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Old 12-31-2006, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default *HELP* I need input on final decision for 1st build...

ok so with all the help I got from people on here, I decided on all the parts for my first build...now I need to know if anything is wrong and any other advice you guys have for me...my budget is $1,000:

Motherboard: MSI P965 Neo-F Socket T $92
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $184
RAM: G.SKILL (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM $110
Video Card: XFX GeForce 7900GS 256MB $185
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB $75
DVD RW: Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW $33
Floppy: SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" $8
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 450W $60
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 $50
Monitor: Hanns¡¤G 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $180
Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 $20
Speakers: Logitech 32 watts RMS 2.1 $38

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not a bad build actully are you looking to overclock? If so there is a board that is about 13 bucks more that i've seen reach 3.6ghz on an E6300.

The ram is good choice..G.Skill is an excellent company. The HD is great. The Monitor is an awesome choice. PSU great one there but id suggest the 400w since itd be fine. Case is good enough.

NOW thing i recomend you do is take the EVGA version of the 7900GS. I trust EVGA and its been known to yield higher OC's as I have mine running at 625/835 from the stock 450/600 without volt mods. It will save you a few bucks.

As for the cooler my stock EVGA cooler keeps my card ice cold at 49 load OC'd.

E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^^^thx a whole bunch you really helped me out
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That whole setup looks great. I personally have the E6300 and 7900GS, and both are superb
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