Rate this build please

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  1. LS1S13

    LS1S13 New Member

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    Use the first config as your base, except use Corsair XMS or OCZ memory. Use the PSU from the 2nd config. I prefer MSI to evga.

    Consider swapping to an Intel mobo.
     
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    2nd on the corsair memory and PSU, i also love my p180 case, very quiet and well built.
     
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    def avoid the p180. "well built" are you fucking stupid? The door is more flimsy than a piece of paper.
     
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    Why the different memory?

    Why is the second CPU worth $40 more?

    Why MSI over EVGA?

    What Intel motherboard?


    I've never built a computer so I don't really know much. Any help is good.

    And I just realized, I need a fan don't I? Recommendations?
     
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    get a retail cpu. it will include hsf.


    evga == budget crap (usually) (yes i know they make some quadro cards)

    Geil == (cringe)

    Intel P35... whatever model is in the form factor you're looking for.
     
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    yeah, I have no idea what you are talking about :hs:
     
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    OK, let me specify what I want out of this thread. Is there anything I should changed without spending more money or is there anything I could change to spend less money?
     
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    pick the case you want
    that gigabyte board is fine

    for the vid cards:
    EVGA = stock 600MHz, Lifetime Warranty, step up program.
    MSI = factory overclocked to 660MHz, 3yr warranty, better cooler, $5 cheaper, comes with free game.
    between those two, I'd get the MSI, but that's me.

    that Corsair Power Supply is $89.99 after rebates/free shipping, at buy.com
    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modular-atx-power-supply/q/loc/101/203270716.html

    get the E8400
    RAM is fine, but Corsair is cheaper after rebates,... I think.
    get 7200.11 Seagate
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    eVga's stepup program is very strict. But their warranty really is no-fuss.

    Definitely +1 on everything else.
     
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    So this?
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814127329

    Why should I get that over this?
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817104954



    Thank you very much btw.
     
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    dvd burner/drives? card readers? keyboard/mouse and shit?

    i just want to make sure you understand the diff between OEM and retail.
    that link on your first post for the E8400 is chip only. you have to buy heatsink/fan and thermal paste separately.
    the one in newegg is boxed retail. that one includes the heatsink/fan.

    that seagate HDD is also OEM. no manuals, no cables.
    don't worry about it though,... that Gigabyte motherboard should come with the cables you need.
     
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    have dvd/cd, keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor. what do you mean by card readers?



    I didn't know the difference between OEM and Retail actually. Thanks.

    I can grab the CPU fan right from the site with the CPU, but what do I need to buy for heatsink and thermal paste? Would it be better for ME to get a retail boxed version then?
     
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    just buy a retail cpu. it has a better warranty too.
     
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    Alright. :hs:
     
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    card readers
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=69&name=Card-Readers

    let's call it "CPU cooler" to avoid confusion.
    A CPU cooler consists of a heatsink (the metal part), a fan (some coolers are fanless), and thermal compound (also called thermal grease, paste, pads, etc).

    the Intel stock CPU cooler included in the retail box has these, all in one.

    if you buy chip only,....
    these are CPU fans and heatsinks:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010110574+1370826092&name=Fan&Heatsinks

    these are heatsinks only:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...E&N=2010110574+1370826093&name=Heatsinks+only

    I believe most of them include thermal compounds.
    if they don't, you need to buy these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=85&name=Thermal-Compound-Grease
     
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    ya... mines breaks off alllll the time...



    :ugh:
     
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    You should be pretty happy with that. Almost identical to what I built...just a different case and hard drive. I also got the GA-EP35-DS3R, but the one you picked works great.
     

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