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Old 10-12-2007, 02:31 PM   #11
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I like the componets you are putting in it. I would consider getting the antec 900 it has two front fans one in the back and a top blow hole. Also has a option for a side 120mm fan
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #12
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Yeah the Antec 900 case is nice. I have two now, and both work extremely well.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:22 PM   #13
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i'm right now shopping around for best prices and realized, since i haven't put a comp together before, which pieces should i expect to not come with cables???
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All should come with cables. Wouldn't worry about that either
Even OEM items tend to come with some cables.

Your motherboard will come with adapters for hard drives and DVD drive (as HDD's and disk drives dont tend to come with anything) and your power supply will have all the power adapters you need.

Your case should come with all screws, etc too
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sweet thanx alot been a ton of help
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #16
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one last thing, with this setup would you get the vista 32 bit or 64 bit?
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:57 PM   #17
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after talking to my friend i think i'm going to take his suggestion and get xp because of the problems vista is having and plan on eventually upgrading. and get this setup

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersio [...] ChangeItem

just going to double check that everything is compatable and i didn't screw up somewhere when searching
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I'm afraid that link doesn't work, but XP I think is a good idea. Personally, I don't think I'll switch to Vista.
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after a few suggestions from some other people i am talking to i changed a few things and am going with this now,

pc case ANTEC: - CHAS ATX TWR 3 5.25-6 3.5 4 FANS

hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB

cd-rom drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X

processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz

processor cooling fan: Zalman 9700

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

memory modules: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB)

power supply: not sure

video card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB

was telling me to go with this power supply instead

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx [...] 66485.html

but i don't know what the differences is other than power and never really was told why it is better to get the weaker one or the more powerful one other than price and
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Here's a general rundown for power supply in relation to video cards. In single card installations:

8800Ultra Superclocked 768MB
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...7-AR&family=23

Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 34 Amp Amps. Two available 6-pin Molex hard drive power dongles

8800GTS $249 and up

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...5-AR&family=23
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps.

GeForce 8600GTS 256MB $139 and up

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...pecs&family=23
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.


When you build a custom system, finding the appropriate Power Supply is a hard thing to figure out considering most companies do not have specific guide lines for just the motherboard.

Too low of a wattage will cause over heating and equiptment failure, while some 1000W and up Power supplies running at 80% proficiency cost almost $400. Almost always the video card power requirements will govern the minimum size power supply you can use. Each card will list the minimum amps for the minimum amps for the 12 volt rail that the video card is mounted and a minimum watts for the power supply. For power requirements, assume the power supply should be able to power the most extreme video card or cards you will ever install.

If you buy an SLI certified power supply for the NVIDIA 8800Ultra it will probably work with any system you will ever build but may cost a small fortune.
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