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Old 04-02-2006, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok im not sure if this is my final build cause of conroe compatibility issues, but here it is, tell me if i need to change anything.

Gigabyte GA-G1975X

Intel Pentium 4 631

G.SKILL 2gb DDR2 667 PC5400

Video Card:

Power Supply:
Antec TruepowerII 550w PSU

Hard Drive:
WD Caviar SE16 250gb SATA2

Viewsonic P70F 17" CRT (dont tell me to get an LCD or a bigger CRT, it's not in my budget and i dont like a realy big monitor, im happy with my 15" Dell CRT)

CD/DVD-RW Drive:
BenQ DVD burner w/lightscribe

CPU Cooler:
Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Thermaltake Tsunami

Ok about the Conroe compatibility thing i found this on Intel.com, it makes me think that conroe will work on the 975X chipset.

next-generation extreme edition proccessor" then under that for the motherboard it says "intel 975X express chipset", im guessing that the "next generation Extreme edition proccessor" wil be conroe.

i also found thing on multiple other web site like these.

Intel has indicated that Conroe will work in existing 975X motherboards, though a BIOS update will be needed.
im not 100% but im pretty sure conroe willl work with 975X boards.

any comments on my build or conroe and 975X?

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Old 04-02-2006, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks awesome. Video card looks pretty nice to. I have an eVGA as well and it works nicely.

I know you said don't mention this, but for $120 might be able to find an LCD monitor. Not for sure though. But you can definetly find a CRT monitor for less than $120 if your willing to save money.

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Old 04-02-2006, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Loving the CRT....those things are so nice

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Old 04-03-2006, 02:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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very nice system, make sure the hard drive is one with 16mb cache. With a system like this a soundcard for EAX in games would be ideal, like audigy 2 zs, but you can always take care of that later.
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Dosen't a Soundblaster live use EAX?, cause that's the integrated sound on that mobo.

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