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Need a compatability check/advice before I hit buy!

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February 25, 2007 3:25:46 AM

Just want to make sure everything is compatible incase I missed something...also any last minute advice on any parts since this is my first build.

75% DAW / 25% gaming machine, hence the 10k rapor for my recording apps.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.13GHZ 1066FSB 2MB Retail

MOBO: Asus P5B Deluxe Atx LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Dts Sound 1394 Motherboard

RAM: OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OEM

FAN: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM

CASE: Antec P180 ATX Advanced Mid Tower Aluminum Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS W/ USB & Audio Ports

VIDEO: EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800 GTS Superclocked 576MHZ 640MB 1.7GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

DISK: Liteon DVD+RW 16X8X16 DVD-RW 16X6X16 Dual Layer 8X/4X INT Black Beige Lightscribe Writer Retail Box

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache Ncq Hard Drive

App/OS HD: Western Digital Raptor 74GB Sata 10000RPM Hard Drive 5.2MS 16MB Ncq 5 Year Mfr Warranty

Soundcard: M-Audio Audiophile 2496


Thanks in advance
February 25, 2007 4:38:27 AM

i'd go with the e6600 for the 4mb cache less than a hundred more but should improve your audio encoding

there have been some problems with ocz memory lately
i have the cas 4 version of this cas 5 ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

i would go for media center over home if pro is too far out of budget
February 25, 2007 4:43:59 AM

I actually had those Corsairs in my cart my build for a long time..maybe I will go back to them ...
February 25, 2007 5:48:00 AM

If you are buying any OS (xp) get the coupon upgrade. You can get the upgrade now and save it for 6 months when Vista is ready for prime time
For casual gaming the 8800 might be overkill, but it is a bit more future proof, you decide
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