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CONROE monster pc i think

By bcurko
Aug 3, 2006
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  1. :D okay im looking at conroe which one im not sure this is what ive come up with so far

    Motherbored: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 $259
    CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz $489 PCmanics
    Video Card: 512mb X1900XT $561 IT estate
    RAM: 2 x 1G OCZ DDR2 675 5400 $239
    Hard drive: Seagate 320GB $144
    DVD-RW: BenQ dw1640 Dual layer $45
    PSU: TT toughpower 600w $168 PC manics
    Mouse: G5 Laser gaming mouse $85
    Keyboard: G15 USB gaming keyboard $108
    Moniter: Samsung 940B 19" $393
    Case: TT armor Jr MID TOWER $198

    TOTAL $2689 without speakers
    I AM LOCATED IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA so everything has to be in AUS dollars please
    prices are from www.msy.com.au

    so can someone help me out here cause i have no idea about conroe atm so THANKS FOR EVERYONE THAT REPLIES!!!

    bcurko
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    From Melb here.

    I've been following the prices, and I can see that Conroe prices are dropping from their crazy premiering price.

    You've been doing your homework there, but I can make some suggestions

    Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 $257 - MSY (www.msy.com.au)
    PSU: Antec NeoHe 550W $185 - CPL (www.cpl.net.au)

    Comments:
    Price for m/b is 2 bux cheaper than you mentioned (LOL)

    PSU I'd recommend the NeoHe, since its from a much more reputable brand. Tt apparently makes crap PSUs (even their high end ones), but this may be outdated knowledge. Either way, there's only a 50W difference, and since you're not running SLI, there's no real need for anything bigger. The NeoHe costs the same, and is one of the most efficient PSUs around (and quiet).

    RAM can be upgraded to a 6400, but since its conna cost you quite abit more, this is a personal choice. I'd recommend leave it, and upgrade to 6400 when the prices go down. The prices should dip really soon, since fabs are now switching from DDR to DDR2 production now.

    Case chosen is a really recommended one. However, if you can wait for it, I'd wait for a mATX m/b for Conroe, and use that. SFF has a higher "kool" factor to it (at least to me). Depends on your need really, I just want to promote SFF now :p

    Conclusion:

    Really well researched, I wouldn't change too much from that.
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