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ASSEMBLING MY FIRST PC


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Mr. NiceGuy

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This is meant to handle mediocre gaming and mostly surfing and media stuff. Here are my list of HARDWARES

Any suggestions/corrections are welcomed. THANKS !!

Newegg total shipped: $637.16
LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply - Retail
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail

Choice of processor from Amazon:
e6600 $230.99 Core2Duo
q6600 $249.99 CoreQuadDuo

Totals:
with e6600: $637.16 - $70rebate + $230.99 = $798.15
with q6600: $637.16 - $70rebate + $249.99 = $817.15
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Since the MB supports the 1333 FSB i think this processor would do just as well as the e6600.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115030

It does 2 things. Saves you $60 and has a faster front side bus. Using a quad core does not really make it any faster. I have a quad core and its not any faster than even my dualcore e2200 that i can notice.

And, of course, i would think about getting a Creative Audigy sound card in the mix. I love my 5.1 system when i'm playing games.

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I was thinking of getting the e6750

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029
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That would be a good choice also.

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SO THIS IS HOW IT'S GOING TO LOOK

MY CART

Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119047

Proc - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

MoBo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059

Video - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153028

Burner - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129018

HDD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073

Ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034

How does this look ?? I am placing the order first thing tomorrow so let me know. Thanks !!

Edited by Mr. NiceGuy, 13 April 2008 - 10:43 PM.

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NO NO NO!!!!!
Don't get that 8800!!!
If you look at it....it's the smallest 8800 you can get.
Yes...you see...."8800"...and then that rock bottem price and you think you're stealing it!
If you're on a budget...but want some punch...get the 9600....I've seen them as low as 169...so you're not extending your budget too far.
Here...since you're on a budget though....I did the shopping for you.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814134040
It's aftermarket...but fanless....has the cooler built in already!! Can't beat that price....and Core Clock is 680MHz compared to the 320MHz you have listed on your purchase list.

"BANG FOR THE BUCK" is the key here........

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I HAVE PLACED THE ORDER. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED ME.


FINAL SPECS

Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119047

Proc - http://shop4.outpost...product/5101696

MoBo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059

Video - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153028

Burner - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129018

HDD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073

Ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034

Wifi Card -
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16839121008


How does this look ?? Thanks !!

Edited by Mr. NiceGuy, 14 April 2008 - 03:42 PM.

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I'd change you're drive to this one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129020

I do not trust Thermaltec PSUs. I'd suggest the unit below.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256027
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The Thermaltake he got isn't great but their more high end PSUs are amongst the best on the market (but overpirced). Any specific reason for this distrust?
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Nearly every Thermaltake PSU has more ripple then competitors, some are down right terrible. This PSU for an example has a ripple of 100mV, that's almost going out of spec. As far as high end units go, I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the units aren't quite as good as they appear. Remember, most reviewers are not able to draw more then 800W, so if you are testing a 1KW PSU, you aren't putting the PSU under full load.
http://www.jonnyguru...=...ory2&reid=7

Toughpower is Thermaltakes better line of PSUs, Purepower is Thermaltakes poorer PSUs (not to be confused with Purepower RX).
Lastly, take a look at the efficiency, it's 10% lower then the Silverstone.
Please note, the PSU selected is not the better line (refresh) of Purepower Rx that sport the model number W0144RU.

Thermaltakes aren't terrible (not great either), but when you compare them to their competitors, that are normally +/-10$, there is no reason to suggest them in the majority of the situations.
James

Edit: I had a link here, but it wasn't the exact same unit either. If I find some later on I'll post them here.

Edited by james_8970, 15 April 2008 - 01:02 PM.

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thanks for the replys. This is the first system Im going to take part in building. Since the purchase is already made.. is there gonna be a big problem with my PSU. I respect James and the others opinions. How long do u think this PSU is going to last me before i need to purchase another one ?

Also, I have not looked into any fans/heatsinks of any sort yet and I was wondering if I will need them. If so, please suggest. THANKS AGAIN.
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Could have done a bit better but there is nothing wrong with it all. Looks like it has a 5yr warranty so you can always RMA it if it quits working again. It's a toss up on the life of a power supply.
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How does "RMA" actually work. Do I just inform Newegg or the actual PSU company. Who do I send it back to afterwards ? If it does quit on me in the future... just wanna know
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Unless it is the first two weeks or 3 days of OEM products, it will be returned to the manufacturer. All manufacturers have their RMA procedure posted on their website.
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Is there no way for you to change your DVD-drive to what James suggested? The one you have is an IDE and the one James suggested is SATA which is a lot better (smaller cable).
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