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yup...the smaller cache of the e2180 is only really noticable in some benchmarks and high-end games. So really for a general use pc the e2180 overclocked to around 3ghz will be as good as the e6750. If you want something mid range (cache wise) get something from the e4xxx series like the e4500.
If you are getting an 8600 series card, get the 8600GTS, as it out performs the GT. I like MSI - look out for their pre-overclocked cards as often they have better cooolers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284). But still at the price of the 8800GT or 8800GS at the moment I would shell out the extra for one of those.
How are you finding overclocked cards? And I'm starting to like MSI too, especially with that quad pipe one that I like gazing at so much.

I'm still building taking notes from this thread. I believe I'm almost done. So far, I have:


Cooler Master 534 RC

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L

MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3

E2180

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB)

250GB Barracuda

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM

LG Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model GDR-H30NK - OEM


Now all I need is some CPU cooling and a PSU and I should be set. The total cost SO far is $481.92. If I get that quad-pipe 8800GT, it comes to $619.92 before PSU and cooling and shipping. If I get the $132.99, OC'd 8600GTS, then it comes to $522.92. But I'm not done yet! Once I have settled on a PSU and cooling, I'm going to figure out the video card.
post #32 of 40
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Hmm, I think I'm going to read about PSU's over at the Egg to see what I can learn. I mean, I admit it would be much easier for me to say "just tell me what to get". But I am guessing that it's wiser for me to have as much say in this as I can, so therefore it's wise for me to get edumacated.
Getting multiple opinions is a good idea, but beware, the average newegg reviewer knows next to nothing about the product they're reviewing, and even less about the industry in general. If it turns on, they give it 5 eggs and rave reviews, then mark their technical understanding as high lol. Trust in OCN

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If you are getting an 8600 series card, get the 8600GTS, as it out performs the GT. I like MSI - look out for their pre-overclocked cards as often they have better cooolers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284). But still at the price of the 8800GT or 8800GS at the moment I would shell out the extra for one of those.
I disagree with all the pushing for a better video card, here's why: The 8600GT will run all his current games on high settings for only $70. He has no immediate plans to get any games that the 8600GT cannot handle. IF he ever does, it will probably be months down the road and he can get more bang for his buck as the new GPU's are coming out in a matter of weeks, driving prices down. Remember, he may not even buy more games, in which case sinking anything more than $50-70 seems a little overzealous.

Here's my pick:
$74 - E2160
$90 - Gigabyte P35 DS3L
$40 - 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 (after $25 MIR)
$55 - Antec earthwatts 500W
$70 - eVGA 8600GT (after $30 MIR)
$35 - Cooler Master Elite 330
$53 - SG 160GB
$28 - 20x DVD Burner SATA
$20 - AC Freezer 64 Pro

$465 Total (after $55 in MIR, before shipping)

That system will overclock well, run all your games on high settings, and will run most current games just fine. If you want a game like Crysis then yes spend another $150 on a better video card but from what I've read in your posts, you don't plan on it.
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Getting multiple opinions is a good idea, but beware, the average newegg reviewer knows next to nothing about the product they're reviewing, and even less about the industry in general. If it turns on, they give it 5 eggs and rave reviews, then mark their technical understanding as high lol. Trust in OCN
I meant reading it from their learning center, if I get around to it today. I'm obsessing over building right now. lol I haven't done a single thing but picking out computer parts today to re-build. I have a feeling I'm going to be perfecting this thing on the Egg for a while!


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I disagree with all the pushing for a better video card, here's why: The 8600GT will run all his current games on high settings for only $70. He has no immediate plans to get any games that the 8600GT cannot handle. IF he ever does, it will probably be months down the road and he can get more bang for his buck as the new GPU's are coming out in a matter of weeks, driving prices down. Remember, he may not even buy more games, in which case sinking anything more than $50-70 seems a little overzealous.

Here's my pick:
$74 - E2160
$90 - Gigabyte P35 DS3L
$40 - 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 (after $25 MIR)
$55 - Antec earthwatts 500W
$70 - eVGA 8600GT (after $30 MIR)
$35 - Cooler Master Elite 330
$53 - SG 160GB
$28 - 20x DVD Burner SATA
$20 - AC Freezer 64 Pro

$465 Total (after $55 in MIR, before shipping)

That system will overclock well, run all your games on high settings, and will run most current games just fine. If you want a game like Crysis then yes spend another $150 on a better video card but from what I've read in your posts, you don't plan on it.
Right on. It seems like this video card that I picked out is the best that I have chosen so far, too.

By April 1st, on the first day that I can make any purchase at all (this is due to the expected price of the system), I have a feeling my system will be very, very, very nice, thanks to OCN, and NewEgg's Learning Center.

So, MIR's do not apply to me unless they expire in like the 2nd week of April.


Thanks for the tips, durch.

And thanks to everyone's help so far, the total cost of this system is really dropping. That's very awesome!
post #34 of 40
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Here's the completed build. I'm not sure which version this is, but it keeps getting better. If I can overclock to $3.0GHz or higher, I'll be more than happy. And you may or may not have noticed, but I didn't include the MIR's, or IR's because they don't apply to me since this purchase must be made After April 1st due to the cost. I can't wait to see what I can get by then!!!

This is so much fun, it should be illegal.
post #35 of 40
System looks good, but be sure to repost (or revive) this thread when you're actually ready to buy the parts. Prices will have changed considerably by then and I'm sure several of those parts will need to be changed.

Also, those instant rebates from newegg are mainly a marketing scheme. The prices may fluctuate, but they won't ever be as high as the non-instant rebate price. You're safe going by the IR price. If the parts you picked out go up in price, we'll find you different ones for the same discounted price
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post #36 of 40
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System looks good, but be sure to repost (or revive) this thread when you're actually ready to buy the parts. Prices will have changed considerably by then and I'm sure several of those parts will need to be changed.
Yep, I'm prepared for that. I'm also looking forward to it.

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Also, those instant rebates from newegg are mainly a marketing scheme. The prices may fluctuate, but they won't ever be as high as the non-instant rebate price. You're safe going by the IR price. If the parts you picked out go up in price, we'll find you different ones for the same discounted price
Now that would be very cool.
post #37 of 40
Looking good....Yeah I would reccomend posting back when you have the $$$'s.
I can vouch that the MSI 8600gt OC is a good card as its exactly the same one I have.
See my sig for clocks I got on it with no extra cooling and no volt-modding
I would expect video cards to have come down in price by april 1st (IIRC the 9600gt should be out by then) which should bring down the price of the 8xxx series cards.

Also: If you are getting the 8600GT, you don't really need a PSU like the antec. This PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023 would be more than enough for a type of system like that, and it'll save you a bit of money.
post #38 of 40
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Oh, I chose this Silverstone one based on a jonnyguru review sombody showed me in another thread of mine! Sure, it's more expensive than the Thermaltake you showed me, but I really love it. Plus, I'm still well within my little budget. In fact, after shipping, this thing is going to cost at least $50 less than that so-called system at General NanoSystems (I can refresh your memory if you want).
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lol hang on. I linked to the private wish list. hehehe
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lol hang on. I linked to the private wish list. hehehe
I don't get it. I mean, I know full well that I said this to alexgheseger (2nd reply to this thread), but: huh?
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