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Thread: VERY tight budget PC build




  1. #11
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    Default Re: VERY tight budget PC build

    Considering the piss poor advice you received, you did real well picking out the parts yourself. I don't see anything that could have been improved upon.

    As for SATA DVD/CD drives, they are not true native SATA devices yet. They have a built in IDE to SATA converter so you would not gain a single iota of speed out of any current SATA DVD drive.

    The difference in speed from your PC listed in your sig is gonna blow your mind, enjoy!
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

  2. #12
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    KY
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    Default Re: VERY tight budget PC build

    Thank you casecutter for your reply. I have finished with my new PC build. Everything went well and she's running very smooth and much cooler(cpu @30C idle) than my sig. build. Soon, I will run some benchmarks and also tweak my bios settings some more. So far I am very pleased. Any bios tweak suggestions? Thanks, Doug...
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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