05-27-2007, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Originally Posted by ibuild
OK. I gathered every parts needed as suggested to build a new PC as a gift. Earlier I stated I need a good PC for adobe photoshop and other programs, but seeing as photoshop makes use of the CPU more than it does in video card, I then decided to stick with a basic build until later when I have enough in my budget for a high-end PC, these will have to do for now, and here is the list:
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $49.99
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail - $124.99 (zipzoomfly.com goes for $105)
Mobo: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $179.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail - $224.90
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $129.99
RAM: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2 - Retail - $64.99
Pri Optical: LITE-ON CD Burner Black IDE Model SOHR-5239V - Retail - $18.99
Sec Optical: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail - $35.99
Sound Card: ??? A 20$ sound card will be purchased afterwards at my local electronics store ONLY if the sound chip goes haywire on my arse.
Video Card: EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail - $149.99 (I chose this instead of Radeon X1950 because getting it will go a little above my 1500$ budget; I tend to buy another one that is better in the future such as one going for 400$ or more, and also the PSU is SLI compatible (given that does at least something?))
FDD: MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal USB 2.0 digital card reader with Floppy Drive - OEM - $18.99
Keyboard&Mouse: Microsoft CA9-00001 Black PS/2 Standard Basic Keyboard and Mouse Mouse Included - OEM - $16.99
??? Modem and Lan ???
Monitor: SAMSUNG 906BW Black 19" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $229.99 (zipzoomfly.com sells it for $215)
Speakers: Logitech S-100 BLK 5 Watts RMS 2.0 Speaker - OEM - $11.99
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Multilingual SR2 w/SP2B 1 Pack - OEM - $144.99 (for the Japanese language interface, if there is one)
Extras: NOTHING, only if the parts are not compatible as is, and also does not overheat and requires extra fans.
Sub Total as calculated by NEWEGG: $1,382.77
Freight $ $52.45
Total $ $1,535.47
That's a basic build
?! My "basic builds" usually cost half of that.