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Final first-timer Build. Please critique before purchase!

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January 29, 2007 5:03:08 AM

Guys, I could really use a final consideration on my build. Buying it tomorrow and would just appreciate a "that's fine" or a "you're a moron, exchange X for Y". Am I missing any cables, fans, or anything of the sort? Since I am going to OC, but not too much, should stock fans be enough? I already have a mouse, keyboard, headphones, etc.

I, don't want to end up doing something stupid on my first build.

My only main doubts at the moment are: a)how much I can benefit from getting a 74gb raptor... a few seconds on loads? And b) is that a good Video Card to hold me over until ATI starts making DX10 cards? Is there a cheaper one that will do the trick?

I will also probably get the SAMSUNG 204B-BK Black 20.1" 5ms Monitor or the NEC Display Solutions 90GX2-BK Black 19" 4ms to go along with it.

Thanks a lot for any input.

NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Silver E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0S - OEM $32.99

LIAN LI PC-7A plus II Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail: $89.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $89.99

SAPPHIRE 100166L Radeon X1650XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $129.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail: $119.99

APC BE750BB 750 VA 450 Watts UPS - Retail: $89.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM: $5.99

BELKIN F8E066 Professional Computer Tool Kit (36-Piece) - Retail $23.29

Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/2G - Retail $178.99

ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail: $194.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail: $316.00

VANTEC TD8038H 80mm Case Fan - Retail $10.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - Retail: $29.99

Subtotal: $1,176.18
Shipping: $58.09

Grand Total: $1,234.27

Thanks a lot guys.
January 29, 2007 10:11:59 AM

I believe with the E6600 you will want DDR2-800. Check to make sure.
January 29, 2007 1:01:04 PM

When those 680i sli users are troubleshooting their boards, you're gaming.

Thumbs up from me for doing your homework. Kingston is compatible with anything. Lifetime warranty.
January 29, 2007 2:27:40 PM

Oh shit, I changed the Processor in the middle of typing it.

I got the DDR2-677 because I decided to just go with the E4300 and overclock the rest.

I will go with the higher PSU mpilch. Deciding between going for the 620 Corsair or PC P&C one. I think the Corsair looks great, so I will go for that.

Apart from that, it looks good then? That's great, thanks a bunch.