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Old 08-31-2007, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am ready to purchase, most likely tonight. Please tell me if there are any incompatibilities. Here is my proposed build:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz $284.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R $129.99
2 Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $109.99 with $40 rebate. (total 4gb)
2 Western Digital Cavier WD7500AAKS $199.99 RAID 0
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready $289.99 with $20 rebate (already purchased)
SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) $319.99 with $20 rebate (already purchased)
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate $199.99
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Black (OEM) SATA Model $36.99
Antec 900 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case CompUSA $109 with $30 rebate (already purchased)
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply $89.99 with $10 rebate (already purchased)
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard $69.99
Logitech G5 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse $45.99
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler $64.99
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $5.99

$2,150
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My goodness, that is one heck of a system. I'm not trying to change your mind, but I would of gone for 2 x Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750GB hard drives, because they are just as fast, but offer much more space. But it's your choice, not mine. Other than that, awesome build!
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Thanks B1. That has been my biggest dilemma. I am going with the raptors, because I plan to video and photo edit.
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nice build... i would also recommend the WD 750's but since u said ur doing Photoshop/Video Editing its perfect..
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Strangely, I have been reading more about the WD 750 and I am impressed at how much quieter they are than the Raptors. I think I might switch to them because I hate computer noise.
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I would recommend it, because their speed is on par with the Raptors. Photo and video editing take up a lot of space too. So you get the best of both worlds.
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You can find retail versions of vista ultimate on ebay for sub 200 brand new.
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Thanks San for the heads up on Ebay. I will do that and I am definitely getting the WD 750's.

Is there any reason to expect Labor Day Deals if I wait the weekend out?
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maybe a few but i wouldn't expect much with all the back to school deals ending
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it might be like a few dollars (assuming they have a sale) but just hit the buy button!!
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