Ordering a new comp today...input?


That is the set up I want to order this afternoon. I think I've got everything that is compatable but just figured I'd post it on here to make sure.

Feel free to offer any advice or tweaks you think that would help!

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  1. The case may not cool as well as a steel one with 2 120mm fans.

    The psu is unfamiliar to me. I'd pick something proven:


    The ram is a bit of overkill, if you don't overclock.
  2. Well the ram is such as the regular XMS2 pc6400 was the same price, so I went with the dominator one instead.

    Also, that link doesn't take me anywhere :P
  3. As long as you realize that those dominators are not Micron d9gmh's and thus, may not be worth that type of money even with a rebate to bring them down to 250ish. Well, that's my opinion at least. Money doesn't seem to be an issue with this build so it's up to you - but it is indeed overkill if you don't oc at all. Personally, I'd use some of that RAM money for a better PSU as mentioned especially since you seem to be going with a high end vid card. The regular XMS2 goes down to 208 after rebate while the cas4 with epp is at 227 after rebate so no, not the same price at all. You can even get some OCZ 2x1gb plat rev2 (pc2 6400) for under the 200 mark (but not at newegg I think). Edit: If money is no object, then go with what you want for the memory. Obviously, you want to show people your parts so perhaps with your case, the brand name may be worth it.

    For something totally off subject... heh, your case comes with gloves. I'm not sure what you are going for with your new computer though so it could be that your comp works for you.
  4. Hadn't checked the ram prices for a few days, they were about the same price before..much lower now tho, thanks for the spot.

    Also, I'm updating the list as I work, so if some things are missing I'm adding them in as I can.
  5. Alright, I just need a good PSU....having trouble deciding.

    Anyone know?

    Needs to be able to power all my stuff...also have an 8800gts in there.
  6. There are several PSU lists out there. Everyone links to a different one anyway. Here's the one done in the HardOCP forums to give you an idea of where to start.


    You can always check back later to find other lists or google for reviews for more information.
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001

    This psu is a bit more future-proof. The enermax you chose has only 4-pin cpu power cable. Some of the mid to highend mobos have 8-pin connectors. Most of them can work with 4-pin cable.
  8. I'd take a PCP&C any day.
  9. Quote:
    Alright, I just need a good PSU....having trouble deciding.

    Anyone know?

    Needs to be able to power all my stuff...also have an 8800gts in there.

    I would go with the following:
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