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Old 08-06-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
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For the first time I have decided to move away from prebuilt overpriced dell systems to try to build something for myself. I have done a lot of reading and consulted 2 computer savvy friends to help me make decisions for all of the parts. I am planning on buying most of my parts now and then ordering another shipment of the last few in a couple weeks. I also have a friend who is experienced at building computers who will help me put it together when I get all the parts.

Basically I am just looking for general advice as to whether everything looks compatable and should run smoothly. As long as nothing is a terrible choice that sticks out like a sore thumb, I won't make any changes. This will be my computer for general use in college, including a lot of gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812120406 CyberPower 895 10 Feet 8 3600 joules Surge Protector - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820214009 pqi Intelligent Stick 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model BD01-1033-0121 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028 ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231073 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109129 THERMALRIGHT SI-128 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711002 OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI ATX, BTX, EPS12V 520W Power Supply 100~120Vac / 200~240Vac 10/6a - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195002 ATI 100-435801 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012 Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112024 Lian Li PC-65 USB B2 Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152060 NEC Silver 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

Other parts not on the list that I will purchase later:
E6600 processor (when I can find it for a good price)
some type of front bay (fan control, possibly LCD display for fan speed and temerature readings)

Keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headphones, speakers are all taken care of.

Advice? Am I missing anything important?
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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WOW. Nice rig
Excellent for gaming. Everything looks pretty good but I would probabley
suggest a better PSU with more Wattage, probabley the one I have, OCZ GameXStream 700Watt version. Cost around $160. You never want to skimp on the PSU as it is one of the most important components in a computer.

Only thing I see missing is a legal copy of windows
But I won't talk about that here. DO what ever you want
Unless you are using Linux.

Good luck, have fun, and enjoy your new computer!
And welcome to Computerforums man!

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Old 08-06-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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Looking good

Power supply wattage is perfect - don't go over the top, for example 500W is recommended to be able to put two 7950GX2s in SLI If you have that much money, definitely get a Seasonic S12-600, they are known as the most stable and efficient power supplies on the market and will last you for a very long time.

For a good fan controller, I have the Akasa Fan Controller Pro with four fan speed controls and a LCD display with fan speed monitoring and 4 temperature probe monitoring - it is excellent!

Have you got a monitor sorted?
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Looking good

Power supply wattage is perfect - don't go over the top, for example 500W is recommended to be able to put two 7950GX2s in SLI
The supported PSU's for Quad SLI are from 700W-1000W.
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that rig should be able to blow every game out of the water at max resultion and at max settings wow that heatsink is a monster! make sure you take pictures of what it looks like inside whne you have it on and hten tell us the temps,
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Ah yes I forgot to list the monitor,

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-4335

So yeah I like to go over the top a little...

I understand ms of response time is an issue to be considered for gaming, but this isn't a terrible choice for a larger screen, is it?
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OK, for the CPU, the E6600 will stay put at $316. It's not that expensive.
The LCd display and all these gadgets are nice, but they are optional.

Besides that, the system will fly.

That's a Nice screen....*drools
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I understand it will "stay put" at $316, the problem is finding one in stock from a reliable website that hasn't marked them up in the 400s, heh. I haven't looked around in a couple days, though.
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Newegg is the one that will get you the good one.
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I understand it will "stay put" at $316, the problem is finding one in stock from a reliable website that hasn't marked them up in the 400s, heh. I haven't looked around in a couple days, though.
www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2280512&CatId=2397

Only $359 at tigerdirect.com and I would assume they are pretty reliable, my family bought a GPS from there before, and everything is ok with it.
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