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Old 10-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I've never built a computer before, although i understand the basic components and the most i've done is install RAM and a video card.

Case:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU: (Can buy in combo with the case)
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply 115/230 V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC - Retail

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF67-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Ram(x2): (The reason im getting 4 gb is because ill be running vista)
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Monitor:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 940N Black 19" 8ms(GTG) LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail

DVD Drive:
Newegg.com - Open Box: 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

Speakers:
Newegg.com - Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speaker - Retail

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

Heatsink:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

Fans(x2):
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan - Retail

My question is, is this a good build? Can I get a better bang for my buck? And will these parts be difficult to install considering I've never built a computer before.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you wait a few days, the 8800GT will be out, and the performance is pretty close to that of a gtx
and if your gettting vista, it has to be 64 bit to use 4 gb
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Isn't the 680i chipset supposed to be the least favorable one right now?
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If you aren't doing SLI. Then the P35 is cheaper and in most cases better.
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get these:

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

and a better Motherboard..
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

get a Tuniq Tower 120.. since the Zalman's are way overpriced for what they do (don't get me wrong.. its great cooler... its just a luxury brand to me)

agreed with Nosboost on the 8800gt...

Normally I'd say the PSU is overkill.. but since your getting it for 65$ (with rebate and the Combo deal..) I say go for it..

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

this is a good deal on the DVD-RW too..
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Ouch on the speakers....don't expect anything great.....
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what if he wants sli
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you mean for two SLi'ed 8800gt?

that maybe a good idea.. and i just noticed that the 680i LT is $130...
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I don't really want SLI, and the speakers, I'm not gonna spend money on 5.1 Speakers, my desk space is way too small for them.
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If no SLI, then definately switch the motherboard out for a P35 one. The one vernong1992 recommended is decent.
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