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Old 07-07-2007, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wheres ram?
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Nice mobo

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I recommend getting a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R mobo with an nVIDIA 8800 GTS 320MB Video card

As for ram either get G.skill or Crucial Ballistix 2x1gb
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Oops, here it is

2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR2 PC2-5300 upgrades for Giga-Byte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard, CT682951 from Crucial.com

Fixed the mobo link. Why an 8800 GTS? Why would I need that if I don't want DX10? I imagine most games will be DX9 compatible for awhile
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For the money get this Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail PSU instead

As for the CPU it depends what your budget is

Also keep in mind price drops on Intel CPU's are coming July 22nd
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I'm almost ready to build my first computer but wanted my list checked over.

Case

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Mobo

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Video Card

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail (I chose this because I'm going to be using XP and don't really need DX10. If there are any better choices let me know)

PSU

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 ATX12V v2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail

CPU

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail (or should I get the E6420? I plan on overclocking and would like to get it to 3.2-3.4 GHz

HDD

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optical Drive

Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc 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 SATA DVD Burner - OEM

Cooler

Newegg.com - Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm CPU Cooler - Retail
so ur mobo is the antec 900, hmm an odd choice indeed... lol jk get the ds3r p35 for ur mobo and get an AF7 instead of what u got now..... save u 25$ (check out svc.com for the AF7) and spring for the 8800gts 320mb
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Oops, here it is

2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR2 PC2-5300 upgrades for Giga-Byte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard, CT682951 from Crucial.com

Fixed the mobo link. Why an 8800 GTS? Why would I need that if I don't want DX10? I imagine most games will be DX9 compatible for awhile
Why would you buy that?

Its a waste of money IMO
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Why would you buy that?

Its a waste of money IMO
agreed.. s-skill hz or crucial ballistix 2gb kit, its like 110$ on newegg now
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What's the difference between the two PSUs besides 50 volts? As for my budget, I don't want to exceed 1500-1600 if I don't have to. And I know about the price cut coming up. I don't plan t get a quad core as I really doubt I'll need it. Also, what is wrong with the memory I chose? I just want to know so I know what to look for in the future.
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