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Old 05-24-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Here is my planned Rig i intend on buying shortly, i need to make sure nothing is wrong or i can get a better deal on anything though. The price right now before Rebates is...$1,491.82 total.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

[b]2xHD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Video Card: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

PSU: XION Supernova XON-600F14R-201 ATX 600W Certified Power Supply - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817190012

Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

I would like to be as cheap as possible but i want a high end system i love the E6600 and 8800 GTX obviously lol so thats not subject to change anytime soon! Im open to any suggestions thanks.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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2 things...

1. the Zalman CPU cooler was combo dealed with another CPU cooler, weird, and actually doesn't make any sense...

2. the HDD you selected can be had for a little cheaper if you get the recertified ones, check it out...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136063

and btw, you might want to add SATA cables to your order, open box or recertified HDDs might not come with those included in the packaging...
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Everything looks pretty good. Nice gaming rig. One thing I did notice is that the case psu is at the bottom. Don't you think that would be a pain having to run all your cords diagonally across the mobo to reach the top bay drives? Just putting that out there. Other than that looks great.
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I have that case, make sure you get a modular PSU, you will love yourself for it. I don't have one, and I regret it, but I will probably get one after I buy a new video card. If your know how to use a dremel, you could cut holes to rout wires, which I've seen done very well, and I'm about to do myself.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:54 AM   #5
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I belive either my case or MOBO comes with SATA cables, correct me if im wrong... waht are the recertified hard drives? Why are they cheaper
Oh and my PSU is modular! YAY! so i sohuld be good to go with that PSU and case right?
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seagate > WD, hands down in the perp. recording hard drives.
Xclio...personally, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, but if you want it, buy it.
Arctic Ceramique is almost just as good as Arctic Silver 5, and a lot cheaper.
I really hate Gigabyte color schemes....if you like your motherboard to look like something a 5 year old made out of legos, then by all means get it.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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Whats Xclio might i ask? IS it the power supply? if so, i think it will be good its got very good reviews. What Motherboard do u suggest for around $100?
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Another Question in the pictures it shows it having a 8-pin power CPU Connector does my motherboard have that? i thought mine had a 4-pin?
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who cares what color the parts are the color doesnt affect the performance.
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I belive either my case or MOBO comes with SATA cables, correct me if im wrong... waht are the recertified hard drives? Why are they cheaper
Oh and my PSU is modular! YAY! so i sohuld be good to go with that PSU and case right?
I messed up and typed that your recertified HDD might not come with SATA cables when I meant to say your mobo might not come with them, I had just linked the HDD to you and had HDD on the brain, oops...

anyway, the link to your mobo is a link to a recertified mobo, it may or may not come with SATA cables, it would suck to get all the parts and have to order SATA cables and wait to complete the build if none come with the mobo...

and yes, that psu may not work with your mobo because of the 8 pin power connector, but I'm not sure...
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