Building 2 rigs. Need Help.

ibex333

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*Topic closed. I just cannot afford the ram required for this system*

My sis needs a cheap crappy computer for e-mail, web, MS Word and chat ONLY.

I was going to buy a Dell for her, like some of the people here suggested, but then I decided that I want to upgrade my own computer to a dual core processor, and use my old mobo and CPU to build her a cheap PC.

You can see my current system in my sig, so here's the basic layout for the 2 systems I have in mind. Please look at it, and tell me if I got anything wrong.
I need to know if all this stuff is compatible and will work well. Also if there are cheaper parts that offer the same performance that you know of please let me know.


My Computer:

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068 - $45
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004 $218 --is this the one anandtech is recommending? I'm confused because newegg says it's "Conroe", but Zipzoomfly says "Allandale".
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131070 $183
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231098 $209
PSU - My old Thermaltake Truepower 420W ? Will this thing pull my new system or do I have to get another?
My old SB Audigy 2 ZS - $0
HD- My old Samsung 120gb - $0
Video Card - My old GeForce 6600GT - $0
DVD RW Drive - My old LiteON - $0
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Total Price - around $639 (mabe less if you can recommend cheaper parts)




Computer for my sis:

1) My old Antec super Lanboy Case (I want to reuse it) - $0
2)Mobo - My old DFI mobo(see my sig) - $0
3)CPU - My old CPU(see my sig) - $0
4)PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817171007 $34
5)Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121193 $37
6)My old Corsair Value RAM - $0
7)Sound Card - Onboard sound from DFI board.
8)HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822135106 $44
9) DVD RW drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106041 $30.25

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Total: around $145.25(mabe less if you can recommend cheaper parts)



*Topic closed. I just cannot afford the ram required for this system*



 

Loghic

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Th Intel P965 needs DDR2 Ram but you´ve linked DDR1 Ram. DDR1 Ram on an DDR2 Board won´t work.
Does your sis really needs a sound card? I think the onboard sound should be good enough.
 

Juno

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how about you give your current computer to your sister and you build a new one?
 

ibex333

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Originally posted by: Juno
how about you give your current computer to your sister and you build a new one?


That's not an option since I'm going overboard on my budget already. (sorry I'm a bum)
I'm essentially building a new PC for myself anyway...
 

ibex333

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*Bump


Well I already selected all my components, so I'm about to order. All I need from you guys is to help me with the RAM.

This is what it says for the ASUS mobo:

Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets.


It says on newegg that this RAM is 1.8V-2.0V so technically it should POST, no?

One guy in the reviews said that it did POST without any problems, and he was able to get it to run at DDR800 after a BIOS flash... Can anyone confirm this? I need to know for sure since I cant take the risk of this thing not POSTing, since got no spare DDR2 ram.


Also, will my PSU pull this system and will it be able to handle the extra strain if I decide to add a G80 or better a few months from now?
 

imported_goku

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If you're a bum, maybe you shouldn't be upgrading to a new system then. What you currently have is perfectly fine and I don't see why you should upgrade.