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Old 03-23-2007, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have settled upon my first build. This is what I have in mind (decided not to but through EBAY) lol

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=4555411

A couple of quick questions though..

1. Since it is my first build ( and not very technologically involved), I will not be overclocking... at first anyways... Should I ditch the heatsink and get this monitor instead???
Newegg.com - Acer AL2223Wd Black-Silver 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

2. Is the PSU an overkill???

3. Would I need a soundcard. I am a gamer with a headset...

4. Would I see a massive improvement with 3 or even 4 gigs of RAM?

Thank you...
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to set the shopping cart is a wishlist so we can all view it..that doesnt work.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really sorry...

Updated.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No dice yet. After you move it to a temp list you need to log in and then set it as Public. You'll know you've done that when you have given it a name.

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Old 03-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL Sorry Sora. Hows that. I think that might be it...

Wait, it still says secure... *&^&^
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1) If you're really not overclocking, then yeah I guess you should ditch the heatsink but not overclocking a Core 2 Duo just isn't worth it. I would keep the 19", change the HSF to a Scythe Ninja/Tuniq Tower and overclock it. Just read a couple guides, shouldn't be too difficult. You don't have to max it out balls to the wall or anything.

2) Yeah it's overkill but it's not too bad. I would get something around 550-600W from Seasonic, Silverstone, Enermax, Corsair, OCZ etc.

My choice would be Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply at ZipZoomfly. Plenty of power for future upgrades and you can't get much better then a Corsair.

3) You don't "need" a sound card but an X-Fi XtremeGamer would give you a HUGE difference between onboard sound.

4) No. Not worth it unless your budget is pretty much unlimited.

Why the 80gig IDE hard drive though?

I'm also not a fan of the case but that's just me. You can do a lot better for $120 in my opinion.
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Hey don't be frontin on the Nine Hundred heh...that case is where Flashiness meets performance. There are better cases yea but If you are a young guy like me and likes to destroy his friends little Dells you wish you had a Nine Hundred...
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Eh it just looks too cheap for a $120 case I think.
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It;s still a very good case...it cools very well and looks nice too. There are crazy gaudy looking cases like the NZXT Nemesis lol but thats almost too flashy..
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No, I have done a fair bit of research and all of my selections seem to be highly recommended...

Just wondering if anyone has a link to a Barracuda 80 GIG SATA hard drive from newegg. For some reason I cant find one.... Wait, got one, its 8MB cache though...

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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