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Another noob DIY build... need some advice
Jan 8, 2007, 4:33 PM
-> Antec P180 - $105
-> Antec True Power 550W - $80.99
-> MSI P965 Platinum - $134
-> Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - $318
-> Patriot 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 - $220.99
-> 2x WE 250GB SATA - $74.99 each
-> SAPPHIRE X1900GT 256MB - $164.99
I'm gonna get a SATA DVD writer also, just haven't found one yet.
I'm also planning on replacing the video card next year with a DX10 card.
I'm concerned about the mother board choice. I have a lil more money in my budget, is the MSI P965 a good choice?
Thanks in advance for the input!
Jan 12, 2007
another noob build advice
Jan 9, 2007, 1:28 AM
I've heard some not too stellar things about the MSI p965's set up. Any other suggestions on a mid-range priced mobo?
Jan 12, 2007, 4:49 PM
anything bad? good? ugly??
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Jan 12, 2007, 5:14 PM
gigabyte s3 or the ds3
Jan 12, 2007, 5:26 PM
Good choice on the ram, I have that same ram and I was easily able to overclock it from 800 to about 950 without a problem.
Jan 12, 2007, 5:36 PM
May I suggest getting a DVD burner and possibly a media card reader?
The Gigabyte S3 and DS3 have been getting good reviews. I should have opted for that instead of my vanilla P5B - but for now it does what I need it to do.
BTW - you will love the case - consider the black version.
Jan 12, 2007, 5:45 PM
x1950 pro instead of the x1900gt if you can afford it.
And I heard GOOD things about the MSI P965 Platinum
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