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Old 01-27-2008, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally finalized my stuff. And I picked a 4GB set of RAM, as I'm going to get Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit. Got the PSU and Case as X-Mas gifts.

Case - Cooler Master 690
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU - Ultra X2 550W
Ultra X2 ULT31851 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 120mm Fan, SLI Ready, SATA-Ready, 2024-Pin, Modular at TigerDirect.com

Mobo - ASUS P5E X38 - $235
Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU/Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - $220
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

CD/DVD - Samsung - $34
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

HDD - 2, Western Digital / Caviar SE16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB - $160
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 7200 16MB SATA-300 Retail Hard Drive WD2500KSRTL at TigerDirect.com

RAM/Memory - Corsair XMS2 4GB (2 X 2GB) - $129
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Video Card - Evga 8800GT Superclocked edition - $260
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CPU Heatsink/Fan - Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $56
Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

$1094
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Default Re: 100% sure this will be new computer

an AF7 would probably do a better job cooling that CPU.

and why not just get some 250GB's for $60 each..you'll have more storage for the same price.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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an AF7 would probably do a better job cooling that CPU.

and why not just get some 250GB's for $60 each..you'll have more storage for the same price.
Can you link the HDD's? Didn't see them.
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My hdd is 500 gb and has 32mb cache...i think it was only 100... y not go with that?
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Found bigger hdd's for just $20 more total, w/ out shipping though.
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looks like a good solid build. Good choice on the Case, i have one aswell and love it. Also, that E8400 should be a beast.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Take off that Rosewill heatsink. I'm going with the Arctic Cooler freezer 7 Pro instead for $38, new total. $1076???

edit - Ok. I just noticed newegg added this, GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard, plus the reviews are higher then the ASUS P5E. Granted 170 less reviews. But, are gigabyte known to be as good as quality as asus or better or worse? I read on a forum asus are thee best at making mobo's.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

^^^GIGABYTE MOBO

PS - newegg, just added that like today
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why dont you get the 3870? its better than the gt and its only 200bucks.

and i dont get why ppl are going to get the x38, ge tthe cheaper p35 boards like the p35-ds3r.
i kknow the x38 has got the new stuff, but i just dont think its worth the extra 100 bucks...that money can go into a better gpu...
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why dont you get the 3870? its better than the gt and its only 200bucks.

and i dont get why ppl are going to get the x38, ge tthe cheaper p35 boards like the p35-ds3r.
i kknow the x38 has got the new stuff, but i just dont think its worth the extra 100 bucks...that money can go into a better gpu...
The HD 3870 is not better then the 8800GT. Just cause it has better paper stats don't mean its better. Check out these game results for both.

bit-tech.net | R680: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Introduction

Go to the game result pages, the first is Crysis. And I have no desire for crossfire/sli.
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