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Old 07-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on a new build for my friend. It will be used for moderate gaming and school work.
Here is the Configuration i have so far

-GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 65W Dual-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors
-EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
-Segate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 Hard Drive
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
-Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer CAse
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
-Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2X1GB) 240 Pin DDR2 1066
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
-Then of course Windows XP home if i can still get it

I originally had the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Mobo
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
but it got deactivated on newegg while i was shopping is the replacement i have a good replacement or should i look for a different mobo, should i try to find it somewhere else?

i am also having problems decideing on a power supply because the original one i had a rosewill was being reported as not working with my previous mobo however with the new one it might work better.

All comments and suggestions appreciated.
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gigabyte ga-965P
evga Nvidia 7900gs
250 gig segate 7200 rpm hd
20x lite on dvd burner
powered by rosewill 550W atx powersupply
with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to get this instead
Newegg.com - PNY XLR8 VCG98GTXXPB-FLB GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

It cost $174.99 after MIR, and it comes with a free Frontlines: Fuel of War game
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that looks like a great deal however that is PCI E 2.0 x16 and my motherboard doesnt support PCI E 2.0 or does that not matter?
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gigabyte ga-965P
evga Nvidia 7900gs
250 gig segate 7200 rpm hd
20x lite on dvd burner
powered by rosewill 550W atx powersupply
with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
all shown on a 19inch acer widescreen with a CRT to the side for dual display
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that looks like a great deal however that is PCI E 2.0 x16 and my motherboard doesnt support PCI E 2.0 or does that not matter?
It does not matter. All PCI-E 2.0 video cards are backward compatible with the older PCI-E motherboards.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok thanks alot for that recommendation it looks like a really good deal, any other recomendations on for the psu and mobo? rite now im looking at this asus one Newegg.com - ASUS P5K PRO LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Intel core 2 duo e6300
gigabyte ga-965P
evga Nvidia 7900gs
250 gig segate 7200 rpm hd
20x lite on dvd burner
powered by rosewill 550W atx powersupply
with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
all shown on a 19inch acer widescreen with a CRT to the side for dual display
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

This uses a newer chipset, and is worth the extra cash
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yea, but that use's DDR2 1200, and that is very expensive, is it possible i can use DDR2 1066 instead to try to save money?
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evga Nvidia 7900gs
250 gig segate 7200 rpm hd
20x lite on dvd burner
powered by rosewill 550W atx powersupply
with 3 gb patriot ddr2 800 memory
inside of an aspire X-discovery
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can still use DDR2 1066 on it (same with DDR2 800)
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok thank you, will i have to change anything in the BIOS for 1066 to work with it?
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