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    I was thinking of getting a new computer, my spending money is 1000 dollars, I was thinking of getting a ASUS P5B DELUXE CORE2 DUO MOTHERBOARD $225.98, with a EVGA E-GEFORCE 7600GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E $139.98, Intel Core2 Duo E4300 1.86GHz Dual-Core Skt 775 $209.98, and 2 AENEON 1GB 667MHZ PC5400 DDR2 DIMM $145.96, and 2 320GB IDE Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache $213.96

    Total cost= 935.86
    Total cost with tax=1226

    looks like I went over my limit does anyone have any suggestions or think of anything better I should get? thanks for the help
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    Do you have a case and power supply?

    What make/model hard drives are those?

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    I have a case and power supply a dvd-Rw and 160gb and 40 gb that im keeping from my old system, and the Hard-drives are SEAGATE 320GB IDE HARD DRIVE 7200RPM 16MB CACHE

    Oh wait should I be getting the SEAGATE BARRACUDA 320GB SATA-2 HARD DRIVE 7200RPM 16MB CACHE instead its the same price, srry im not too sure about the diffrence between IDE and SATA-2
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    SATA II > IDE. Basically.
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    Ok SATA 2 it is then.
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    I just build/bought a computer, from advice in another post. Here is my tip

    I agree with the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU, you can easily over-clock it with the stock cooler and get it to out preform the Core 2 Extreme X6800 that costs $1,000!


    heres a quote :
    The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Processor
    With the release of the Intel E4300 chip, building one's own computer is worth it again. The overwhelming majority of retail computers cannot be overclocked, and those that can are usually so expensive that it's not worth buying in the first place. For those of you who think overclocking is unsafe and unstable, as long as one keeps speeds and settings within reasonable limits while using high-quality (not always high-priced) hardware, overclocking does no harm to a computer.

    With overclocking not getting the yields it once did, and retail computers being cheaper than ever, it hasn't been worth it to build your own computer for a while, unless you just enjoy hardware (like me), or you were a hardcore gamer (like 0.1% of computer owners).

    That is until this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 doesn't seem like much on the surface. It's a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo chip, which is adequate, but not very fast. That is, until one considers the overclocking ability of the chip. Unlike Intel's E6x00 series, the 4 series runs at a slower bus speed (200MHz vs 266MHz) and a higher multiplier (9 vs 7). In short, the result is a chip that can easily clock to 3Ghz.

    The following link shows a E4300 overclocked to 3.38GHz with the stock Intel cooler (with the Gigabyte DS3 motherboard below).

    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2903
    A guide on overclocking this processor: http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=610&p=0

    But I don't think you did very good in comparison shopping!
    Here is the boxed processor for $163.00 Shipped.
    http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=252152


    I am pretty good at finding deals.. I'll try and see if I can find any more.

    Update: I'm not too familiar with it all but check it out:

    I'm not too good with memory, but you can get 2 AENEON 1GB (1024MB) PC2-5300 667MHZ CL5 DDR2 for 107.64 shipped here: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....4&RSKU=BA23554

    2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM for 169.98 Shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

    Is this comparable to your video card?
    XFX PVT73GUGF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150185 for $105 after 20 MIR


    NOTE: you'll have to ask guys around here if they are good or not / compatible.. I'm only good at finding deals!


    Those items make it like 165.00 Less which does not include your tax sooo
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim150 View Post
    I just build/bought a computer, from advice in another post. Here is my tip

    I agree with the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU, you can easily over-clock it with the stock cooler and get it to out preform the Core 2 Extreme X6800 that costs $1,000!


    heres a quote :
    The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Processor
    With the release of the Intel E4300 chip, building one's own computer is worth it again. The overwhelming majority of retail computers cannot be overclocked, and those that can are usually so expensive that it's not worth buying in the first place. For those of you who think overclocking is unsafe and unstable, as long as one keeps speeds and settings within reasonable limits while using high-quality (not always high-priced) hardware, overclocking does no harm to a computer.

    With overclocking not getting the yields it once did, and retail computers being cheaper than ever, it hasn't been worth it to build your own computer for a while, unless you just enjoy hardware (like me), or you were a hardcore gamer (like 0.1% of computer owners).

    That is until this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 doesn't seem like much on the surface. It's a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo chip, which is adequate, but not very fast. That is, until one considers the overclocking ability of the chip. Unlike Intel's E6x00 series, the 4 series runs at a slower bus speed (200MHz vs 266MHz) and a higher multiplier (9 vs 7). In short, the result is a chip that can easily clock to 3Ghz.

    The following link shows a E4300 overclocked to 3.38GHz with the stock Intel cooler (with the Gigabyte DS3 motherboard below).

    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2903
    A guide on overclocking this processor: http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=610&p=0

    But I don't think you did very good in comparison shopping!
    Here is the boxed processor for $163.00 Shipped.
    http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos...duct_id=252152


    I am pretty good at finding deals.. I'll try and see if I can find any more.

    I'm not too good with memory, but you can get 2X AENEON 1GB (1024MB) PC2-5300 667MHZ CL5 DDR2 for 107.64 shipped here: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....4&RSKU=BA23554
    Ya, im not too sure all the prices I got where Canadian currency and the computer place near me compares with http://www.cancomputer.com/ prices wich is where I got the prices from.
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    so where do you live? canada or usa?

    edit: Nevermind. Looked at profile. Why don't you go to one of those stores in Chinatown in Canada to buy your parts? I believe they don't charge tax there.

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    I suggest getting a cheaper motherboard(gigabyte ds3 for example) and get a x1950pro instead of a 7600gt. x1950pro is far far superior to 7600gt and will make a huge difference in games.

    Also, you can probably get 500gB hard disk for 120$, so get that instead of 2x320(unless you want 2 disks so that you can run raid).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiranai_Baka View Post
    so where do you live? canada or usa?

    edit: Nevermind. Looked at profile. Why don't you go to one of those stores in Chinatown in Canada to buy your parts? I believe they don't charge tax there.
    Yes and no warranty, refunds, support of any kind, etc etc.
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