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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
building system.... brb with edit

Abit IP-35 $90
e2180 $90
Seagate 250gb sata $66
CoolerMaster Case (shop around for free shipping one) $40
DVD Burner Sata $26
Rosewill 430w psu $30
AC Freezer 7 Pro $22
7600GT $88

Total: $452+shipping

Notes:

If you can spend a little more, or you can spend the $20 from the MIR on the video card ahead of time... buy a bigger/better power supply. The one I picked out was absolutly bare minimum. I wanted to make sure I could get under budget.

Also you may find a CM case for $29 free shipping a lot of places, have to shop around.
Alrighty, did a little research and I guess the 2180 is the best cpu to go with for the price..I can always upgrade down the road to a 6 series once the prices go wayy down. But what about the MB? I read a few reviews and there seems to be a lot of bios problems. Any other suggestions for MB Asus PK5? Any cheap ram suggestions?
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post #12 of 19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136038

The ASUS P5K is nice, but there is a problem with the audio driver and COD4 under Vista.

Crucial Ballistix if you trust the MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Otherwise GSkill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
    
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post #13 of 19
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Time to build my pc! Here is what I am about to buy.
Abit P35 Pro -$149 ( I was going to go with the P35E, but newegg is out of stock and everywhere else its going for atleast $120 so i figure why not put in an extra $30 for the uGURU features)
CPU: E2180- $89 (Hope to get it to 3 Ghz)
Case: Cool Master 650 - $40
Power Supply: Cooler Master RP-550-PCAR Extreme Power 550W ATX12V 2.0 Power Supply $20 after $40 Rebate
HD: Seagate 250 $65
CPU Cooler: Freezer 7 Pro- $22
OD: Sony Nec DVDRW $26
VC:GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit - $90 AR
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2GB - $50
Total $552 ...a little over my budget, but maybe I can shop around a little more

What do you guys think?
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post #14 of 19
Nice build for the money, though I would probably go with Gigabyte board (DS3/DS3R/DS3P) because of the better built-in sound codec (ALC889A). I would also choose Radeon 2600 over GeForce 8600, since from what I heard & read it has better HD features.
Other than than, I like Your setup, especially the PSU which costs almost twice as much here in Poland, and the Ballistix, which I can't buy anywhere in my country.
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post #15 of 19
You can always get a sound card if the sound quality isn't good enough.

And as for the GPU.. http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=513&card2=522

Personally, I'd go for the 8600GT. But that's just me.
    
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post #16 of 19
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ah just what I needed. Thanks for the link. Hey do you guys think parts will be cheaper after christmas....or should I take advantage of the free shipping and christmas deals going on now?
ahhh...I see the main advantage the 8600 GT has over the 7600 is support for DX 10...hmm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB Sony Nec DVD-RW Windows XP Pro 32 bit Envision E22 & Acer 17" 
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E2180 Abit IP-35 Pro GT 7600 Crucial DDR 2X1GB 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB Sony Nec DVD-RW Windows XP Pro 32 bit Envision E22 & Acer 17" 
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post #17 of 19
8600 is too slow for DX10 anyway.
Choose wisely
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #18 of 19
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Aha Finally received all ...MOST of my parts in the mail today. Final order came out to
Abit IP35 Pro
CPU: E2180
Case: Cool Master 330
Power Supply: Cooler Master RP-550-PCAR Extreme Power 550W ATX12V 2.0 Power
HD: Seagate 320 7,200 RPM
CPU Cooler: Freezer 7 Pro
OD: Sony Nec DVDRW
VC:GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2GB
120mm Fan for front case intake.

ok sooo everything came EXCEPT the most important part...the motherboard I knew I should have ordered everything from newegg ohh well. Gotta wait until Jan 2 for the motherboard. I couldnt wait to install everything...even though i didnt have the mobo sooo I put the power supply, HD and DVDRW into the case. If only the motherboard came then I could test everything out and mail out those rebates. oh well before the motherboard comes I have a few questions;

The motherboard comes with firmware version 1.1....am I going to need to upgrade the firmware?
I guess I should also buy some thermal compound to put between my Freezer pro and my cpu?

I am going to need to install a floppy to install XP right? damn that damn thing never goes away.

Any suggestions before the installation will be appreciated.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Cooler Master EP 550W Cooler Master Elite 330 
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post #19 of 19
You shouldn't need a floppy unless you are going to have a raid array. In that case here is the page to make the disk.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...5&submit=Go%21
Also read through the IP35 Pro thread under intel mobos and look at the bolt mod for the mosfet cooler. Most of your questions can probably be answered from reading some that thread alone. If you have problems getting it to work after you put it together just start a new thread under intel mobo's titled "Need help fast with IP35 Pro" or something like that. Quite a few people have the board and someone will help you.

Edit: From the looks of it from http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...2mm+CPU+Cooler
The cooler looks like it has thermal paste on the base already that will bond with the cpu when heated. You shouldn't need any extra thermal paste. I'm not 100% sure on that as I have never actually seen one out of the box.
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