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Old 06-08-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Alright. I literally just signed up on these forums.. specifically to ask about this build. Being my first one, I'm a little nervous to see how it goes I'm upgrading from a dell dimension 4600 PIV @ 2.4gHz. Old stuff, I know.

So, here it is. Please guys, point out my mistakes; gimme some input. This build comes out to be $2000 roughly, just to put it in perspective.

NZXT full case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029

EVGA GeForce 8800GTX- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Silverstone 1000w PSU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256020

Western Digital Caviar 320gig hard drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144392

EVGA nForce 680i mobo (included SLI mobo 'cause I might add another GTX later)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014

Crucial Ballistix 2gig-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148076


As I said, any input, ty in advance.
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:37 AM   #2
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It looks extremely nice, that case is looking sharp too. Very good build how much was it?
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: My first computer build. Input appreciated.

That is a very good graphics card and a fine motherboard to suit it. Just a couple of things.

First off, why get the HDD OEM? You do not seem to have a budget, so why just not go and buy it retail. From what I hear Newegg OEM isn't that... good.
Second off, are you going to overclock? If so, then that PSU is really nice. If you aren't, then IMHO 1000W is just overkill.

Also, I am not a big fan of fancy cases, but yours is just plain nasty (in a good way).

Edit: It is 3:44am where I am right now, so I am not sure if I am coherent.
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Thanks. It came out to be ABOUT $2100. A little too costly for my liking, but I'm willing to pay more for something better at the moment. If this build is what I choose to do, I'll probably start ordering the parts soon.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:14 AM   #5
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If your budget allows I have this to say:

Ditch the 680i m/board, go for the P35 chipset, 680i is old hat now (Asus P5K range if you are content with DDR2, the P5K3 Deluxe WiFi will do DDR3 but the ram is still hellish expensive, (Gigabyte has a P35 board that is both DDR2 & DDR3 compatable, handy for future upgrades)

Q6600 after July 27 will be a better buy

case .... whatever spins your wheels

psu will guarantee you won't be short of amps

HDD ...... you'll be better off with a SATAII drive, forget ATA 100

RAM ...... consult the m/board QVL (Qualified Vendors List) in the manual (whichever board you choose)

Video card ...... yep, for sure, shop around for pricing.

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wat r u talking about newegg is the shit
i love them
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he said newegg OEM products arent to great and i have to agree after purchasing an OEM dvd burner. Honestly there is no way your going to need a 1000W PSU you could save 100-200$ by downgrading to a 600-750W PSU.
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he said newegg OEM products arent to great and i have to agree after purchasing an OEM dvd burner. Honestly there is no way your going to need a 1000W PSU you could save 100-200$ by downgrading to a 600-750W PSU.
Well, if he is going to be SLI'ing 8800GTX's lol he's gonna need a 1KW PSU

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Ditch the 680i m/board, go for the P35 chipset, 680i is old hat now (Asus P5K range if you are content with DDR2, the P5K3 Deluxe WiFi will do DDR3 but the ram is still hellish expensive, (Gigabyte has a P35 board that is both DDR2 & DDR3 compatable, handy for future upgrades)
If he wants to do SLI he's gonna need to get the 680i, because P35 doesn't support SLI
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Default Re: My first computer build. Input appreciated.

Thanks for the input, guys. I'll switch out the hard drive. And yes, I'm planning to overclock.. at least to 3.0ghz. I doubt I need that many watts, true, but I like to give myself a little leeway [and SLI.. yar], and it seems to be a good [cheap] product, at least for the amount of watts.. It took me forever to pick out my motherboard, just because there are so many damn mobos out there. It took me a good while to find something I was happy with that had SLI, and all the other crap I'd like.
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Go Go for this RAM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146580
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