OT, rate my build v.midlevelgaming

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  1. Dr. Smooth

    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    i have an old athlon 2600 which is a piece of shit, and i want to upgrade. im not really into overclocking, so i chose an intel board and i'm not going to purchase any extra cooling. any suggestions or ideas would be awesome :bowdown:


    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-05 - OEM
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    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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    $67.99


    Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail
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    $249.99
    $219.99


    EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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    CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail
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    $139.99
    $124.99


    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
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    Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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    $111.99


    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
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    total is around $1200. i may have to cut some corners
     
  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    That motherboard doesnt allow overclocking and I dont like those Cooler Master cases because all of the USB and audio ports are on the bottom of the front panel, so if you have your computers on the floor like I do its annoying

    and even though I just bought 2 22" screens, if you want to game, I would consider a better quality 20" or so

    and Seagate drives come with 5 year warranties instead of 3
     
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    Lstrk Like a picture set on freeze frame..

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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    i don't plan on overclocking at all, and my comp will be up on the desk. im not fussy about the case, picked that one bc it was cheat and got solid reviews. and i'm pretty set on a 22" screen, i dont mind a little loss of gaming perfection for some solid movie viewing capabilities and etc. thanks for the tip on the hd :)
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    Lstrk Like a picture set on freeze frame..

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    i just put what i just got :)
     
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    Rmc[AZ] Get the fuck off my fucking ice

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    If you will never be overclocking, I like this build. Although I would get a Seagate drive instead.
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    oh, very :cool:
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    i am more concerned with stability (especially in the long run, i really hate it when comp parts burn out for no apparent reason) than with the extra few mhz of performance. regardless, i may pick up a diff mobo yet
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    i'm going to start ordering peices soon. any other input/suggestions?
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I just saw a deal the other day on the Acer 22" lcd's.

    Let me see if I can find it.
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I got this from Fatwallet.

    Basically, Circuit City has it for $229.
    There are $30 off $150 codes for Staples that you can buy for literally
    a couple of bucks off of Ebay.
    And Staples has price matching, so you get the lcd for $199, minus 10% of the difference, so it would be around $189 plus shipping.

    The coupon codes do work. I used a $40 or $50 off coupon for Staples whenI got my external Seagate 750gb drive. The coupon cost me I think $3 from Ebay.


    Fatwallet link:
    http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/760481
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    One other thing... A lot of the vendors run some great deals on Labor day weekend.
    You can expect to see some specials from just about everyone.
    Frys, Newegg, Best Buy, etc...
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    yes! thank you :bowdown: ill give this a shot
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    yeup, and very conveniently it is my birthday saturday, so ill get a little extra cash i hope
     
  16. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The build looks good. If you're going to score some extra cash on your birthday, consider getting a Hanns-G display. They're well-rated and economical. Or, maybe get a smaller LG display; I'm thrilled with both of mine.

    Other than that, I don't really have anything to critique. You apparently did their research when you made this build.
     
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    HG's have a 500:1 CR. bleh
     
  18. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    500:1 is more contrast than I typically like, but the important thing to look at is how the contrast compares to the brightness -- if the panel is high-contrast and high-brightness, then the panel sucks and they're just kicking up the brightness to keep you from noticing; good panels can maintain high contrast without a really bright backlight.
     

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