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Best Build I Came Up With, How is it?

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December 20, 2006 1:33:28 AM

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz $370
Asus P5B Socket 775 MOBO $144
OCZ XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz $200*
eVGA 8800GTS $520
Antec P180 Silver CASE $144
Mushkin HP-550 550W Modular PSU $90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATA $73
Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW BLACK $35
LG (GCE-8525B) 52X32X52X CD-RW BLACK $24
$1600 Canadian

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December 20, 2006 1:34:58 AM

looks fine.
December 20, 2006 1:38:40 AM

It looks good, but, if the Barracuda 7200.10 is only a few bucks more, I'd get that, it's got the 16M cache... All that money on the system, you could probably cough up a few more bucks...

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December 20, 2006 1:44:31 AM

yeh but this was 1600 flat, i didnt wanna break it lol
December 20, 2006 1:45:12 AM

I'd recommend a better PSU. 550 with a GTX seems a little low, and while it might run it fine, I think a step up would be towards the better path.
December 20, 2006 2:18:08 AM

... read please.
December 20, 2006 2:44:42 AM

Even if it's GTS, you'll probably need to change psu should the need arise (more HD/DVD or even GTX/SLI/R600)

Just wanna ask, why you have both CD and DVD writer? Your DVD writer couldn't write to CD-R :?:
December 20, 2006 2:46:01 AM

Quote:
... read please.
Oh, excuse me for making such a huge mistake there.
December 21, 2006 12:34:11 AM

Quote:
Even if it's GTS, you'll probably need to change psu should the need arise (more HD/DVD or even GTX/SLI/R600)

Just wanna ask, why you have both CD and DVD writer? Your DVD writer couldn't write to CD-R :?:


Cuz' i dun wanna read CDs or burn CDs on a DVD-RW

EDIT : I found some plance where they sell items cheaper and came out witha much better rig.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz $370
Asus P5B Socket 775 MOBO $144
OCZ XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz $200*
eVGA 8800GTS $490
Antec P180 Silver CASE $144
Zalman ZM600-HP 600W PSU $133
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATA $73
Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW BLACK $35
LG (GCE-8525B) 52X32X52X CD-RW BLACK $24
$1613

Changed the PSU to Zalman ZM600-HP 600W PSU.
As you might know already, this PSU is modular and is 100% same as 700W OCZ GameXtreme. But labeled as 600W :p 
December 21, 2006 1:55:38 AM

Seagate 7200.10

And yes, I can read.


But your stubbornness to stick to some line drawn in the sand of $1600 is actually costing you more in the long run.......spending $20 on the total system cost is nothing......and yet it will make such a difference.

So, the next time you sit there and complain about the hard drive access times cuz of your lag and loading BF2142 or whatever, ask yourself: is all that moaning and time worth $20?

Answer: YOU BET.

Do yourself a favor, get the 7200.10.




OH, and you dun wanna burn CDs on DVD-RW??!!?? Would that also mean you dun wanna use a keyboard to type, or a monitor to see? Dude, live in the now.

But before you give a smartarse answer, it's your money. But don't ask for advice if you're just gonna argue the responses or be disrespectful. Otherwise, go to Future Shop and pay double the cost. :roll:
December 21, 2006 10:43:51 PM

Once again... just read...

when I said Read please I didnt say it to you, I said it to the other guy.


I have a 37gb raptor.. I dont need 7200.10

and..

Im buying two opt drives because I can copy CDs to an other and as well,
CD-RWs can read/burn CDs faster than DVD-rw's

Just cuz i only want to burn CDs on a CD-RW, that means I dont want to type witha keyboard or see with a monitor?

....
December 21, 2006 11:07:09 PM

Quote:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz $370
Asus P5B Socket 775 MOBO $144
OCZ XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz $200*
eVGA 8800GTS $520
Antec P180 Silver CASE $144
Mushkin HP-550 550W Modular PSU $90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATA $73
Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW BLACK $35
LG (GCE-8525B) 52X32X52X CD-RW BLACK $24
$1600 Canadian


You didn't say HOW MUCH RAM!!!

So How Much ? 512? 1gig? ECT...
Hopfully you got 2 gigs.
December 21, 2006 11:13:20 PM

looks good :) 
December 21, 2006 11:16:28 PM

Why don't you get a combo drive rather than a CD-RW? They burn just as fast and have DVD-Rom.
December 21, 2006 11:53:09 PM

Quote:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz $370
Asus P5B Socket 775 MOBO $144
OCZ XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz $200*
eVGA 8800GTS $520
Antec P180 Silver CASE $144
Mushkin HP-550 550W Modular PSU $90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATA $73
Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW BLACK $35
LG (GCE-8525B) 52X32X52X CD-RW BLACK $24
$1600 Canadian


You didn't say HOW MUCH RAM!!!

So How Much ? 512? 1gig? ECT...
Hopfully you got 2 gigs.

oops.

yup 2gigs ofcourse lol
December 22, 2006 12:20:43 AM

YES! Ugh but then i heard about 8800GTS actually coming before 2007. :( 
December 22, 2006 12:26:31 AM

Quote:
Even if it's GTS, you'll probably need to change psu should the need arise (more HD/DVD or even GTX/SLI/R600)

Just wanna ask, why you have both CD and DVD writer? Your DVD writer couldn't write to CD-R :?:


Cuz' i dun wanna read CDs or burn CDs on a DVD-RW

EDIT : I found some plance where they sell items cheaper and came out witha much better rig.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz $370
Asus P5B Socket 775 MOBO $144
OCZ XTC DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz $200*
eVGA 8800GTS $490
Antec P180 Silver CASE $144
Zalman ZM600-HP 600W PSU $133
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB SATA $73
Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW BLACK $35
LG (GCE-8525B) 52X32X52X CD-RW BLACK $24
$1613

Changed the PSU to Zalman ZM600-HP 600W PSU.
As you might know already, this PSU is modular and is 100% same as 700W OCZ GameXtreme. But labeled as 600W :p 

Save a few bucks, get this powersupply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Triple rails, 50A roughlly altogether on the 3 12v rails. Antec's flagship powersupply.
December 22, 2006 12:29:15 AM

The Link is Down
and all these prices are in Canadian.
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