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Anyways, I'm really fed up with my Old PC so I hope I can save up more then $700+ to buy this computer.

case: Enermax Uber Chakra $89.99
PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power 550W $50.99
RAM: Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300 $56.99
MOBO: Asrock 4CoreDual $69.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 $265.99
GPU: BFG GeForce 8600GTS OC2 $149.99
CPU Cooler: Masscool Socket 775 - Tigerdirect - $24.99
$683.94

All this is from canadacomputers.

or otherwise if its cheaper, I might just get a Barebone Kit - XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 for $499.

if you have anymore suggestions, please feel free. thanks.

oh, I already have a OCC, and HDD.

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well, for suggestions

first would be get a decent motherboard, it's always a good idea to not get the cheapest mobo that will work for you since it's more likely to give you problems
may also want a more powerful graphics card, best card to look for is a 9600GT ATM
also, stick with the stock cooler or get a decent HSF (something over $40 for a start)

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so like this?

GPU: EVGA GeForce 9600GT PCI-e OC. $204.99
MOBO: EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard $317.99
MOBO: XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard $182.99

so should I get the XFX? or the EVGA?

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QUOTE (teh_cr4zyk1dd @ Mar 22 2008, 02:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so like this?

GPU: EVGA GeForce 9600GT PCI-e OC. $204.99
MOBO: EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard $317.99
MOBO: XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard $182.99

so should I get the XFX? or the EVGA?


why did u jump from a shit $70 mobo to a useless $300 mobo? how about a nice P35-DS3 series?

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i agree, P35 FTW

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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I personally like my P5N-E, but I've heard good things from my dad about the P35-DS3s. With CPU Cooling, I personally prefer Zalman and ThermalTake, many of their good HSFs run around $35-55.
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Shouldn't you be starting out with something more budget-oriented? A Q6600 is kind of overkill and you dont need a 550W PSU per se. Case's don't have to cost 80 bucks and you should just stick to stock cooling. You can add stuff on later, a new CPU or graphics card is a bit more expensive to upgrade and degrades in value faster.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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a bit better build:

coolermaster elite 330 $48.99
OCZ stealthXstream 500W $53.99
asus P5N-E $158.99
2x1gb corsair twin2x $34.97
core2duo e6750 $199.97
eVGA 9600GT $187.99

total
$648.90 AAR

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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I have used the asrock mobo in 3 computers to date.

No complaints at all...

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QUOTE (7h3 n00b m4573r @ Mar 23 2008, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a bit better build:

coolermaster elite 330 $48.99
OCZ stealthXstream 500W $53.99
asus P5N-E $158.99
2x1gb corsair twin2x $34.97
core2duo e6750 $199.97
eVGA 9600GT $187.99

total
$648.90 AAR


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QUOTE (7h3 n00b m4573r @ Mar 22 2008, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a bit better build:

coolermaster elite 330 $48.99
OCZ stealthXstream 500W $53.99
asus P5N-E $158.99
2x1gb corsair twin2x $34.97
core2duo e6750 $199.97
eVGA 9600GT $187.99

total
$648.90 AAR

does the case matter?

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QUOTE (teh_cr4zyk1dd @ Mar 27 2008, 05:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
does the case matter?


not hugely
i just listed something that was both cheap and good quality

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Instead of the coolmaster. I might get a Lian Li case or something under 90 or 80 bucks.

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QUOTE (teh_cr4zyk1dd @ Mar 28 2008, 04:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Instead of the coolmaster. I might get a Lian Li case or something under 90 or 80 bucks.


Lian Li for under $90? Lol. Only ones I have seen of that are the low end mid-towers on sale.
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Lian-li's chaper cases are crap IMO.

Sure their more expensive ones are quality but quality at $150? I'd rather take something more generic like the Antec 900 or a Sonata (generic for a gamer I mean).

Stick with stock cooling first it's not like it's gonna overheat on you any time soon (unless you want a killer OC). Once you get more money you can get a new HSF to lower the noise and provide more cooling. As for brands I would recommend Scythe, Arctic Cooling, Zalmann and Cooler Master.

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Actually Lian-Li's cases are quality icon_smile.gif I think i got my PC-7 plus for like $90 and it's really nice. Well what i don't like is that its really noisy... But like in terms of performance, it is really good icon_smile.gif

And in terms of design... The Armorsuit looks kinda goofy icon_razz.gif I'd choose the nine-hundred anytime over the armorsuit.



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Alright I'm not taking you serious anymore, first you are 'OMG I HAS NO MONIEZ' then you want to get a Lian Li..


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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well in the art of getting a very high cost quality case i'd suggest an antec 4U rackmount icon_razz.gif

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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alright weiman icon_razz.gif chill. You dont have to reply.

I found a very cheap deal on a coolmaster elite case for like 30 bucks. awesome deal.




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