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Old 03-09-2007, 07:29 PM   #11
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I was looking at new parts as well. I will have to check out your list.

I do have a lot of music and a handfull of dvds on my pc.

I'm mainly building it to game. Counter Strike: Source, Supreme Commander, Battle Field 2142, and some other less "needy" games.

But I'm also using it for school. Papers, power point, CAD, Visual Basic, etc/
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #12
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If you've got a large collection of music and dvd's on there you definatley would want to get a second storage hdd. You could set it up so your os is on the raptor which is a faster drive, and then put everything else on a larger drive. like this one: its still faster than a normal 7200rpm drive because it has the perpendicular recording feature which is nice and also has a 16mb cache, plus 500GB should be plenty of storage for your music and some dvd's plus its only $150 which leaves you another $150 for dvd drive etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148136
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Did you forget to add a PSU in there hascet or didn't put one in for a reason? I would link one but i'm not the best with PSU's..

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Old 03-09-2007, 07:55 PM   #14
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If you want to save $60, you can get that drive in a 320 GB model.
This will hold more than enough songs, DVDs, and games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

As for a PSU, I'd go for about a 600 watt one. The minimum requirement for the 8800GTX is a 450 watt power supply, but you want some headroom.

Something like this would be awesome:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #15
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Did you forget to add a PSU in there hascet or didn't put one in for a reason? I would link one but i'm not the best with PSU's..

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ahhh crap I knew I forgot something

heres a good one:$135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

but if you want to run two 8800gtx's in sli you'de need to get a 1KW psu

also with this build so far there is $115 in rebates
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Well, right now if you've don't have a tight budget I would recommned this combo right here...
Mobo:$380
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074
CPU:$970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115011

Those are the two best products out right now.
nice choice
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:57 PM   #17
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i would never run an OCZ GameXstream in such a high end computer. Look into the Silverstone ST75Z, OP750, or DA750. If not, try and get your hands on a Zippy/Emacs. Other good ones are PC Power and Cooling, but those are a little more expensive. To me, the Silverstone's are the best for you money.
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Why not the OCZ GameXstream? I have one and it's very stable and runs really nice.
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