My First PC build

CampStaff

FS Member
I'm on a mini vacation from the cheating scene.

Reason is because I'm in process of a new pc build.

A few people are helping me find the right parts.
But I want your opinion as to what I should/would get.
As I see it, ( my first build mind you ) I can do this for under $600.

Case
Motherboard - Intel based
CPU - Intel
Heatsink/Heatsink Fan
Power Supply
Opitical Drive
Hard Drive
RAM
Speakers
LCD monitor

What would be a good choice for these?
 

CampStaff

FS Member
What purpose is the PC for? Can you buy from newegg?
Purpose is to play games first, and multimedia..
Yes, I can buy from newegg. People keep posting newegg links to me about certain PC components, is newegg like the super warehouse on the internets?

All I need is a good pc, scratch LCD from that list, I can't afford it.
So if you all can post nice lists of parts you are familiar with, and that you know work, I appreciate it.
 

CampStaff

FS Member
OK Gentlemen.. Here it is.. my list.
Anything with a ++++ means, I'm dead set on getting it.

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Case ** 61.18
Hush Classic Series Mid-Tower ATX - Black
PROVANTAGE: NZXT CS-NT-HUSH-B Hush Classic Series Mid-Tower ATX - Black
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Mobo ** 86.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L rev. 2.0 LGA775 Intel P35 ATX
ClubIT Product - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L rev. 2.0 LGA775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail
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PSU ** 52.99
Ultra ULT33136 XVS Modular 600W
Ultra ULT33136 XVS Modular 600W ATX Power Supply at ZipZoomfly
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CPU ** 173.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 C0 Stepping Wolfdale 2.66GHz 6MB L2 LGA 775 Duo Core Processor
ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 C0 Stepping Wolfdale 2.66GHz 6MB L2 LGA 775 Duo Core Processor OEM EU80570PJ0676M SLAPP
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HS/HSF 18.01
OCZ Vanquisher CPU Heatsink

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THERM ** 0.99
NEW ARCTIC SILVER 5 HIGH DENSITY THERMAL COMPOUND
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Optical ** 24.99
SAMSUNG SH-S203B/BEBN 20X DVD+/-RW Burner
SAMSUNG SH-S203B/BEBN 20X DVD±RW Burner w/Software at ZipZoomfly
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HDD ** 58.82
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.10 - 250GB
http://www.etech4sale.com/products/partinfo-id-336383.html
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NOW.. this leaves a video card ( have a 7900GT currently, RAM
may upgrade to :
RAM ** 59.30

Mushkin 996612 HP PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
, and other smaller accessories for me to think over later.
I'm really leaning to the 1TB My Book Home Edition.
IF.. I can't get it ( it's ebay'n for about $120), then my next choice is the 500GB internal. Or a 500GB external next.

So, how's this look? Its under $500, I basically used different lists people offered and did my own price comparisons.it
 

CampStaff

FS Member
/me *spreads my arms out wide in glee*

I'm typing to you from the new pc setup. I have OS problems atm, so till I get that fixed, I'm laying low. I had to format my old HDD, so I have nothing, was smart enough to backup my Firefox and smaller apps ( VLC, Pidgin, etc ) and Steam !!!

Speaking of Steam.. TWO ****ING HUNDRED FPS MAKES ME CRY OUT LOUD, WILDLY!!!
Literally guys.. I'm dieing here from the love of this card. THANKS DIRTYD!

Ill check in over time, but I got to find drivers, apps and make a backup now while this install is still fresh.

To everyone who posted.. Thanks for all your help. I can't express right now what all this means to me.
 
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