1st build looking for approval Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: January 19, 2007 10:42 PM in Systems Share ghb70005 January 19, 2007 8:55:33 PM 1 This is my first new build. Unless advised otherwise, I’ve settled on this configuration. 2 Western Digital Raptors Raid 0 WD740ADFD $160 x 2 = $320 Sapphire 100186 Radeon X1950XT = $250 Corsair TWIN2X2048-5400C4 = $240 EVGA NVIDEA nforce 680i SLI ATX = $250 Intel core 2 duo E6600 = $320 Case looking for something small + quiet PSU No Idea I may OC a little once I read up on the details These prices and my vendor is newegg.com Any and all suggestions / insights are welcome Upon your approval, I may purchase this weekend 1 More about : 1st build approval John_C January 19, 2007 8:59:19 PM I never advise RAID 0 for a typical home machine. With all your data spread across 2 drives, if either of them fails - you lose everything. The performance gains just don't justify the reduced reliability in my mind. harty23690 January 19, 2007 9:16:56 PM I'd reccoment DDR2-6400 (800MHz) RAM as its better suited to the E6600. Go for a Tuniq Tower 120 cooler, its quiet and will let you overclock the E6600 to at least 3.6GHz. As far as a PSU is concerned go for something name brand and >500W. If you are looking for quiet, Seasonic make quiet PSUs. Case - I've no idea since I'd use a decent size case, its the quiet factor that does it for me. Antec P180 is quiet, and cool. But its big.... Related resources Looking for approval in Gaming PC Build - Forum Looking for approval for my gaming build - Forum Looking for approval for my gaming build - Forum Building a custom system - looking for a pro's approval? - Forum [New Build] Looking for final approval - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ghb70005 January 19, 2007 9:28:43 PM . so you think the 6400 series ram is better at a higher latency? about the same price unless I go for the 6400c wich is a $30 jump. . ghb70005 January 19, 2007 10:42:50 PM . oooo good call on the case thx looking at the antec 500w More than 100 viewer and no more thought? A good build? . Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources N00b looking for build approval Forum Looking for approval on New Build Forum First Post! Looking for TH approval on i7 build Forum SolvedLooking for advice on 1st gaming pc build Forum Solved1st Build, Looking for Suitable PSU [HELP!] Forum SolvedMy 1st Gaming PC build inside, looking for opinions/advice Forum Solved1st PC Build, Good? Looking for suggestions! Forum Solvednew to PC looking to build 1st ever system Forum SolvedLooking to build 1st: cheap, upgradeable Forum SolvedLooking for help with 1st build Forum Solved1st Time builder, looking for advice/feedback on build Forum Solved1st Build, looking for input. Forum 1st build, looking for suggestions / opinions Forum Solved1st Build Looking for a low budget Forum SolvedLooking for an expert's advice/opinion on 1st custom build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !