New Rig Complete
Posting this on my new rig (In sig). Thanks to you all for answering my questions before I Baught all the parts.
Would like to mention... Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R was somewhat disappointing. First, the board is extremly tough, I needed to punch the RAM into the socks to get it to lock, jump on the HeatSink to get that to lock, and from all the wires I needed to shove in, my thumbs were in pain for the rest of the day. The DVD with drivers from the MOBO box did not work. BSOD happened because I installed my GPU drivers before MOBO drivers. Fixed it after installing MOBO drivers from another computer. I was unable to use internet until the drivers were installed. (I do give props to the board not snapping or cracking after the beating I gave it)
Also, eVGA 8800GTS came in a very CHEAP plastic box. But at least the driver disk worked.
Intel's HeatSink is very cheaply made.
I am very pleased with the OCZ RAM, Seagate 320GB, LG DVD-Drive.
High mention to Corsair HX 620W, very sturdy, tons of wires, well protected box for shipping.
CoolerMaster Centurion 5 seems to be very good except for the lack of instructions.
Overall: 7/10 Experience for my first build with an experienced friend.
**Will post 3DMARK scores once I finish installing all my programs.**
Corsair HX 620W
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
CoolerMaster Centurion 5
OCZ 2x1GB Revision 2 PC6400 800Mhz