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    budget build under $500 please help

    im going to work this summer and i want to build a new pc
    but since its only the summer i wont have a lot of dough
    but i do already have

    monitor (viewsonic 17'w)
    seagate 160gb harddrive (with those 2x10 plugs called IDD or somthing..)
    dvd drive
    os windows xp

    any help will be apreciated
    THANKS AGAIN

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    Intel E2200 - $70
    Gigabyte DS3L - 70
    ocz plat ddr2-800 2x1gb - $40
    Nvidia 8800GT 256mb or 9600gt
    Intel E6750 C2D
    400x8 (3.2GHz) 32C idle/58C Load @ stock 1.31V/HSF | Gigabyte DS3R Rev 1 bios F13 | OCZ XTC Rev 2 @4-4-4-15 | Antec Sonata 3 500W | Palit 8800GT driver v.169.21 | WD 500GB | 22" 226BW | Logitech x-540 5.1

    AMD64 (754) 3000+ @2GHz |
    | ASUS K8N-E DLX BIOS 1.11 | 512x 2 OCZ Premier DDR400 2.5-3-3-7 | Antec Sonata 380W | 9600 Pro 128MB | 19" 930B

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    Will this build be for gaming, or for media?

    Also will u be overclocking or not?

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    mostly to upgrade somegaming like battlefield or COD4
    but nothing too demanding
    and some conveting DVD movies to be able to play on
    my zune 80gb or samsung yp p2 (which ever one i decide to get)
    but i dont thing anything too demanding

    Thanks again

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    Go with my suggested system but get the 8800GT or GTS. Just be sure to get a 500W system as the video card will require that.
    Intel E6750 C2D
    400x8 (3.2GHz) 32C idle/58C Load @ stock 1.31V/HSF | Gigabyte DS3R Rev 1 bios F13 | OCZ XTC Rev 2 @4-4-4-15 | Antec Sonata 3 500W | Palit 8800GT driver v.169.21 | WD 500GB | 22" 226BW | Logitech x-540 5.1

    AMD64 (754) 3000+ @2GHz |
    | ASUS K8N-E DLX BIOS 1.11 | 512x 2 OCZ Premier DDR400 2.5-3-3-7 | Antec Sonata 380W | 9600 Pro 128MB | 19" 930B

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    whats the difference between 1MB of cache and 2MB of cache
    becouse i was looking at the e2200 and the e4500 and that the only difference they have

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    apart from it having twice as much cache

    the ram internally in the cpu is faster than external ram and basically the more it has of it the better
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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    so if i go with 2gigs of 800mhz that won't make any bottleneck?

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...696&CatId=1533 how about this motherboard

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...686&CatId=2368 and some ram (whats the CAS lateracy anyway?)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3208&CatId=106 and a 500W modular power supply?

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    i changed my mind on the motherboard i think this one will have better expandability in case i want a better cpu or faster ram and is one of a few out there with firewire

    ASUS P5K-VM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131187R

    ill have to buy it somewhere else thought

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    so is $40 worth one more megabite of cache
    between e2200 and e4500

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    Quote Originally Posted by pmaster500 View Post
    so is $40 worth one more megabite of cache
    between e2200 and e4500
    Yes and no, depending on the application. Anandtech said that the 2mb helped for applications and video/photo editing. For games it did not make much difference.

    Also, a 3Ghz on e2200 vs 3ghz e4500 is better for e4500 because of the 2mb cache, for the above case.

    U're fine with either. I'd personally spend an extra $40 to ensure that there are no bottlenecks with 1mb cache.

    the ASUS VM board has onboard video. U're wasting your money! Get a DS3R since that one performs better.
    Intel E6750 C2D
    400x8 (3.2GHz) 32C idle/58C Load @ stock 1.31V/HSF | Gigabyte DS3R Rev 1 bios F13 | OCZ XTC Rev 2 @4-4-4-15 | Antec Sonata 3 500W | Palit 8800GT driver v.169.21 | WD 500GB | 22" 226BW | Logitech x-540 5.1

    AMD64 (754) 3000+ @2GHz |
    | ASUS K8N-E DLX BIOS 1.11 | 512x 2 OCZ Premier DDR400 2.5-3-3-7 | Antec Sonata 380W | 9600 Pro 128MB | 19" 930B

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    Re: budget build under $500 please help

    ok so this is what i have now for sure
    the asus p5k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131187 $100
    the intel e2200 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...153&CatId=2851 $70
    and some ram 2gb 2x1gb at 800mhz http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...686&CatId=2368 $30

    so thats $200 and all i need is a video card and a case and a power supply

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