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Old July 24, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Default New Build - Almost complete - Just needs some finishing touches!

Being a poor 15 year old, this is the best i could afford for now.

Anyways I haven't purchased all the components and i'm getting the hard drive and the ram donated to me by the person who is setting this up for me, i'll be learning how ot assemble a PC from him as well : ).
Note: This is my first ever build , and i'm pretty noob, so don't be too harsh!
So here we are:

Intel e2160 or 2180 Dual Core ($72 or $77 respectively)
Asus P5K-SE Motherboard ($99)
2gb DDR2-800mhz ram (unsure of brand)
160gb Sata HD (unsure of brand)
EVGA 8800GT KO , 512mb GDDR3. (Purchased already- $150@ FS)
Antec 900 Case (Will be acquired soon)
OCZ 600w gamextreme PSU (will be acquired with the case)

As for periphials i'm using a cheapie $10 Dynex optical mouse, an hp keyboard i got from my friend ( those thin ones that are somewhat annoying ot type on..), an acer 22" wide screen (already in use), and logitech x530 speakers, however i had the orange cord cut off, from the previous owner, he put back all the other cables but the orange one, so i'm stucking using 3.1 right now.

I am buying all of this local as well.
Anyways comments , suggestions?

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Old July 24, 2008, 01:44 PM
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Pretty decent but for the motherboard I'd go with either the Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L or GA-EP45-DS3L. The P45 chipset (2nd link) is newer and runs cooler. It also supports PCIE 2.0 so its a bit more future proof.

If you can stretch your budget, it would probably be worth while to get the E7200 instead.

What I'd do is keep an eye out on NCIX sales and the exclusive deals on here. You could probably save a good amount of cash doing so. Also you could buy used components off members of this forum. Just an example: the 600W OCZ PSU is on sale for $50 after MIR.

Case wise, lots of people are going to tell you not to get the Antec 900 and to get the CM690 instead. Both are fine cases, I have a 900 myself and have done quite a bit of modding to it to make it a great case. You might want to consider the Antec 300 even as it's about half the price of the 900.
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Old July 24, 2008, 01:57 PM
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For the case / psu i will be getting off of a fellow member on the forums.
If i could save up a slight bit more i believe i could beable to afford the e7200.
Also motherboard & CPU i prefer to purchase locally in Edmonton.
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Old July 24, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Cooler Master Centurion 590 $71.40
Corsair 650TX $94.99 (-$20 Rebate)
E2160 $75.18
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 $35.99
GA-P35-DS3L $103.96
OCZ Reaper PC2-9200 $74.99 (-$30 Rebate)
BFG GeForce 9600GT OC $183.99 (-$40 Rebate)
Samsung 931BW $218.35

all components from NCIX, comes to $863.74 Shipped, $773.74 After Rebates.

* indicates add on or purchase when more money is available

* OCZ Equalizer $29.99
* Saitek Eclipse Keyboard Blue $49.99
* Sunbeam Rheobus $18.80
* 6x Yate Loon D12SL-12 $7.99
* Sunbeam Tuniq TX-2 $7.03
* Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2 $31.99
* Arctic Cooling Turbo Module $9.99

easily overclock the E2160 to 3Ghz and beyond.

PS, this is a copy of a similar build I made for a member in another forum a couple days ago. feel free to poach or refine components.

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Old July 24, 2008, 02:26 PM
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there is no Hard Drive or Optical on purpose. for Hard Drive get a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache ($89) or Western Digital SE16 320GB 16MB Cache ($59) at NCIX.

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Old July 24, 2008, 03:06 PM
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As for motherboard i forgot to mention it needs to be asus..
Also i already purchased some of the components and that build seems to be a bit to expensive for me..
Also, i don't plan to blow all my paychecks, i need to save it for over the school year and of course clothes ( which for me often times is more expensive than the computer lol...stupid designers and their overpriced clothing...)
My budget is around $500, and so far the Video card already used up $150, leaving me with $350 for cpu, mobo, Case & PSU
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Old July 24, 2008, 05:08 PM
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Any reason why it must be ASUS? Those Gigabyte boards are well known...
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Old July 24, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Case + PSU: Antec Sonata III: $100. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...C&promoid=1015
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L: $85. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1015
CPU: Intel E8400. $175. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1015.

Total: $360.

Or if you wish to stay below your budget, replace the E8400 by an E8200: $160. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1015.

Total: $345.
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Old July 24, 2008, 06:49 PM
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As much as i'd like to get that gigabyte board (and i do), i have to stick with asus for a reason i don't even know.
And for that P5K-SE how good is it at OCing?
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Why not find out? 'cause you'll get better parts and stay within budget.
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