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Old 01-26-2007, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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And this is what I have so far...

-NZXT DUET Silver SECC Steel/ Aluminum HTPC Mid Tower/ Desktop Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811146033

-EVGA 122-CK-NF68-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188010

-Update ATI 100-435843 Radeon X1950XTX 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express x16 VIVO Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814195024

-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

-CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4D - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145168

-Rosewill RCR-FD200 All-in-one USB 2.0 Black 3.5" Card Reader with 1.44MB Floppy Drive - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820223072

-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (x2)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144701

And I have a toss up between the CD Drives and Power Supply Units:

-SONY Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131039

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-PLEXTOR Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 8M Cache IDE Slot Load DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131352


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-PLEXTOR Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner included Replaceable beige front bezel - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827249003

And the Power Supples...

-FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600 ATX12V/EPS12V 600W Quad. SLi Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104025

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-OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001

That's my system so far. The only parts I'm concerned about are the Motherboard and the RAM, as I'm not to thorough in those areas. Can someone tell me if my selections are worthy for a good system. Also, please give recommendations. If something doesn't look good or right on this list, such as RAM configurations, please tell me.

Thanks!

Also, I don't plan to upgrade to Vista, at least not right when it comes out, so I have no need for a DX10 card yet.
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why ati? you have an SLI board yes ati will work but i would get an nvidia card then when you want to sli just get another one... if not you would have to sell your ati and get an nvidia or 2 ... just my 2 cents
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the dvd drive is an overkill, just get a 30 buck samsung or lite on it will do you perfect
that video card is also an overkill for the price its not worth it
for a powers upply go with a antec true power trio 550 watt it will be more then enough to power that system and its only 100 bucks
for ram go with a cheap gskill ddr2800 set dominators are overpriced
and if your not doing sli then go with a cheaper motherboard like an asus p5b, msi 975x, or an abit aw9d
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Mmm, how come the Plextor drives are so expensive? They have good ratings, though. Also, I chose the motherboard because it had good ratings and it looked decent enough. However, if I'm getting an ATI card, should I go with a motherboard other than EVGA, or one that supports ATI? I guess I should go with a cheaper drive. I just liked the unique style of the slot loader, as I have a Nintendo Wii and the slot loading mechanism is so cool! Anyways, thatnks for all the replys, and I will be looking for alternative pieces for my set.


One more thing, is their a good sound card that anyone could recommend. I here, though, that sound cars aren't worth the money and that on board sound is just fine. Yet, I would like decent sound, as I'm going to be playing games, watching movies, and listening to music.
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any creatives are good.. the x-fi is great.... your mobo will work wiht an ati card but you cant crossfire on an sli chipset... so if you want an ati card..... get a crossfire board....
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What crossfire boards are there? Any recommendations?
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all 975x boards with 2 pcie slots are crossfire enable i would suggest the abit aw9d max
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What crossfire boards are there? Any recommendations?
Lol... why would you look for a crossfire board? WHY?!

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Eh, I don't want an NVIDIA Card, and I don't want DX10, at least, not till later, when all the bugs are sorted out and Vista is as capable as ever.

Two motherboards I'm looking at for the moment are:

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127019

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2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025 (I'm getting reports saying this board is really buggy)

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3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136032
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you are making a very unthoughtout and ill planned build. What are you going by for video cards? the ones with 300 reviews 5/5? lol.

You would be making a mistake buying that 1950xtx. if you want to wait till dx10 bugs are worked out get a 1950pro. instead. Or better yet, a 8800gts. O dang a nvidia card. I bet it is so bad because it outperforms the 1950xtx right?

You must not understand how dx10 works. you can play all your games in dx9 mode and it will be just like any dx9 card with better performance. YOu don't have to have vista to use a dx10 card......
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