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Old 01-25-2007, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After lurking here for a while, and reading and learning, I am ready to order the parts for my pc. Please let me know what you think:

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811129021

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128012

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

Power:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817104954

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145034

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824116373

Optical:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106050

Graphics:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130066

a couple of questions:
1) Will I need anymore cooling then what comes standard?
2) Will the video card I have be enough for super intense gaming? (Like MMOs, FPS, etc)?

I appreciate any input.
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the stock cooling will be ok for non overclocked system, but most people (including myself) recommend aftermarket cooling for better performance and longer life. your video card will be good for now on most games, but with the DX10 coming out and game design going to be revolving around that, you will have to upgrade later on (not at least for a good year or more)

may I suggest though... the PSU is cutting it kinda close... maybe a 500-550W? may I suggest this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

but as for the rest of it... NICE picks, you'll have one hellava build there once you get it all.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very good parts there, especially processor/ram/gpu/case.

I have a 7950GT 512 gpu and it is excellent, plays all my games at max settings, im currently playing Battlefield 2142 at highest settings and it looks awesome, it is silent aswell.

The case i also have, i got it yesterday and all my existing parts fitted no problem and my system is running alot cooler than in my old case. Also i just added a 5th fan on the side window(4 fans as standard) and with those 5 fans running its still only a very low humming sound can be heard, nothing at all intrusive.

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the stock cooling will be ok for non overclocked system, but most people (including myself) recommend aftermarket cooling for better performance and longer life. your video card will be good for now on most games, but with the DX10 coming out and game design going to be revolving around that, you will have to upgrade later on (not at least for a good year or more)

may I suggest though... the PSU is cutting it kinda close... maybe a 500-550W? may I suggest this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

but as for the rest of it... NICE picks, you'll have one hellava build there once you get it all.
Great. Thanks alot for the feedback guys. Just wanted to make sure before i ordered. I really appreciate the comment about the PW supply. I'll def. switch to the one you metioned and go ahead and order. Thanks again.
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Looks great, Like Nukem said you may want to invest in after market cooling if you find things running too hot, or want to overclock. I have the same Mobo, processor, and RAM and they work great together. Great picks, let us know when it's built.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks again for all the feedback guys. Another question: If I want to go with aftermarket cooling, what do you guys think of this fan? Will this work with the case I have?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

Also I noticed it has heatsink included. Does this mean it can replace the stock heatsink with my Processor?
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Yes it should work with that case. It is a heatsink/Fan combination so yes it would replace the stock cooler. I have the same cooler on my processor and it works great. Just make sure you mount it facing the correct direction (as I didn't do at first ). Also invest in some Arctive Silver 5 to put on processor before mounting the Heatsink.
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You are gonna love the set up.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Awesome! Ordering soon. Thanks for all the advice and help guys. I'll let you know how it goes and post some Screenies when I am done
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