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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Woodbob, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Woodbob

    Woodbob Member

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    Thinking of building a new PC. I have an older computer now but would like to take a couple of parts from the old to the new. I now have 2 –IDE HD’s one 400GB one 200GB. Also, have two IDE Rom’s, one Plextor 740 DVD DL Burn.and one ATAPI CD/RW.

    I do NOT do gaming or much video editing. I use the computer primarily for downloading Binaries and I will not overclock.
    I would like to keep costs to about $1000. Thinking about an Intel Quad E6600 and would like to take my Plextor DVD drive and the 400GB HD to the new computer.

    I’ve been leaning towards an ASUS MB.
    I would have to add a serial HD and DVD Rom. Also, would add at least 2GB, Dual Channel Ram.

    Any suggestions on equipment to purchase. Would there be a problem connecting the HD and DVD Rom on the same IDE cable? Do they make MB's with two IDE connections now?

    How do you feel concerning AMD vrs Intel CPU’s??

    Thanks
     
  2. DDRgod922

    DDRgod922 Regular member

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    depending on the mobo, some will have 2 IDE connections. check around on newegg.com for great cheap computer parts, they will specify all the specs of motherboards/cpus/ram and all that other great stuff. as for AMD vs Intel, AMD is def used for gaming and Intel is much better for mulitasking (and a bit more expensive then AMD) im not exactly sure the needs for the type of computer you want but im sure you will find what your looking for on newegg.com
     
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    Even in gaming, Intel offer the best CPUs right now, the Q6600 is a safe bet for someone with your PC use. 4GB of Corsair XMS2 RAM is nice and inexpensive and top quality stuff, avoid Asus midrange motherboards, they're a bit peculiar, either go top end, or use something like a Gigabyte P35 board instead.
     
  4. Woodbob

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    DDRgod922 and sammorris:

    Thank you for your help. After much Web reading I think I'll go with
    a GA-P35-DS3R and a Q6600..My computing is simply Web searching,MS Office and Newsgroup downloading.

    Thanks again
     
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    abuzar1 Senior member

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    BTW I noticed that you wouldn't like to overclock. Well I just wanted to point out that overclock the Core 2s is practically risk free these days and it will probably help you out a lot.

    BTW with that board you can use two IDE drives. You can run two drives off one port just make sure you have your master/slave stuff sorted out.
     
  6. Woodbob

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    Thank you. I just might try to overclock???

    I do plan to use the IDE for one HD and one DVD burn, master and slave.

    Looks like I'll be purchasing another DVD Burn and a HD (SAT's)

    The new (SAT)HD will be the OS drive etc.and the IDE will be for storage.
     
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    abuzar1 Senior member

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    Do try to, it's great! Feels like you just got stuff for free lol.

    BTW if you happen to be burning a DVD on the IDE burner and also happen to be accesing something on your IDE HDD your PC will slow down to a crawl unless the program is already in the memory. Just a little heads up.
     
  8. Woodbob

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    Thanks again. How about a Video card.. Perhaps Verto GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card???

    Not sure about the Video yet
     
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    Sorry...That would be "PNY" Verto GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card
     
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    Thank you.I do like the price $60, but is it enough or will I be looking again next year??

    This part of the build seems the most complicated or is it me??

    Thanks for the help
     
  12. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Senior member

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    lets get one thing straight, are you looking to play games?

    That video card will do an excellent job unless you want to play the latest games. If you want to play the latest games you will have to run everything on low with a 8500GT, but other than games it will run everything fine and you should *NEVER* have to upgrade it really, because by 7 years everything else in your PC will be obsolete anyway.
     
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    Looks like that's my card! No,I will not be playing games at all.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
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    No problem.
     

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