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Thread: Buying New Computer..... Need suggestions & advice.

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    Well my computer died, (https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/f-har...lueless-270419) after 4 years of serving me well so i thought it was a perfect time to buy a computer. I chose my parts for this comp with the advice of this forum and I would be honored if you guys could help me again. Since I'm not tech savy AT ALL, any suggestions and advice is appreciated and welcomed.
    (i know i have two disk drives, i want it, i can sleep peacefully at night if i have 2 disk drives, its just something i need to LIVE)
    DVD Writer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153
    DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
    Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
    Processor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103228
    Case:
    Motherboard:
    Power Supply:

    I left motherboard supply and Power supply blank because i have no clue how to determine if i want it or not. Also, for the case, i'm not sure exactly which case i want. I had a Thermaltake Xaser III VM3000A, though it kept my system cool, it was as loud as a motherf*cker in my room so i couldn't sleep at night. I need a quiet yet a case that will not overheat my system. Total is about 600$ and my max budget is around 1100$.
    Last edited by Monkeee; 01-21-2008 at 01:45 AM.

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    Going AMD these days makes no sense at all.

    Give me a while to come up with some recommendations.
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    amd=ati. intel=nvidia. thats just how they're paired together. i have a geforce motherboard and ati video card go figure :p . i really like amd and ati i always said i would never go intel/nvidia but i dont know seeing how amd/ati is behind in the hardware race right now. maybe you should try to get a video card with pci-e x16 2.0 instead of 1.0. a psu of atleast 650w. case is your preference. and you also want to assure yourself of types of sockets. i would go with amd's triple core i think you can get it for 200 on newegg. if your wanting a amd processor get one of their new phenom quad cores. or a triple core i seen on another site besides newegg. intel is expensive compared to amd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popwar View Post
    amd=ati. intel=nvidia. thats just how they're paired together... intel is expensive compared to amd.
    Umm, no.
    While it's true that AMD owns ATI, you can use either brand vid card with either brand processor.

    For any given level of performance, Intel is cheaper than AMD.
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    umm, you didnt get what i was saying clocker. im not saying nothing about amd owning ati or nothn. and i didnt say you couldnt use a ati card with a intel processor. where did i say that at? what im saying is that since ati and amd teamed up it seems that intel and nvidia are kinda made for each other. intels processor is better than amds. nvidias cards are better than ati's cards. intel and nvidia are always ahead of amd and ati. both companys names start with the same sound. why did i say that? because i can. anything else you want to correct me about ?

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    There's a reason AMD lost almost 2 Billion dollars last quarter.
    Performance for price Intel is killing them, and has been since Core 2 Duo.

    But, if you're die-hard AMD, the Phenom 9500 (quad-core) is only slightly more money and a much better buy performance wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popwar View Post
    amd=ati. intel=nvidia....
    Thats how it came across to me as well so why not relax a bit, OK?

    Oh and AMD sux balls! Go intel!!!

    What kind of budget are you dealing with? Here are a couple of suggestions from other threads.

    This is on the higher end


    and this on the lower end


    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    A mobo must say that it supports the new 1333FSB speed, or it won't work.
    All DDR2 RAM is backwards compatible, just like regular DDR. I would buy DDR2 800, just so that it can be used in the future.
    What parts do you/your friend have on hand for the built? I'm sure we could help you come up with something.

    Intel Pentium E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2140 - Retail $73.99 This processor is a MAD overclocker. Tomshardware guide has a review on this thing where it was overclocked to 3Ghz on air STOCK cooling! Over clocked at that speed it wipped ass against almost the entire C2D line. Here's a link.

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail. This Mobo is a good overclocker, although I don't know if you are gonna get to 3Ghz stable with a sub $100 board. But it should fill your needs.

    I like this RAM Kingston HyperX 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 . It's Kingston, hard to go wrong.

    Total
    $193

    I just thought of something.
    The Mobo above, doesn't have on-board video. You'd have to pick up a video card unless you have one on hand.
    So pick a decent vid card and you're good.

    Also May I recommend the Antec 900 case. Cool as ice and has 3 speeds on all the fans to keep the noise down or get a fan controller. OH and in case you missed it Do yourself a favor and Go with INTEL core 2 duo

    Read the short answer here or the entire report here

    EDIT: Didn't realize both of those recommendations were Broken's Guess he does well with the hardware picks eh?
    Last edited by Detale; 01-21-2008 at 06:27 AM.

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    If you decide to go with either of the above, don't be confused by the Motherboards.
    They are very similar. But the more expensive one in the first build (by about $80) is worth the money. It's made form higher quality components that allow for better power use and lower operational temperatures, and much longer life under extreme conditions (such as over-clocking).

    The bottom one is kind of it's bargain basement brother. Not a bad board at all... and for the money, it's hard to find better.
    It has many of the features of it's higher priced counterpart.

    But I've had both boards at once, there's a good weight difference between the two.
    One is made well, while the other is made to last.
    Last edited by Broken; 01-21-2008 at 07:03 PM.

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    @ Detale, The higher end is way too expensive, if you read my post above, my budget is max budget is 1100, as well as the case you suggested seems to be way too loud which i do not want for this comp since i usually keep my computer on 24/7. I don't get how you want me to choose from higher end to lower end, i just want the best computer i can get for 1100$. Also, will i need to buy a 3rd party heatsink or is the stock cooling enough?
    Last edited by Monkeee; 01-21-2008 at 11:25 PM.

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    Here ya go...
    Quote Originally Posted by Newegg
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

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    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: CAC-T05-UW
    Item #: N82E16811119068

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $49.99 -$5.00 Instant $44.99

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    GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: GA-P35C-DS3R
    Item #: N82E16813128048

    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    In Stock
    $159.99 $159.99

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    EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Model #: 320-P2-N811-AR
    Item #: N82E16814130082

    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $219.99 $219.99

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    CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: CMPSU-620HX
    Item #: N82E16817139002

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
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    $189.99 -$40.00 Instant $149.99

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail
    Model #: BX80557E6850
    Item #: N82E16819115028

    Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

    In Stock
    $279.99 $279.99

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    Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G8500ELK - Retail
    Model #: PDC22G8500ELK
    Item #: N82E16820220161

    Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

    In Stock
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    $123.99 $123.99

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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250410AS
    Item #: N82E16822148262

    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    In Stock
    $69.99 $69.99

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    ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T OEM - OEM
    Model #: DVD-E616A3T OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135151

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    $18.99 $18.99

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    ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T OEM - OEM
    Model #: DRW-2014L1T OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135157

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    $31.99 $31.99
    Subtotal: $1,099.91
    Select All - Select None
    Right at $1100 plus shipping.
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