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Old 04-15-2007, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, looking to put together a new computer need some suggestions. I need a motherboard with 2 PCI express 16 slots because I plan to eventually SLI them. Plan to use this machine for gaming mostly. Trying to spend around 800. Need best bang for my buck. Also, want to make sure everything is compatible.
Case - Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo ORANGE NP Orange SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Mobo -
Newegg.com - ABIT AW8D LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Video Card -
Newegg.com - XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 EXTREME Video Card - Retail
Power Supply -
Newegg.com - APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK ATX 520W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950 - Retail
Processor -
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Memory -
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Hard drive -
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3400833AS 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CPU Cooling Device -
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
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Well, looking to put together a new computer need some suggestions. I need a motherboard with 2 PCI express 16 slots because I plan to eventually SLI them. Plan to use this machine for gaming mostly. Trying to spend around 800. Need best bang for my buck. Also, want to make sure everything is compatible.
Case - Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo ORANGE NP Orange SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Mobo -
Newegg.com - ABIT AW8D LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Video Card -
Newegg.com - XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 EXTREME Video Card - Retail
Power Supply -
Newegg.com - APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK ATX 520W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950 - Retail
Processor -
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Memory -
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Hard drive -
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3400833AS 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CPU Cooling Device -
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
A lot of people on this site dislike the Corsair XMS memory. I've been hearing that G. Skill HZ's are the memory to get. Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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hows everything else look besides that? compatible?
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a Corsair 520w instead. Apevia isn't very good.
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Definitely get the G. Skill HZs, that guitarplyrstevo mentioned. Much better than the XMS2s.
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try to get a video card that sends out the hot air out of the case.
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yeah i would stay away from that apevia psu and if price of that corsair is too much you could look into a forton psu. and yes the hz's are an excellent choice.
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get a seagate 7200.10 HD instead of a 7200.9 and then get an Arctic Freezer Pro 7 instead of that zalman.

Get the Arctic Freezer off of SVC.com though as newegg has them overpriced.
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wow....newegg sells the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for $59.99 and svc.com sells it for $24.99!
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yea I bought mine at the egg 3 months ago for 29.99 but they are trying to rip people off now with good reviews lmao.

SVC is a really good price though
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