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Perfect Computer!!!?

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July 13, 2007 5:21:51 AM

Probably not the perfect computer, but pretty close :pt1cable: 
I probably don’t really need to do this, but I feel I should just to make sure I have not missed anything. I was hoping to start buying parts this weekend.

Case:
Antec P182SE Silver Mirror-finished $229.95 15.99 S&H

PSU:
SeaSonic M12 600W 169.99 8.68SH

Graphic Card:
SAPPHIRE 100201SR Radeon HD 2900XT $394.99 $7.14SH


Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (I guess wait for G0, which should be around the 22nd?) $270 Free SH

CPU Cooler:
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler $34.99 $5.84SH

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB $109.99 Free

(I also have a WD 320 Sata Hard Drive)

Motherboard:
ASUS P5K DELUXE $224.99 $7.14 SH

DVD-Drive I well be using my Light-ON IDE Drive I bought a year ago. (Plan on buying an 18” Round IDE Cable).

This comes to 1164.90 (before SH) With out Q6600.

RAM:
I already bought Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5 2GB Kit DDR2-1066 from ZipZoomFly.com for 168.00 + $30.00 Mail in Rebate.

Then add this Monitor
Acer X222Wbd Glossy Black 22" $279.99 Free Shipping

I’m just over $2000 with the current price of Q6600, should be just under after the drop.

Questions I have.
I only plan some minor overclocking here and there nothing to major.

1. Do I need any more Fans? I know the P182SE has 3? They should be enough?
2. Do I need to buy anything else? Screws for the Hard drive? I think they come with the case right?
3. My Power supply should be good enough? The cables are long enough for my case?

Anything I'm missing?

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July 13, 2007 6:37:44 AM

Look for that new WD7500 that got the 95Mb/sec transfer rate. I don't know the part# will have to read review.

For this system go with a Samsung 244T 24" 1920x1200.

Pump that quad at 4x333 on the P35 board.

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July 13, 2007 7:15:58 AM

If you can, wait for the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, the company advertises 105 Mb/sec sustained transfer rate. They also come with either 16, or 32 MB of cache memory, with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB.

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barracuda_hard_drives/barracuda_7200.11/

Also if you want more power with better efficiency of up to 88% with Active PFC of 99% and you don't mind not having modular cables the Seasonic Energy Plus 650 Watt supply can be had at newegg.com for $139.99 after a $20 mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151028

I think the number of 120mm fans the case you are looking at has, should be sufficient to keep the components cool.

Other than those suggestions, everything you have still looks pretty decent to me. Good Luck!
July 13, 2007 7:50:18 AM

Id' say - go for the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme as a cooler. sure, it costs more but it's the best air cooler available on the market and, with a right 120 mm fan, also one of the quitest
July 13, 2007 12:43:54 PM

I was also going to suggest the Seasonic S12 because they supposedly tend to run cooler than the M12s, but the M12 is fine also.

I don't know why would you pair a nice PC like that with a card that can't do AA properly, but I guess you already know that and im just pointing the obvious. (Especially with the 640 GTS around $350)

Note: Before some doofus comes saying "nvidia fanboy bla bla", Yes I have a GTS and yes I like it, but that doesn't mean I'm a fanboy, I was just let down terribly by the HD2900XT (I was one of the morons who waited for it :p ) just like I've been let down by both companies mainstream offerings.
July 14, 2007 12:49:03 AM

Wow, I knew SeaSonic Made Corsair PSU, but I just assumed that SeaSonic would make the better of the two. For the price the Corsair HX 620 looks like it wins. I'm order it actually right now.

About the HD2900XT, the main reason I'm going this route is because of HDMI. I'm hoping to get a HDTV to hook it up to some time at the first of the year. I do think Nvida well have new cards out but I don't know if it is worth getting a GTS 320 now? and Wait to see what Nvida has or go with the HD2900XT now?
July 14, 2007 4:30:27 PM

It all depends if you can wait, I really don't like HD2900XT because you can use IQ enhancing features that a $350+ card should be able to do flawlessly, like AA.
July 17, 2007 1:15:55 AM

Just double checking, I can install Windows XP Pro on a Sata Drive with out any extra drivers? I have heard the new P35 boards are able to detect Sata Drives with having to put in the floppy drive? Am I correct?
July 17, 2007 1:21:58 AM

Yes
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