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February 27, 2007 4:23:41 PM

I am building my first pc and curious to know if these components are compatible. This system will be primarily used for gaming and video editing. Any feedback would be appreciated.

CPU-intel Core Duo 2 E4300 LGA 775
MOBO-EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR-LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680 SLI ATX
Vid Card-BFG GeForce 7950GT 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
Memory-Corsair XMS2 1 GB (2x512mb) DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) or Corsair XMS2 2GB (2x1gb) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
DVD-Lite On 16x read/write 2M Cache SATA
Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 320GB 16MB Cache SATA
Case-Cooler Master Centurion ATX Mid Tower
PSU-Xion Supernova ATX 600w

Have I left anything out? Contemplating either OS Vista or XP. Thanks
February 27, 2007 5:54:32 PM

get 8800GTS 320mb and 2 gb of ram
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February 27, 2007 6:41:26 PM

Thirded. Also, you've got a top-of-the-line enthusiast board running the slowest Core 2. You should consider something cheaper like the Gigabyte 965P DS3. It won't do SLi, but you shouldn't put the 8800 GTS 320 in SLi anyway, IMO- you'd have more total processing power than the GTX with less than half the memory to back it up.
February 28, 2007 3:48:48 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. How is this as a revised hardware list. Let me know what you think!

Mobo-Gigabyte 965P DS3 LGA775
Memory - Corsair XMS 2gb DDR2 800 PC6400
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Vid Card-EVGA GeForce 880GTS 320MB
Case-Cooler Master Centurion 5
PSU-Thermaltake W0101RU ATX 550w
DVD/RW-Lite-On 16x 2m Cache
HD-WD Caviar SE16 7500rpm 250gb SATA

Should I consider additional fans? Any feedback would be appreciated
February 28, 2007 3:49:39 AM

not bad
February 28, 2007 6:21:49 AM

Good looking system now. What fans are in the case? Are you going to overclock?

Also what monitor are you planning to use? it would look great on a nice 19" model!
February 28, 2007 3:25:52 PM

Thanks again for the input. I have a 20" samsung that should work out pretty cool. Also thinking about hooking up to a hd projector on to a 10'x10' screen that I already have for some real life size action. That might be fun. Very new to all this gaming so, we'll see. Not real comfortable on OCing as I don't know much about it. I will continue to search this forum to find out more. Fans? Suggestions welcome and how many?
February 28, 2007 4:48:57 PM

What kind of input does the tv have? If it's HDMI, you'll need a DVI-to-HDMI adapter.

Why not get a Cooler Master Centurion 534 in any color you want? It has 2 x 120mm fans. The C5 has 1 120mm in the back & a front mount & side mount for 80mm fans. You might want 2 more quiet 80mm fans below 25 dba. Look up the specs. Should be listed at newegg or their manufacturer's site.
March 2, 2007 2:32:59 AM

Thanks for the tip and your suggestions. I'll let you know how it turns out. I am getting close to pulling the trigger. Just reading up in the posts to make sure I got the right stuff and that I can actually get the thing to work!
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