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February 24, 2007 6:18:20 PM

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this total is my rough budget limit.
I'd like to ask those with more experience than me if they see any compatability issues or if there are any bottlenecks. I will be using this computer mostly for gaming but I also do some CAD and I convert a lot of video.

One other thing is that I have some OEM parts in my build should I get more to save money or are there things that people do not recommend buying OEM?

More about : 1st build updated final experts plz

February 24, 2007 6:40:48 PM

I'm no expert but I would say most experts would not recommend a case with powersupply built in. For what you are getting I think 600w should be your minimum. I recently used this in a build.
Silverstone PSU

Maybe they have the case without psu. But to spend all that money and go cheap on the PSU isn't smart. IMO
February 24, 2007 6:49:16 PM

yea i was thinking about that but i need a case that looks as sharp and classy as this one

anyone got any ideas?

however i used a calculator and it said i would be fine with this psu. any experts out there who can guide me?
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February 24, 2007 6:50:24 PM

Everything looks fine. Just change the PSU.
February 24, 2007 7:02:26 PM

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yea i was thinking about that but i need a case that looks as sharp and classy as this one

anyone got any ideas?

however i used a calculator and it said i would be fine with this psu. any experts out there who can guide me?


You can change the PSU without changing the case, if that's what you mean.

Anyway, I would save $100 on the CPU by getting an e6600, so I could get a 640mb 8800gts, or use it to contribute to a PSU.
You can OC the e6600 to perform better than the e6700.

That PSU will eventually own your ass, either in 2 years, or when you decide to upgrade anything in your PC.

besides, this calc says no

http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

I would trust it more that the "extreme" one you probably used.
February 24, 2007 7:10:00 PM

I don't understand this build at all...

This computer sucks hardcore for $1800!!! Especially for gaming. You can easily get a dual 8800gtx setup for 1800. Really you could get a computer that performs up to par or better than this one for about 12-1400.

1. First of all get an E6600... that saves you 200 bucks and loses you about 1% in performance.

2. You can get a case for $50 (centurion 5, great case) if you wanna save some money. Or you can get a lot better quality case for $150 (antec P180, antec 900, XCLIO A380BK)

3. Why do you have an 80GB and a 500GB HD? If you're going to do something like that, get a 74GB Raptor for performance and a 500GB for storage.

4. These 2 memory kits are way better and cheaper than what you have picked out.

Super Talent DDR2 800 (4-4-3-8)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

G.Skill DDR2 800 (4-4-3-5)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...\


5. You need a good PSU. I would suggest one of these.

Antec Trio 650W $99 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

OCZ 700W $130 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

6. You could get a motherboard for cheaper than that that would work great, but I'm not sure what features you want etc.


7. Here is a 20.1" sceptre LCD with better specs for only 20 more bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...



Hope this helps.
February 24, 2007 7:39:36 PM

Here... just put this together for ya, I think it will help you figure out a computer you will be more happy with.

EVGA 8800GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... $540

Sceptre 20.1" LCD 5MS 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... $200

G.Skill DDR2 800 (4-4-3-5) 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... $200

Antec P180B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... $100

WD 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... $140

74GB Raptor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... $140

E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... $314

Asus P5B Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... $176

700W OCZ PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... $130




Use EVGA Step up program to get an 8900 when they come out.





This build is $1940 how it is right now. To bring the price down you could.

1. Get a Centurion 5 Case Savings: $50
2. Get an E6400 Savings: $90

3. Get an 8800GTS 320MB Savings: $270
or
4. Get an 8800GTS 640MB Savings: $180

5. Get Gigabyte dS3 mobo Savings: $50
February 24, 2007 10:34:11 PM

I took most of your advice except for a few things that I want to have. See what you think.

the 80g hd is for OS only. I don't want to pay extra for a 10k RPM hd
I want a mobo with quad core support for when I feel the need to upgrade
Case changed cuz this one is TIGHT and it doesnt come w/ psu
8800 gts cuz gtx are way 2 expensive

A FEW Q's
i changed RAM cuz others were out of stock are these still ok??
Does the new lcd support 1080p?

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APEVIA X-DISCOVERY-BL Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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$43.99



Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136073
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$139.99



SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" 5ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
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EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
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Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
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$58.99



G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
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ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131153
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-$20.00 Instant
$209.99
$189.99



Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115003
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

$314.00



APC PF11VT3 10 feet 11 Outlets 2030 joule SurgeArrest - Retail
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$22.99
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February 24, 2007 11:52:03 PM

Sorry if I am ignorant, but what is the advantage to having a separate HD for OS and Storage?
February 25, 2007 2:15:06 AM

Well the way I see it is that if you need to wipe your OS because of a system bug or virus Its best to have the OS on a different drive so you don't have to erase all your data too. you can also do with with a separate partition but I prefer 2 drives for organizational purposes
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