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Ok im trying to build a budget comp of around $600, so far this is wat I got.

Processor - Intel Q6600 2.4 GHZ

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX or MSI P45 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
(Is P35 or P45 better ?)

Ram- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual or OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual

Case - Need help here plz i thought about the Sonata III but I want a case with a side window and LED lights, so is there a similar case like that for a cheaper price?

Heatsink/Fan- ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive


Also I already have a Geforece 8400GS graphics cards so im not gonna buy another so soon, since I don't think im gonna be doing intense gaming, but if i do ill buy 1 later.

I do plan on overclocking the processor to 3.0+ GHZ....so would this build be stable for that?
Is there anything that u guys recommend that needs changing?

Thanks
Edited by allen9190 - 6/17/08 at 8:36pm
post #2 of 21
What are you going to use this rig for? To spend $200 on the CPU for a $600 build sounds silly to me, unless you're going to use it as a dedicated folding machine, or otherwise do CPU intensive tasks only (and tasks that actually require four cores... of which there aren't too many).
    
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Take a look at the guide in my sig.

CPU: good choice but expensive for you budget
Mobo: P35 should be fine.
RAM: Try G.Skill 2x2GB 1000MHz for $80 on Newegg.
Case: CM Centuron 5 w/ window. Great case
Heatsink: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
HD: good, but you might want a 7200.11

If I were you I would spend about $800 and get some better components. Like Chozart said, it is silly to have 1/3 the cost in the CPU alone.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 6/17/08 at 8:39pm
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i kinda want it to be a comp thats decent in everything
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I would look at getting a E7200. It would probably be the best for you price range.

Link to something that could help you.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 6/17/08 at 8:45pm
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i kinda want it to be a comp thats decent in everything
In that case, you don't need a Quad Core CPU.. it's kinda like sticking a V8 in a VW bug... the moment you floor it, the rest will fall apart.

This is my suggestion:
  • COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $44.99
  • DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99
  • Foxconn 8600GTS-256N GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $64.99
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply $79.99
  • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180 $69.99
  • G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ $84.99
  • Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $69.99
  • LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 $23.99
  • XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $36.99
Subtotal: $590.91

An all-around good rig that performs decent in anything you throw at it. Unless you're an extensive photoshopper or renderer, there is no need for a Quad. Note that I went a bit above par with the Mobo (I heard too many issues about the EP35 DS3L), the PSU (most important part) and cooler, but I think those extra expenses are worth it. That CPU likely can hit over 3.0GHz with that cooler.
    
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If you want a nicer processor, Go with the E8400, its a little less than the Q6600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

If you want a cheaper processor, go with the E7200.

And I agree with mortimersnerd, spend about $200 more and get better components. You'll be glad you did in the long run.
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In that case, you don't need a Quad Core CPU.. it's kinda like sticking a V8 in a VW bug... the moment you floor it, the rest will fall apart.


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If you want a nicer processor, Go with the E8400, its a little less than the Q6600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

If you want a cheaper processor, go with the E7200.

And I agree with mortimersnerd, spend about $200 more and get better components. You'll be glad you did in the long run.
I think within his budget, he can get a very nice rig (see my previous post). yeah, the extra money will get him a better CPU and GPU, but if he's not much of a gamer, then that won't matter too much. The E2180 paired with the 8600GTS can play quite a lot of games at decent settings (ok, forget Crysis, but heck, Oblivion will look very nice on that set up). No need for him to spend more money imo.
    
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post #10 of 21
I agree, the E2180 would be a good choice. Maybe though instead of a 8600GTS, he could get a 8800GT, or possibly even a 9600GT if he waits a couple weeks.
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