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Old 10-13-2007, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2nd Build Opinions Please

This is a build for my cousin. What I want to be a hardcore Gaming PC. Opinions and suggestions please. He Plays WOW and wants to have zero lag, He is gonna get Warhammer and Conan when they come out. He has a 21 inch widescreen ATM.

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: Nine Hundred
$139.99 -$10.00 Instant $129.99

GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-P35C-DS3R
$159.99 -$10.00 Instant $149.99

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: 768-P2-N831-AR
$549.99 $549.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: CMPSU-520HX
$139.99 -$20.00 Instant $119.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Model #: BX80562Q6600
$277.99 $277.99

4 @ Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AA804 - OEM
Model #: BL12864AA804
$55.99 $223.96

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Model #: 66R-00838
$189.99 -$10.00 Instant $179.99

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: Tower 120
$64.99 -$20.00 Instant $44.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3320620A
$84.99

Subtotal: $1,761.88
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2nd Build Opinions Please

I'd recommend the GA-P35-DS3R instead of the GA-P35C-DS3R.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice setup. Why not get the Ultra since is just about the same price?
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Whats the difference between the p35 and the p35C?
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The P35C supports DDR3 RAM, which doesn't seem like it is going to be popular any time soon.
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I'd also recommend a SATA3.0 drive. Don't go with IDE! Ribbon cables make me want to cut my wrists!
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agreed with everything ppl have said so far....

especially on the EIDE :0

also why 4gb of RAM? its not really necessary...
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great build, tho i'm not paricularily an antec 900 lover
either go CM 690 or full tower
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