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Computer Specs!Take a Look at it.

Post by slayer22 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:01 pm

Computer Specs
MOtherboard Type:
Asus P5K motherboard(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23971)
Value:$156.00

CPU:
Intel CORE 2 DUO E4400/ 2.00GHz/ 2MB CACHE/ 800FSB/ LGA775(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23492)
Value:$148.00

CPU HEATSINK:
Thermalright HR-01-PLUS(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/23571/)
Value:$59

RAM:
Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB) TWIN2X2048-6400 Ram(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=19912)
Value:$147.40

Graphics Card:
ASUS EN8600GT-2DHT-256 GF8600GT, 256MB, DDR3, PCIEx16, HDTV, 2xDVI-I(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23822)
Value:$155

HardDrive:
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18226)
Value:$175

Optical Drive:
2x-Asus DRW-1814BLT SATA Lightscribe DVD Re-Writer (18x Dual Layer Black)(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=27047)
Value:$64.90 x2 = $129.80

Case:
Antec 900 for $165

EXTRA COMPONENTS:
Router:
D-Link DI-624 108Mbps Wireless IP Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=14572)
Value:$96.80

Adapters:
D-Link DWL-G520 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=14527)
Value:$52.80

Monitor:
Samsung 19" 940N SILVER LCD(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=24445)
value:$290.40

Fan:
Antec "TriCool" 120mm Case Fan(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=11510)
Value:$25.30

Speakers:(Depending on Budget)
1st Preference:Logitech Z5400 $304 @ MSY (http://www.mrgadget.com.au/catalog/logi ... -2221.html)
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This is a computer i am building i just wanted to know will it suit my gaming needs and noise frustration.
I plan on playing cs,w3,wow and a few others game and will this be a silent case(not completely but not too loud) and would this power supply last me and have the power cables i need in order to build my computer.
this is my first computer.. i plan on building the one i'm using atm was half built by myself(my friend and i built it)
am i missing any additional components?
Last edited by slayer22 on Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Computer Specs!Take a Look at it.

Post by Major_A » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:15 pm

CPU HEATSINK:
Gigabyte Rocket Cooler Pro(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=13116)
Value:$82.50
Look elsewhere. From what I remember about reviews on this cooler is the cooling is average and the noise is high. Pickup a Scythe or Thermalright with a nice Scythe S-Flex fan.
RAM:
Kingston DDR2 2GB (2x1GB) 667Mhz Non-ECC CL5 DIMM Value Ram(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23471)
Value:$119.00
If you plan on overclocking try and find some 800Mhz RAM. I've seen OCZ cheap with mail in rebates lately. Maybe you can find some.
Graphics Card:
GIGABYTE NX76G256D-RH GEF7600GS, 256MB, DDRII, PCIEx16, DSUB, TV-OUT, DVI, HDTV(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18661)
Value:$114.40
This card is not that great at gaming. If you can try and pick up a 8600GT or if you can't afford it look for a 8500GT or HD2600XT.
HardDrive:
Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18224) X2
Value:$95 x 2 = $180
Unless you are setting up RAID I'd just pick up a single bigger hard drive.
Optical Drive:
Pioneer DVR-212D SATA DVD Re-Writer (18x/8x Dual Layer Black)(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23615)
Value:$51.70 x 2 =$103.40
There is no reason to pick up 2 burners. Every burning program I've used in the last 6 years only requires you have one drive. Save yourself $51.70 and add the cost to better RAM/CPU/GPU.
Speakers:
1st Preference:Logitech Z5400 $304 @ MSY (http://www.mrgadget.com.au/catalog/logi ... -2221.html)
Seems like a lot of money to spend on speakers when you'll be using just the onboard sound. If you are set on some Logitech speakers pick up the Z-5300e's and save yourself $200. I have this setup and they get pretty loud and work just fine. I know you don't have newegg but this is the set.
This is a computer i am building i just wanted to know will it suit my gaming needs and noise frustration.
I plan on playing cs,w3,wow and a few others game and will this be a silent case(not completely but not too loud) and would this power supply last me and have the power cables i need in order to build my computer.
this is my first computer.. i plan on building the one i'm using atm was half built by myself(my friend and i built it)
am i missing any additional components?
The video card you have listed is weak and the CPU heatsink is loud. The power supply you have listed is fine, unlike what manufacturers want you to think computers are getting more energy efficient with every new generation.

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Re: Computer Specs!Take a Look at it.

Post by ibleet » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:22 pm

Hmmmm....interesting build. I'm not an expert builder by any means, but let me give this a shot to help you out. Your budget seems to be ~ $1400, but you don't have an OS listed. You will need to buy one for the new build. You going with XP or Vista? (this will effect some of your component decisions)

1. Motherboard choice is fine. I like Asus boards.
2. Unless you plan to overclock, then the HSF that comes with the CPU may be sufficient. It is for my build (below).
3. I recommend 800Mhz Ram...Corsair has some really nice rebates...2GB for around $60.
4. Go with the E6750, it is an excellent cpu for around $190.
5. With Vista, consider the 8500 or 8600GT. with XP, consider the 7900GS or 7950. (this is a gamer rig, right?)
6. Good hard drive choice for the budget. I would go with a 10,000 raptor if the budget allowed. (faster loading of games / levels.)
7. PSU - If you wanna spend that kind of money, go with Corsair 520 or Corsair 620, a PSU that is built to last.
8. You can find a larger LCD, like 20"-22" for around the same money or less. Sceptre, Viewsonic, etc.
9. Speakers? I personally could find much better ways to spend $300...like upgrading the cpu and video card.

Thats something to get you thinking, good luck on the build. 8)

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Post by slayer22 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:44 am

Well ok i replaced some of my parts

Ram:
Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB) TWIN2X2048-6400 Ram(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=19912)
Value:$147.40

Graphics Card:
ASUS EN8600GT-2DHT-256 GF8600GT, 256MB, DDR3, PCIEx16, HDTV, 2xDVI-I(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23822)
Value:$155

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18226)
Value:$175

Optical Drives:
2x-Asus DRW-1814BLT SATA Lightscribe DVD Re-Writer (18x Dual Layer Black)(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=27047)
Value:$64.90 x2 = $129.80

Practically i jst want to insert a normal disc into 1 drive and insert a blank disc into the burner that way it burns faster.

CPU Heatsink
Thermalright HR-01-PLUS(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/23571/)
Value:$59

Thats it i guess now to calculate my budgeted my budget and well i'm at $1450 excluding router+adapter+speakers so guess i'll be getting cheaper speakers and yeah my budget was $1500 ..i'm still a school kid so yeah =='' dont earn much ..i work like 5 hours a week lol

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Post by Major_A » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:19 am

You'll like that Thermalright better than that 3D Rocket. Like I said if you want it quiet pick up a Scythe S-Flex fan. I honestly think that "on the fly" ripping like you are talking about takes longer. When I copy a CD/DVD now it creates a temporary image to my hard drive and then burns to the blank disc. Your hard drive is a lot faster reading/writing than any optical drive available. I think the fastest DX9 card while being the cheapest is the X1950 Pro. It will be faster in DX9 games than a 8600GT but it isn't DX10 capable. I guess you'll have to make up your mind there which route you want to go. To save some money now and apply it to other parts I'd just get a single 320GB hard drive (considering the price difference) and get one later when you need it. The upside to that too is by the time you need more space you'll be able to get more storage for a cheaper price.

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Post by slayer22 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:26 am

man...u made it easier to decide ^^ thanks =D u made a lot of sense looks like 320gigs it is lol and the graphics card you suggested

further changes lol
HardDrive:
Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18224)
Value:$96

guess i could now invest it into the cpu

CPU:
Intel CORE 2 DUO E6550/ 2.33GHz/ 4MB CACHE/ 1333FSB/ LGA775(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=25226)
Value:$214.00

Monitor:
ASUS VW202T - (http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/23607)
value:$339.00

my new value is $1461 which is actually better considering the cpu and upgrade in the monitor and downgrade with the hdd but i guess its worth it

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Post by ibleet » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:36 am

Where are you from? Your prices are high! The E6750 is $190 at Newegg. Can you shop at Newegg, Tigerdirect, zipzoomfly, Clubit, Frys, etc.?

Nice changes you've made to the build. 8)

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:00 am

I think the power supply has been lost in the post edits, what was it?

I echo everything that has been said before, but will put emphasis on going with xp and a high end 7 series card instead of vista and a midrange 8 series card. Vista may look pretty, but it will impact your game framerate for the worse, and the whole OS just feels generally sluggish to me.

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Post by Major_A » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:18 pm

ibleet wrote:Where are you from? Your prices are high! The E6750 is $190 at Newegg. Can you shop at Newegg, Tigerdirect, zipzoomfly, Clubit, Frys, etc.?

Nice changes you've made to the build. 8)
All his links end in .au so I'm assuming it's Australia.
DMB2000uk wrote:I think the power supply has been lost in the post edits, what was it?

I echo everything that has been said before, but will put emphasis on going with xp and a high end 7 series card instead of vista and a midrange 8 series card. Vista may look pretty, but it will impact your game framerate for the worse, and the whole OS just feels generally sluggish to me.

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Post by Sparky » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:30 pm

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Post by slayer22 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:54 pm

lol dw about the case i took my p182 back and got the antec 900 yesterday as for the power supply i was planning on getting the neopower 550watts for free because my friend bought psu and got the neo power for free and i asked him for it and he said its all cool ;)

yes i'm from aus and boy everyhthing is $.$ these are the main stores that sell these products for the lowest price possible in my state.. yes i can order from other countries but it has to be paypal i have no credit card =S aus when it comes to technology and entertainment its pretty gay we get movies last half the time and when it comes to internet we have this thing called being "capped" where say u pay for "UNLIMITED" cable and once u download over 12gigs? ur capped they shape your speed down to 64kps

i love the antec 900 esp the 200mm fan i am considering fan filters and possible a fan controller

i plan on running xp and dx 9 on my pc because i've been using xp for hmm 4years? and quite familiar with it

thansk for your help guys

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Post by Major_A » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:20 pm

So I don't get confused, it's easy to do with me too, repost your list of stuff you are going to be ordering.

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Post by slayer22 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:24 pm

Computer Specs
MOtherboard Type:
Asus P5K motherboard(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23971)
Value:$156.00

CPU:
Intel CORE 2 DUO E6550/ 2.33GHz/ 4MB CACHE/ 1333FSB/ LGA775(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=25226)
Value:$214.00

CPU HEATSINK:
Thermalright HR-01-PLUS(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/23571/)
Value:$59

RAM:
Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB) TWIN2X2048-6400 Ram(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=19912)
Value:$147.40

Graphics Card:
ASUS EN8600GT-2DHT-256 GF8600GT, 256MB, DDR3, PCIEx16, HDTV, 2xDVI-I(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23822)
Value:$155

HardDrive:
Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=18224)
Value:$96

Optical Drive:
2x-Asus DRW-1814BLT SATA Lightscribe DVD Re-Writer (18x Dual Layer Black)(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=27047)
Value:$64.90 x2 = $129.80

Case:
Antec 900 for $165

EXTRA COMPONENTS:
Router:
D-Link DI-624 108Mbps Wireless IP Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=14572)
Value:$96.80

Adapters:
D-Link DWL-G520 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=14527)
Value:$52.80

Monitor:
ASUS VW202T - (http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/23607)
value:$339.00

Speakers:(Depending on Budget)
1st Preference:Logitech Z5400 $304 @ MSY (http://www.mrgadget.com.au/catalog/logi ... -2221.html)

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Re: Computer Specs!Take a Look at it.

Post by Major_A » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:29 pm

Man you are dead set on two DVD drives. Have you looked around for a X1950 Pro? It will be faster than a 8600GT and since you said you're sticking with XP you don't need the DX10 features of the 8600GT.

*EDIT*
An example...
X1950 Pro = $124.83
8600GT = $118.83
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/486/1/

*EDIT 2*
Don't forget to pickup a fan for that Thermalright heatsink. It doesn't come with one and I wouldn't recommend running your brand new C2D to an early death because you didn't pick up a fan.

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Post by slayer22 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:59 pm

hmm a additional fan ey

http://www.pccasegear.com/prod4536.htm
something like that? its 92mm


http://www.pccasegear.com/category255_1.htm
and something like this for a graphics card?

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Post by Major_A » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:07 pm

I'd get this one for the Thermalright heatsink.
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3652.htm

That's the model video card but you can find a X1950 Pro 256MB card for less. You don't have to get a X1950 Pro but for the price difference here in the US it seems like a better buy. if you can't find the X1950 Pro for a little more money than the 8600GT then just pick up a 8600GT.

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Post by slayer22 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:43 am

lol screw it then i'll jst find a heatsink with a fan

http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/18677/ would that be alright? i mean it weights almost 1kg would it rip my cpu off?

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Post by Major_A » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:51 am

This comes with a fan from what I've read is a nice heatsink. I don't know what state this is in or if it makes a difference but this is an Australian retailer.
http://www.nexus.com.au/catalog/product ... bc46df4b6f

Review of the Scythe Mine Rev. B.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.c ... cleID=2125

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Post by slayer22 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:23 am

sweet i'll be getting this then ..its in my city as well training it there shouldnt be a problem thanks . ^^

now the x1950...
http://www.nexus.com.au/catalog/product ... bc46df4b6f

something like that should do it?

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Re: Computer Specs!Take a Look at it.

Post by slayer22 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:39 pm

Computer Specs
Speakers:
Logitech G-51 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=26586)
Value:$216.70

Case:
Antec900 (http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=26837)
Value:$165

Power SUpply:
Antec TruePower Trio 550W ATX Power Supply(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=22813)
Value:$135.30

Motherboard:
Asus P5K-E-WIFI motherboard (http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=24065)
Value:$205

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600/ 2.40GHz/2x4MB Cache/ 1066FSB/ LGA775 (G0 stepping)(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=26374)
Value:$350

Graphics Card:
ASUS EN8600GTS-HTDP-256(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/22574/)
Value:$289

Ram:
Kingston DDR2 2GB PC-5300/667 (2x1GB) CL5 Value Ram(http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/pro ... s_id=23471) x 2 =4GB
Value:$69.99 x 2 =$140

Hard drive:
Seagate ST3320620AS Baracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200rpm SATAII/300 16mb Cache,(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19494/)
Value:$129.00

Optical Drives:
Asus DRW-1814BLT-BLK 18xDVD+-RW, 14xDVD-RAM, 32xCDRW, SATA, LightScribe, BLACK(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/21640/)
Value:$48 x 2 = $96

Keyboard:
Logitech G15(http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/17163/)
Value:$115

Mouse:
Logitech VX Revolution(http://www.citysoftware.com.au/Browse/f ... etail.aspx)
Value:$66

I don't need a router/adapter anymore because the internet company i'm about to join gives a free wireless modem+ my motherboard has a adapter already.


well thats my final build it goes over my budget by a little bit but i can live with that


the os i plan on using is xp until a service pack for vista comes out i will be purchasing vista ultimate.

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