Final build: Some small bits to fix

Mammoth

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See it here.

Now the bits to fix..

Is the power supply worth the money?
Is the Zalman version of the 8800 GT better than the normal one?
Anything else that could be a conflict/better?
 

Atomic Rooster

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That's a very good power supply. If you don't have to have a modular, the OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W will supply more amps at the same power rating. It's very reliable, efficient, and it's cheaper at $79.95 ($64.95 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate).

The Zalman version of the XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog is another good choice. It offers better cooling than the standard coolers available on them.

Everything else looks great. Should be a great performer. :D
 

Mammoth

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Yeah I'm pretty excited. This'll be my first build. Because this is a computer for my entire family and my mom's paying, we might get 4GB of RAM now and add more later, but I guess that's not a huge problem. We'll see.
 

worshipme

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Why are you buying an Nvidia board if you're not going to be running SLI? I swear by a P35, much better overclockers than the 750i: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130098
Is the Zalman version of the 8800 GT better than the normal one?
Yes! I used to have a reference XFX 8800GT, but the cooler was useless, 90c at load and quite noisy too. I was just going to replace it, but then I found out about the card in my sig. It has a sweet spiral cooler and a voltage jumper. I wrote a review here: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=70301
My first attempts at overclocking the card weren't very succesful, but the voltage jumper fixed that (read on after the conclusion).
Don't get a reference design whatever you do.
I don't really think you need 8GB of RAM though, but make sure you get a kit with CAS 4 timings.
 

Mammoth

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SLI for future expansion. Perhaps another 8800. Glad to see the Zalman version is good though.
 
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