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Old 06-02-2007, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well here is my list of parts for my upcoming build. I am planning on building an awesome gaming rig and could use some opinions on my list.


Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 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 With LightScribe Technology - OEM

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM


I already bought my memory and power supply which are below. I will also be using a sound blaster X-FI Premium sound card that I already have.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
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Don't get that motherboard, because there are alot out there, that are cheaper and perform just as well. So I'd suggest:

Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Other than that, everything else is fine. You can also save $100 by going with Vista Home Premium.
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ye i was gonna get that motherboard but all the reviews i have read have some things to say about the board being picky. So I got the ASUS P5B Deluxe Wifi instead but I would have stuck with the MSI anyday if I knew that the motherboard was not dead but the PSU rather. CompUSA told me the motherboard was dead
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compusa...what do you expect...
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compusa...what do you expect...
hey! i work there haha

Ye, they assumed it was the motherboard because the PSU was giving power to the fans and motherboard and we thought it did to the CPU but i guess not.
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i mean compusa would at least do a psu test, right?
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i mean compusa would at least do a psu test, right?
ye the first time i sent it there they didnt and just told me when i came back that the motherboard was dead. But since today i was working and got paid to fix my computer , they tested everything.

When they suggested that it could be the CPU and PSU are wrong since the motherboard was brand freaking new, I was about to fall down. I could barely hear anything they were saying since I didnt want the CPU to be the one causing all the trouble since neweggs exchange and return policy on those items stinks. But good thing we used an opened box cpu to test it out and that didnt work so it wasnt the cpu so we used a different PSU and then it worked
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Picking a motherboard is proving to be a tough decision. I plan on doing some overclocking and need a board that can run memory at higher speeds. What is the difference between Vista Ultimate and Premium anyway. I guess I don't have a choice with the operation system and have to get Vista if I want to play the new games with Drectx 10.
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LG burner are better than Samsung in my opinion

Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner - OEM
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I ordered all of my parts guys along with a nice digital camera to take some pictures. How do i take the pictures from a digital camera and put it on a computer anyway? I have never had a digital camera before. I should be getting the rest on my parts some time next week. So look for a new thread next week. Woot I'm excited!!!
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