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okay, so i'm trying to build a computer within a $1500 limit that i would hope to have done by january. it's going to be a desktop in my room so i'm going to be migrating there for the winter. i'm looking for that median between performance and space, i've been looking at a lot of different parts and i only have very few things set that i know i want in my computer and a few things i'd like help with:<br><br>
1. deffinitly an intel core 2 duo<br>
2. one Gb ram cards with spare ram slots (found some on newegg)<br>
3. hopefully with the case i'm looking at i'm gonna have about 9 hd slots so i'm hoping about 1 terrabyte of space.<br><br>
this is totally open for suggestions. Any and all help would be appreciated.
 

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1 Terrabyte ? Who on this earth needs that much space ? I'm well off with 250GB... With loads of videos, musics and stuff...
 

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Well heres a good list,<br>
You may want to look and verify pricing though!<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115004" target="_blank"><b>Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131030" target="_blank"><b>ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank"><b>OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148144" target="_blank"><b>Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106013" target="_blank"><b>LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank"><b>Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank"><b>G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102037" target="_blank"><b>SAPPHIRE 100150L Radeon X1900XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card</b></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144128" target="_blank"><b>APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-PLEASURE-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case</b></a><br><br>
Total so far: $1583.92
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1. deffinitly an intel core 2 duo<br>
2. one Gb ram cards with spare ram slots (found some on newegg)<br>
3. hopefully with the case i'm looking at i'm gonna have about 9 hd slots so i'm hoping about 1 terrabyte of space.</div>
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Hiya <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
IMHO I would go w/ the 6600 for the additional L2 cache over the Allendales<br><br>
Uncertain what you mean by #2 "spare RAM slots", but 2 x 1GB is nice with G-<br>
Skill, Corsair or Patriot PC2 6400<br><br>
hmmm... 1 terrabyte...dat's alot!? - Watcha doin with it?
 

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let me just say that after buiding it i don't plan on upgrading the space for years, and i'm going to be almost totally converting from a console gamer to a pc gamer because of easier online access, which requires more space, plus insert dling lots of shows, series, movies, etc., sssooooo yeah.
 

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thanks for the list, currently checking it out....LOVE IT!!
 

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i would go for an xt version of the x1900 series, instead of the xtx.<br><br>
the xtx is only slightly higher clocked and costs more than the xt.<br><br>
Also dx10 will render all dx9 cards obsolete soon, so if you buy now you wont be able to play dx10 very well in the future ( dx10 can be emulated on dx9 cards, its suposed to be very poorly done though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> )
 

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since u re buying in january, and u mentioned that u do not plan to upgrade it in near future, the GeForce 8 would be my pick, as it can support DX10, but check out the price before hopping in, cuz it may not come cheap....
 

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not buying in january, hope to have it done by then, plus if i catch most of it during christmas, part of it is hopefully going to come in christmas presents and price cuts for holiday savings
 

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</div>Do you have a link on this info?
 

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hey lohoutlaw thanks for the help, but my dad had an old server comp that he said he'd give to me, would you change any of the specs????? or would you stay with what you suggested??
 
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