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Old 08-14-2005, 11:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well your case already comes with a 120mm fan, I'd add another 120mm if possible, or 80mm if short on space.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have that same case. Its great but too small, so dont buy it. You wont fit an aftermarket cpu cooler in there. (you'll want a Zalman 7700). And it wouldnt surprise me if a 6800gt is a little tight too. (they are huge)

I would spend the money on a 6800gt if you can.

Get this case, I think it looks great and is really nice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

For a combo case I found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129158

For your LCD this is a must if you can afford it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116277

If too much $ get one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

http://www.us.ncix.com/products/inde...acture=Samsung
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the links, I'll get a 6800GT and one of the other cases. Uhh, another question, what about the hard drive? I thought it was a good deal for 320 Gigs, but should I get something faster or just stick with it?

Oh right, and can someone please explain the SATA system to me or point me in the general direction?
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Thanks for the links, I'll get a 6800GT and one of the other cases. Uhh, another question, what about the hard drive? I thought it was a good deal for 320 Gigs, but should I get something faster or just stick with it?

Oh right, and can someone please explain the SATA system to me or point me in the general direction?
Well u could get a Wd raptor 10k hard drive for your OS and files, and a smaller, say 200gb for storage. 320gb seems a little big to me, but depends on what you want to store on there....i have 27gb on my 8month old computer with 160gb drive, i bet i never go over 80gb in a lifetime, just me though.

Also u may want to think about a diff mboard, ie DFI Lanparty Ultra, or MSi Neo4 or Gigabyte.....just thought id throw that in there. Search the forums...read, read...read...
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DFI is good for OCing. do you plan on adding another 6800GT for SLi? if so get the SLi verson if not save like 50 bucks and get the DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D.

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Do not use a PSU that comes with a the case you will regret it and so will your parts, if you tell me your price range on a PSU ill post a link for you.
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Careful on the Walmart unknown branded LCD. Great that it is dvi, but you can find branded LCD's now at those prices and make sure you get dvi and analog which covers today and the future...Viewsonics are awesome and believe it or not Dell has a refurb dvi and analog in their outlet for $258 shipped I just got in that is incredible...Dell monitors rock!!!
Personally prfer ATi cards because fewer driver issues and you have made excellent choices and Newegg is the place to buy!!!
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Do not use a PSU that comes with a the case you will regret it and so will your parts, if you tell me your price range on a PSU ill post a link for you.
There is nothing wrong with an antec psu unit with an antec case.
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Sigh... I live in Canada and Newegg doesn't deliver international... but it does have the most detailed setup. Unfortunatly for my budget, it's also really cheap. about 10% cheaper than where I'll be getting my parts. Anyhow, if someone could just look over this final list to make sure everything is compatible I'd appreciate it. I've tried to duplicate most items from my first set-up, though. BTW I'll be buying these parts physically so I'll be able to inspect them before hand... any tips?

Abit AX8 K8T890 AMD Athlon64 S939 4DDR400 4SATA-Raid(0,1,0+1) G-LAN USB i1394 PCI-Ex16 2 PCI-Ex1 2PCI ATX

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=16384

AMD Athlon 64 3700+

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=16406

WD 320G SATA-150 7200rpm IDE 8M 3.5" x 1"

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=17149

Corsair TwinX1024-3200 PC3200 DDR400 2 x 512M for dual channel or overclocking

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=17280

XFX nVidia GeForce 6800GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-Express x16 w/ Dual-DVI/TV-Out

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=14249

Sonata-II : ANTEC SONATA-II TAC Middle-Tower Black SMARTPOWER 2.01 450W 3x5.25" 2x3.5" 4x3.5"

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=16570

1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive (Black)

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=06114

SONY 26A-BK 16x Dual DVD-/+RW, dual-layer 4x/DVD+R, 8x/+RW, 6x/-RW, IDE oem ( Black )

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=13476

2.0 Speaker System 2x2.5W Satellites

http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=LongDesc&sku=14164

Samsung 710N 17" 0.264mm LCD 600:1 300cd/m2 12ms 1280x1024 Black

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Ya looks compatible, but have you read any of the earlier posts? I wouldnt pay $315 for that lcd, for one....
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