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I am going to be getting a new computer. This is the one I designed from Cyberpower PC. If you have an alternative place let me know.

CASE: ALUMINUM X-Navigator Server 420W W/ Window & Temp Dis, Fan Control+ 3 Swapable Face

I know nothing about cases
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache

This was the middle of the line. Is it worth it, or should I drop down to the 2.13GHZ

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &5.1Audio

Now nothing about mother boards, was told Asus makes the best ones.

VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

Same thing, was told Geforce was good.

HARD DRIVE: 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Sony DWQ-120A 16x Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (SILVER COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (SILVER COLOR)
SOUND: New! Creative Labs X-Fi 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

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I like Gigabyte boards, but I also use ASUS they are 2 of the best (in my opinion). I just built a friend a new system with a Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 board and Core 2 Duo E6700 and it is nice. I have never purchased from cyberpower, I use newegg alot, they have pretty good prices and great customer service www.newegg.com
 

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if you are willing to send the cash or the components with a small fee i would be more than happy to build one for you just contact me and we can discuss it i have built like 4 in the past 6 months i just sold one that had 2 hard drives Pentium d 805, 1 gig memory. i can build what you want no sweat.
 

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Here what I just built from New Egg
1 EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813123246
$129.99
1 POWERCOLOR X1650Pro 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814131024 $129.99
2 Crucial Technology 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model CT12864Z40B - OEM
Item #: N82E16820146545 $223.98
1 Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100009 $4.99
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148111
This item is serviced by the SeaGate. Please call 800 -732-4283 for service. $74.99
Track 1 LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SHW160P6S05 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106014 $28.99
Track 1 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103533
1 Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116056
Please Note CD keys are listed on the outside of the plastic wrap accompanying your product. $89.99
1 APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Navigator ATXA9N-BK/500 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144164 $89.99
Track 1 LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ LightScribe and 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHM-165H6S - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106019 $32.99
1 ViewSonic VA712B Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824116352
Viewsonic Service: 800 888 8583 $174.99

Subtotal: $1,066.89
Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $53.56
Amount Paid: $1,120.45
 

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Pidg said:
Here what I just built from New Egg
1 EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813123246
$129.99
1 POWERCOLOR X1650Pro 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814131024 $129.99
2 Crucial Technology 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model CT12864Z40B - OEM
Item #: N82E16820146545 $223.98
1 Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100009 $4.99
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148111
This item is serviced by the SeaGate. Please call 800 -732-4283 for service. $74.99
Track 1 LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SHW160P6S05 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106014 $28.99
Track 1 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103533
1 Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116056
Please Note CD keys are listed on the outside of the plastic wrap accompanying your product. $89.99
1 APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Navigator ATXA9N-BK/500 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144164 $89.99
Track 1 LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ LightScribe and 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHM-165H6S - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106019 $32.99
1 ViewSonic VA712B Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824116352
Viewsonic Service: 800 888 8583 $174.99

Subtotal: $1,066.89
Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $53.56
Amount Paid: $1,120.45
boy you got off easy LOL i paid 2500.00 in parts alone for my system (then the prices drop after purchase:mad: . specs below

evga 680i
evga 800 gts 640 mb
raidmax volcano 630 watt psu
pentium d 950
corsair 6400-c4 twin 2x2048 (800 mhz)
2 320 gig sata II hdd
floppy
aopen dual layer dvd burner
zalman 9700 led

i know people do not want to see floppies and dvd burners listed but for the topic at hand in terms of cost i feel these items should be taken into account;)
 

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30yearTech said:
I like Gigabyte boards, but I also use ASUS they are 2 of the best (in my opinion). I just built a friend a new system with a Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 board and Core 2 Duo E6700 and it is nice. I have never purchased from cyberpower, I use newegg alot, they have pretty good prices and great customer service www.newegg.com
An Q6600 would satasfiy his needs, and be ready for the next generation. Gigabyte is an good motherboard productor but ASUS is crap. They will not take any type of RAM unless it's on their "supported memory" page.
 

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I am going to be getting a new computer. This is the one I designed from Cyberpower PC. If you have an alternative place let me know.

CASE: ALUMINUM X-Navigator Server 420W W/ Window & Temp Dis, Fan Control+ 3 Swapable Face

I know nothing about cases
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache

This was the middle of the line. Is it worth it, or should I drop down to the 2.13GHZ

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &5.1Audio

Now nothing about mother boards, was told Asus makes the best ones.

VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

Same thing, was told Geforce was good.

HARD DRIVE: 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Sony DWQ-120A 16x Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (SILVER COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (SILVER COLOR)
SOUND: New! Creative Labs X-Fi 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Any suggestions would be helpful.
Asus is not like it was back then now. Go with XFX, EVGA, or Gigabyte, Abit, ect. Not crappy ones like Jetway, ECS, Pc Chips... Foxconn...

Get an 8600GT or 7900GS. Better worth the price.

I would suggest the Nforce P35-DS3L LGA775 motherboard. Great for the price and good for the QX6850's to the C2D's.

24-BIT is pretty old... Get an X-Fi Xtreme or Fatal1ty.

Go with an Corsair 520HX or 620HX or the OCZ Gamestream 700W.

Get the Q6600. This system will last for an couple of years with the stuff I recommend.
 

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Asus is not like it was back then now. Go with XFX, EVGA, or Gigabyte, Abit, ect. Not crappy ones like Jetway, ECS, Pc Chips... Foxconn...

Get an 8600GT or 7900GS. Better worth the price.

I would suggest the Nforce P35-DS3L LGA775 motherboard. Great for the price and good for the QX6850's to the C2D's.

24-BIT is pretty old... Get an X-Fi Xtreme or Fatal1ty.

Go with an Corsair 520HX or 620HX or the OCZ Gamestream 700W.

Get the Q6600. This system will last for an couple of years with the stuff I recommend.
well considering ALL nvidia reference 680i boards are manufactured by foxconn you might want to change what you say about foxconn;)
 

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well considering ALL nvidia reference 680i boards are manufactured by foxconn you might want to change what you say about foxconn;)
Depends on what Foxconn boards your talking about. Yes I know that, but some of it's older boards... well I've had some problems with em... That's why I saved Foxconn till last. I was not very sure.
 

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i stated exactly what i meant (NVIDIA REFERENCE 680I) boards. I.E. the asus stryker extreme, EVGA, and all other 680i boards that are of the nvidia reference type are manufactured by foxconn. the only difference between these reference boards is the nb/sb cooling solutions, and the bios and drivers for the boards, look at it like this, all of them are manufactured in the foxconn plant and evga makes the drivers and bios files for the board that has their name on it, asus makes the bios and drivers for the board that has their name on it (stryker extreme). now let us look at another difference in (using only 2 brands/examples):

brand price(in stores) what you can expect for support

EVGA 680i 249.99+tax lifetime for A-1 revision
ASUS (stryker) 399.99+tax ummm good luck getting any
xfx ???? i hear the double lifetime is great


ok from my experience with asus on a 590 chipset do not waste your time. i went through 6 boards in a row and i knew more than the asus tech i spoke with, also i had a faulty board for a year trying to get asus to help or at least give me an rma and finally a couple of weeks back (after i gave up and bought the EVGA 680i board) they gave me an rma number (to late i have already upgraded). from asus you will get lousy tech support and if you visit teh asus forums you get users having issues and the FEW that got good boards doing asus's job trying to help but most issues on the asus forums require an RMA.


EVGA i am impressed lifetime warranty for ORIGINAL owner of product i.e. (the first to register it gets a lifetime warranty) i have had no issues at all with my 680i, they offered an rma for those of us with the AR evision to upgrade to the A-1 (new revision was for better overclocking of quad core cpu's) visit the EVGA forums, techs are actually using the forums and assisting it's customers as well as other users/owners, currently have a "mods rigs" contest going where when you post your systems and if your system meets the eligability requirements, you could win a 1,000.00 sponsorship. the winners get a 1,000.00 gift certificate to newegg or tiger direct, anyway the EVGA board was my choice and i could not be more pleased with the price. quality, and customer service and support.

XFX i am not to sure about this one excpt i hear it is on a similar plain as teh EVGA board. by this brand if you want the double lifetime warranty (which is only good if you are going to upgrade again in the near future, personally by the time i am ready to upgrade my 680i will be old technology so i did not need this.


so choice is yours but for 249.99+tax, great customer service and support, not to mention the promotions, contests, etc., etc., etc., that you will get from using the EVGA forums, i think the evga board would be the way to go. the one big thing is that before you fire the EVGA board up for the first time, there is one step you must take (seeing as how foxconn screwed up on this) that is to remove the NB/SB heat sink remover the thermal "putty" ( as we owners like to call it) and replace it with as5 or ceramique (there is a thread of this along with what to do and how to do it on the EVGA forums).


good luck on your choice and i hope you get something that will suit your needs.
 

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I am going to be getting a new computer. This is the one I designed from Cyberpower PC. If you have an alternative place let me know.

CASE: ALUMINUM X-Navigator Server 420W W/ Window & Temp Dis, Fan Control+ 3 Swapable Face

I know nothing about cases
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache

This was the middle of the line. Is it worth it, or should I drop down to the 2.13GHZ

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &5.1Audio

Now nothing about mother boards, was told Asus makes the best ones.

VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

Same thing, was told Geforce was good.

HARD DRIVE: 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Sony DWQ-120A 16x Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (SILVER COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (SILVER COLOR)
SOUND: New! Creative Labs X-Fi 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Any suggestions would be helpful.
My build:

Q6600
P35-DS3L
EIDE LG DVD-RW
160GB WD 16MB Cache SATAII
Cooler Master Centurion 5
7900GS / x1950x
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer or Fatal1ty.

Please list your budget.
 

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my specs:


pentium d 950 (yes i know it is old)
evga 680i (ar board)
raidmax volcano 630 watt psu
corsair twin2x2048 6400c4 (2 gigs sli ready memory)
2x western digital 320 gig sata II HDD's
evga 8800GTS (640 MB)
aopen dual layer dvd burner
zalman cnps 9700 led cpu cooler
floppy driveall installed in a casedge diabolic minotaur case

see pics in the mods rigs section of the evga forums (same username there as here on these forums. :thumbsup:
 

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my specs:


pentium d 950 (yes i know it is old)
evga 680i (ar board)
raidmax volcano 630 watt psu
corsair twin2x2048 6400c4 (2 gigs sli ready memory)
2x western digital 320 gig sata II HDD's
evga 8800GTS (640 MB)
aopen dual layer dvd burner
zalman cnps 9700 led cpu cooler
floppy driveall installed in a casedge diabolic minotaur case

see pics in the mods rigs section of the evga forums (same username there as here on these forums. :thumbsup:
No no I meant that was what I would build...

My "right now rig"

E4300 @ stock, plan to overclock more
Abit Ip-95
AS5
WDC 160GB Pata
Sony DVD-RW DL
Ultra Wizard ATX Case...
7300LE :cry: :cry: 256MB 512MB Turbocache...
 

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my specs:


pentium d 950 (yes i know it is old)
evga 680i (ar board)
raidmax volcano 630 watt psu
corsair twin2x2048 6400c4 (2 gigs sli ready memory)
2x western digital 320 gig sata II HDD's
evga 8800GTS (640 MB)
aopen dual layer dvd burner
zalman cnps 9700 led cpu cooler
floppy driveall installed in a casedge diabolic minotaur case

see pics in the mods rigs section of the evga forums (same username there as here on these forums. :thumbsup:
Crappiest CPU I'd ever seen. I suggest upgrading immidiately.

Good board, but an P35-DS3L is cheaper...

Corsair 520HX or an OCZ GameXStream 700W is better

Grr... how many times do people have to learn.. THERES NO SUCH THING AS SLi MEMORY! SLi is based offa the GFX! Not RAM! And I'd rather get the Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 than that...

HDD'sa re ok if there SATAII and have 16MB Cache...

8800GTS.. and laugh for that CPU... You'd need an E4500 to get the max experience from that GTS...

LG Sata DL DVD-RW was $31.99 at newegg

Good fan, noise way better than the 9500

Pics please?
 
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