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  1. Sord

    Sord Well-Known Member

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    Ok im planning to build the fallowing after the summer is over. I'll use this system for light gaming, PS, Im, and web browsing.

    Processor $84.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116036

    Mother board: $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128059

    RAM $81.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820609226

    Video Card $89.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130062

    HDD $49.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136075

    Case $54.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811147001

    DVD-RW drive:
    already have

    PSU(using case's for about a month):
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-E5140GH

    Extras:

    Fan to replaces side airvent: $6.99(x2)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811998121

    Total Price:
    $463.94

    Please tell me if anything is compatible or not.
     
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    Im trying to say as cheap as possible but good enough for wat i want to do
     
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    everything looks good. If your ganna do gaming, i suggest you get a HSF because i have a Pentium D 805 smithfield and it went up to 80c with the stock cooler. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835186134

    i have this and now its about 45c idle

    also try to go with OEM with the processor if your ganna get the cooler, might as well save some money right?

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116249

    i suggest you get that processor oem, get the hsf in the link above. Also like i said if you really want to save, get a different case, for about 39.99-49.99. no need to spend 60 bucks on a case like that
     
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    I probably wont start gaming right away, so ill order that when i decide to start gaming, i have a 360 about 7ft from my comp so not much cp gaming needed.

    Edit;
    My CPU is HSF the one above isnt, does that matter
     
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    The ram i showed you is the same price, except its 2 sticks of 1gb and yours is just 1 stick of 1gb.

    The cpu you have comes with a hsf but the one i showed doesnt. Because if your ganna overclock anything in the future its no good with the stock HSF, you will need another one
     
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    I knew about the ram, but i was talking about the cpu. I wont overclock, because i dont really need to.
     
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    yea so your good with the cpu you chose, unless you want to get a 2.66ghz pentium d which will cost like 5-10 bucks less
     
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    I changed my case, if you have any more ideas on saving money then please speak up
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    swap your CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116037

    get this board
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128042

    swap your graphics card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102068
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130062
    (I'd be likely to go with the top one FYI)




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    actually that's a decent descision. OK board for the cost.
     
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    I will switch out the GFX card i posted w/ that 7600GT, will it run games like CSS or halo2 on mid to high settings? My question is, will the 1.6 ghz CPU you posted be less powerful than the 2.8 i posted? I will keep the board i posted because it has two FDD connectors and i need one for HDD and DVD rw(im pretty sure it uses FDD ill check when i get home). Again i wont buy the cheap board i posted until i find out tonight if my DVD uses FDD.

    Edit:
    The more money i save the better, cause i need to buy a new keyboard, Monitor, and may be have to buy vista(my uncle has it and i can probly get it from him)
     
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    I'd say that the two would be on par if not in favor of the Pentium Dual core.

    The difference though is that the PD has a lot of newer technologies like SSE4 and is just a better chip overall. Uses less power too.

    In lay mans terms, the Pentium Dual Core does more work per GHz. Again performance will be close.

    The crazy thing though is that should you later decide to go down the overclocking route, the PE(Pentium E2140 ) overclocks much better than the PD. Getting it to 3.2Ghz is not out of the question if you BSEL mod(the CPU, not the motherbaord) even with the cheap 50$ board, upwards of 2GHz is possible out of that CPU.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_Dual_Core

    the e2130 and lower are based off of Intel's Core Duo processors. The e2140 is based off of the new Core 2 duos.

    If you can wait around 1 week to order, the PEs should be getting a few dollars off, you very well might be able to bump up to the e2160(1.8GHz) without spending much more(they're currently within 10$ of each other)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116036


    as for keyboard
    I have this one and love it. Got it for $14(not sure if it's the best buy at $19)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16823126022
    I'm finding more and more that some things are overpriced. With keyboards you don't get much more with a $200 board than you do with a $10 one.


    For the record I have a 7600GT. CSS 1680*1050 I can do 4x AA at reasonably good FPS(usually 40-100) and 2xQ is usually around 70-180. I play at 2xq AA with a lot of filtering optimizations.

    Halo 2 not too sure of, BUT on the original Xbox it ran on a modified GeForce 3. The 7600GT is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 time s as powerful, I'd expect Halo2 to be less demanding than CSS.

    one more thing(IDE, note FDD, FDD is for flopies.)
    also, try to use SATA as much as possible. If you need IDE for swapping between older systems then that's understandable(though i find USB based flash drives do the job better most of the time)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136075
    basically the same drive but in SATA. not any faster, just more "future proof" (in that it uses the current industry standard for connections)

    if you want a bit more speed, but don't mind the possibility of noise(it's somewhat minor for most things though noticeable during heavy seeking)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148230

    also since you're trying to cut all costs... RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227060
    definately not the "good stuff" but probably good enough. Cheap and moderately overclockable. best off all they're NAKED. No annoying heatspreaders added(many people insist on heatspreaders but usually they result in higher temperatures as they block heat from being removed by convection moreso than they aid in such)


    EDIT: umm ignore everything in this thread. Prices change every few weeks. If you're waiting until AFTER summer then everything will be way diferent then.
     
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    that ram is 667, and the mobo says 800 will it all work together. I dindnt get through all of that but ill reread it now.

    Reread -
    I read everything under the processor stuff, thanks for the FDD clear up, I like the SATA hdd may buy that. I would like "good" ram, how good is that on a scale of 1-10 in your oppinion? I know prices change alot but i just want to know what i want to look for, this is a basic outline.
     
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    RAM is rated.

    just because it's rated something doesn't mean it has to stay there.

    my Temgroup 2GB kit of RAM is rated DDR2-533
    my Patriot 2GB kit is rated DDR2-667
    Both do DDR2-1100 fairly easily.

    now, if you check yu'll also note that the DDr2-800 kit also has higher latencies. i'm willing to bet it has better ICs regardless, BUT the fact remains that both kits will likely go to comparable levels when overclocked. And if both kits have lifetime warranties regardless of overclocking there is almost no reason not to do so.


    What matters with RAM is basically the following :

    ICs first and foremost
    PCB
    warranty policy

    then factor in price.
     

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