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technoid
06-06-09, 11:26 PM
My sister-in-law wants me to build a computer for her so I went to newegg and put something together. I've been out of the upgrade business for about 2 years so I wanted to run this by everyone to make sure the parts work together okay. I know it's not the latest and greatest but that's okay. The real question is, does the motherboard, cpu, and memory play perfectly together? She has an ASUS 6600 Fanless to put in it from her old system so she doesn't need a new graphics card. She plays Nancy Drew type games so it's plenty fast for what she does. The most important thing to her is it's really quiet, thus the fact I'm duplicating the system in my sig, because it's very quiet and she likes it.

Another question is. Since the new motherboards don't have a floppy connector can you actually boot from a USB Floppy like the normal internal one? Just in case we need it sometime.

CASE - Antec Solo ATX Mid Tower - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129018

POWER SUPPLY - SeaSonic S12 SS-550HT 550W - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151027

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS P5QL PRO (Intel P43) - $86.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131329

MEMORY - Kingston KVR1066D2N7K2/2G DDR2 1066 - $73.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134655&Tpk=KVR1066D2N7K2%2f2G

PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115059

HEATSINK - Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

DVD DRIVE - SAMSUNG SH-S223F - $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

HARD DRIVE - WD5000AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

nekrosoft13
06-06-09, 11:49 PM
Dallas Microcenter has these on sale
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301964&utm_source=mcol&utm_medium=leader_bnr&utm_campaign=hmpg_intel_e7400

for hdd i would go with 640gb wd, only 140gb larger, but quite a big faster because of larger platters.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Quick420
06-07-09, 01:58 AM
My sister-in-law wants me to build a computer for her so I went to newegg and put something together. I've been out of the upgrade business for about 2 years so I wanted to run this by everyone to make sure the parts work together okay. I know it's not the latest and greatest but that's okay. The real question is, does the motherboard, cpu, and memory play perfectly together? She has an ASUS 6600 Fanless to put in it from her old system so she doesn't need a new graphics card. She plays Nancy Drew type games so it's plenty fast for what she does. The most important thing to her is it's really quiet, thus the fact I'm duplicating the system in my sig, because it's very quiet and she likes it.

Another question is. Since the new motherboards don't have a floppy connector can you actually boot from a USB Floppy like the normal internal one? Just in case we need it sometime.

CASE - Antec Solo ATX Mid Tower - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129018

POWER SUPPLY - SeaSonic S12 SS-550HT 550W - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151027

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS P5QL PRO (Intel P43) - $86.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131329

MEMORY - Kingston KVR1066D2N7K2/2G DDR2 1066 - $73.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134655&Tpk=KVR1066D2N7K2%2f2G

PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115059

HEATSINK - Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

DVD DRIVE - SAMSUNG SH-S223F - $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

HARD DRIVE - WD5000AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Dont forget to buy the grease:afro2: $5.99

technoid
06-07-09, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll answer both replies here.

nekrosoft13

Dallas Microcenter has these on sale - E7400
for hdd i would go with 640gb wd, only 140gb larger, but quite a big faster because of larger platters.
I looked at the E7400 because of the lower cost but she wants to squeeze all the performance out of this upgrade she can get, and neither of us is overclockers so the E7600 gives her 10% more performace that Windows 7 can use once it's released. Of course that performance is overpriced like you pointed out. Now the WD 640 is a good idea and I'm not sure why I didn't think of it myself. I remember reading about the larger platters giving better performance so I'll definitely go with that one, thanks.

Quick420

Dont forget to buy the grease $5.99

I already have Artic Silver so we're covered on that one, but thanks.

john19055
06-09-09, 05:54 PM
If you are looking for a system that is not real high ,I would go with this ,I have the Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L for $53 plus it has a floppy connection running with a Quad 6600 and it works perfect and will let me overclock to 3.2gigs with no problems.I would go with a different case ,because it is cheaper and still a good brand.The COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black $69 with free shipping and you can get a combo deal with a power supply COOLER MASTER RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ,both of them in the combo deal for $129.98,plus you can get cheaper memory and more of it 2x2gig PC1066 DDR2 for $54.99 with free shipping ,it the same memory I use with the Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L and a Quad 6600.with the money saved I would get the E8400 since it is just $17 more .
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache $167.99 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 $52.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357
Case and Power supply COOLER MASTER RS-600-600w 40amp 12v rail COOLER MASTER RC-690 case BOTH Combo deal $129.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.201730
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 $54.99 Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
CPU Cooler-XIGMATEK HDT-SD964 92mm $22.99 + $5.94 for bolt-thu adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233020
LG DVD Burner $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
Floppy + card reader 24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223111

What you have listed adds up to $622.92 plus shipping ,what I have listed is faster and more memory at a cheaper price ,a better CPU ,plus a Floppy and card reader combination.What I have listed is $558.85 and that includes shipping ,the total price at newegg.com,Plus for a $100 more you could improve your video card by a lot .They have a ATI 4850 512mb for $99.99 or a ATI 4850 1gig for $124.99 or Nvidia 9800GT 512mb for $99.99 or a recertified 9800GT+ for 109.99

technoid
06-09-09, 08:01 PM
If you are looking for a system that is not real high ,I would go with this ,I have the Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L for $53 plus it has a floppy connection running with a Quad 6600 and it works perfect and will let me overclock to 3.2gigs with no problems.I would go with a different case ,because it is cheaper and still a good brand.The COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black $69 with free shipping and you can get a combo deal with a power supply COOLER MASTER RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ,both of them in the combo deal for $129.98,plus you can get cheaper memory and more of it 2x2gig PC1066 DDR2 for $54.99 with free shipping ,it the same memory I use with the Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L and a Quad 6600.with the money saved I would get the E8400 since it is just $17 more .


Thanks for the info. I like the heatsink, does the special plate work with other heatsinks too?

I used that case for my build. She likes it because it has sound deadening panels on the sides and top of the case. She really likes my system because it's so quite, so that's why this build is almost the same as my old one. I am thinking about the E8400 though. I guess the only real difference is the FSB being 1333.

Changing the subject some. I was really surprised when I looked up the Intel i7 920 and it was a 130 Watt processor, it must be hard to cool something like that quietly.