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Old 07-30-2007, 07:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I need Artic Silver 5 thermal compound too? or is that not needed? Also, what's a good dvd/cd drive? anyone recommend one?
AS5 is not needed if you don't plan on overclocking. But it is usually recommended.

Heres a good DVD burner, I usually suggest:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X 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 2MB Cache SATA 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Does the PSU I have come with the SATA connector I need for the DVD burner?.. and is this all I need? my current comp has 2 drives, I usually only use one anyways.. would this be the only one I need?

One more question.. is it worth $20 extra for the antec 900 over the cooler master 5? I can get it for $85 at compusa where as the cooler master 5 is $65 after shipping and all? Is it worth the $20 extra or shall I keep with my current build that I have?
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I'd say it's worth the extra $20, because the Antec 900 usually go for $100-140. So go for it.

The PSU you have, has two SATA connectors.

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CompUSA.com - Antec Nine Hundred ATX Ultimate Gamer Tower Case, No Power Supply - NINEHUNDRED - Computer Upgrades Ľ Computer Cases

wow....that's an awesome deal for the Antec 900. Nice find IridetheShortBus.
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I'm so ready to build .. but using all my money sucks (I have about $1400 saved up).. gonna use atleast $1100 on this.. so gonna start back down at $300 =[.. it better be worth it! lol.. im currently on an AMD 1500+ at 1.3ghz, so I'm pretty sure it'll be worth it.
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Oh yes it will...it will be like day and night, going from that AMD to a C2Q.
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Thank you all so much for your help, and if you come up with any suggestions on anything.. or know where I can get something cheaper than by buying from newegg.. PLEASE tell me, I'd like to save as much as I can.. thanks once again guys... great group.. I'll be ordering this week sometime.
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I have decided to spend $20 extra and get an antec 900 case... will all this stuff be fine even in an antec 900 case? I hear PSU is at bottom of case, will it be able to reach everything fine? What are your guys opinions on this case?
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I don't have any personal experience with the antec 900 but it is always recommended for builders on this site.
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antec 900 will be good? everything will fit fine? I'll be ordering within the next 30 mins to an hour so I need to know this now.. thanks..! and will this be ALL I need to order? or is there something else I need to order for the tower?
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