OT help build me a computer ~2k to spend

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  1. Beezure

    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    Ok, building a new computer for myself.

    Mostly for gaming on my tv (50inch), and some light editing, movie watching ect..

    Dual core? core 2 dou? Prolly will not try to OC it.

    Need:

    Chip:
    Motherboard: Sli? do i need it?
    Ram
    Video Card ? pref nvidia
    Tower and power supply
    and of course a good hard drive.

    I would really appreciate the help, not caught up on all the latest technology

    thanks:bigthumb::bigthumb:
     
  2. Beezure

    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 for the chip? not bad for the price found it for 299?
     
  3. Giroldo am I?

    Giroldo am I? 420 l sublime l c2d l BMW l botany l MA l night cr

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    quad core will do everything you have extremely easily. YOu would probably be fine with a core 2 duo but if you can spend 2k, then go for the quad, but its not nescessary.
     
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    seems like the best deal, 8mb cache, 1066mhz, looks like it oc if later i want to go there : dunno:
     
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    Core 2 Quad Q6600 - $300
    GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R - $150
    2GB OCZ DDR2 800 Platinum - $71
    2x Seagate 7200.11 series 500GB drives - $250 - For Raid 1 (data redundancy)
    eVGA 8800 Ultra - $629 (you can take advantage of the step up program for when the 9800's come out)
    Antec Nine Hundred case - $135
    650W Seasonic power supply - $160
    Windows XP Pro OEM - $140

    Comes to $1835, room for a sound card and keyboard and mouse if you need.
     
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    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007
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    $5.99

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    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835186134
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    $36.99

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    Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600

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    Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817182096
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115017
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    -$30.00 Instant
    -$100.00 Combo



    $529.98
    $399.98
     
  7. Beezure

    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    :bowdown:thanks, how about that combo i got above, q6600 and power suplly for 399, worth it?
     
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    not a fan of rosewill power supplies. Stick to PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Seasonic, Sparkle.
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    oh man 2k and you will have a BEAST. If you arent a gamer you are spending too much
     
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    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    lol, just got sypher, cod4, bioshock, all sorts of shit, and sypher barely runs on the comp i have now :wtc:
     
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    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    plus i want something that will run fast on the 50 inch :bowdown:
     
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    Just wait for the Penryn processors to come out, then you'll have a bigger beast to play with. But if you really want a new PC now, then the Q6600 will suffice. Although, I'd ditch the P35 chipset motherboard and get a X38. If you can wait till January for the Penryn to come out, accompany it with an X48 chipset motherboard (I think they come out the same time as Penryn).

    Also, I wouldn't go with a Rosewill PSU, since they suck. Get a PC Power & Cooling if you wanna spend over 200 for a PSU, otherwise just stick to a Corsair.

    Lastly, I think the 8800 Ultra is overkill. Even if you have the money, it still seems like a waste. I'd go with a 8800GT or GTX and then step-up to the 9800 later on. Idk if that logic makes any sense. Lol. By doing so, you can get a faster CPU or something. :shrug:
     
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    Bowdown, thanks for the info
    whats gonna be the price of the penryn's?
     
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    The Core 2 Extreme Q9770 is said to be a grand, maybe more. A mid-range (I think the 8450 and up) would cost around 320.
     
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    Core 2 Duo E6750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029
    $195

    Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059
    $95

    G. Skill DDR2 800 2GB (2x1GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
    $55

    EVGA GeForce 8800GT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130303
    $290

    Corsair 650W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    $160

    Seagate SATA 400GB HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148138
    $100

    Then pick your case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007+4025&name=%2425+-+%2450

    Total:
    $945 w/o shipping and handling.

    This is the system that I have, and it runs everything I throw at it. With the extra money left over, you can use it to buy a $1000 Penryn processor, and a X48 motherboard when they come out. Lol.
     
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    I spent like $2100 and got a Q6600, Asus P5K deluxe mobo, 4GB Crucial DDR2 8500, MSI 8800 Ultra (660mhz core out of the box, and it's also like $590 on newegg), 500GB Seagate HDD etc. This was like like 4 months ago too. You can get a really nice rig for $2000 right now. As for the Rosewill psu; I only trust a few psu brands. With psu's you really do get what you pay for.
     
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    X38/X48 isn't really worth it unless you will be running DDR3, even then it is still debatable. Performance gains are only good in select applications.

    I like the build that DAN513 selected, though I personally would not bother spending that much for an Ultra. I would probably just wait for the 9800's.
     
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    Interesting, :eek4:
     
  22. Beezure

    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    i so confused on what to get :bash::embd:
     
  23. VladTemplar

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    I'm looking to spend about as much as you are, so I'm lurking this thread.

    The $1000 setup looks nice, but I'll be spending 400-600 more than you for a nice 1920x1200 capable monitor.
     
  24. Beezure

    Beezure Go Lightning!! OT Supporter

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    agree, that setup does look nice, luckily i don't need a monitor :bigthumb:
     
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    Oh I'd love to buy a nice TV as well, but then I wouldn't use the TV for gaming, it'd have an HTPC attached to it.

    That's further down the line, I'm moving several times in the next half a year so I'm foregoing a big theater purchase. Once I get settled into law school it'll be on the agenda.
     

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