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Old 02-19-2007, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Im building a pc and about to order the parts, just need a second opinion.

Okay, I've always wanted a 22" screen but I think Ill go for the 19" instead. Here's what I came up with so far, I just need to choose on which OS to get.

Case - RAIDMAX KATANA ATX-729WB Black Steel /Auminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156071

Hard Drive - SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152052

Monitor - Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254001

Graphics Card - Leadtek Winfast PX7950GT TDH 512MB Geforce 7950GT GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $245.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122013

Memory - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK - Retail $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087

PSU - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail - $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

MOBO - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail $222.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004


DVD - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner included extra White bezel, with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model LH-20A1P-186 - Retail $33.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106050

Card Reader - SABRENT CRW-UINB 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port - Retail $11.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820300608

Extra PCI Cooler - AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835888309


Total: 1,282.90 w/o OS


I am building this pc mainly for gaming thats why I chose that motherboard so I can do some SLI later on. I dont know if I did make the right choice on the Graphics Card though since I know that NVIDIA came out with a DX10 Cards but cant find the link for it or cant find it in Newegg, I think they are hiding it lol.

I will NOT be OVERCLOCKING so I dont know hm...... did I chose the right stuff?

PS, I am considering the E6600 as well as its only less than $100 more if you suggest it.

Please feel free to correct my build, oh wait, I still have to chose buy the PSU ahhhhhhhh. I knew I was missing something. Any suggestions on the PSU?
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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look for 8800gtx if you want the best current graphics card although the R600 which is ati's version is going to be better and by 2Q nvidia are suppose to open up the whole 8 series ranging from 8300 to 8900Gx2 which would be incredible graphics lol sli only gives a 40% performance boost although i do stand to be corrected i just upgraded from that exact graphics card to the 8800gts 640mb soon to be the third best lol which will be able to handle all games on full or very high settings. To use dx10 you also need software support as in vista which i wouldn't recommend until the first service pack comes out which should be during the summer. G-skill ram would be better i hear that it is awesome value for money and to be honest i havent heard of the brand you will be using so i wouldnt reccomend buy a good brand psu seperate to the case aswell.

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Thanks for the reply guys. I changed the Memory to this one......

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK - Retail $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087

and I added the PSU which is this one....

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail - $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

This brings the total to 1,231.93 w/o OS.

Anything else I shoudl change?

Edit: Oh one last question, whats the advantages of having Windows XP Professional over Home or Media Center? Can I do stuff on Windows XP Pro that I can do on Media Center?
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for gaming stay away from the media center edition cause it robs ur ram and processor away. Home or professional but not media center! Plus some drivers are abit crazy under media. I would just get home and be done with it unless ur going to do some networking then pro would be good.
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8800GTS 320mb????
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8800GTS 320mb????
agreed, its only 50 bucks more.. and about twice as good as that 7950gt
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Edit: Oh one last question, whats the advantages of having Windows XP Professional over Home or Media Center? Can I do stuff on Windows XP Pro that I can do on Media Center?
Why not go Vista?
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