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Old 08-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Just pushed the button on my first build, give me your feedback!

I just ordered my first home-built PC from Newegg. I'll be using it for gaming at 1680x1050 and also for general-use stuff like schoolwork, DVDs, and web browsing.

Case:
Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

Extra case fans:
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185060

PSU:
Antec NeoPower 650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371011
($30 off via a combo with case)

HD:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Motherboard:
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

RAM:
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227267

GPU:
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129113

DVD:
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171

OS:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116488

So what are your thoughts? It came to about $1,130 on Newegg after shipping, and after MIRs will come to $1,080-ish. (Also included in the order was some thermal paste, which costs about $12 with shipping...plus the case fans were $25). Did I make good choices for my debut custom build? Reassure me
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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Looks good to me, the memory isn't on the m/board QVL but hopefully you shouldn't strike any problems.

If you do happen to strike a problem at first boot, look to the memory.

A lot of people would be very happy to own that build.

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Old 08-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, if there's one thing that worries me about this build, it's the RAM+mobo synergy. I've seen a ton of people complaining about the P5Q Pro's memory problems. I picked the Reapers because they had glowing reviews on Newegg, and a couple of the reviews mentioned using them with that mobo and apparently having no issues. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that I don't run into any nightmareish difficulties. Don't suppose anyone here has experience using that mobo/RAM combo?
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, if there's one thing that worries me about this build, it's the RAM+mobo synergy. I've seen a ton of people complaining about the P5Q Pro's memory problems. I picked the Reapers because they had glowing reviews on Newegg, and a couple of the reviews mentioned using them with that mobo and apparently having no issues. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that I don't run into any nightmareish difficulties. Don't suppose anyone here has experience using that mobo/RAM combo?
well done, that's exactly what reviews are for, not enough people read them thoroughly...
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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yea that looks great i wish i could spend that.

all my builds are based on reveiws. it has to have 5 eggs. and i let 4 egg go sometimes.
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well done, that's exactly what reviews are for, not enough people read them thoroughly...
exactly huh. before i buy something i always look at every single review up to like 50-75 haha. nice build though i like it, it should run games fairly nice
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Nice Build! You Should be very happy with that build!
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