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March 15, 2007 4:32:05 AM

Ok, I'm currently building a new system, what do you guys think of the parts I've listed.

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

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

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

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

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

Heatsink&Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...
3 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
and 1 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
Hardrive fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...
pci fan
http://www.xoxide.com/slotcooler.html

Sound card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Cd/dvd player thingy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Few mods http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-ibox-black.html
http://www.xoxide.com/aerocool-gatewatch2-black.html


Does anyone know how these work? I just don't want to buy some tools to do it, its' time consuming and preety hard if you don't know what your doing so I hear, I'm not sure maybe one of you have had some experience doing this stuff and could help a "BROTHA" out. http://www.xoxide.com/sleevingkit1.html

As far as the VD card goes I'm going to wait on some more releases of the DX10 cards before I make a decision, I don't see the point in buying the 8800gts if next month their will be one 10X's better you know.

I'm not big on OCing so I didn't bother with super bad ass heatsinks. Like the SI-128

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March 15, 2007 6:12:11 AM

You really got some good parts chosen, and I am not a "bling" person, you certainly are, Red and Green, will look like christmas tree. Really should be a fast, stand out type of system.
March 15, 2007 4:03:21 PM

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sorry to hear its a little input
and not a big giant input

also i didnt feel like clicking through all your links to figure out what that other stuff is your buying.
i might look if there was some sort of description near the links


wow talk about PMS...

[quote="alcattle"You really got some good parts chosen, and I am not a "bling" person, you certainly are, Red and Green, will look like christmas tree. Really should be a fast, stand out type of system.[/quote]

Thank you, that is what I was going for, though I might take the green cathodes off and replace it with a red lazer!

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-chameleon-light-controlle...
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March 15, 2007 4:09:42 PM

Looks good. Although I've never heard of that power supply company, but if they have decent reviews on Google, it should be fine. And you should consider just getting an 8800, sure there will be better cards in the future but there will always be better cards in the future. Also I've never used a Zalman but people seem to like Scythe Ninjas better. And I don't see the point of a hard drive fan in most situations but it's cheap so whatevs. Other than that, good stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
March 15, 2007 4:26:12 PM

Quote:
sorry to hear its a little input
and not a big giant input

also i didnt feel like clicking through all your links to figure out what that other stuff is your buying.
i might look if there was some sort of description near the links


wow talk about PMS...

Quote:
You really got some good parts chosen, and I am not a "bling" person, you certainly are, Red and Green, will look like christmas tree. Really should be a fast, stand out type of system.


Thank you, that is what I was going for, though I might take the green cathodes off and replace it with a red lazer!

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-chameleon-light-controlle...

eh, he is right though... I'm not going to click on every single little link either. You should post what the item is, how much you're planning on paying for it, then provide a link. Most of us are familiar with wide ranges of popular hardware and don't need to click on every single thing allowing us to quickly scan through a build and give you a "little input" on component choice and price ranges. Clicking on those links, waiting for it to load, and looking at each one would take several minutes.

If you want more input make it a bit easier on people to see what your build is. Seriously, I can't even see what CPU you're using without clicking on a link.
March 15, 2007 4:59:27 PM

MSI Platinum SLI p5b
Xclio Greatpower 650watt
E6300 Conroe
Gskill 2 1gb sticks
Sunbeam Transformer case = would really like some input on that =
Seagate 320gb Perpindicular
Lite on CDDVD rom thingy
March 15, 2007 5:06:51 PM

Quote:
Looks good. Although I've never heard of that power supply company, but if they have decent reviews on Google, it should be fine. And you should consider just getting an 8800, sure there will be better cards in the future but there will always be better cards in the future. Also I've never used a Zalman but people seem to like Scythe Ninjas better. And I don't see the point of a hard drive fan in most situations but it's cheap so whatevs. Other than that, good stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...


That sucker is a little bit tall...I'm not sure if it will be in the way or not but their is a good chance that it will be in the way of my wires...
March 15, 2007 5:59:04 PM

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MSI Platinum SLI p5b
Xclio Greatpower 650watt
E6300 Conroe
Gskill 2 1gb sticks
Sunbeam Transformer case = would really like some input on that =
Seagate 320gb Perpindicular
Lite on CDDVD rom thingy


Xclio is a sub-par brand. Seasonic S12 is my favorite. This build doesn't actually need more than ~500w of a good-quality PSU.

And e4300 paired with some DDR2-667 can make for a pretty wicked yet inexpensive and easy OC. 2.4ghz without even breaking a sweat. 2.9ghz without OCing ram or mobo. Seems to top out around 3.2ghz. Unless you're planning on clocking that e6300 above 3ghz get an e4300 to save money, use less electricty and run cooler.

Holy jesus that's a lot of fans, and a lot of small fans. That's not going to annoy the crap out of you is it? Case looks pretty though. I go more for simplicity and try to maintin clean front-to-back airflow so I need a minimal number of fans and ensure that all components are well-cooled without having to have a dedicated fan for each component (I use a single case fan). For your HDD cooler I'd reccoment one that goes into a 5.25" bay (link) that way it gets cool air from outside the case and helps to keep your optical drive cool also. You could line it up with your ram and put the optical drive either slot directly above or below it. At that point you'll have fresh air intake fans blowing on bascially every component in your case which is good since there will be a lot of turbulance wich can create pockets of hot air.. It should stay cool, but very noisy.

As for fitting a larger GFX card in there: it looks like you can take that cage out of the lower front portion of the case. Then it would fit.

You might want to look for a case that has a removable motherboard tray (they really are the shiz even if you only install everything once) and more open space in the lower-front portion.
March 15, 2007 7:36:53 PM

Well I'm looking for a quiet case with sufficient cooling anyone else got some input on that?
March 15, 2007 7:44:26 PM

Any reason you choose MSI over other choises?

Vantec makes a 3.5" 4 way fan controller... $15. I use one.

8800gts 320mb ~$300

I would suggest come CAS 4 800mhz ram chips... Worth it.
March 15, 2007 11:28:40 PM

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Any reason you choose MSI over other choises?

Vantec makes a 3.5" 4 way fan controller... $15. I use one.

8800gts 320mb ~$300

I would suggest come CAS 4 800mhz ram chips... Worth it.


Well Clob do you have a link for the fan controller? I like the LED look to the one I picked, but I'm open to any advice for it...As far as the mobo goes I had a few to pick from that I liked and here are the ones I like....I will be getting the E4300 instead, that one guy was right, I'm not going to do major OC. 2.6 will be fine with me with these chips...As far as the RAM I would more than likely get this....

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what would you suggest? I need atleast 3 PCI slots and it would be nice to have 2 PCI-E slots incase one fails, or incase my chip gets outdated and I just buy a duplicate...
March 16, 2007 12:01:55 AM

here is the controller, I think. You want a black one and this is 3.5" to fill the floppy hole.
Vantec Fan Controller
The memory you chose would work fine, 667 is a good match for the e4300.
All three boards are good, you might also check out the Gigabyte DS3
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3
March 16, 2007 12:12:21 AM

Ok well I still need a better case, does ANYONE have a good suggestion besides the GIGABYTE 3dAura must be a full size tower w/window
March 16, 2007 1:02:02 AM

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How about this one? It also comes in black, but did not see link at Newegg.
XClio A380 Full Tower $97


why do I have a sense of deja vu looking at that case? Oh, because it's exactly the same case as the original one some cosmetic differences on the side panels and front panel xD

250mm front fan does look impressive though :) 
March 16, 2007 4:26:12 AM

it would create a hot pocket all through the case seeing how one fan is pushing more than the other can pull out.....
March 16, 2007 4:54:01 AM

I do not agree, you have 2 fans of equal size and an option for a 120mm fan in the rear. Two fans blowing out hot air should be sweet, also the 1 250mm fan is the same as 8 80mm ones, except quieter in theory.
March 16, 2007 8:37:57 PM

well if I use the 250 for intake it will be moving well over 120cfm and the 120mm in the back using a Silverstone fm121 will only move 110cfm creating heat pockets...
March 16, 2007 9:23:56 PM

and the 250 in the side does what?
March 16, 2007 10:25:06 PM

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well if I use the 250 for intake it will be moving well over 120cfm and the 120mm in the back using a Silverstone fm121 will only move 110cfm creating heat pockets...


You forgot about your PSU exhaust.

Intake fans can create significant turbulance in a case that can create "hot pockets" (mmmm, that makes me hungry). The amount of exhaust fans has nothing to do with it.

@Alcattle

The side panel fan is an intake fan by default and ought to stay that way. Otherwise it'll just suck all the cool air from the front intake fan out of the case before it gets a proper chance to cool stuff.

I mentioned it before but no one seemed to notice: THEY ARE TEH SAME CASE. as in: nothing new here, move along.


How about an antec900? It's popular, has tons of cooling but no small anoying fans. Will show off LEDs nicely.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 16, 2007 10:58:24 PM

Thanks Flasher702, that clears up my thoughts. Pushing lots of cool air in is the main thing and good flow is next. Yes the Antec 900 is a much better case, I have one. I was trying find the OP a cheaper case with loads of Bling.
March 18, 2007 4:38:25 PM

did you miss the "Full Tower" part?
March 20, 2007 10:06:20 AM

ok here you go

MSI P6N Platinum
Core 2 Duo E4300
FSP FX700 700watt
case
Gskill 2gb CAS4 DDR800
Seagate 200gb Perpindicular Recording
AuzenTech Xplosion 7.1 Dolby Digital Sound card
EVGA 8800gts
LITE-ON DVD/CD burner/ROM
Thermalright SI-128
1 120mm Thermaltake RED LED fan
6 80mm Apevia Red LED fans
1 Scythe HDD cooler
March 20, 2007 11:40:40 AM

Looks good, the P6N is a nice board. Not quite in the league of 965 boards in terms of overclocking, but not far off. HDD coolers are usually pretty useless but I assume it is cheap and looks cool so whatevs. And generally 320-500GB drives are the best value for $/gigabyte.
March 20, 2007 9:23:37 PM

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Looks good, the P6N is a nice board. Not quite in the league of 965 boards in terms of overclocking, but not far off. HDD coolers are usually pretty useless but I assume it is cheap and looks cool so whatevs. And generally 320-500GB drives are the best value for $/gigabyte.


How do you come the 320-500gb conclusion? Is this posted somewhere?
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