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    just saying with his budget, he could get a better system going with AMD and spend more on a much more respectable video card and ram.
    AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.41GHZ : Asus M3A78-T : 8GB DDR2 800 : Acer 23" 1080P Widescreen : ATi Radeon HD 4870 : OCZ GameXtremE 850 Watt PSU

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    yah ive always used intel. But now with the core2duos and extremes I am dfinitely going to stick with them.
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Im getting the nforce 570 and 7900gt that bipolar suggested. Im also getting the e6400 core2duo processor. For ram im going to get the corsair xms matched sticks 2x1024mb. The hard drive will be a western digital sata2 7200rpm 16mb hard drive. Any other suggestions
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Bipolar I have one more question. That motherboard link you sent me the ecs one. On the boxes picture it says it supports both core 2 extreme and core 2 duo, but in the specifications on new egg it says Intel Core 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D. Do you know what it actually supports. Thanks again
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    It supports them all. At worst, you will need to update the BIOS.

    You should look at the Seagate 7200.10 drives with Perpendicular Recording. They are awesome.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148142
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    thanks for all the help, i really appreciate it. Im pretty set now, but do you got any sli suggestions for a psu - preferrably 105 usd or less. thanks

    and also memory...im looking for corsair xms dual channel. preferrably 2gb. the mobo you suggested supports ddr2 667. I cant find corsair with that, only found 675mhz.
    Last edited by benne911; 09-07-2006 at 01:54 AM.
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    thanks again i appreciate the help. Do you know anything about the memory though. The board supports 667 but the corasair dual channel i found is 675? should i use another brand perhaps?
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Oh come on. Why are you splitting hairs like this? The Corsair is rated higher, isn't it?
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    sorry for the questions....im only 19 and tryin to learn whatever i can. Im guessing i can use the corsair since the clock speed is higher right?
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    That's right.
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    I finished ordering everything and I got:
    Antec P160 case, ecs nforce 570 mobo, evga gf 7900 gt, psu hiper 580 watt, intel core2duo e6400, twin corsair xms 2gb matched, seagate 250gb sata2, liteon all in one burner with lightscribe

    The HD is sata2 but oem. Ive read on these forums about installing drivers during windows install or boot or it wont detect the drive? Im only running one drive not two so i guess i dont do any raid? and since the HD is oem the drivers would be found with the motherboard right and can it be updated from the HD manufacturers website or only through motherboard.

    And again thanks everyone for the help
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Hard drives don't use drivers - only the hard drive controller does. I'm pretty sure that the nVidia SATA controller doesn't need the F6 boot trick.
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