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Old 10-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently trying to put together a gaming rig that is going to last me a couple of years.
It has been quite a few years since I've built a computer. How does this look?

Case:
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

Video Card:
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

RAM:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

MBoard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RX750-D-B 750W ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 SLI 8800GTX SLI CrossFire Ready Active PFC PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Hard drive, audio card and input devices will be supplied by my old computer. Does this look like a good build? Thanks for any input!
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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None of the links work.
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Same problem. Just copy and paste the link. It will add the information in on it's own. No need to add it as a link or however you are trying to post them.
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I asked this on a couple of other forums and the links work fine. Not sure what is going on.
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You copied the thing of the post, not the text form of the post
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I see what I did wrong. Its fixed now. Thanks
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i refer u to here for 9800:
FS/T: 680i, 2 9800GTX, Q6700

115 shipped

i would also change psu to this:
Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

this ram is better:
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Thanks for the reply. Why change the PSU? Also is this ram better because it creates less heat?
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The RAM you have just plain stink because of the high latency and CAS Timings for such a low RAM speed... the Reapers are all around better...

That PSU has low amps on the rails compared to the 750tx which is quite a bargain anyways
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Thanks for the reply. Why change the PSU? Also is this ram better because it creates less heat?
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the corsair is a awesome psu, pretty much the best around the 750w area, also the mega bang for ur buck. only negative about it is its not modular
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