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My Final Build Components [Please check for me]

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August 14, 2006 12:29:40 AM

Hi,

So i've been trying to decide what components to use for my new conroe. I've had alot of trouble deciding. But i'm throwing caution to the wind and actually commiting now (sick of waiting :p ).

Could you guys take a look and check for possible compatibility problems. Or if i missed something out.

All prices are vat inclusive.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2.40Ghz Retail [£230.24]
Mobo: Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3, Intel P965 [£95.40]
Ram: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 [£170.32]
Graphics Card: 256Mb XFX 7900GT [£191.53]
System Drive: 74 Gb Western Digital Raptor 16MB Cache [£111.32]
Storage Drives: 2x 320Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, 16MB Cache [£134.26
DVD/CD Drive: Samsung Black Lightscribe 16x16 ±R [£22.69]
Floppy: 1.44Mb Sony Black Floppy Disk Drive [£4.69]
Cpu HSF: Zalman CNPS9500-AT Aero Flower Cooler [£30.42]
Case: Thermaltake VA8000BWS Armour [£93.94]
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 550W ATX2.0 PSU [£93.94]

Total:£1,193.01 - OUCH!

Note. I already have these components:
Logitech Z-5500
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100
Audigy2 ZS
19 Inch LCD.

Phew..., i think that's everything. I would have liked the Updated Armor Case With 25cm Side Fan, but i can't find it anywhere.

Thanks in advance.
August 14, 2006 12:49:33 AM

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Everything is top shelf. You have a good marrage of hardware there. As long as nothing arrives DOA then it should be a fun build. Good Luck


Thanks. I did notice the mobo only has one Pata connection. Will i beable to use my floppy/dvd drive ok?
August 14, 2006 12:57:11 AM

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I'm looking at the board on newegg and it has 2 PATA supporting 4 devices. You floppy has a seprate cable it sits on. This connection isn't usually listed in the motherboard features because it's such a standard item. If you really wanted to you could have 4 optical drives. Or you can set it up like a pre SATA board with 2 ATA HDD and 2 optical. That board gives you everything you could want in a motherboard except crossfire/SLi.


Great. Thanks for checking for me. Ordering now, hehe :D 
August 14, 2006 1:28:01 AM

It's really good to see people not go cheap on the PSU and get something really stable. Your choice of PSU is excellent - strong amps, good rep.
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