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First time home build need advice on parts list!

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December 9, 2006 9:22:23 PM

Hi guys, I’m ordering soon and would like advice on parts list and haven’t decided on power supply any ideas would be welcome. I am also unsure about the two 7900gts as the best bang for buck solution any and all input is welcome. Currently im not planning on over clocking (lack of knowledge) but am considering in the future. List is as follows

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive(Need 2 of these)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

XFX PVT71GUQL3 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card(Need 2 of these unless you go with the 8800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

ASUS P5NSLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
December 9, 2006 9:54:20 PM

change the mobo to the Asus P5B deluxe, or evga's 680i board. get either an 8800gts or 8800gtx, whatever fits your budget, either one will give you much better performance then 2 sli-ed 7900gt's. this is a good power supply for your pc.
December 9, 2006 10:11:04 PM

Save on the Raptors and put the extra cash into the GPU, you'll be able to get an 8800GTX for sure, and that's going to make much more of a difference than a faster hard drive.
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December 10, 2006 4:20:25 AM

Thanks for the the replies guys I really appreciate the info ill be ordering parts Monday the11th.

Take care
December 10, 2006 4:31:30 AM

I think getting an 8800 would be sweet. You can SLI that later but apparently you might need 4 pci-e for this? I'm not sure exactly, I don't have to worry about it any time soon.

Anyways I saw your ram and I was wondering what is the difference between what you picked out and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

I have a topic for this but I saw this as another chance to bring it up.

Good luck with the build, I plan on ordering on Monday also.
December 20, 2006 10:31:51 PM

Stay away from that Motherboard. From your spec's, you want a board that you might want to overclock. The ASUS P5N-SLI does not overclock much above 300Mhz FSB. The memory and processor you have chosen are capable of far better speeds than that. Also this MOBO will limit your Video cards to 8x in SLI mode as opposed to 16x in single mode. Go for a good single Vid card or a 32x MOBO if you must run SLI
December 20, 2006 11:00:41 PM

Seconded!!! Trach the raptor. Get Barracudas! 2 in raid 0
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