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Old 10-29-2008, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first build and I am wondering if I did ok with the components that I have chosen? I am not a gamer by any means. This is totally a workstation for SolidWorks and AutoCAD. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am very new to this and I didn't want to go the dell route again. Everybody says it's easy but I feel a little lost in this whole thing. Thanks for the help.

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PALiT NE/960TSX0202 GeForce 9600GT SONIC 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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looks great you may want to also get an aftermarket cpu cooler even if your not planning on overclocking
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I think this video card is a better deal

9800GTX+ with free far cry 2 for $159.99 after MIR
Newegg.com - XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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This is my first build and I am wondering if I did ok with the components that I have chosen? I am not a gamer by any means. This is totally a workstation for SolidWorks and AutoCAD. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am very new to this and I didn't want to go the dell route again. Everybody says it's easy but I feel a little lost in this whole thing. Thanks for the help.

SAMSUNG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151173 $27.99

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137 $74.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136218 $74.99

EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16833315041 $18.99

PALiT NE/960TSX0202 GeForce 9600GT SONIC 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814261013 $139.99

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
$59.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231122 $49.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128358 $20.00 Mail-in Rebate $134.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115037 $169.99
the 9600gt 1gb is slower than the 512mb, plus the HD 4850 is the same price and loads better
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the 9600gt 1gb is slower than the 512mb, plus the HD 4850 is the same price and loads better
What are some good brands to go with for a video card?
Also, would I be better off getting the Asus P5Q pro mother board Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
or, would I be better off going with the Biostar TPower I45?
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no, go with the Tp45 its great because you wont need all the features of a I45 unless you going to be heavily overclocking the Tp45 will be fine.

best brands are XFX, evga, bfg tech

other good brands asus, foxconn, palit (since they make most cards and usually make high quality products).

the first three being usually the best. customer service etc. but palit is not bad either, ultimatley it does not make anydifference which one you buy beides ur customer service expierence. or if u are buying a palit that has aftermarket cooelr or sumthin, so dont sweat it, any brand will be ok.
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Is there anything wrong with the Asus? My IT guy seems to think I should stay away from the Biostar and stay with the Asus. I don't know. I am thinking of listening to you guys and going with the Biostar because there are so many more that seem to like them. What should I do?

Again, thanks for your help. I am such a noob.
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There is nothing wrong with Biostar, they make quality boards just like Asus. I just think Asus has been around longer, and people still don't know that much about Biostar. The TP45 that baron mentioned is a good choice.
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autocad with a 9600gt..?

i'd highly recommend a quadro or firegl card... as they are meant for like autocad and all that..
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