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Old 07-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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These are the components I'm planning on using in the new rig and I want to know if they are all compatible, I had planned on assembling this rig personally, but there is a computer shop nearby where the fella will build the PC at cost, plus $50 for labor, and gives his work a 1 year warranty

anyway this is what I planned on using

Case: $154.99
Lian-Li PC-65B Plus II -Black

Power Supply: $104.99
SILVERSTONE SST-ST56F ATX12V / EPS12V 560W Power Supply 90V ~ 264V (Auto Range)

Mother Board: $81.99
ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - OEM

Processor: $165.00
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

Memory: $89.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card: $164.99 ($154.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Over Clock Edition HDCP Video Card

Sound Card: Sound Card: $94.99
bluegears b-Enspirer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Hard Drive: $79.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

CD/DVD Burner: $38.99
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner


In the end, without the OS, Monitor or Pherphials (Keyboard, Mouse etc)

Total
[975.92 w/out shipping]

After Rebates
[965.92 w/out shipping]

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Also, do y'all think the PC will overheat with just the case fans? because that's all the cooling i have, except the heatsinks that come with some of the components, do you think it'd be wise to invest into some more cooling?

any feedback would be appreciated! thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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do you plan on gaming with this. the 8600GT sucks for gaming. you should get the asus board at least the 8600GTS but IMO DX10 is overated for now and you should get a higher end DX9 card unless you can afford 8800 series. also get DDR2 800 ram not DDR2 667. the E6320 has more cache for a dollar more
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Dual booting will be fine for you. However, I do suggest getting the 680i chipset. Specifically Evga 680i SE mobo, it is a bit better than the one you have. Also, the e6300 is weak. You might want to go a bit higher...
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i think he has a certain budget to meet. and unless he is gaming then the 680i is overkill IMO
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You could get the 680i for an extra 20 bucks, so I do not see a problem with that.
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thats all the 680i is? all the 680i's ive always looked up were over 150$
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Here is one for 158: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188019
the 650i is 145, so there is not a huge difference.
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do you plan on gaming with this. the 8600GT sucks for gaming. you should get the asus board at least the 8600GTS but IMO DX10 is overated for now and you should get a higher end DX9 card unless you can afford 8800 series. also get DDR2 800 ram not DDR2 667. the E6320 has more cache for a dollar more
I'll go ahead and change the processor and ram then, and I'll use it for a little gaming, but not playing alot online or anything since my internet connection is rather slow. And I'd like to keep the build around $1,000 (Excluding monitors and stuff). I imagine I could downgrade the PSU so I could have a little more cash to put toward a better video card, do you think that'd be a smart move?. Also, is there much difference between the two mobos in my list? otherwise i'm kinda leaning toward the cheaper asus board.

Would this be a good video card for gaming?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143090
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the 7950GT is great for gaming. little overpriced IMO because the X1950PRO offers a little worse performance at almost 50$ cheaper. before rebates its 70$ cheaper last i saw. but ive always like nvidia better for some reason
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The P5B will own the 680i at overclocking any day. It's also rock solid. P965 chipset. I have that exact mobo, it's great, get it.

I also have that case, hard drive, and DVD burner, excellent choices there.

That's an awesome PSU, but overkill for you. This is a great PSU that will suit your needs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163112

If you're going to do any even slightly serious gaming, you'll want a better video card, even an 8600GTS would be better. This is assuming you want DX10.

Creative sound card drivers suck, no other way to put it. I wouldn't get a Creative. This isn't a bad card in that price range:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829127002

You'll probably want some DDR2-800. This is only $25 more, and with the money you save getting the Silverstone PSU, it would be worth it. This is an awesome deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

I dual boot XP and Vista with very similar specs to that, it will work just great. Install XP first.
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