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post #11 of 34
As for the motherboard, go for something with a newer chipset. Like the P35 series, just make sure it supports DDR2 and not DDR3 only
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post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick and helpful replies everyone!
I'm confused as hell now, so I'll be off to thinker with the build some more.

I better decide quickly on the PSU and the damn RAM...
post #13 of 34
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Thanks for the quick and helpful replies everyone!
I'm confused as hell now, so I'll be off to thinker with the build some more.

I better decide quickly on the PSU and the damn RAM...
What is your total budget?
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post #14 of 34
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I guess getting a better mobo won't be too bad, considering how this version of Vista works.

Damn maybe I should just stick with 2GB of RAM...

I was thinking about around $1k for my total budget. It's funny how I haven't even added up the cost of my current parts yet...
post #15 of 34
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I guess getting a better mobo won't be too bad, considering how this version of Vista works.

Damn maybe I should just stick with 2GB of RAM...

I was thinking about around $1k for my total budget. It's funny how I haven't even added up the cost of my current parts yet...
Okay let's do this. I'll setup a build for you. Tell me what you have now, ie; keyboard, monitor; speakers; harddrive (IDE OR SATA) dvd drives..

Make your budget somewhere in the 1K area. Such as 1500 can get an amazing rig 1000 needs to sacrifice some things..

Exact, exact.
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post #16 of 34
At around $1000 I think you will need to strike a balance between CPU/GPU/PSU and Motherboard...

Lets break it down by newegg prices

MOBO - $110 (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3)
CPU - $223 (E6600)
GPU - $280 (EVGA 8800 GTS 320)
PSU - $125 (Corsair 520HX)
RAM - $130 ( 2 GB G.SKILL DDR2-800 HZ'z)
HDD - $80 (Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA)

- $948

That's where I am without...

DVD -
CASE -
OS -

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post #17 of 34
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At around $1000 I think you will need to strike a balance between CPU/GPU/PSU and Motherboard...

Lets break it down by newegg prices

MOBO - $110 (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3)
CPU - $223 (E6600)
GPU - $300 (8800 GTS 320)
PSU - $125 (Corsair 520HX)
RAM - $130 ( 2 GB G.SKILL DDR2-800 HZ'z)
HDD - $80 (Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA)

- $968

That's where I am without...

DVD -
CASE -
OS -

You really need to play with parts to get the best bang for buck. Takes about 2 days min... Plus then if a deal goes away you need to rethink blah blah. It took me 2 weeks to get a really good AM2 build for my money.
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post #18 of 34
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You really need to play with parts to get the best bang for buck. Takes about 2 days min... Plus then if a deal goes away you need to rethink blah blah. It took me 2 weeks to get a really good AM2 build for my money.
Definitely...

That was my point in breaking it down like I did.

I can do much better by shopping around and making adjustments where necessary... for instance, I can get that PSU for $105 at ZipZoomFly... scale back to an E6420...drop down to G.skill HK's or HQ's... etc.
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post #19 of 34
Seriously, here's a Priority list for QUALITY PARTS:
  1. Power Supply
  2. Motherboard
  3. Hard Drive
  4. CPU
  5. RAM
  6. GPU
  7. CD/DVD
  8. Case
  9. Everything Else
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post #20 of 34
Here are some good parts to start with. Add in whatever else you need to it.
Motherboard: DS3R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

CPU: E6750 (Great choice)

GPU: eVGA 8800GTS 320Mb (Cheaper than the XFX, should overclock the same?)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130082

PSU: Corsair HX520 OR Silverstone OP650
http://www.eastluna.com/hardware/details.php?id=2574
http://www.eastluna.com/hardware/details.php?id=2469

RAM: Crucial Ballistix OR G.Skill HZ
http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-ball...202541818.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

HDD: Seagate 7200.10 320Gb (Get another for RAID if you want) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
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