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Do you see any problems with this build?

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August 22, 2006 1:37:27 PM

I just ordered my upgrade parts and its been a few years since I've done this type of an update. I'm not a OC'er but I am a gamer, I thought of waiting for the DC10 cards but decieded against it since I dont want to wait. If I kept waiting for the next greatest thing I'll never update my system. :) 

I'll be bringing my Case, HDD, and Optical drives over from my current system. Do you see any problems I may run into putting these all together?

Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.40Ghz LGA775 1066Mhz w/ 4MB (BOX): http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=15780&s...

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE: http://www.xpcgear.com/asusp5wdh.html

BFG TECH GEFORCE 7950GX2 OC 500MHZ 1GB GDDR3 PCIE 512-BIT 2 DUAL-LINK DVI HDTV: http://www.pagecomputers.com/store/product.asp?catalog%...

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Antec TruePower TRIO 650: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Also do you think I should keep the thermal tape on the CPU heatsink or remove it and use a 3rd party product like artic silver?

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August 22, 2006 2:45:34 PM

if yer not OCing i see no reason to use somethin like arctic silver
August 22, 2006 3:42:13 PM

While that may be true, the minimal cost ($5-$10) is definitely worth it, especially if you may want to dabble in overclocking once or twice.

I hate to say it like this, but what is 5-10 bucks on a, what? 1000 dollar build? It's always nice to have the best, and there won't be a downside to having it. Just make sure there isn't too much applied when you use it. That can get messy.
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August 22, 2006 4:23:52 PM

I personally don't like the thermal goop they put on heatsinks.

I've used Artic Silver and like it very much. Make sure to follow the directions as putting too much will actually decrease the heat transfer and cause temps to go up.

And as mentioned, if you do plan on OC'ing one day, you won't have to remove the CPU and do all the work not only to remove the goop from the heatsink but also the CPU.
August 22, 2006 7:02:27 PM

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if yer not OCing i see no reason to use somethin like arctic silver


Or the memory he chose.

PC2 5400 will perform the same or better then PC2 6400 due to a lower latency when using the stock FSB clocks.

Only when overclocking would PC2 6400 be useful. This would save you a few bucks.

Also ditch the Antec Power Supply. Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Fortron and OCZ all make superior Power Supplies. Antec is mediocre and not that efficient (they don't reach 80% efficiency on any level Idle, mid or high loads). I don't know about you but I would very much preffer a power supply that generates power rather then heat which would end up wasting my money on a higher electricity bill and on better cooling in my case.
August 23, 2006 12:32:48 PM

Thanks guys guys for the input.
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