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arborphile

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I am building a pc for the 1st time. I have a budget of about US$700 and am want a computer I can play current games on. I was initially thinking of AMD 3800 cpu but am now, having checked the benchmarking for the Conroe vs AMD and have decided that Conroe is the way to go. Thanks jrm!

Components I have already got:

Monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drives
HDD - 200GB Samsung
vid card - Radeon ATI x800 Pro
psu - 450w 24 pin

I am looking to by the following:

cpu - E6400 Conroe
mobo - Asrock 775XFIRE-ESATA2
RAM - Corsair 2GB PC 5400 (2x XMS2 1GB)

This all comes to about US$550.

Can anyone see any major problems with this setup or recommend different choices?

Thanks
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I am building a pc for the 1st time. I have a budget of about US$700 and am want a computer I can play current games on. I was initially thinking of AMD 3800 cpu but am now, having checked the benchmarking for the Conroe vs AMD and have decided that Conroe is the way to go. Thanks jrm!

Components I have already got:

Monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drives
HDD - 200GB Samsung
vid card - Radeon ATI x800 Pro
psu - 450w 24 pin

I am looking to by the following:

cpu - E6400 Conroe
mobo - Asrock 775XFIRE-ESATA2
RAM - Corsair 2GB PC 5400 (2x XMS2 1GB)

This all comes to about US$550.

Can anyone see any major problems with this setup or recommend different choices?

Thanks
Arb



That Asrock motherboard does not support the Core 2 duo which would be a Conroe processor by Intel..

Find a different motherboard that supports Core 2 duo.
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That Asrock motherboard does not support the Core 2 duo which would be a Conroe processor by Intel..


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I'm confused...it does according to Asrocks webpage http://www.asrock.co...re-eSATA2 .htm

Am I misreading this?
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Hmm. Yep, I was misreading the specs.

I have done some more research and am now looking at this one: ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.


What do you think?
Thanks
Arb

Edited by arborphile, 20 September 2006 - 05:35 PM.

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Hmm. Yep, I was misreading the specs.

I have done some more research and am now looking at this one: ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.


What do you think?
Thanks
Arb



Yeah the first mobo 775XFire-eSATA2+ you listed only supports the E4xxx series which is a single E4200 CPU, 1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB Shared L2 Cache and they arent even out yet...


The last asrock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 mobo you posted will support all of the core 2 duo conroe processors.


This is the one the supports all of the conroe processors.. http://www.asrock.co...Fire-eSATA2.htm
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