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deja

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Hey guys, I'm pretty new to all this but i was wondering if i could get some advice on putting together a new machine.
I'm looking at a Core 2 Duo Processor but I dont really know where to go from there.
I want a machine for Uni work and also one thats fast enough to play the current PC games without any hiccups or anything.
Oh and I dont tend to use much hard disk space i think I am at like 10/200gb used at the moment or something like that which is a total waste but my current computer really struggles when i do a few things at once so I am guessing that means more ram.
Thanks in advance

Oh and by the way maximum sorta price is $1500 AUS or $1000 US, I couldnt be bothered doing conversion rates properly etc but yeah around that mark.

Edited by deja, 30 March 2007 - 04:23 AM.

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Read this website and look thru the options so you can decide what you want to spend.

http://www.buyxg.com...onfigurator_top

My options choices are:

intel E6400
intel DP965LT motherboard
1 gig memory
geforce 7600GS 512MB PCI-E
creative SB audigy SE
Vista home premium

Cost is $920

I cannot even buy these parts separately and build this for this price. My own price was $1156 for all the parts. What this site can do is give you a general idea of the choices you should make.

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Thankyou for this site, It's got alot of great Information.
I'll have a look around and see if i can set something up and see what you think.
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Ok I had a look at the site and came up with this:

Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6400 CPU @ 2.13GHz 1066FSB 2x1MB L2 Cache EM64T

INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK

(Quad-Core Supports) ECS P965T-A P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

(Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

So i guess thats the core stuff I omitted Hard Drive and optical devices etc

Total cost: $978.00

Would you say I need to change anything there or will that give me a fast and reliable machine?
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ECS motherboards are known as budget ( read cheap)boards. For only $22 more i would prefer using the Intel MB.

Read the reviews on newegg on these boards to help you decide.

ECS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813135022

Intel
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121035

Although 2 gigs of memory is nice I find it to be unnecessary for any computer use except extreme on-line gaming. I find windows seldom uses all the memory. I would rather spend the money on a audigy sound card for the better sound.

Ultimately it is your choice to what you want. I just wanted you to see what the possibilities would cost. With this website you can try many different setups and find what the cost difference would be.

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