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    Default Building a new computer and would like some input...

    Ok, I am a fairly computer literate person, and I am looking to build myself a new computer. Currently I have a Dell Dimension E310 that I picked up 1/2 off for a cheap computer, but now I want a better one and I just want to be sure that the parts that I am ordering will all work together well, I want the best computer that I can get for the money. Here is what I am thinking as of now:

    ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.as...

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4Ghz
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.as...

    G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2G
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.as...

    EVGA GeForce 8800GT
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.as...

    WD Cavier SE16 640Gb 7200rpm
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.as...

    What does everyone think? Does it sound like a pretty good configuration? Mainly this is for playing WOW and watching movies, along with the usual word processing and internet surfing, but I want a really nice computer that will last me for a while. I will most likely install Vista Ultimate. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

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    Its a good set up and will be easily good enough for your needs. Maybe you could do a bit more reasearch on the motherboard and processor. the Asus P5K Premium is a similar priced board with maybe more to offer. Also the Q6700 is ready for a big price drop from what ive heared so could be another option. Just have a good look around and read lots of reviews il sure youl make the right chioces.

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    For the board I would go with X38 chipset instead of P35 because it's yesterday tech.

    And for the CPU, at least Q6700. It's only $20-$50 more from Q6600 and it has more head room for overclocking (x10 multi). Again, are you really want yesterday CPU (65nm) or today CPU (45nm)? You should go for Q9300.

    Mem is ok with PC6400, unless you really want high overclocking then you should go with higher speed one so you have more head room to do it.

    If you're getting 8800GT, why not the 9600GT, this one probaly cost less than the 8800GT. The performance is on par with the 8800GT.
    edit: AMD/ATI will release 48xx cards by July or so and it's very promissing.

    HD is ok, I think 750Gb is a minimun for today rig.

    I guess you just want to build a budget rig but choose parts wisely. You should go with the latest tech that you can afford. Just a note to let you know, Intel will release new CPU for new socket by next year. So what ever you get today it will be yester-year.

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    Out of curiosity what is your budget for this build?
    I agree with Deton if you can afford an X38 board is the best way to go.
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    My budget is roughly $1000. I have looked at the X38, and I think that I will go with it, and I might tweak a few other things too. I'll post later when I figure out what exactly I am thinking now.

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    This is my first post here , but I'll go with Deton and say that I'd look at the Q6700 too because they are very close in price and you'll get the 10x multiplier. The rest looks pretty good though. Good luck with your build!

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