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Building new computer, need advice





the6thfactor
Here is a list of the parts i am going to buy, need some feedback please.

Motherboard: Asus P5B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131030R

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005

Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GB (2x512) DDR2-533 (PC2-4200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145526

Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB 7200.10 16MB Cache SATA2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140

Optical Drive: LG 18X GSAH22N-BK DVD-RW x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827136103

Power Supply: Thermaltake 430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

Video Card: EVGA 7600GTS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130054

Case: Xion Xion Solaris
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208009

Screen-(LCD)- ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16824116375

Speakers-JBL DUETWHT 12 Watts 2.0 Speaker - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16836101013


Any help would be much appreciated Smile thanks
Arseniy
Dude, what kind of help do you need?
For choising of parts?
Or for prices?
Hunterseaker
For what purpose you want to use your pc?
Do you want to use is for high-end games or graphical programs/video editting?
Then you need a very powerfull pc.
tho when you just play simple games and just browse the internet, then a cheaper less powerfull pc will do the tric to...

Just tell us how much money you want to spend and what kind of pc user you are/what you are planning to do with your pc.

About your current config:
It is a nice config, quite powerfull. tho look for cheaper parts because here in holland I can buy the cpu and the motherboard much cheaper.....
fearlabfoundation
yea
it is a pretty decent computer i might add

how much is the total?

try other sites for better deals
hack_man_
He is going to buy the parts and is asking how to fit them together. Not what he should buy. I would advise him, but it is in the wrong forum and I just can't be bothered. I am unsure about how to fit together some new parts, but am v good at the old skool stuff.
Blaster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116014
Get that monitor. Its a nice widescreen and its cheaper. Also get a cheaper motherboard. Thats really expensive. Other then that it looks like a decent computer.
the6thfactor
I plan on using the PC for simple video games such as Half Life 2, World of Warcraft. Other uses include music and web browsing and other little random things here and there.
alkady
Looks like your trying to build a high end computer to me, If your just opting to go simple, I'd recommend a Laptop or perhaps to cut down on the components since your probably not going to need all that.

A 128 MB Video Card and a Entry Level Soundblaster should be enough to please any WoW Gamers. But I also see your trying to go for a smooth experience. But your probably not going to need such a computer.
Helios
Powersupply: NEVER take thermaltake. They suck with their PSUs.
Take Enermax Liberty instead.

Plus, take GA-965P-S3 motherboard. It's better than Asus' P5B Smile

Also, if you plan to overclock, take a DDR2 800mhz memory.
Whoever buys a e6300/6400 and doesn't overclock it, loses a lot.
The 6300 is an OC beast.
psycosquirrel
Helios is right, you definently should get faster RAM. The RAM you have is rated way lower than what your mobo is supposed to run. You need DDR2-800, not DDR2-533.

The processor is good, there is no reason to get a 6400 when you can clock a 6300 well past it.

You could use a cheaper mobo, but the P5B is a great board. If you don't want to overclock though, you should definently get a cheaper board.

Drives look good.

Get an XClio PSU. This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817189003 is way better than the one you selected and not too much more (definently worth the extra $20).

The video card is good, I used to have a 7600GT. The link you chose is broken, here is a link to one $100 A/R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130073

Case = crap. Go with something nicer for the good components you are putting in this case. I reccommend the Centurion 5 for budget builds that need decent cases (you probably won't get the rebate on that Xion anyways). Here is the Centurion with no window: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068 for $45, and it with a window: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077 for $50. The windowed one ends up $5 cheaper because of the free shipping. It is cheaper than the Xion if you don't take the rebate into account and include shipping in the calculation.

The LCD is a stupid purchase too. You can't tell the difference between 2 and 8ms delay, unless the panel is crap. Therefore, go with this 20.1" for less: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824014105 Not to mention BenQ generally makes better LCDs than Viewsonic (from my experience). Don't worry about the 8ms delay, I am a complete CS 1.6 geek and I have no problem with twitch reflex on a monitor with the same delay. Don't forget the Viewsonic only supports up to 1280x1024 too, you will be VERY limited if you ever decide to get a good video card and play in high-res. The BenQ I linked too supports up to 1650x1250, which the 7600GT should run great in most games with a mid-low settings.

As for the speakers, I am no audiophile, but I can tell you that the mobo's onboard AC97 will support surround, so I highly reccommend these speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121126 Mine are over a year old, and still blazing out music just like they were brand new. The sub isn't bad either, I can feel it when I shoot my gun in CS.


Good luck with your build.
neosree
I like your system very much. Pretty nice combination. Does anyone have a rough idea how much it cost? Is it good to choos a dell desktop replacement laptop instead of this one? It all depends o nthe price, that I dont know.
TheGeek
From the looks of it I agree with psyco on the RAM, get DDR2-800 instead of 533, you will be glad you did, especially if you ever overclock it.

Processor is good

Motherboard is excellent (only better one is an Evga 680i, but you dont need that)

HDD is fine

CD drive, you could get a cheaper one that I have, but this one will work fine

Case = crap, I have to agree with psyco on that one as well. I built a friend a machine in that case once and it sucks. The edges are sharp, so they cut your wires when managing them and it just is flimsy and junk. Centurion FTW.

Graphics card is the same one I have so your good there Very Happy

Monitor, go with the 20.1 psyco linked to (ill probably end up getting that one next month Very Happy )

I am an audiophile and if you want good sound go with Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers. Unless you watch a lot of movies or play games that support 5.1 or better there is no point in surround sound IMO when you can get much higher quality 2.1 speakers for the same price as low end 5.1
Jaan
Looks like you need more RAM. Vista for home users is just around the corner. And I say minimum 2GB DDR2 with that cucumber of a PC!!! Other than that looks like it's gonna be good.
pashmina
the idea system for you would be
intel Duo core 2 processor with 512mb than above ram and Hard disk of any size i recommend a minimum of 80Gb but should be a SATA hard disk. and of course geforce 256mb is a must. if you are a game lover than i suggest you a higher capacity one.
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