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Finalized Computer Build (Any comments appreciated)

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September 16, 2006 10:39:22 PM

Here is my system(will order this week):

CASE - Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU - BFG Tech BFGR650PSU ATX 12v 2.0 / EPS 12V 650Watts Power Supply

MOBO - ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600

GPU - XFX PVT71UZDF9 Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Xtreme Video Card

MEMORY - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO

HARD DRIVES - 2 X Raid 0 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

SOUND CARD - Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

MONITOR - ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor

So far so good any comments appreciated.
September 17, 2006 12:19:25 AM

Budget?

Never heard of that brand for PSU. Someone else verify it.

THe 7950GX2 is a horrible value. Look at the X1900XT and save your money for DX10 cards.

Unless you want to overclock you don't really need DDR2-800 RAM. You can back it down to 667 just fine.
September 17, 2006 2:10:54 AM

BFG is not know for making PSU but they have been doing it for about a year i think. They are Ok units but are a bit noisy and not very efficient. You might want to swap it out for something else, antecs are good, and my OCZ is holding up very nicely.
September 17, 2006 3:06:54 AM

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Here is my system(will order this week):

CASE - Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU - BFG Tech BFGR650PSU ATX 12v 2.0 / EPS 12V 650Watts Power Supply

MOBO - ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600

GPU - XFX PVT71UZDF9 Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Xtreme Video Card

MEMORY - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO

HARD DRIVES - 2 X Raid 0 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

SOUND CARD - Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

MONITOR - ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor

So far so good any comments appreciated.


Hmm, I have heard of BFG power supplies, but after reading a few reviews they come back as an average-good power supply. You can do better. OCZ, or Enermax is what I recommend.

For such a awesome computer, why put it in such a misleading case? I would get the P180 if you like the look of the Solo.

Like shadowduck said, get a different videocard to save some money. 7900gs(199), 7900g(269)t, 7950gt(299), x1900xt 256(239), x1900xt(299) all come to mind, way better value.

DDR2 800 isn't needed for a conroe system, but you wont save much droping to DDR2 667.

The only advantage the Fatal1ty version of the X-Fi has is the x-ram, I believe. Wich does not give a noticeable difference in games. Save the 100$ and get the platinum (still comes with a break-out box)

Other then that, your system looks very solid. Nothing you picked isn't excellent hardware, but you can do better with a few components for your money.
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