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Old 08-23-2006, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help confirming compatibility on gaming PC. ORDERING TODAY!

Ok I am trying to build a computer for gaming. I have never built a custom computer before so I am new to this. I am not 100% on what to look for when choosing parts. This is what I got so far. Everyone please THOUGHRALY look through it. I do not know if everything is compatible with everything else so I need someone to verify that everything is compatible with each other.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor ($250)Operating Frequency 2.13GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2M shared
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819115004

Mothorboard: Intel BOXDP965LTCK Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard ($120) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121035

Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.283mm x 0.238mm Pixel Pitch ($190)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824254001

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822148144

Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827106014

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($231)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

[B]Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) MX-PLEASURE-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144133

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100154L Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16
Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102698

Also if anyone has any suggestions if I should change any of the components I have chosen, please speak out!!!

And once again please verify that everything is compatible. Especially the motherboard and what not. I noticed that the RAM said like "3 volts" and "1.1 volts" and such. What is that about?

I know that I may need a new power supply. I am going to try the one that comes with the case and see if it will work. It is 500 watts and the PSU calculator I used on another site said my computer will only draw 380 watts. So I am going to see how many amps the +12v rail has on the PSU that comes with it.

Does anyone know Spevia (aspire)’s website or phone number?

Also someone told me that the Intel mobo I choose has an outdated bios and will not work with my other equipment. Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks for helping!
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Oh and I think I am going to go with this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

That is if that one is a good choice.
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looks good... go for it... but get the ANTEC psu...
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Someone told me that my mobo may not be compatible with the hard drive because the hard drive is a SATA type or whatever. Could someone verify this for me?

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121035

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

And I found a good deal on this card:

connect3D 3056 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

Is that a good card? ATI said it was one of their top of the line models. Is there something I have to verify to make sure the monitor is compatible with the card? The card has DVI outputs and the monitor has DVI inputs. But are they still compatible?
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The mobo doesn't appear to support a RAID setup, but if your only getting one drive or not using a raid type of config then I wouldn't worry about it. and yes, that's a good card...
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OK some people have given me some suggestions so I have updated my list of stuff. Here is the new list:

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Keyboard: Sunbeam EL-KB-07SL 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Illuminated Keyboard - Retail

PSU: ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply - Retail

Video card: Open Box: connect3D 3056 Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM

Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Floppy drive: MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM

Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) MX-PLEASURE-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply - Retail

Optical drive: LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SHW160P6S05 - OEM


So how does the new list look? Hows the video card?

Also is the HD compatable with the mobo?
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video card is awesome and HD is compatible... how much is the whole thing going to cost you?
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