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Old 06-20-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Let me know what you guys think of the following system:

Antec Sonata III FRONT MOUNTED USB ESATA 500W 9 DRIVE BAYS STANDARD ATX
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SAMSUNG DVDRW 20X SATA BLACK BULK W/ VISTA SW
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 - Hard drive - 500 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 32 MB
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ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP SKT.775 INTL P35/ICH9 ATX 3PCI/2PCI-EX/2PCI-E 16X 4DDR2- 1066, SATA RAID0 WIFI-AP 1394
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INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHz 1066MHz - L2 8 MB ( 2 x 4MB (4MB per core pair) ) - Box
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OCZ 2G (2 x 1G) PC2-6400 Platinum Dual Channel
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ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512 8800GT 512MB DDR3 256BIT PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I HDTV HDCP 3D GAME
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:36 AM   #2
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What site is this?

That is a nice build, but I would be very wary of a PSU that comes with the case, especially with an 8800 series card. I highly doubt that PSU can handle it amperage wise.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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infonec.com

its a local toronto site and they have really good prices. i dont wanna buy anything online cause its gonna take a while to get here and if something goes wrong i cant go back there. as for the antec...i was reading good reviews on newegg about it, some having very similar systems to mine doing really well. ill wait for more people to chime in, thank for your help though
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I did a Google search on that case, and I fount out that this PSU is in it: http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=27500

Antec makes a pretty good PSU from what I have heard. And it also has dual 12V rails, so if you know how to balance power correctly, you can probably pull off running an 8800, but you won't have much headroom for upgrades or overclocking.

I did a little research and found the 8800GT draws around 10 amps of current, and around 110 watts of power. I could be wrong, though, I found that info on Yahoo Answers.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #5
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im very novice to ocing of any kind so there is almost no chance i will oc anything. Not sure what you mean by "balancing power"
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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Do not buy the 8800GT. The HD 4850 has been released and is on average faster than the 9800GTX, it sells at a price which makes all of Nvidia's G92 cards obsolete, and they are available at Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253 AA performance is awesome on this card!
Review if you want proof: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_4850/13.html

And I assume the Sonata III will include the Earthwatts 500W PSU, which will be more than sufficient.

I also wouldn't pay $150 for a P35 board, not when you can get a good P45 for the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299
The NB is shrunk to 65nm as opposed to the 90nm P35/X38 and it also features PCI-E 2.0 CrossfireX 8x + 8x support, and two HD 4850s in CF are faster that the GTX 280 for only $400, the GTX 280 is $650.
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Do not buy the 8800GT. The HD 4850 has been released and is on average faster than the 9800GTX, it sells at a price which makes all of Nvidia's G92 cards obsolete, and they are available at Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253 AA performance is awesome on this card!
Review if you want proof: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_4850/13.html

And I assume the Sonata III will include the Earthwatts 500W PSU, which will be more than sufficient.

I also wouldn't pay $150 for a P35 board, not when you can get a good P45 for the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299
The NB is shrunk to 65nm as opposed to the 90nm P35/X38 and it also features PCI-E 2.0 CrossfireX 8x + 8x support, and two HD 4850s in CF are faster that the GTX 280 for only $400, the GTX 280 is $650.
The video card is actually gonna cost me 150 not 180 so its a good deal, the card ur saying is going back to 200+

Thanks for the sonata comment, the case i had b4 was pretty bad.

And the p35 board i selected is cause it has wifi (this pc is gonna replace my laptop, so there are no cables or modem box in that room)

Im trying to go for around 800$, budget gaming rig
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The video card is actually gonna cost me 150 not 180 so its a good deal, the card ur saying is going back to 200+
It's $199 and $169 with the MIR, isn't it? And performance will be noticably better than the GT. I really think it's worth going with the P45 though, it's not the end of the world if you have to use a Wireless adapter.
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It's $199 and $169 with the MIR, isn't it? And performance will be noticably better than the GT. I really think it's worth going with the P45 though, it's not the end of the world if you have to use a Wireless adapter.
im sourcing everything from a local vendor cause i live in canada so i dont want to deal with shipping costs, taxes, duties and whatever other crap they will add on. once they do...the "savings" are gone. i have a wireless router in the other room, if i dont get this mobo how would i get wireless internet? do i buy an adapter? how much do those cost
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You just need a PCI adapter, just plugs into the PCI slot and voila: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130050
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