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Old 02-18-2007, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first post and I've been thinking about building a new system around summer time when Hellgate: London comes out and have been lurking here for some ideas. I just recently started to get pricing on particular items and build mock systems and was wondering if this build was ok. I know that by the time summer comes around this stuff will probably be a little outdated and hopefully cheaper so I'll either save some money on this setup or reconfigure later. I believe everything seems ok but I would mainly like some mobo and psu suggestions. Suggestions to any other hardware are welcome also.I really like the case but am wondering if it will be too cramped as I also plan to add a water cooling unit and don't really know where to start with that. I know some basics of water cooling but don't know which internal kit would work best for cooling the cpu and vga. The topower/epower psu seems ok but have never heard of that brand and I don't know which mobo would best handle this setup:

Antec P180 W/O Power Supply Mid Tower Case 128.75 +shipping and handling

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=CA-P180

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 2.4GHz 1066MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU, Retail 320.33 + shipping and handling

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E6600BOX

STT DDR2-800 2GB (2x1GB) CL4 Dual Channel Memory Kit 201.88

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=T800UX2GC4

Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive 157.59

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-ST500SS

Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive 90.13

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-ST320S2

BFG nVidia GeForce 8800GTS OC 640MB 2DVI/HDTV PCI-Express Video Card 410.97

https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=BFG-88TSOC

Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-650W X3 650W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-ZU650W3&show=p

Samsung SH-S182M/BEBN LightScribe 18X Double Layer DVD+/-RW Internal Drive w/Software (Black) 64 for 2

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=DRW-S182LB

All this plus 136.96 for tax and 37.62 for shipping adds up to 1739.81

I was using mainly froogle and newegg to find the lowest prices as my system is mostly cost driven but decided to build a system using ewiz because they seem to have pretty good prices and I thought that if I got everything there it would be cheaper on shipping. For sometime I thought of getting a system from ibuypower because I didn't want to deal with building my own system and water cooling but again since price is a factor I just can't fork over extra money for that convenience alone. Doing some pricing I noticed a $400 price difference which I can't ignore. I'm kinda on a budget but then again I don't want to be too cheap and end up with a crappy system. Any advice would be a great help. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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cant see anything wrong with that, great processor/ram/hard drives/GPU, the case would probably be cramped if you added water cooling, if not it will be fine, so maybe look into a full tower case if you DO go water cooling.
Psu's, i seem to read alot on here that Enermax, seasonic, hiper make great psu's, ive got an OCZ myself when i started upgrading my system and ive had it for 3months now, no problems what so ever, looks good, its quiet, modular so no messy wires everywhere.

Ill let other people advise on mobo and anything else i might have missed
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