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July 8, 2006 10:43:06 PM

Hi all. I have recently put together a wish list for my first homebuilt system. I have spent weeks learning what I need to know to put this together and exactly what level of hardware I would need. I plan on at least overclocking the 805 D to a fan coolable speed. I enjoy playing high end games, digital art, (a lot of other hobbies) on the computer and am an IST major. I will probably be ordering the parts from newegg, and it will cost around 800$. Anyway, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could look over my build and give any advice or pick out any flaws in the wishlist. Thanks in advance guys!! P.S. I had trouble posting this to the newsgroups so i had to do it a few times. It seems the earlier attempts didnt go through but I hope I didnt cause any trouble.

ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

HIS Hightech HX80XLQ256-3TOEN Radeon X800XL IceQ II 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model

Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YD 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H10N - OEM

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July 8, 2006 11:00:49 PM

Hmm, the most obvious flaw I can see is that you should get a bigger disk.

250gb is the sweet spot at the moment for price/capacity.

Unless you absolutely need it, I definitely would not pay extra for a DVD-RAM compatible drive. In fact, I haven't even heard it mentioned for about 3 or 4 years.
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July 9, 2006 12:08:15 AM



You hit the nail on the head. There is zero reason to ever buy an 805. D805 builds are overdone and rather pointless. Get the D930 and have a decent CPU to start with, not one that totally sucks unless you roast it by overclocking it which has a nice effect on your power usage as well.
July 9, 2006 12:14:24 AM

Already made the switch guys thanks a lot.
July 9, 2006 1:05:08 AM

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ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Case seems fine, power supply is dubious. Especially if you're going to overclock an 805D, you need a high-quality high-power PS. Plan on spending at least $75 for a good one. You may wish to buy a case w/o a P/S to avoid duplication and cut the cost a bit.

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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Looks fine.

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HIS Hightech HX80XLQ256-3TOEN Radeon X800XL IceQ II 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

For someone who says he likes playing high-end games, I'd put more budget in here, with maybe a 7800GT for $225-300.

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Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core

This will need something much better than the OEM hsf for overclocking. The Arctic Freezer 7 Pro is a modestly-priced alternative.

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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model
Good RAM!

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Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YD 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Drive is fine; you can get 250GB/300GB drives for the same price if you shop around and wait for a special (got my Maxtor 300s at outpost.com)

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LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H10N - OEM
Fine, you won't find much cheaper.
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