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#106
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First off, I don't support any kind of cheating, especially the "apprea" variety.

Anyways, the last things you should be worried about are a keyboard and mouse. Later on, you can upgrade to the luxury of a nice keyboard and mouse, but for now I'd use old ones that you have or buy the cheapest ones you can find. I would put all of your remaining budget toward a graphics card. You can get an 8800GT 512mb for about $260, so I'd recommend saving just a bit more and getting that.

And I'm not quite sure how you plan on installing XP from a sticker...
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Okay, I can afford the 260 dollars. Do you have a link to that video card?
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Here is one that is $260, but is out of stock. However, this one is $270, but in stock (as I write this) and from a better brand (due to the lifetime warranty and Step-Up program).

Edited by stettybet0, 30 December 2007 - 10:15 AM.

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Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

OCZ Technology GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W Active PFC NVIDIA SLI Certified ATX Power Supply Retail
$92.88*

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Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: VA8000BWS
Item #: N82E16811133154

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$149.99 -$15.00 Instant-40.00 mail in rebate=94.99

Update
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L
Item #: N82E16813128059

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$99.99 $99.99

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
Model #: BX80557E6750
Item #: N82E16819115029

Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

In Stock
$189.99 $189.99

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Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804
Item #: N82E16820146565

Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

In Stock
Quantity=2x2 gb sticks
Mail-in Rebate
$99.99 -$25.00-25 mail in rebate Instant $49.99 x 2 = 99.98

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD5000AAKS
Item #: N82E16822136073

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$104.99 $104.99

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ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
Model #: DRW-2014L1T
Item #: N82E16827135156

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Out Of Stock
Auto notify Auto-Notify
$39.99 $39.99

Update
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: ACFZ7-PRO
Item #: N82E16835186134
$21.99

e-GeForce 8800GT 512MB
$269.99

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
Subtotal: $1014.09 +20 bucks for windows xp = 1034.09

Edited by Kais3r, 31 December 2007 - 01:31 PM.

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Depends how long you want to wait, right now it's looking like march, it could be even later.....
If you wanted to save some money you could get cheaper RAM that would give the same performance.
James

Edited by james_8970, 31 December 2007 - 12:13 AM.

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Well, its a great build Kaiser, but I think brand name is playing a factor in your build. Look for same products for less that arent neccessarily brand name.... for instance, GSkill makes excellent memory for significantly less money, AMD makes X2 CPUS for significantly less money, and ya dont need a black aluminum power supply with headers do ya? LOL

I personally prefer the AMD CPU's over the Intels. Ya just get more bang for your buck.


Thats my honest review, Hey If ya got money to blow ... more power to ya, but I wouldnt go out that far on it, its gonna be yesterdays technology in 18 months.


Somone told me that. Could you try to help me find cheaper memory and an AMD quad core. and a cheaper power supply and the non name brand things?
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You were told by an AMD fanboy. AMD cannot compete with the Core 2 lineup. That's why Intel is pushing back the Penryns, because of no competition. The E6750 is probably the best bang-for-buck CPU there is, especially when overclocked. Also, Crucial makes some of the best memory there is, and if you are ordering from newegg (which I think you are), there is a mail-in rebate that brings the memory to about $40.
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Well, is there any way to make it cheaper without sacrificing performance? I edited the post and now I'm right around budget. What is all of your opionions about waiting for the new intel chip thats coming out in february-march? I can wait that long. What is the chip for a processor right?

Edited by Kais3r, 31 December 2007 - 01:32 PM.

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That's why Intel is pushing back the Penryns, because of no competition.

I think that's part of the problem, but I think Intel needs to revise their stepping as well.

but I wouldnt go out that far on it, its gonna be yesterdays technology in 18 months.

Anything is yesterdays technology in weeks, never mind months.


Is it me, or are you missing a graphics card in that build?

There will not be a significant performance difference between Intel's new processors and the current ones (~6% difference). Basically they are going to run cooler and consume less power.

AMD has a number of problems right now and I hope there can get out of the deep grave they have dug themselves into.

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Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

OCZ Technology GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W Active PFC NVIDIA SLI Certified ATX Power Supply Retail
$92.88*

Update
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: VA8000BWS
Item #: N82E16811133154

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$149.99 -$15.00 Instant-40.00 mail in rebate=94.99

Update
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L
Item #: N82E16813128059

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$99.99 $99.99

Update
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
Model #: BX80557E6750
Item #: N82E16819115029

Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

In Stock
$189.99 $189.99

Update
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804
Item #: N82E16820146565

Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

In Stock
Quantity=2x2 gb sticks
Mail-in Rebate
$99.99 -$25.00-25 mail in rebate Instant $49.99 x 2 = 99.98

Update
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD5000AAKS
Item #: N82E16822136073

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$104.99 $104.99

Update
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
Model #: DRW-2014L1T
Item #: N82E16827135156

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Out Of Stock
Auto notify Auto-Notify
$39.99 $39.99

Update
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: ACFZ7-PRO
Item #: N82E16835186134
$21.99

e-GeForce 8800GT 512MB
$269.99


Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
Subtotal: $1014.09 +20 bucks for windows xp = 1034.09


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Yup, I see it now.
Looks good to me. My only suggestion is to get a Seagate drive as their warranty is 2 years longer then WD's.
James

Edited by james_8970, 01 January 2008 - 03:23 PM.

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Yup, I see it now.
Looks good to me. My only suggestion is to get a Seagate drive as their warranty is 2 years longer then WD's.
James

I was thinking, mabey I would get 2 250 GB harddrives and then set it up to run dual boot, XP professional, and vista ultimate. What do you all think? Also, I might get 2 Acer 22" LCD screens and run it in dual screen. What do you think about those 2 thoughs?
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I have a dual screen set up and love it, I'd never think of doing otherwise now.
Get the larger hard drive and place two partitions on it to dual boot, that's my recommendation.
James
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I have a dual screen set up and love it, I'd never think of doing otherwise now.
Get the larger hard drive and place two partitions on it to dual boot, that's my recommendation.
James

Whats a partition? Also, can you help me get this cheaper without sacrificing performance?
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Here is a short guide that is straight to the point.
http://apcmag.com/61...s_xp_and_ubuntu

Disk Partition
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