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Old 09-02-2006, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a system, looking for feedback before I spend the $'s

While I am comfortable building systems, I’m always second guessing myself on my choice of parts. I thought this time before I build myself a new systems I’d get some feedback on my parts list. Any comments are welcome.

note: I already have the CPU and MB.


Case: Antec P180B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017

PSU: SeaSonic S12-500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151024

MB: Intel 975XBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016

CPU: Intel E6700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115002

HSF: Zalman 9500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118003

Memory: Corsair PC2 6400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

Video: ATI X1900XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195002

HD: pair of Samsung SpinPoint P Series 250GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152025

DVD: Pioneer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129001
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Looks good..a couple things..

1) good name psu unit there, but you might want to find one with higher amps on the 12v rail.

2) rec Western digital or Seagate HD, as they are most reliable/perform well.

3) that mboard only supports ddr2 667 memory, not 800mhz
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Holy crap:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

or:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711001
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get this motherboard instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025

It will be in in 2 days
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Great build. Maybe you should go for a x1900xtx so It will be top of the line. You probbally won't notice much but It will still be nice to have.
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msi has a x1900xtx for 275 on $150 rebate lol
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Also I love the mobo you picked. I almost was going to go with it but I found this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks good..a couple things..

1) good name psu unit there, but you might want to find one with higher amps on the 12v rail.

2) rec Western digital or Seagate HD, as they are most reliable/perform well.

3) that mboard only supports ddr2 667 memory, not 800mhz

1 - I'm not that up on PSU's, i'll take a look and do some more research.

2 - I've had good luck with samsung and found them quiet.

3 - I verified the MB does support ddr2 800, which should as I try to OC.

Thanks,
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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turtile and Dr DMoney.

I already have the MB and CPU, got them from someone that works for Intel.
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reckliss and Dr DMoney

I take a look at the x1900xtx vs the xt.

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