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First time builder, need advice on what i might improve.

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January 18, 2007 6:19:16 AM

I' ve been doing a lot of researching and this is what i have so far. I think it's a good start but any help would be very much appreciated. This is all from newegg.com too.

Hard Drive
: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM x2= $89.99 EACH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail =$256.00
($216.00 after $40 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
or
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail =$123.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail =$249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

VideoCard: eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail =$399.00
($369.00 after $30 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
or
eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail =$589.99
($559.99 after $30 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail =$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

SoundCard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail =$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail =$509.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


Ok, so this is what i have so far. How does it look? What should i keep, or what should be added? What kind of fans do you think i need? Thanks for helping me out! :D 
January 18, 2007 11:35:51 AM

Top of the line.

While the case has many large fans particularly the 25cm, I'd be concerned about dust. The more cfm, the more dust. Dust sticks to the heatsinks & contributes to heating. I don't know how many decades it takes before someone comes up with a case fitted with an electric dust filtering system. Extreme? Not really. There are cases with ACs already.

From the newegg 8800gtx specs, the card needs:

Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)

I don't see a power supply on the list. I suggest getting a brand name one like OCZ. Or look at our signatures to see what brands of psu's are popular.

As for the hard disk, how about Seagate 7200.10 any size?
January 19, 2007 5:31:14 AM

Thank you for the advice, i'll check out the seagate 7200.10 :p 
January 20, 2007 8:20:47 AM

Anyone willing to offer advice and/or help? :?:
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