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Old 10-22-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
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im thinking about finally building my own computer for the very first time and was wonder i u guys could review this and give me some tips and i need help deciding on a power supply, its going to need a few SATA, cd drive power, maybe video card i have to check. and will all of these work together well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144151
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116632
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130291
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

everything will be running in vista home premium, and its 3 HDD's(i have already a 250gb on my current computer which i will reuse) and 4gb of memory i plan on buying
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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Well, it is an OK build.

The things I would correct are:

1. The mobo. Go with eVGA 680i. Any one of those will be great (Careful with the nf63 chipset, which doesn't OC q-cores that well). The one you chose is good, but the 680i's are just an enthusiast's dream. Ask celegorm, or any number of users.
2. The GPU. For only like 100 more, you can get yourself a nice 8800gts 640mb. That will future-proof your computer for much longer than the 8600 you chose. It will also make a gigantic difference in FPS. Check out benchmarks on Tom's hardware.
3. That cooler is pretty bad. Go with an Zalman 9700, or with a Tuniq Tower 120. Both are great aftermarket HSFs that will serve you very well. There is a third one but I cannot recall the name.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:31 AM   #3
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if you dont decide to get the 8800, dont get the 512mb version, it wont improve performance that much, because RAM wont help too much on high res's on that gpu.

also get a creative labs sound card, there the best other than those really expensive ones.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:33 AM   #4
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The third CPU cooler is the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
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Yup. That's the one.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:37 AM   #6
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It isn't the easiest to install though. Having a screwdriver with a large handle helps a lot.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:42 AM   #7
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@ OP

Whilst I apprecite the effort you have put in to post all those links a simple description of each component in addition to the links would be nice, I'd like to comment on your projected build but I'll be buggered if I'm going to click on nine seperate links to discover your choices.



@ Thelis, Antec 9700?? or Zalman 9700???
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The zalman, it is late here..
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