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Old 03-26-2008, 05:07 AM   #1
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What you guys think?

ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131219

EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130312

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817139002

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115029

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231145

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136074

SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151154

things I'd be willing to change still are the hard drive and cpu. E8400 comes in 28th!
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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Looks good!!
i think you should get the E8400, and a good cooler .
i read that it overclocks like a dream , i know u just said in the PM that you proberly wont overclock but thats what i thort too before i built mine
you will start to feel the need for MORE POWER
now im at 3.4ghz...hehehe

so i think you should invest in a good CPU cooler , i can't remember witch one but one of the tuniq towers are great
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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Wow Vitaminx, you are really indecisive !! Or perhaps you just want to get the most for your money .
I did some more searching and still couldn't find a Wolfdale for a reasonable price so stick with the E6750, it's still a great CPU. I would personally get some Corsair or Mushkin RAM but it's not my money . You do know EVGA's step-up program is only valid for 90 days though, don't you?
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Yea man. I was really hesitant about this ram. But over on Overclock.net I had a thread going on about it. And G.Skill won hands down.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...you-chose.html
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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I probably won't be stepping up to the 9800. I think the 8800 is just fine from the reviews I've read.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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I probably won't be stepping up to the 9800. I think the 8800 is just fine from the reviews I've read.
I agree, the 9800GTX barely performs better than the 8800GTS 512MB, so I don't think it's worth waiting for. They'll all still use the G92 core.
But I did notice this in the page you linked to:
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With Intel, memory bandwidth is everything.
This guy obviously doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.
EDIT: OMG, I found another post by this guy:
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For what basically amounts to the same price, you get a 25% jump in memory speed with no downside.... umm, yeah, I'd say the 1000Mhz memory is the better bet.
Please don't listen to him. Having 800MHz RAM instead of 1066MHz will NOT bring 25% more performance.
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EDIT: OMG, I found another post by this guy:

Please don't listen to him. Having 800MHz RAM instead of 1066MHz will NOT bring 25% more performance.
he never said it would. He just said that the memory clock speed increases by about 25%. Though he probably was wrong about having no downsides, usually those fast ram sticks have higher latencies.

as for the build, I'd go with this psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
never heard much about corsair psu's but I'd guess they are really good since usually corsair products are top quality and the specs look nice.
But this one is about the same thing. It's just a lot cheaper. Only real difference that I can see is the corsair having modular cables and the ocz having more amps. (though the extra amps probably won't matter that much since the corsais already has plenty)
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Hmm now I'm confused about memory again lol
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #9
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I agree, the 9800GTX barely performs better than the 8800GTS 512MB, so I don't think it's worth waiting for. They'll all still use the G92 core.
But I did notice this in the page you linked to:

This guy obviously doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.
EDIT: OMG, I found another post by this guy:

Please don't listen to him. Having 800MHz RAM instead of 1066MHz will NOT bring 25% more performance.
Should I buy the 800MHz G skills instead
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:19 PM   #10
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If the price difference is significant, then yes, the performance difference will be negligble. If however, the price difference is small, then why not get the faster stuff?
BTW, the Corsair HX range is made by Seasonic, the OCZ PSUs are made by the FSP Group.
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