New computer components (first draft)

Ok .... here's a very early draft of my new computer components. This rig is going to be capable of doing it all. I don't want to compromise anymore than needed on any component.

Please let me know if you see anything that stands out as being just wrong. This is my first attempt at this, and I'm sure I'm going to make some mistakes. That's why my first purchases are going to be the completely safe ones (i.e. speakers, cpu, monitor, hard drives) then I'll work on the components that are more dependent on the mobo as I don't want to screw up those items.

Thanks for anyones suggestions to this. And please remember I'm a newbie to this!

ATX Full Tower Case
Lian Li PC-777B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112213
1 @ 299.99

Power Supply (Wanted SLI Support for Video Cards)
ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT ATX12V 620W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194004
1 @ 149.99

Hard Drives
Raid 0 Config for both raptors
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136012
2 @ 249.99 = 499.98

MOBO
ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131031
1 @ 259.99

Memory
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034
1 @ 255.00

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188
1 @ 111.99

Speakers
Logitech Z-5450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168361211331 @ 299.99

Video Cards
GeForce 7900GTX NewEgg ASUS EN7900GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121002
2 @ 468.99 = 937.98

CPU
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115001
1 @ 1149.99

Operating System
Windows XP Pro OEM Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832116059
1 @ 137.99

Monitor
Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4335
1 @ 879.00

Total Cost: 4981.89
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  1. Couple of things

    First, consider getting at least a 700 watt PSU, as Multi-GPU systems take a lot of juice.

    Secondly, have you considered ATI? If you get a Crossfire X1950XTX setup, you will be able to play games with ALL the eye candy turned on, as Nvidia cards CANNOT play with them on. Also, Ive heard that ATI C2D mobo's are exceptional boards.
    Only disadvantage, youd need to wait untill Sept. 14. but its worth the wait.

    Like the Audio, have it myself, you cant go wrong.

    Also, consider getting these speakers:
    2.1 Versions: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836119101

    ALSO: Look into www.zipzoomfly.com, as they usually have lower prices, and they have free shipping, which'll save you a pretty penny.

    5.1 Versions: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836119106

    with a good sound card, you want good speakers. I have the 2.1 version of these, and they are the diff. between night and day compared to my old speakers. Trust me, they are worth the price.
    Other than that, it looks exceptional. :D
  2. Wow, $5000! OK, let's start off with the case. $300 for that case is way too much, and it's not even watercooling! You want a good case for that kind of money go to koolance.com they look like the Lian Li cases so the looks are good and there watercooling. You don't want a 7900GTX SLi, it would be better to get X1900XT XFire (not XTX) then you be able to run everything with all the eye candy. And if you get those cards, you have to change the mobo, I would suggest the P5B Deluxe. For the powersupply get atleast 700w, and I would suggest 700w OCZ GamexStream. And everything else looks fine, although I would throw in another HDD with some more room to store all the apps and what knot.
  3. Quote:
    Wow, $5000! OK, let's start off with the case. $300 for that case is way too much, and it's not even watercooling! You want a good case for that kind of money go to koolance.com they look like the Lian Li cases so the looks are good and there watercooling. You don't want a 7900GTX SLi, it would be better to get X1900XT XFire (not XTX) then you be able to run everything with all the eye candy. And if you get those cards, you have to change the mobo, I would suggest the P5B Deluxe. For the powersupply get atleast 700w, and I would suggest 700w OCZ GamexStream. And everything else looks fine, although I would throw in another HDD with some more room to store all the apps and what knot.


    Agree totally here. Plus I would add, there is no reason in hell to get a X6800 CPU. Save $500 and go with the 6700 and overclock it. FX-62 and X6800 are nice and all, but no CPU is worth $1150 when it only performs slightly better than CPUs costing 50% less.
  4. Thanks for the recommendation guys! After doing some research I'm going to change the video cards to the

    ASUS EAX1900XT/2DHTV/512 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121554

    Am I correct in the product is XFire ready already and you just need the proper mobo to support it?

    I'm also going to be upgrading the PSU to the 700w OCZ GamexStream.

    Still doing some research on the other parts. But thanks for the help!
  5. Quote:
    Thanks for the recommendation guys! After doing some research I'm going to change the video cards to the

    ASUS EAX1900XT/2DHTV/512 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121554

    Am I correct in the product is XFire ready already and you just need the proper mobo to support it?

    I'm also going to be upgrading the PSU to the 700w OCZ GamexStream.

    Still doing some research on the other parts. But thanks for the help!


    For Crossfire you need a special master card, a normal "slave" card and a XFire motherboard. Its rather annoying if you ask me. I also find it a huge mistake to go dual GPU with DX10 cards right around the corner which will greatly improve performance and be required for full Vista support.
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    For Crossfire you need a special master card, a normal "slave" card and a XFire motherboard. Its rather annoying if you ask me. I also find it a huge mistake to go dual GPU with DX10 cards right around the corner which will greatly improve performance and be required for full Vista support.


    You make a good point. Perhaps I should buy a single good PCI-e card that's very affordable and better than my current PCI (yes, pci) 64 mb card. Then I could sell that when the DX10 cards come out, and buy a decent MB like the ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 (which is in stock now). That way when the DX10 cards come out I can sell the card and the motherboard. Put in dual DX10 cards and an nForce 590 chipset motherboard.

    How does that sound?
  7. I've heard some sketchy things about those Logitech wireless speakers.

    Unless you absolutely MUST have wireles surrounds, I'd grab the z-5500s over those anyday.

    Other than that, looks like you're gonna have one hell of a rig :) Enjoy!
  8. all of it sounds good, just take a look at the speakers that i mentioned
    (if you need a demo, just head up to a reasonably big Best Buy, but don't buy them from there.)
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