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Noob here, need help with my homebuilt

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January 19, 2007 12:37:39 AM

Really need help with tower and motherboard especially. Only thing set in stone is the CPU, change anything else you want! Keep in mind Id like to overclock it down the road. The case will not be seen, just want it to fit my 8800GTS and have USB in front along with audio. Also for Motherboard since I will be using vista Ill be using onboard audio for not atleast. Thanks guys

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LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSAH22N-BK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136103
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$29.99


Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129154
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$129.99


Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136003
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Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$89.99


eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130071
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Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $49.99 1 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $49.99 2 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $69.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $79.99 3 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $99.99
-$20.00 Instant
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$419.99
$399.99


OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341001
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$114.99


OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P8002GK - Retail
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ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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$194.99


Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115003
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January 19, 2007 1:31:02 AM

Worry the most about your PSU.
All looks ok to me.
You might want better RAM and a CPU cooler for overclocking.
January 19, 2007 11:57:36 AM

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I don't see any problems with the case, mobo & video. If you're worried about the psu,

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail N82E16817341002 $164.99 ($139.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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January 19, 2007 6:19:25 PM

whats wrong with the PSU and Ram? I thought the ram was made for overclocking, am I wrong? Please educate me
January 19, 2007 8:30:54 PM

Nothing is "wrong" All will work.
The RAM is good, sorry, I didn't read it correctly.
The PSU is also good, well 600w from a lesser brand is not enough.
Get a better PSU if you want to add more / hungry devices later.
Also, might want to upgrade the DVD burner, if it's not DL.

Your CPU might be "too" good. A E6400 might be good enough if you. Then with the $100 saved, get a quad core later or a killer CPU heat-sink.

Confused enough?
I can help more if I know what this is used for..
January 19, 2007 9:46:47 PM

Actually, you are helping out a lot. I thought OCz was a good PSU? Please recommend a few you think would work better?

I am also reading problems with OCZ ram working with some of these mother boards so maybe I should pick another brand?

I am not sure on the Motherboard either, seems like I'm paying a lot for features I dont care about like wi fi and the remote and the raid stuff, I dont care about it. I only picked the mobo because the mags says its good. Can you recommend one that I can get the same performace out of with out the bells and whistles I dont care about? Remember, Id like it to be Overclocking friendly though.

Thanks
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