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New Core 2 Duo Computer Upgrade

By nuk3d
Dec 23, 2006
  1. Hey, I'm building a computer for gaming but I need some help this is my build so far I don't know much about computers so your help is very much appreciated.

    I guess I need help with a few stuff first of all I need to know what cooling I need for all this stuff I don't think the CPU or Motherboard chipset comes with cooling and I keep reading things that tell me I need cooling I picked out a CPU fan what other kind of fans am I going to need?

    I need 1 GB of RAM and it can't be slow, what would you recommend? (I was looking at Corsair...)

    Is everything I picked out compatiable?

    any suggestions to anything?

    I need my system to play the newest games, be stable, compatiable, I do not wish to over clock, and I don't want it to overheat...

    Intel 975XBX2KR Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID
    Price: $253.99, $259.99
    Detailed Specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan
    Price: $406.00, $369.99
    Detailed Specs:

    CPU Fan:
    Cooler Master / Hyper L3 / Socket 775 / Heat Pipe / Intel Core 2 Duo CPU Cooling Fan

    Detailed Specs:

    Video Card:
    XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX Edition / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card / Core Clock: 590 MHz / Memory Clock: 1.6 GHz
    Price: $180.99, $169.99
    Detailed Specs:

    Samsung 931C / 19" / Fast Action 2ms / Extreme 2000:1 Contrast Ratio / SXGA 1280x1024 / DVI·VGA / Gloss Black / LCD Monitor

    Price: $349.99, $294.99
    Detailed Specs:

    Power Supply:
    OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply
    Price: $130.99, $129.99
    Detailed Specs:

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive
    Price: $106.99, $109.99
    Detailed Specs:


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