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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor @$195
outperforms quad 4's ability to add ddr3 ram later.

Intel BLKDG33TLM Intel G33 Express Skt775 mATX MB w/VID SND $95.00

* Intel BLKDG33TLM Intel G33 Express Socket 775 mATX Motherboard

* General Features:
* Intel G33 Express chipset
* Hyper-Threading Technology support
* Intel Viiv processor technology
* Intel Matrix Storage Technology (RAID) support
* Socket 775
* mATX form factor
* 1333/1066/800 MHz Front Side Bus
* Supports up to 8 GB Dual Channel DDR2 RAM (DDR2 800/667 MHz)
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 with Intel Clear Video Technology
* Intel 7.1 High Definition integrated audio with Dolby Home Theater
* Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet Controller
* One (1) IDE controller
* Six (6) SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports including 1 eSATA port
* Microsoft Windows Vista Premium ready
* 24-pin power pin

* Expansion Slots:
* Two (2) PCI Express x1 slots
* One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
* One (1) PCI slot
* Four (4) 240-pin DIMM sockets

* I/O Ports:
* One (1) DVI-D port
* One (1) 15-pin VGA port
* Two (2) IEEE 1394 FireWire ports (one on back and one via header)
* Twelve (12) USB 2.0 ports (six on back and six via header)
* One (1) Ethernet port
* SPDIF port
* Five (5) Audio ports

Four DIMM sockets support up to 8 GB of system memory with support for DDR2 800 MHz, or DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs. Other features include High Definition Audio (Intel HD Audio) subsystem, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 (Intel GMA 3100) onboard graphics, and Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem.

10-Bay ATX Computer Case w/550W PSU & 9.84" Blue LED Fan $38.00

estern Digital WD3200AVJS 320GB SATA/300 7200RPM 8MB HDD $55.00
just need the space, good price, does the job, can put more hd's in later, switch it to a back up down the road.

Toshiba/Samsung TS-H493 48x32x48 CD-RW/16x DVD SATA Drive $20.00
good deal not trying to rely on ides so good stuff here

NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 512MB PCI-Express x16 Video Card w/DVI better deals for the pci then agp, this is a good middle ground card. $54.00

Ram A-Data 2GB DDR2 RAM PC2-5300 667MHz 240-Pin DIMM Major/3rd 2 for now so $40.50 = 81.00
x that found better deal now ram is
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800MHZ (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory= 82.00 basically 1 dollar more for 800mhz on both instead of 667. not bad at all.
lemme know what you think make suggestions and such
I personally think this is a good idea for a pc and pretty damn cheap all together.

oh and yeah I know I need a fan but it is usually included in the proccesser package is there a fan I might want to use that might allow better performance?

all this without keyboard and monitor is under 600 dollar not bad huh.

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OK number 1 problem

10-Bay ATX Computer Case w/550W PSU & 9.84" Blue LED Fan $38.00

38$ is to liitle to spend on a psu OR a case. lol. The number one problem we see here is people thinking they can get away with the crappy powersupplies that come with the cases. These power supplies are very poor in quality and are very low amperage, and are not safe to use. It will give bad inconsistant power and will slowly damage all of the other components till it fails. What you need to do is throw the powersupply away when you get the case. And purchase a better quality unit. Lucky for you you picked a low powered system so you won't need a high end one. You will need a 500w or higher quality unit with 26 amps on the 12 volt rail. Some good brands are antec , thermatake , and corsair.

Next the video card , are you going to be gameing? Because the 8500 is a low range card and is ok for movie playback and old games but not for the new games of today. You should at least get an 8600 for newer games , make sure it uses ddr3 and not ddr2.

Other then that it looks like it will be pretty good for the price. Just get a better powersupply , and thats a not just a recommendation , its somthing that you will need. And consider the video card too.
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