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Old 07-21-2008, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm brand new to TF.

My computer is pretty outdated and I'm getting a new one for College. Here is what I've picked out:

Case: NZXT Lexa BlackLine

Newegg.com - NZXT LEXA BlackLine Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

MoBo: Asus P5N-E SLI 650i

Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Vid Card: XFX GTX 260 896MB PCI-E

Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADDU GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU: OCZ GamexStream 600W

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC - Power Supplies

CPU: Intel Quad Core 2.4GHz Kentsfield [Q6600]

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

RAM: 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

HD: WD Caviar 640GB SATA 7200RPM

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD-ROM 20x

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 SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Total Comes to about $1,200, which is my budget.

See any conflicts, or suggestions?
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest this mobo
Newegg.com - MSI P7N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I heard the 750i series of motherboards have been a bit buggy. Have they updated the drivers/BIOS's?
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I would get a HD 4870, which is faster than the GTX 260, and a biostar p45 motherboard.

Newegg.com - DIAMOND 4870PE5512 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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agreed, you don't have to deal with an SLI chipset, plus the HD 4850 and HD 4870 are dominating for price to performance (and they are dealing with most budget's anyways)
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Ok so I will check out the 4870 and the Biostar. They look pretty good.

Any conflicts with my ram / cpu?
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Nope. Most Intel Chipsets (X38/X48 and P45 being the better ones) will support all the Intel LGA 775 processors, even the 45nm versions. Your memory will work fine, as it is only DDR2 800 and will be supported by nearly any modern motherboard. Lately the Intel Chipset/CrossfireX Support and ATI video cards have been the way to go! You won't be disappointed there!
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Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it.

Should be ordering the parts here in a couple weeks. I'll post pics of my progress and such.

Once I get it setup and stable and such, I'm going to invest in a watercooling setup. I'm so tired of air cooling.
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