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kashie

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I mean i dont plan on going all the way with this build just so that my girlfriend can just enjoy the computer, I planned on using this myself, but now its like imma make a different build for myself and give this for her, so i dont plan on overclocking..

As for the case, I just got my case today and it does support MicroATX, ATX, Baby ATX, Mini ATX..

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and i mind as well go the Intel Route, Ill go with the P35 Chipset board

What Power Supply Should I get? So i can get it b4 i get all this other stuff

and is the A x1650 or 7600GS video cards?

I'm def going with the 2 gb RAM Vista Route

--Kash

Edited by kashie, 14 July 2007 - 04:55 PM.

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Came across this little deal.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817812004
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is der any cheaper power supplies with the same volts?
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Probably, but that's a very good deal. Mushkin is a highly reputably brand. A cheaper brand may not be as reliable.
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Alright so far its

Motherboard: ?
Processor: ?
Power Supply: Mushkin 550250 ATX12V / EPS12V 580W
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA/300 Hard Drive
Sound Card: Dont think I need one
Video Card: I need a good video card but less then 100$

Then I'm going with the P35 Chipset board

I found a good power supply for bout 22$ and it has more watts 600 watts - Power Supply Link

What do you guys feel about this so far?

--Kash

Edited by kashie, 15 July 2007 - 12:50 AM.

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Okay your power supply link is nothing but rubbish, do not bother with this. It's just a waste of your time and money. As it has been stressed repeatedly in this thread, you need to focus on QUALITY components. It's not about the power and that it has 20W more, it's about quality and how long it will last, how reliable the product is, how well it's been made, how good the efficiency factor is, how much upgradability it can handle... There also is a lot more to a PSU than the watts... I've said it before, I'll say it again, I really am unimpressed with the geeks website you keep linking to. They make it hard to find the good bits.

So far we have:

Motherboard: P35 chipset (prefer Gigabyte or other quality brand) with onboard audio.
Processor: LGA775 Intel, preferably Core 2 Duo minimum. (Like the E6600 or E6400 as an example).
PSU: Mushkin as mentioned above
RAM: 2GB DDR2, quality brand like OCZ, mushkin, Corsair, Crucial. Go for 667MHz speed.
Hard Drive: Make sure you go for a SATA2 drive that has 16MB cache minimum. The one you mentioned has only 8MB cache. EXAMPLE
Video Card: If this system won't be used for gaming, I'll let James call this. I would recommend a 8500GT, cheapest DX10 card...
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I didnt want to go with the 320 GB, because its alot and my gf wont be needing all that space, i was thinking 160GB at the most....

For the Motherboard I was thinking of going the Gigabyte way, but idk any other good quality brands out there except the Gigabyte, can you guys name a few and or give me an example

The Processor, I can prolly get Core 2 Duo

Power Supply Unit, ill get the mushkin

Ram, I prolly do the 2GB DDR2, prolly with corsair or crucial for 667 MHZ speed...

Hard Drive, I've mentioned above

Video Card, Let james handle that one whenever he has time

I understand that both of you are busy and I appreciate it sooo much that your helping me complete this build

--Kash

Edited by kashie, 15 July 2007 - 10:53 AM.

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That hard drive is fine, 8mb cache isn't a HUGE difference in performance, it has it's gains but for a budget build 8mb cache will be fine. Also I personally havn't ever seen a hard drive under 320GB with 16mb cache, the reason? It problably wouldn't serve as any gain in performance because of the lower space.

As for the video card, I recommend this one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102068

For memory you should be happy with this.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145015

Power supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817812004

Case
http://www.geeks.com...L...D-N&cat=CAS

Hard drive
http://www.geeks.com...D...-DT&cat=HDD

Monitor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009100

The monitor has built in speakers, while the sound quality may be lower it's a way of cutting corners, if you still want to get speakers I can probably find a cheaper model with out the speakers.

Don't get stuck on Intel at the moment, because depending on what the new prices become, your budget may not allow for Intel as they are generally more expensive then AMD. Also one last suggestion, I advise you to get everything from one site to make things easier and so that everything arives at the same time. If you don't want to do this, that your choice.


James

Edited by james_8970, 15 July 2007 - 12:56 PM.

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