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Old 08-11-2007, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final set-up~

Finally finished everything and I'd just like to show you guys my system. And tell me your thoughts/opinons since I can change stuff except the motherboard.

Case
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Drive
Newegg.com - LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X 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 IDE 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

HD
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

RAM
Newegg.com - Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Monitor
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments 280 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail

Mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail

PSU
Newegg.com - ENERMAX FMA II EG565P-VE ATX12V 535W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail

Video/graphics card
Newegg.com - XFX PVT80USHE9 GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Sound card
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail



I am quite happy with my new system . I'd like to know what you think. And thanks for all the help.



***BTW do you think this system requires water cooling?
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Everything seems really nice. But for the RAM, if you got the Crucial Ballistix's, it would have been much better!
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The graphic card and motherboard were unnecessary, or doesn't justify the price. Agreed, with phucng_10 on the RAM.....DDR2-800 by the way. Other than that, everything looks ok.
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Get this motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


If you really want to get Ultra then get this one

Newegg.com - MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

It is much cheaper and have higher clocks than XFX
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And get this monitor because it way much better than the one you posted

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 216BW Black-Silver 21.6" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1) - Retail

Or get this one
Newegg.com - LG L206WTY-BF Black 20" 2ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 3000:1 - Retail
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My computer store doesn't have Crucial RAM so instead of apacer I got Kingston which is a good brand. And how much better is that monitor? By the way does it need water cooling?
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Water cooling is more like a luxury item, if you have the money. It's not needed.
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Oh wow, I did not check the motherboard! You should have gotten the P35-DS3R! ! To me, I don't think that board is necessary. Running 3 PCI-e VGA? Are you actually going to use all 3 PCI-e slots? :laughing:
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lol most people dont use 2
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I don't even use any of them. Just my PCIe slot for the graphic card.
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