2)I can't afford a Conroe. I'm paying for this with money I get from selling old stuff, and then a Barcelona in a few months with cash from work, as soon as I can find a new job(old place I worked closed, damn this capitalist economy where businesses can fail!)
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Nope, I will never go with Intel, at least not purchase their retail parts (not for whatever reasons the fanboys have, I have a personal reasons). Besides 1) I'm waiting for Barcelona before I go Quad, and 2)I can't afford a Conroe. I'm paying for this with money I get from selling old stuff, and then a Barcelona in a few months with cash from work, as soon as I can find a new job(old place I worked closed, damn this capitalist economy where businesses can fail!)
Let some Communist/Socialist dictator tell you how much you can and cant earn then come back and talk to me about Capitalism. Don't ever criticize this awesome country and its economic system because YOU decided to work for someone else instead of being the someone else who people work for. It was your decision to work as an employee, take responsibility for it, and stop blaming others.

On topic: Your build rig looks good. Power supply?
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by blairellis View Post
Let some Communist/Socialist dictator tell you how much you can and cant earn then come back and talk to me about Capitalism. Don't ever criticize this awesome country and its economic system because YOU decided to work for someone else instead of being the someone else who people work for. It was your decision to work as an employee, take responsibility for it, and stop blaming others.

On topic: Your build rig looks good. Power supply?
OOOOOO, PWNT
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Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
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Allsop Raindrops 
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post #7 of 18
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Nice detection of sarcasm there blairellis. (that was sarcasm too)
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post #8 of 18
The config looks good.

On the "capitalist economy" bit...
Keep the Politics out of here and focus on PCs!
    
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post #9 of 18
looks good xD i couldnt be happier with my setup.
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post #10 of 18
Instead of the 7600gt, spend the extra $25 to get the x1950pro. You will notice tons of improvement.
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