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#1 bLaCk0uT

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

Okay. So I made a post a few months ago about the same thing, and now I've decided and spent some time making a build. Everything's all set, I just need to make sure that all the parts are compatible. Can anyone double check my work? I'm not too good at dealing with specs. I get way too confused lol.

Oh yeah JB, don't complain about my video card. I know you probably want me to get a 9600GT or something. But yeah, I'm sticking with this one.
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DVD Drive
LG Black 22X SATA DVD Burner: $23
http://www.newegg.co...x... 52X burner

GFX Card
SAPPHIRE 100255L Radeon HD 4670 512MB: $80
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102792

Monitor
Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen 2000:1 LCD Monitor: $150
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009127

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10: $50
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148261

Power Supply
Corsair CMPSU 400W ATX12V: $50 ($60-$10 Rebate)
http://www.newegg.co...x... CMPSU 400W

Case
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $55
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

RAM
2GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2: $45
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220174

CPU
Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz Dual Core Processor: $84
http://www.newegg.co.....tium wolfdale

MoBo
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel Motherboard: $85
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128347

SUBTOTAL:
$611
+ About $37 in shipping

TOTAL:
$648

Just one question:
Which case should I go with?
I want something with LED's but I don't want something that will be cheaper quality just because it looks pretty.
They're both about the same price, but I need to keep things cool.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

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#2 Stop Reading My Name

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:39 PM

LEDs are for gay ricers.

the only thing I would advise you to "better" is your mobo, get a p45 even if it is a little expensive, you'll thank yourself for it later.

antec 300 is a nice case, even if it does have LEDs

go for this PSU cooler though:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186134

other than that, nice build ;)

EDIT: you might also want to get a low end graphcis card, on board graphics is teh suck for gaming. Something in the ATI 3 or 4 serries

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#3 bLaCk0uT

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:35 PM

I love how you still have the same sig.

And I've been thinking about it, I'm going to save up some more cash, and I'll buy it around Christmas. I'm gonna wait till some good sales go up. And yes, I'm a ricer. Lol.

AND I got a GFX Card...Its not THAT low end either.

But yeah, I'm just wondering, I already have a disk for 32bit XP, should I spend the extra money to get more RAM and 64bit Vista? I really don't like Vista, but how much would an extra gig or two speed my computer up? Plus Vista would be slower than XP...
I'm just trying to weigh out the pros and cons...

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 11:20 PM

NO NO NO

en oh

NO!

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If you get an ATI gpu, I will kill you. You want an NVidea, end of story, get it now. NO ATI!

Also, you're CPU is pretty low quality. 2.5 GHz is something you would expect from a quadcore, get at least a 3.0 if you are going dualcore.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:22 AM

I love how you still have the same sig.

And I've been thinking about it, I'm going to save up some more cash, and I'll buy it around Christmas. I'm gonna wait till some good sales go up. And yes, I'm a ricer. Lol.

AND I got a GFX Card...Its not THAT low end either.

But yeah, I'm just wondering, I already have a disk for 32bit XP, should I spend the extra money to get more RAM and 64bit Vista? I really don't like Vista, but how much would an extra gig or two speed my computer up? Plus Vista would be slower than XP...
I'm just trying to weigh out the pros and cons...

yea I still have the same sig, I'm too lazy and too much of a noob to make another one

also, haha you pay for vista. TinyVista ftw if you don't want all the stupid "wow that's really useful for about 10 minutes" features. only ~150MB unattended installer so it fits on a cd etc. etc.

also, since JB Lee doesn't like ati gpus, here's a couple nvida suggestions

for budget you'd want a GeForce 9600GSO or a 9600GT

also, i'll go ahead and suggest some other budget parts:

Case:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534
Anything Antec (except the 900)

also, since you're a ricer you might enjoy the

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme

PSU:
Since you got a gfx card and such you're probaby going to want something between 500-600W

Get something from seasonic, corsair, or OCZ (sometimes referred to as PC Power&Cooling)

Processor:
Nice choice

HDD:
Since you obviously like segate and think that 250G is enough, nice choice

That's about it I guess.

You'll definitely be able to run crysis on that bro.

Edited by Stop Reading My Name, 26 October 2008 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:24 PM

You'd be better off just buying a prebuilt one.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130393

~ Same price. Nvidia.

#7 bLaCk0uT

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:28 PM

Yeahh.
Well I was actually looking at this GPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150247

I actually am gonna wait till Christmas and wait for some deals now. But I picked out a new build. Hoping the prices will go down in about a month.

Lol I love how I keep changing my mind.
But yeah, Here it is:

Case:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144151

MoBo:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138122

CPU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116072

GFX:???????
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150247
or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130362
?

RAM:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

HDD:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148138

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824005110

DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152

PSU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817339006


Yeah. Turned out a little better I think..

#8 Stop Reading My Name

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:36 PM

You'd be better off just buying a prebuilt one.


Pre-built tends to offer low quality parts with no customization ability (exhibit 1: Dell exhibit 2: HP and all others)

Pre-built computers are only good if you are buying a laptop. Other than that, stay away.

9600 = glorified 8800
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:49 PM

What? Pre-built laptops are usually horrible.

Prebuilt desktops, on the other hand, are usually much lower than customized ones. And why wouldn't they offer customizable ability?

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:26 PM

What? Pre-built laptops are usually horrible.

Prebuilt desktops, on the other hand, are usually much lower than customized ones. And why wouldn't they offer customizable ability?

First lets make sure we are talking about the same thing here, are you talking about brand names like Dell HP and brands like that?
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