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Old 05-27-2007, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i would rank myself as having a moderate understand of PC's, i can troubleshoot computer errors extremely well and install simple upgrades such as RAM and expansions, but when it comes to putting a CPU into a mobo, thats where im clueless and need help...plus i need to know the limitations of this setup and if there are any bottlenecks that stand out...as of now i've saved this list on newegg...

Mobo Newegg.com - ASUS P5WDG2-WS PRO Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Server Motherboard - Retail
CPU Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Video Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100201 Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP VIVO Video Card - OEM
PSU Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
Case Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
RAM Newegg.com - Patriot eXtreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
HD Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM x2
CD Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE Burner - OEM x2
and a coupel of wires for the harddrives

is the system a GO?
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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very good build i like... ur mobo is way overkill.... way way get a evga 680i sli, or p5n-e sli, or gigabyte ds3, but never heard of this one... let some1 else take it from here
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well for a server mobo, it fits in the mid tower doesn't it? and maybe you guys can fill me in on what i need...as in thermal paste and what not..or better cooling methods then stock items...and if using those hard drives for a RAID 0 setup would be good
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There are alot of unnecessary things, in your list.

First, I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum. It's cheaper, and will perform just as well, as the one, you chose.
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Second, the graphic card is not that good for the price. Get the 8800GTS 640mb, or the GTX.
Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Third, power supply, is too much. Get the Corsair 520w or 620w.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

Fourth, that's too much ram, unless you plan on doing CAD, or editing. 2gb of G. Skill HZs, will handle everything, you throw at it.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Fifth, get the Seagate 7200.10 320gb hard drive. It's $79.99, so it's cheaper, than getting two 160gb at $52.99 each.
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

For thermal paste, definitely get AS5. It's the best out there. And for the cooling. If you plan on overclocking, get an aftermarket cooler. Go for either the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, or the Tuniq 120.
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

IMO, that Lian-Li mid-tower, isn't good for the money. Get an Antec Nine Hundred, instead. I think it's the same price, but will have better cooling and airflow.
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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i wouldn't keep the HD2900XT personally, because the 8800 GTX 768 MB RAM, is really good, max out any game right now....
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i actually wanted to do the dual hard drive thing...where they act as 1...its called RAID 0 isn't it? that what i was going for...ill keep the other suggestions close and continue to look for those parts you mentioned...thank you

doesn't antec have mostly steel cases? i was hoping for aluminum
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The build is complete overkill. Please tell us what exactly this is for, how much you are wanting to spend, if you would like to do any overclocking, and if you have any brand preferences.

EDIT: yes RAID 0 is when you take two HD's and strip the data across them both to make things faster.
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Yep, But If U Do Raid0, Remember Backing Up Is Ur Friend
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i definately agree with b1gapl. get the hz and get a gigabyte ds3 or msi p6n-sli-fi. and i would go for the 640 mb gts or wtih the gtx
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its actually my own money, i've been thinking about this for awhile, and finally decided to step up...and its for video/gaming, as well as the occasional MSWORD crap that school makes me use...as of now, i think anything under 2k is good...i have a bit saved up, and the rest is for the credit card...anytime i do something, i gotta do it right so it'll last me awhile, and if going overkill right now is what needed, then going overkill i will..and i don't want to overclock it ever...i prefer it to run nice at stock settings

thx b1gapl, ill look into those
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