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I am going to build my own computer from Newegg. I've got a vague idea of what I'm going to get, but not completely. I'll probably only do mild overclocking when the parts are starting to become obsolete. Here's my specs so far:<br><br>
X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case (Black) (No Power Supply)<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144170" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144170</a><br><br>
2GB DDR2 RAM (Don't know which to get DDR2 800 or 667)<br><br>
A 7900 GS or better gfx card<br><br>
Core 2 Duo E6400 (or better)<br><br>
DVD Burner<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827152074" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827152074</a><br><br>
250GB 7200RPM SATA HD<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822144417" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417</a><br><br>
Windows MCE<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16832116049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116049</a><br><br>
19 inch DCLCD<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824211008" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824211008</a><br><br>
As you can see, I think I'm probably missing a lot. Such as the mobo, the PSU, and others, plus, more are multiple things. Could you give me suggestions on which things to buy to try and keep it under $1500-$1600?<br>
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Lol, bump is after a day. Wait for chozart, he will build you a nice pc.
 

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Heres one anyway:<br />
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MoBo: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 $157.55<br />
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 LGA775 2.13GHZ $279.98<br />
RAM: Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 $326.99<br />
Video: Sapphire Radeon X1900 XT 620MHZ PCI-E 256MB $297.99<br />
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 16MB Cache $108.99<br />
DVD: Pioneer DVR-111D Black DVD-RW $39.99<br />
Case: Coolermaster Centurion 534 ATX Tower Case $69.66 (or whatever you like to some extent)<br />
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V $132.65<br />
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 $23.99 (as you arnt overclocking much)<br />
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Total:$1437.79 not including shipping
 
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Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P DS3 - $158<br />
CPU - C2D E6400 - $220<br />
RAM - 2Gb G.Skill HZ DDRII 800 - $300<br />
Video - Evga 7900GTO - $254<br />
HDD - WD 160GB SATA - $55<br />
DVD - Lite-ON DVD-RW - $31<br />
Case - Thermaltake Soprano - $75<br />
PSU - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W - $160<br />
Cooler - Scythe Mine - $35<br />
Sound Card - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic - $107<br />
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Total Before Shipping - $1340 plus shipping. Add in a nice 20" WS, or a nice Keyboard and mouse.
 
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Chozarts online, lets see what he can muster.
 

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Any other possibilities? What's the point of the $107 soundcard? And do I really need the 600/610 W PSU?<br>
Replies would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
EDIT: And what's the Scythe Mine/Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for?
 

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No, you don't NEED the sound card, but it'll help.<br><br>
Yes, you need a PSU that's that good. Without a good PSU, your whole rig runs the risk of crashing regularly.<br><br>
The Scythe Mine and Arctic Cooler 7 are aftermarket heatsinks for your CPU. They help to keep your CPU cool and to help with higher overclocks.<br><br>
I'll be back to you in a few minutes with a build.
 

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OK, here we go...<br />
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CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115003" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003</a><br />
Mobo: Gigabyte DS3: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128012</a><br />
Case: Cooler Master Centurion: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119068</a><br />
Video Card: 7900 GTO: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130065" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130065</a><br />
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700 W: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817341002</a><br />
RAM: 2 x 1GB GSkill DDR2 800: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231098" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098</a><br />
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320 GB: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148140" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140</a><br />
Keyboard: Benq: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16823121113" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16823121113</a><br />
Monitor: Hanns G 19" WS: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824254011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254011</a><br />
Mouse: Logitech G5: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16826104191" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16826104191</a><br />
DVD-RW: Samsung: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151133" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151133</a><br />
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Total Price: $1,516.90 before shipping. Should scorch through games and any application.
 
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Would a 550W PSU be sufficient (like the Antec TruePower II?)?<br />
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I just realized this, are these prices with or without a Windows OS?
 

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Powertrips build is awesome so far.<br />
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I could recommend my build. Would probably cost you about $1200. But then again, its not as powerful as the others.<br />
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One thing: Go for the GA-965P-S3, no other board is as awesome an ocer as this for the price.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Heres one anyway:<br />
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MoBo: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 $157.55<br />
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 LGA775 2.13GHZ $279.98<br />
RAM: Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 $326.99<br />
Video: Sapphire Radeon X1900 XT 620MHZ PCI-E 256MB $297.99<br />
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 16MB Cache $108.99<br />
DVD: Pioneer DVR-111D Black DVD-RW $39.99<br />
Case: Coolermaster Centurion 534 ATX Tower Case $69.66 (or whatever you like to some extent)<br />
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V $132.65<br />
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 $23.99 (as you arnt overclocking much)<br />
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Total:$1437.79 not including shipping</div>

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</div>thats the build chozart made me LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">thats the build chozart made me LOL</div>

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</div>And i see you still haven't gotten it.... <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Would a 550W PSU be sufficient (like the Antec TruePower II?)?</div>
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Again, would the Antec TPII be enough to power these systems?
 

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OK, after serious consideration, I think that this is going to be my build:<br><br>
Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-DISCOVERY-BK Black -$70<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144170" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144170</a><br><br>
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 -$116<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128017</a><br><br>
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 -$220.00<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115004" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115004</a><br><br>
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 -$214.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231098" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098</a><br><br>
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB -$69.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822144417" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417</a><br><br>
Video: eVGA Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTO -$253.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130065" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130065</a><br><br>
Floppy: NEC Black 1.44MB -$5.79<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16821152005" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16821152005</a><br><br>
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD RW/CD RW -$28.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151133" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151133</a><br><br>
OS: Windows MCE -$109.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16832116049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116049</a><br><br>
PSU: Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550W -$86.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817103932" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103932</a><br><br>
Monitor: Hanns·G 19" WS -$185.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254008" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254008</a><br><br>
Speakers: Logitech S-100 -$6.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16836121124" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16836121124</a><br><br>
Keyboard/Mouse: Who cares, but -$15.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16823109132" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16823109132</a><br><br>
Total -$1,374.68 from the egg.<br><br>
Opinions? Suggestions? If you've had these products, how was your experience with them? Is there anything I'm missing? (This is all I'll be getting for a while)
 

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Nice, but if you are ordering today then I would get the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002</a><br>
That is a great deal for a great psu. And you sure about MCE? I didn't like it when I had it.
 

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That build looks great. But if I were you I'd get at least a 19inch Widescreen LCD. But monitor I guess is just personal preference.
 

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What's wrong with it? As far as I can tell, it is XP Pro with a few extras. Is there a bug or something? What's the difference?
 

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Sweet Speakers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> It looks like your skimping in certain areas to me... ex. moniter, soundcard, speakers. With a 12 hundred dollar system, you might as well get a display with 2-4 ms response and a soundcard with some decent 5.1 speakers(but these things may not matter to you)<br>
Edit: Niko may of had some different needs from you like advanced networking.
 
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