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tryin to build a computer not to expensive need help

By chris586
Aug 2, 2007
  1. I was on newegg.com. not sure if any of you go there but im not that great of an computer expert. I love using computers though and have always had the desire to have a monster computer. I heard customizing your own comp can achieve a monster computer worth so much but can be purchased at so little since it was customized just for you. So far on newegg.com I have parts in the cart atleast 10 parts. I don't know if these are good parts or not but the result seems alittle more than I expected. I am willing to spend a thousand and maybe alittle more but if possible i was hoping if anybody here knows how to bring the price down alittle more without eliminating so much of the quality of the computer. Maybe recommend better parts for cheaper and also if you can recommend a soundcard. I love to play Massive online games and they require good systems. If anyone can help thanks so much. I'll try to post my cart of the parts i have soon. If anyone can help me please get back to me. Thanks alot.


    WHAT I HAVE SO FAR:

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119077
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $49.99
    1
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115003
    Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $221.00
    1
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA1065 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820148069
    Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $159.99
    1
    ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131142
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $124.99
    1
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822148139
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $79.99
    1
    ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824116075
    Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    -$25.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $219.99
    $194.99
    1
    Rosewill RD500-2SB 500W,ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817182076
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    $57.99
    1
    EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814130038
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    Add this item to your cart

    Rebate
    $309.99

    Grand Total: $1,198.93 <----------------
     
  2. Halos

    Halos TS Rookie Posts: 27

  3. chris586

    chris586 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks very much that website is great.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The RAM you chose, DDR2 1066, isn't supported by your motherboard. Its standard is DDR2 800. This matches your mobo better and is less expensive: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $109.99 - $30.00 Rebate = $79.99

    For your hard drive I recommend going with a SATA hard drive instead of an IDE (PATA) hard drive. It's better performing and the same price.
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

    For a sound card perhaps this: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $83.99
    I can't say from experience how good this card is but I just ordered one for myself from Newegg for a new build I'm preparing. If you want to save money for now, you can skip the card altogether and use the onboard sound that comes with your motherboard.

    What operating system do you plan to use? XP or Vista? Allow some money for this in your budget.
     
  5. tylermon

    tylermon TS Rookie

    i bought a intel e4300 core 2 duo for like half the price, and oveclocked it with the stock fan from 1.8ghz to 3.1ghz
     
  6. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    The main difference between the e4300 and the e6600 is the 2mb diffrence in L2 cache, which makes a difference.
     
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