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Old 08-24-2007, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can somebody please help me? I'm so confused!

I will use this computer for:
dual boot xp & ubuntu
I multitask a lot but here is the basics
mainly multimedia and p2p, azureus, photoshop, movie maker, itunes, firefox, dvd decrypter, starcraft 2

Can somebody please help me? I'm so confused!

I have already picked out my keyboard, mouse, speakers, case, hard drives, DVD drive, monitor, wireless card, RAM, and video card.

Do these look good?

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail

RAM
Newegg.com - A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Motherboard
???

I was looking at these 2. They have firewire and lots of USB, the only thing I don't like is that they don't have eSATA. But the EVGA has a lifetime warranty and the ASUS has a 3 year warranty.

Newegg.com - ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tell me if my build looks good

^Agreed.

This is a better set of RAM:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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That motherboard doesn't have Firewire, which I need. I would also prefer it to have eSATA, but I know this can be added on later but I don't know how.

For CPU, I was looking at the E6320 but someone told me to get the E6550. They have different FSBs but if I could a board that supported both it would be future proof as well, correct?
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The E6550 would be better, because it has the G0 stepping, which consumes less power.

I believe this motherboard has firewire, and eSATA:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
...I have this motherboard too.

But I would recommend the P35-DS3R, like peter mentioned. You can just can get a firewire or eSATA PCI card.
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The ASUS looks nice since it's already got FW/eSATA. I'm not going to use SLI but this board isn't expensive because it has that option. ASUS is a brand I've heard of but I've never actually heard of Gigabyte, is it reliable? I know the ASUS has a 3 year warranty which would probably be nice.

My wireless adapter is a 32-bit PCI 2.2 Bus Master which is just a normal PCI I think. The Gigabyte has room for that and FW/eSATA PCI cards but the ASUS already has those built in. Adding cards would add onto cost. I think I'll go with the ASUS.
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Gigabyte is recommended here daily. But that ASUS isn't a bad choice. Which ASUS did you choose? The one I recommended?
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Yeah, the one you recommended. So here it is all together:

Newegg.com - Saitek PZ30AUR Red 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Slim Eclipse Keyboard - Retail - $39.99

Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $79.99

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $42.99 x2

PSU
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail - $89.99

Wireless
Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEW-443PI IEEE 802.11b/g 32-bit PCI 2.2 Bus Master Wireless Adapter up to 108Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP (Hex or ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK - Retail - $24.99

Monitor
Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail - $199.99

Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail - $178.99

Optical Drive
Newegg.com - LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPIDVD Burner - OEM - $27.99

Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $49.99

Mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $126.99

RAM
Newegg.com - A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail - $90.99

Video Card
Newegg.com - Leadtek WinFast PX7300GT TDH 128MB DDR3 Extreme GeForce 7300GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - $79.99

TOTAL: $1077

I hope I didn't forget anything :]
I'm ordering in like 13 hours.
Cost dose not include MIR (I always over estimate things on purpose)
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I take it, you're not gaming with this system? Hence the 7300GT.

Why not the G. Skill RAM, I suggested? They're a better memory set. Is it because of the rebate?
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I would rather go for the G.Skill RAM because of Instant Savings. MIR sometimes cause confusion.
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