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    Question Need help buying a computer this week, look at my specs from newegg

    I took this setup from a friend who had a few things different and more expensive. I was wondering if all these supplies would work together and if I should change anything for better performance or a better price. I may get a few things from ebay if it would be a lot cheaper.

    hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148247 $53
    motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131234 $99
    videocard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127286 $92 and after MIRB: $72
    processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103191 $164
    fan: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835185125 $20
    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208021 $70 and after MIRB: $40
    power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027 $40 and after MIRB: $25
    ram: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146565 $65 - $40

    $603 and after mail in rebates: $513
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    No CDROM/DVD drive?

    The hard drive is PATA. If your selected CDROM/DVD is also PATA it will be a serious pain to wire it using the stock motherboard cables. I'd suggest getting a SATA hard drive with 16MB buffer. In my own experience the increase buffer was worth the small increase in price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    No CDROM/DVD drive?

    The hard drive is PATA. If your selected CDROM/DVD is also PATA it will be a serious pain to wire it using the stock motherboard cables. I'd suggest getting a SATA hard drive with 16MB buffer. In my own experience the increase buffer was worth the small increase in price.
    I can't even figure out what has a CDROM/DVD drive when I was looking at the harddrives again. I can't find a cheap hardrive on newegg from what you listed, can you find one?
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    Here are 16MB buffer SATA hard drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SATA+3.0Gb%2fs

    As far as CD/DVD drives go, take your pick. I have the Lite-On 20X SATA DVD burner, but it's noisier than you can possibly imagine, so I won't suggest you buy it

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...CD-DVD-Burners
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    Looks good if you use the harddrive that was mentioned above. That's a pretty good price for a computer with those kind of specifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    Here are 16MB buffer SATA hard drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SATA+3.0Gb%2fs

    As far as CD/DVD drives go, take your pick. I have the Lite-On 20X SATA DVD burner, but it's noisier than you can possibly imagine, so I won't suggest you buy it

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...CD-DVD-Burners
    Ok, I picked:

    DVD/CD rom: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827248009 $25
    harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701 $70
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    Quote Originally Posted by albc15 View Post
    That looks pretty good. I think your all set to order now . Let's wait for some other opinions just to be safe.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz $189

    I'd more than likely go for the above chip with a nice mobo... that way you could upgrade to a quad later down the road when they are cheap.

    I went with the amd 6400 because I already had the mobo and only had to purchase the processor. The 6400 is darn fast, no doubt, I LOVE this cpu... this machine is plenty for what I do. But if I were purchasing all new stuff, I'd go with intel right now and wait for their old chips to come down in price, like I did with this amd machine that I have.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

    This is a 320 gb hard drive, for $74 (with free shipping). I've had this hd for a while and it works great. Dunno, if the extra space is worth $5 or $6 extra...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hekwu View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz $189

    I'd more than likely go for the above chip with a nice mobo... that way you could upgrade to a quad later down the road when they are cheap.

    I went with the amd 6400 because I already had the mobo and only had to purchase the processor. The 6400 is darn fast, no doubt, I LOVE this cpu... this machine is plenty for what I do. But if I were purchasing all new stuff, I'd go with intel right now and wait for their old chips to come down in price, like I did with this amd machine that I have.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

    This is a 320 gb hard drive, for $74 (with free shipping). I've had this hd for a while and it works great. Dunno, if the extra space is worth $5 or $6 extra...
    I honestly can not add anymore money. I'm trying to actually lower the price and I might downgrade some parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rageki-John View Post
    That looks pretty good. I think your all set to order now . Let's wait for some other opinions just to be safe.
    Wait is my cdrom drive pata or sata? Because I may go to my original if my CD drom drive will work with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rageki-John View Post
    That looks pretty good. I think your all set to order now . Let's wait for some other opinions just to be safe.
    Wait is my cdrom drive pata or sata? Because I may go to my original if my CD drom drive will work with it.


    would this downgrade by a huge difference?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103211
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    Hey, i fixed everything to what I like. opinions?

    Ok I basically took this setup from a kid i know beanie and changed stuff up. I would like to know if everything goes well together such as motherboard / case support with the stuff going into it. Also does my Dvd/cd drive work well with my harddrive. And is my processor good enough, i know i chose a cheap one.

    DVD/CD rom: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827248009 $25
    video card:http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150260 $130 and MIRB:100
    hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148247 $53
    motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131234 $99
    process: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103213 $75
    fan: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835185125 $20
    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208021 $70and MIRB:$40
    power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027 $40and MIRB:$25
    ram: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146565 $65 and MIRB:$40

    $567 and after mail in rebate: $477
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    Your hard drive is still PATA (the description that is a tip-off is "ATA100"). Get this one instead, only $6 and with the 16MB buffer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136062

    The DVD link isn't coming up, can you repost please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    Your hard drive is still PATA (the description that is a tip-off is "ATA100"). Get this one instead, only $6 and with the 16MB buffer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136062

    The DVD link isn't coming up, can you repost please?
    Thanks for the help, I concluded things and upgraded some stuff.

    Take a look: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...new+cheap+comp
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    Quote Originally Posted by albc15 View Post
    Thanks for the help, I concluded things and upgraded some stuff.

    Take a look: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...new+cheap+comp
    Looks good . I think if you have proper cooling overclocking that Core 2 Duo is pretty easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albc15 View Post
    Thanks for the help, I concluded things and upgraded some stuff.

    Take a look: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...new+cheap+comp
    Take the thermal compound off. Your heatsink will already have pre-applied thermal compound on it. That saves you $6, so you can upgrade to a better hard drive.

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    If you plan to take the time to properly overclock your system, I'd keep the arctic silver. Otherwise, the thermal compound on the heatsink will do just fine.

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    Since your motherboard is now for Intel chips, what Intel processor did you end up going for? I don't see it on your list.
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    Thanks for the help guys, but I ended up changing a lot since my last post. And yes i plan to OC to 3.0ghz

    Thanks from help from the CAL forums, I made my setup

    https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...new+cheap+comp $340
    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5359268$50
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=E45...fe80e65a21ff20 $120
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN...fe80e65a21ff20 $15

    I'm prob going to end up paying about $450 after rebates.
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