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February 2, 2007 8:35:45 PM

Want to build and OC to like 2.8 GHz, that's why E4300, and 7900...

E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965
2 x CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB
EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW
Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V
NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-
ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...\
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...


$176.00
$119.00
$244.00
$99.00
$176.00
$50.00
$55.00
$29.00
$60.00
$6.00
Total w/ S&H = $1,050.00

Please tell me if I'm buying all the right parts?
What and why I should change...

Thanks!!!

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February 2, 2007 8:46:50 PM

Quote:
Want to build and OC to like 2.8 GHz, that's why E4300, and 7900...

E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB
EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW
Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V
NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-
ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound


Ladies and gentlemen. We have ourselves a winner.

Good job son, you learned well.

Processor: Great for OC'ing.
Motherboard: Great for OC'ing.
Ram: Great for OC'ing.
Hard-drive: Great for... storing... Girl movies?
Video-card: Great for OC'ing.
Case: Great for OC'ing.
Power Supply: I've heard good things about it. An OCZ might be better, or FSP, but they're also double the price.
Cooler/HSF: Great for OC'ing.
Arctic Silver 5: Great for OC'ing.

Over all a great rig for OC'ing lol.
February 2, 2007 8:51:03 PM

I second that.. This is a great little setup... Great price too...

~Cheers
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February 3, 2007 3:11:29 AM

I don't get it, what did I do wrong for you to pull my leg?
Or did beginers luck + a bit of homework (forumz trolling) really pay off on first try?
:D 
Thanks!
February 3, 2007 3:42:39 AM

Small comment, you can use slower RAM for the amount you are going to o/c. DDR2-667 works fine at those settings (basicaly you leave the RAM at Stock speeds and pump up the CPU. otherwise great set up.
February 3, 2007 4:01:12 AM

Second that pick, $10 less and a awesome drive.
February 3, 2007 4:42:10 AM

Don't short change yourself in the power dept. I would recommend a different PSU. Something from Seasonic, Enermax or Silverstone. I know they're are far more expensive than the sunbeam, but they're built to last, oozing quality. They are well known for stability, power, and efficiency, all of which you'll need to OC. Efficiency is important, because you want your PSU converting AC to DC as good as possible. The less efficient your PSU is at this, the more heat is generated. You don't need extra heat in a system you plan to OC. Look for features such as Active PFC and Efficiency's which is 80% or > if possible. Check out some of the links below for PSU alternatives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

If you want to learn more about PSU's check out PSU 101 sticky in TGForumz under Powersupplies.
February 3, 2007 8:56:10 AM

Actually, I'd consider going with a small cheap 7200rpm drive or a used one, or a very large cheap storage one and using it as a main single drive until you can get a hybrid drive. They're on the way.
February 5, 2007 2:44:51 PM

Thanks guys for you comments - here are the changes as recommended, going to order today...

ENERMAX EG495AX-VE FMA ATX12V Ver 2.2 485W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
That good enough?
Also getting
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology)

Can I run this to 3.0 Ghz? Or shoot for 2.8 Ghz only?
That's why I'm getting DDR2 800 RAM, 667 one is $109 instad of $122 each (2 x 1Gb), not that much difference?

Last, getting also
Samsung 204BW monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

any last minute changes you guys think I need to make?
Thanks!!!
February 5, 2007 6:19:44 PM

Just make sure your monitor has HDCP. I'm not sure if those do or not, but I expect they do. Check the Samsung website to make sure. I'm not sure if they list it on that site though for certain, you may have to call them. :-P I think on some monitors they began including it and don't really specify well on their site. Did you mention speakers? If not look into some Logitech ones with digital in if you can swing it. You also might want to bump your PSU up to a 620w if you can afford it. These days it doesn't hurt to have extra power available for a future vid card upgrade or adding extras. Still, anything around 500 should power most systems.
February 5, 2007 6:30:10 PM

HDCP? HD DRM? Why would I care for that?
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