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Old March 20, 2008, 02:42 AM
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I was having a chat with John (3.0Charlie) and I know I keep changing my mind on what I want for this system. I'm an impulse buyer and it's a bad habit and because of this I tend to change my mind about what I want. John reminded me of the 4 questions I needed to ask myself regarding my build. I hope John doesn't mind but I'm gonna share this with everyone.

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1. budget?
2. how long do you wish to keep it?
3. which softwares do you have already installed on your current rig?
4. what do you typically do with your computer?

Answer honestly and I'll build you a rig. Tell me which parts you already have and wish to re-use, and which parts you absolutely want in your rig.
Here are my answers.
1. budget?
A. not including parts I already have $500-$600
2. how long do you wish to keep it?
A. 2-3 years
3. which softwares do you have already installed on your current rig?
A. Windows XP, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver, Call of Duty 4, GRAW2, Stranglehold
4. what do you typically do with your computer?
A. Game, graphics, web design, surf the net.

Current parts
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
2x1GB G.Skill F2 PC2-8500
Coolermaster CM690
Seagate 250GB SATAII
LG 18X DVD±RW

There are no parts that I have my heart set on.

John quickly came up with the following parts:
OCZ Stealthxstream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black In Stock 23934 $74.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.33GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail In Stock 25297 $178.99
EVGA E-GEFORCE 9600GT 650MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card In Stock 28844 $168.88
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM In Stock 17225 $26.01 $26.01

TOTAL $448.87

I think John picked some good choices. I would like to hear some of your choices.
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