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Old 10-19-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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I know, I've posted 2 other of these threads in the past

As some of you know, one of my friends who is a recovering drug addict fell off the recovery wagon and in a relapse he stole all the money I had to build a new PC, I have since earned almost enough to pay for a new rig but the last list I had put together either went up or some parts were discontinued, so now that I'm not (completely) broke this is what I plan on building.

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


Power Supply: $109.99 ($94.99 After Rebate)
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC

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


Processor: $171.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor


Memory: $65.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


Video Card: $294.99 ($274.99 after rebate)
EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Sound Card: Sound Card: $99.99 (Optional)
bluegears b-Enspirer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card


Hard Drive: I don't know which is a better drive, which one would y'all recommend?
$109.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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


CD/DVD Burner: $29.99
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 DVDR DVD Burner - OEM


In the end, Without the OS and shipping it came out to

Total
[1,119.91 w/Hard Drive 1, and w/out shipping]
[1,089.91 w/Hard Drive 2, and w/out shipping]

[1,019.92 w/Hard Drive 1, w/out Soundcard and w/out shipping]
[989.92 w/Hard Drive 2, w/out Soundcard and w/out shipping]

After Rebates
[1094.91 w/Hard Drive 1 and w/out shipping]
[1064.91 w/Hard Drive 2 and w/out shipping]

[994.92 w/Hard Drive 1, w/out Soundcard and w/out shipping]
[964.92 w/Hard Drive 2, w/out Soundcard and w/out shipping]

-Y'all think that setup will work? also, if something is OEM (like the hard drive) does that mean I have to buy cables? or are they included?

-Does that build look like it would stay cool? all I have in the way of cooling is the fans that come on the case.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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Looks nice. A few minor points:
- Even though it's only 550 watts, this PSU is much better. And it'll still easily power your rig:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002

- The Seagate drive is much better. I had the 250GB version of that WD drive, and it failed within a few months. I got that Seagate drive, and it's great. Noticeably faster.


OEM does mean you have to get cables separately. However, the motherboard should come with whatever cables you need.

The build should be more than cool enough. You don't need an aftermarket heatsink unless you plan on heavily overclocking. Even then, you should be able to get a few hundred MHz out of the CPU with the stock cooler.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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Typically both the Seagate and WD drives are extremely reliable.

I have 2x 320GB WD drives, 2x 500GB WD drives, 2x 500GB Seagate drives, and a 320GB seagate drive. The WD drives outbench the seagate drives slightly.

I'd get a cheaper case and a better processor, as well as ditch the sound card as most people will be happy with integrated.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
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All looks good. I'd go with the 2nd Harddrive and no soundcard (mobo has 8 channel audio which is good enough IMO), then upgrade the Vid card to an 8800GTS 640MB.

Do you already have an OS ready to install?
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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deff get ride of sound card onbored is more then enough
get the 320g hard drive
get 640mb version of 8800
and get a 650watt psu for upcoming cards
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If you only got so much money, get a cheaper case. If you got enough money for this stuff, get a cheaper case, then upgrade some stuff.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:44 PM   #7
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I have that case, and it's amazing. Much better than the Antec cases that everyone thinks are so great. Newegg has it for a lot cheaper though:
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...040&Tpk=pc-65b

As for the PSU, the Antec I recommended is going to be the best bang for your buck. You don't need a 650 watt PSU, and you're wasting your money. That PSU will power SLI 8800GTSs.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Barracuda 7200.10 is faster than the Western Digital SE16?

And if you have really nice speakers, you're not going to want onboard sound. I have that motherboard, and it was a world of a difference after buying a sound card with my Logitech Z-5500 speakers
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I have that case, and it's amazing. Much better than the Antec cases that everyone thinks are so great. Newegg has it for a lot cheaper though:
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...040&Tpk=pc-65b

As for the PSU, the Antec I recommended is going to be the best bang for your buck. You don't need a 650 watt PSU, and you're wasting your money. That PSU will power SLI 8800GTSs.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Barracuda 7200.10 is faster than the Western Digital SE16?

And if you have really nice speakers, you're not going to want onboard sound. I have that motherboard, and it was a world of a difference after buying a sound card with my Logitech Z-5500 speakers
My 320GB WD's bench 66.7 and 64.7 average, and my 500GB Seagates bench 61.6 and 60.7 average.

I'd bench my 500GB western digitals but I'm getting extremely odd results

Oh yeah the burst on the WD's is also 170ish where as the seagates are 113ish
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:20 AM   #9
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Hey, sorry to bring up a (somewhat) older thread, but I decided to go for a new motherboard instead of a open box one. So now I'm just trying to find one that will work with E6300 proc, support DDR2 800 Memory and have RAID capability for around 150-$170ish.

So far these are two I'm looking at
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
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ASUS P5B-Plus LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
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1.) get the E6320, its like the same price and more cache.
2.) get the 8800GT, dont worry about pci-e 2.0
3.) why so much on a case? i like buying cheap cases, and modding them, that way if you screw up, you didnt break a 150$ case
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