Help with my build

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  1. spyder2581

    spyder2581 Active Member

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    This is going to be my first build for myself. I have been looking around a bit but I figured I would see if anyone has built any systems lately that were fairly cheap. I want to stay around or even under $700 (hopefully cheaper since I'm a college student). I don't need a monitor. Any recommendations? I will probably have to piece it together over the next few weeks with my budget.

    I will most likely be playing games on this as well. Vid card doesn't have to be the best but at least handle games out now.

    edit: Hows this for a vid card....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150258

    To start, I was checking out this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773
     
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    $24.99 - Lite-On 20X DVD+/-RW
    $89.99 - Lian-Li Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    $65.99 - Seagate 250GB SATA-300 7200RPM HDD
    $149.99 - EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 512MB GDDR3 HDCP SLI PCI-Ex16
    $46.99 - Fortron 400W PSU w/PCI-E Connector
    $43.99 - OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz
    $107.99 - Intel DP35DPM Motherboard
    $169.99 - Intel Core2Duo E6550 2.33GHz LGA-775
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    $699.92


    all prices/parts from newegg, sans shipping.

    good machine.
     
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    Thanks a lot. Anyone else have anything? If not, this will most likely be what I get.
     
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    For newer games, I'd get at least a 8800GT. If you find a cheaper case, you could probably do it for $750 or less. A Gigabyte P35 motherboard would save you another $15.
     
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    also, the gigabyte motherboard is a retail one so it will come with instructions and stuff. I picked up the gigabyte p35-ds3l board for $90 a few weeks back.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059&Tpk=GA-P35-DS3L

    I think its better than getting an oem board, at least for a first timer.

    also, before you buy anything, make sure it has solid reviews, and at the very least 4 stars. If you can, get everything w/ 5 star ratings. IMO its better to spend another $50-100 to make sure you get something that has been proven than be a guinea pig or get something that has a number of issues.

    also about the processor, I just bought a core 2 duo e6750 for $190 for my new build.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029

    its only a couple dollars more
     
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    intel >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> gigabyte.


    Again you COULD do it cheaper, but it all comes down to do you want it cheap or do you want it right?

    Intel is right.


    And getting a good case is also RIGHT.
     
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    You need to be a fly on the wall for a while. Leave this to the experts. You're recommending that some guy listen to a "star" rating on a site like newegg so it's pretty obvious you don't know shit except for maybe what you read in a magazine.
     
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    and you're recommending an oem board to someone who has never built a computer before. Now that is some great advice :bowdown:
     
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    do you know the difference between an OEM intel mobo and a Retail intel mobo? One comes in a plain cardboard box... the other comes in a color cardboard box.

    Both come with CDs. Both come with layout schematics for the panel and headers. Both come with cables.

    Except for the packaging there is ZERO difference in an OEM and Retail Intel motherboard.


    I recommend Intel for a REASON. It's not like some shitty gigabyte or ECS mobo that you're used to.


    Now you need to shut the fuck up until you learn what you're talking about.
     
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    I am still a beginner, but I'm not a complete noob when it comes to building a comp. Anyways, I have a few friends are are willing to help me build it if I have any problems. I just haven't had the cash to be able to build my own and wanted to know what you all thought about getting one to fit my budget.
     
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    no shit I haven't been around this stuff forever, but just reading those reviews, it seems like people were having tons of issues with bios and other things. I guess you cant believe the reviews you read either. I give up though.

    I'm stupid, you're smart. I was wrong, you were right. You're very good looking, I'm not very attractive.
     
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    Spyder,

    Try this site for advice, it's a little more cordial then this one.

    http://forums.anandtech.com/categories.aspx?catid=27&forumid=1

    You'll find a lot of build check requests that will give you some ideas also.

    A P35 motherboard, E8400 and 8800GT would be a very good rig for awhile but it may be difficult to fit in your budget. There are other stores then newegg out there.
    Mwave has the E8400 for $220 right now. If you can wait a few weeks they may come back closer to their msrp of around $190 or so.

    I forgot to add, pick your parts then watch the hotdeals forums, fatwallet etc for deals, you can shave off quite a bit if you are willing to wait until they go on sale.
     
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    :rofl:

    Welcome to OT
     
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    good, as long as you can admit that.... now lets work on putting.
     
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    Thanks a lot. I am going to read around a little more and it will probably take me a few weeks to get everything together anyways.
     
  20. CodsterTX

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    and save up a few more doll hairs.

    i found this thread by searching for the e8400. That is the processor you want. I have it and it brings all may games up to 75fps which is my monitors refresh rate.
     
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    If you do get that Intel motherboard, notice that it has no PS/2 connectors so your mouse and keyboard must be USB.
     
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    i say bunk the intel motherboard and get the Gigabyte P35 DS3L, its perfectly fine and easy to work with on overclocking and can be had for $90.
     
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    Yea go ahead and sacrafice reliability so you can have a gigabyte :rofl:

    you guys crack me up.
     
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    you need to be SHOT and raped in the ass if you're still using PS/2 on a production gaming rig.
     
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    i'm not sure if it is everyone or just me, but i kind of think this guy is an asshole.


    hey potroast, how about you stop being such a prick to everyone and actually try being productive? are you angry because you've never gotten your peepee wet?
     

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