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Thread: Spring Build (Sierra)




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    Default Spring Build (Sierra)

    Okay, I'm ready to ask for help on my new computer. I am going to be building it this month, or through the next two months. I have dubbed it Sierra, because i have a few computers in my house, all named separately to keep the network happy. I will run down what i plan on buying, all i ask is if you guys know of a good product to replace any of these while keeping with my budget, please let me know.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6700 - Retail $320.00

    CPU Cooling:
    ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail $53.99

    Motherboard:
    EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $239.99

    RAM:
    Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G8500ELK - Retail $189.99

    Graphics:
    EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $559.00

    Sound:
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $89.99

    Hard Drive: (2)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $159.98 ($79.99 each)

    CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail $38.99

    Monitor: N/A

    Input: Logitech MX3000 2-Tone USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Desktop Laser Mouse Included - Retail $68.99

    Power Supply: Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail $129.99

    Case:
    XCLIO A380BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $106.99

    Other:
    iMicro IM760 1.3 MP Effective Pixels USB Interface WebCam - Retail $29.99
    NETGEAR WG311T PCI Wireless Adapter - Retail $59.99

    Upgrade Budget:

    I am located in Chicago, and am planning on spending around $2000.00 USD. Right now, above is at $.....

    Intended Use:

    I intend to use this for high-end gaming, word processing (schoolwork), Internet usage, and as a heavy Media Center in the living room.

    Comments:

    I will be pairing this up with a 47" Westinghouse 1080p LCD which i already have installed and ready to go.
    Last edited by CColtManM; 05-12-2007 at 06:22 AM.

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