Check once over for me plz.

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

MOBO: ECS NF650iSLIT-A (V1.0) LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

VCard: EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

Ram: GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GX22GB6400UDCA= - Retail

HD1: Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

HD2: SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Internet Pro 967461-0403 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Desktop Mouse Included - OEM

Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

DVD burner x2: NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model AD-7170S-0B - OEM

Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

Overall i wanted to make sure tha all the componets worked and that I was not wasting my money. I am a gamer I use my computer for long extents of time. I do not over clock and I planned on spending ~$1,500. To save on all this I shared my new egg list but I could not see it the # was 5407346 and it is under " The whole system"
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  1. A few comments:

    -Switch the case to the Centurion 534....better interior layout, better cooling than the 5.

    -Why the ECS board? There are better 650i options.....namely the MSI P6N SLI 650i....excellent reviews. I'd not trust an ECS as far as I can throw it, 650i or not.

    -If you're not overclocking, any particular reason for the Geil? I believe there are cheaper choices. That 6400 CPU only needs 533 RAM, so you can even get 667 RAM and save some money. 800 RAM isn't needed if no overclocking.

    -Ditch the NEC opticals. Noisy, grindy sounding. Get Samsung SH-S182's instead.....basically same price, better quality, quieter.

    -And lastly and perhaps most importantly, what power supply are you getting? That's VERY important, especially for an 8800 card....it needs enough juice, and your system needs STABLE power for a gamer rig. Spend $100 at least, don't cheap out or you may very well end up regretting it. If budget is a problem, drop the Raptor and get a Seagate Barracuda instead. Your load times won't be quite as fast, but the Seagate is still fast. FAR BETTER to get a 'cuda and a good PSU than a Raptor and a crappy PSU. Seriously.

    Look at some tweaks to your list, post your PSU, and you'll have a winner.
  2. For a monitor, I'd highly recommend the Samsung 226BW 22" Widescreen. A 19" widescreen is only about as high as a 17" (a 22" widescreen is about as high as a 19"). You can pick up decent 22" widescreen (like the Samsung) for ~$300.
  3. k changed a few things.

    Raptor-->Cuda: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Mobo: MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    PSU: SPARKLE FSP550-60PLG EPS12V 550W Power Supply - OEM

    Ram: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQPE1A16K - Retail

    monitor: Acer AL2223Wd Black-Silver 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

    Sorry I meant to add the PSU earlier but I forgot. Also I found the Samsung SH-S182 on Mwave.com and not newegg. So any other suggestions?
  4. Pretty good choices :D

    Get a Corsair HX 620 OR 520 WATT psu . I own the 620 , awesome PSU .
  5. Very budget-minded selections. Can't believe the ram is so cheap.

    While 650i mobo is affordable, the dilemma is the psu choice. If you don't sli, you can save even more money by getting a P965 mobo. If you do sli, the 550w psu ain't enough for sli. 750w would be minimal.
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    Very budget-minded selections. Can't believe the ram is so cheap.

    While 650i mobo is affordable, the dilemma is the psu choice. If you don't sli, you can save even more money by getting a P965 mobo. If you do sli, the 550w psu ain't enough for sli. 750w would be minimal.


    PARDON My insolence but you don't need a 750watt psu , 900posts and still giving crap advice :lol:

    corsair 620watt 50a on 12v ..it will power a gtx sli in a high end system.

    *laughs at the 900 post guy * :lol:
  7. k changed:

    PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail

    You thing that this will get the job done?
  8. It will be more than enough to get the job done.
  9. Quote:
    PARDON My insolence but you don't need a 750watt psu , 900posts and still giving crap advice :lol:

    corsair 620watt 50a on 12v ..it will power a gtx sli in a high end system.


    How? 8800GTX under load draws up to low 30s amps (overclocked anyway). 50A is not enough to power that.
  10. He's right. Don't take my words. Laugh at me. The buyer should be taking the words of nvidia:

    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html#certified_powersupplies
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