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Old 08-07-2007, 04:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1.5-2k Build. Compatability?

Hey guys, new to the forums. Can' wait to get into Tech Forums. Anyway, im gonna build a comp around $1.5k-2k AUD. Can you guys help me check compatibility and also suggest new/replace my 'original' build below. K/B Mouse Speakers Not needed.

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/1066FSB/8M) - $329.
OR
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz 2x2Mb Cache 1333FSB - $237.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R - $177.
Is the DS3P Worth the extra $20 + is it compatible?

RAM: Corsair TWIN2X2048-5400C4 2GB (2x XMS2 1GB) 240-pin DIMMs Unbuffered 4-4-4-12 32Mx8 DRAMs Heat Spreader - No idea what that means though. - $120.60.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA II. - $99

Case: Thermaltake VB1000BWS Soprano Chassis. - $104.50

GPU: 320MB Generic nVidia GeForce 8800GTS PCI-E. - $383.

Optical Drive: Asus 18x SATA DRW-1814BLT Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD+-RW. - $59

PSU: Coolermaster igreen 500Watt 500W ATX Silent PSU Power Supply. - $121

Monitor: 20" Proview LB2006ADW 2ms 1xD-Sub 1XDVI WideScreen LCD. - $249.
If anyone can get some info on that monitor would be great. I can't find any reviews :S.
No Link :S

OS: Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 (OEM). - $112.20.

Total: $1505.3 AUD

Thanks

~Kilborn
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey kilborn,
Welcome to T.F.!!


That build looks ok. If you can afford the Q6600, go for it.

The DS3P is not worth the extra, because the extra PCIe slot isn't needed. Besides, it only supports Crossfire, not SLI.

Try getting the DDR2-800 of those XMS2 C4.

Get a better power supply brand. Look for Corsair, FSP (Fortron Source), SeaSonic, Enermax, or HIPER.
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Man I shoulda gotten the Q6600.
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you could buy from here
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