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post #1 of 22
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So here's the deal. I'm selling off my sig rig to one of my relatives, and using the money+some to buy a new rig. I already have keyboard, mouse, speakers etc etc. I need PSU, GPU, CPU, Mobo, RAM, and monitor. Here is the list I'm playng around with:

Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor $239.99

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB $279.99

PSU: Here I can either keep the sig Powerstream and swap a cheap, reliable PSU into it, or I can leave it and get a new one. I'm undecided as of yet. $0-120~

SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $105.99

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i $126.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared $165.50

I don't know the first thing about Intel stuff, so any help is appreciated! Budget is $1200~.
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post #2 of 22
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I'm stating to think that the P5NE might not be sufficeint for my needs... I'm looking more in the direction of P5B Deluxe, and also I'm looking pretty heavily at the 2900xt.
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I would definitely reconsider the ACER monitor, I have had NOTHING but trouble with their products. Go for the Samsung 226BW or Viewsonic VX2235wm (I have them both and their GREAT!)

EDIT: Get a P35 if you can, the Gigabyte P35-DS3R is a very good board for the money!

EDIT2: I also would reccommend these over the super talent's any day of the week! Cheaper too.
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post #4 of 22
I have the 226BW and I did a lot of shopping before hand.

It's a great monitor and worth the extra $. Acer are cheap for a reason
post #5 of 22
Go for Crucial Ballstix.
Super Talent I have heard uses PROMOS now. The Ballistix are D9's and after the MIR 70$.

Also I like Acer but some have trouble... Viewsonic is one of the best though so yes definatly get that.

Also http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...&ATT=MoreDeals

GTS 640 344$ after eVGA MIR. Lifetime warranty + step up. Also with the 22" Wide you may want the extra VRAM. If you went with like a 19" WS then the 320 would be enough..

For PSU get a nice PC Power & Cooling to help keep that rig and any upgrades powered

Also as above stated get a P35 board unless you want to go sli, in which case wait for the x38 chipset boards. They supposedly that PCI-e 2.0 SLI.
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Get the 8800GTS 640MB, and as you said the P5B Deluxe

I would get the 6300/6400, less cache=more oc and believe me cache doesn't matter that much anyway....but its up to you
    
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post #7 of 22
I would go with these components:

6320 Conroe
P35 Board (ASUS or Gigabyte)
Supertalent 2x1GB DDR2-800
8800GTS

DO NOT get the Acer monitor. They're garbage. Go for a Dell or a Samsung.
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
Get the 8800GTS 640MB, and as you said the P5B Deluxe

I would get the 6300/6400, less cache=more oc and believe me cache doesn't matter that much anyway....but its up to you
The extra cache is always good. Especially when running programs that are really CPU intensive. It can help communication especially on the Intel architecture..
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post #9 of 22
Here's the Gigabyte Mobo. It's sexy.
$129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

Samsung 226BW
$329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1096&Tpk=226BW

They have a 21.6'' Widescreen now on newegg for $259.99 216BW Samsung. Supposedly can't tell the difference in size. It's 5ms response as to the 226BW 2ms, but were talking 3ms difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001236
post #10 of 22
I would look into getting the BenQ 22" Widescreen HDMI Display. It has VGA In, D-Sub In, and HDMI In. The quality is amazing and it's only $199.

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