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Old 05-30-2007, 04:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question In the Process of a Building a new PC

I'm in the process of building a new Box and was hoping to get some input
on my current Revised component list. I would appreciate anyone’s comments
positive or negative. It has been awhile scenes I’ve wanted to build a new PC.
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Case iStarUSA Nitro Ax S-10000B
Power Supply ePOWER EP-1200P10-T2 ATX12V
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz
Motherboard ASUS P5B Deluxe (not Completely sure on this Mother board)
Video Card FX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950G
Ram OCZ Gold 4GB(2 x 2GB)
Hardrive Seagate ST3750640AS
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the 7950 is only a direct X9 card. You can get an 8600gt for the same price and you'll have direct X10 capability

Not sure why you would need 4 gg of RAM. I see a lot of satisfied people who use only 2 gig.

Just my thoughts....
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the 7950 is only a direct X9 card. You can get an 8600gt for the same price and you'll have direct X10 capability

Not sure why you would need 4 gg of RAM. I see a lot of satisfied people who use only 2 gig.

Just my thoughts....
I'll have to take a look at the 8600gt for some reason i missed that card
I'm still not sure about 4gb it was only a thought but does any know if vista
can use 4GB i don't remember off the top of my head. thanks
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The PSU is over kill. You don't need any where near 1200w. Just pick up a 520w Corsair or something simular. Where are you buying the parts from?

The 8600GTS is another card to look at. With the extra money (if you get a lower power PSU) will get you an 8800GTS.
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Drop the 1200W power supply, and go with a Corsair 520 or 620, like turtile said.

Drop the e6700, and get the e6600 instead. Just overclock it. The e6700's price tag, doesn't justify the extra $200 more or less, for only 200MHz more speed. The e6600, will overclock to 3.5, usually with the proper aftermarket cooling, in which I recommend, when overclocking.

Go down to 2gb of ram. It will handle Vista and gaming, easily.

That motherboard, is an awesome overclocker. You could also look into the MSI P6N Platinum.

From the money, you save, from dropping those expensive parts, you can get an 8800GTS.
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as far as parts go, newegg.com, pricewatch, .etc or local vender's depending on the deal i can get. thanks for the tip on the power supply, i've been looking at the 8800 GTS, now i thank i could afford it if i go with the Corsair 520 or 620. I will have to do some reading on the p6n, i've seen a lot of good reviews for it.

Thanks for the help,
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my suggestion si go with a e6320 which is cheaper and almost the same as e6600 and overclock the **** out of it.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
i would go with this memory. i think its better
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

i dont have an idea about the mobo u chose, but take a look at this, this is a sick mobo and overclocks very well
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
or this one
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

get this psu, it will be enough for ur needs, and is pretty good, and cheap too.
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail

so by doing this u save a lot of money, without sacrificing the performance, and u have the money to go with a 8800gts 320 mb.
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
but if not, i would go with a x1950xt, its 70$ cheaper and is a great card and will handle anything, but not dx10 ofcourse
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail

these are only my opinions and i think it will do u good
but do what u think would be best
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for mobo def. go with the DS3. the 650i i hear has lots of issues. for the psu, the rosewill's are getting better, but i think fortron is still tops... so check those out.
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doesn't seem like he wants a super budget build so I'm going to recommend something like this:

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thank's again for the input, looks like i have more research to do.
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