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OK, so I have decided to build a new computer. This will be my first attempt at this so I need some help and suggestions.

I have picked out the processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz


I did some serching for motherboards with "CPU Socket Type - LGA 775" and these 2 looked pretty good but I'm 100% sure,....any better suggestions?



After that I am taking suggestions for video cards ( I haven't done any reserch yet)

Also should I spring for a better cooling system?

What is a good powersupply to use? (I will be using alot of HDs and USB devices)

I am sure I will have more questions before this is over.

Thanks in advance, any advice is welcome :)

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It sounds like you're on the right track. I've had my eye on that exact processor. I don't have too many specific recommendations. I switched my video card from ATI to an Nvidia card about a year and a half ago and I can't imagine switching back as Nvidia's support (driver/software updates) is infinitely better that that of ATI.

You can get some detailed performance comparisons at Tom's Hardware.

I'd also make sure to stick with SATA 3Gb/s hard drives as your MOBO is compatible. Unfortunately, I don't think that there are any 10,000 RPM hard drives that use the SATA 3Gb/s interface but that would be the absolute best thing to get as far as hard drive speed is concerned.

How much RAM are you planning to get? I would personally go for about 2GB but you could probably get good enough performance with less at first and then upgrade later.

I look forward to hearing more about your project! :)

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I look forward to hearing more about your project! :)

This is what I ordered...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz


ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard


Crucial Technology 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


Xion PowerReal XON-600F14T-201 ATX12V V.2.01 600W Power Supply


Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm CPU Cooling Fan


LG Black E-IDE/ATAPI Super-Multi DVD Burner


SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950PRO 100176L CrossFire Video Card


**the video card is only temp untill I get more cash and the DX10 cards come down in price alittle.**

2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-PLEASURE-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case


Once I get 'em, let's see if I can put it together.... :rolleyes:

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