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Old 08-23-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry I know there are 100 threads like this but any help would be appreciated. This will be my first real build and I don't want to blow it just buying bad or outdated items. I have two items already bought and the rest is what I intend to buy and I have a few questions.

Samsung 216BW
Antec 900
These two I already bought I liked them after looking at them online

Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
Intel 2 Quad Q6600
Crucial Ballistix 2GB DDR2 800
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 250GB SATA X 2
GeForce 8800GTX
Tuniq Tower 120
Corsair 520HX

Ok here are the questions I had:
I am not sure about the Power Supply. I don't have a lot of plans for upgrade anytime soon will the 520HX be good enough or should I get something bigger.

I have read the boards a bit and it seems that most people think 2GB of RAM is plenty does anyone think there is much of an advantage to getting 4GB? I will probably just be using Windows XP since I am familiar with it. And the computer will mostly be used for gaming (MMORPG mostly).

The last question I had was about the CPU cooler. It seemed to look huge will that fit this case ok?

If anyone can help with any spec changes that would be appreciated also. I really don't know a ton so if I asked anything stupid no offense will be taken if you tell me =) As far as price I didn't really have a budget but I don't want to waste money on just something I won't need for gaming in the near future.

Thanks for any help
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a1: The PSU is fine for the build.
a2: 2GB is enough for what you'll be doing.
a3: Yes, the Tuniq Tower will fit in the Antec 900.
a4: That's the build that Tech Forums recommend: all high quality parts. You might consider the P35 DS3R, not P35C DS3R.
a5: No question is stupid. No amount of questions can be too much.
a6: This rig will handle most future games, for several years to come.
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a1: PSU will last you long enough. Stick with the 520HX.
a2: 2GB is all you need unless you're going to do some video editing.
a3: Tuniq Tower will definitely fit mostly any tower.
a4: Tech-Forums recommend this build. Instead of the P35C-DS3R, you might want to take a look at the P35-DS3R.
a5: All questions will be answered one way or the other. Don't worry about asking too many questions.
a6: Your computer will be able to play most future games.

I pretty much just paraphrased what Peter said.
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That was quick. Thanks for the advice guys.
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lol you guys are like mind-linked or something...
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think he read peter's first :/
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Cable management gets tricky on the Antec 900. Be ready to cut and mod.
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Cable management gets tricky on the Antec 900. Be ready to cut and mod.
you have to cut up or mod a case just to make the wires tidy? sheesh?
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I was reading a little bit about that board and it seemed some people were having problems with XP and the board getting the HDs into RAID. I was wanting to set the drives up into RAID 0. Anyone else know much about this problem?
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you have to cut up or mod a case just to make the wires tidy? sheesh?
Of course you don't HAVE to. You could tie stuff up with cable ties and all BUT if you want the thing bling blingin' I'd sure consider it.
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