Build Suggestions? v. never done this before

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  1. 0mega

    0mega Active Member

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    *****Updated Build Below (Post #8)*****

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    LIAN LI PC-A05B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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    $119.99 -$30.00 Instant $89.99 1

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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    $129.99 $129.99 1

    XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

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    Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Retail
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail
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    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - OEM

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    Input would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I'd probably take the money from ^^^ and buy a better power supply. Corsair 520 or 620 are suppose to be really good for the money.
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    uber shitty power supply; I wouldn't run that thing if it was free.

    fuck gigabyte, too. Go intel, or go home.
     
  4. 0mega

    0mega Active Member

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    Thanks guys I really appreciate your advice, like I said I have no idea what I'm doing.

    I can assemble it and use it, but when it comes to parts I have no idea what's good other than brand names I know of or something cheap.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I would go with the Q6600, and just bump the front side bus up a bit.

    You could run a Q6600 24/7 at 3ghz.

    That would be some serious computing going on there.

    And definitely get a better psu.

    Something you can trust that will run your build is not going to be available for 50-60 dollars.

    My best recommendation is to pick something from this guys list.
    It's a "best of" for psu's under $150, and they start around $78 for one with 550 watts.
     
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    That case looks like a cooling nightmare. I'd opt for one with more ventilation and conventional psu placement.
     
  7. 0mega

    0mega Active Member

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    I've taken your suggestion into account and redone the build, what do you think? Qualities should I look for in a case? Thanks!

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    1 LIAN LI PC-A05B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: PC-A05B
    Item #: N82E16811112130


    $119.99 -$30.00 Instant $89.99
    1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: GA-P35-DS3R
    Item #: N82E16813128050

    $129.99 $129.99
    1 EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Model #: 256-P2-N615-TX
    Item #: N82E16814130062

    $89.99 $89.99
    1 CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: CMPSU-520HX
    Item #: N82E16817139001

    $139.99 -$15.00 Instant $124.99
    1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
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    Item #: N82E16819115017

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    Model #: F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
    Item #: N82E16820231098

    $128.99 -$40.00 Instant $177.98
    1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: WD2500KS
    Item #: N82E16822144701

    $64.99 $64.99
    1 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - OEM
    Model #: LH-20A1S OEM BK
    Item #: N82E16827106070

    $32.99 $32.99
     
  8. 0mega

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    Quick Q if I were to use my old P4 2.4g chip first then later up to the 6600 would that work?

    The main reason I want a new PC is cause this one uses RDRAM which is damn expensive and almost impossible to upgrade cost effectively. Also it's using an AGP slot with a Rad X1650 512mb. Evidently no-one uses AGP anymore.

    I would probably end up getting a new mobo, DDR RAM, HD, Video card, and case. Then leave the rest to be upgraded at a later time.
     
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    your old p4 2.4g is probably S478 and the 660 is LGA-775. They are not compatible in any way.
     
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    God damnit oh well.
     
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    for that case,... you will need active cooling in the pci slots area

    You can get a Lian-Li BS-01 blower fan.
    A pic of it installed in the A05
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    A graphics card like the 8800GTX pictured here would exhaust the hot air too.
    [​IMG]
     

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