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July 24, 2007 9:05:59 PM

Hello,
I was wondering if someone may be able to look over the following components I have selected to purchase for a PC build and let me know if they approve and/or could double check compatibility, etc. CPU with mobos I’m pretty certain will work but RAM was a bit confusing.

Thank you so much.

*CPU*
Intel E6750 - $200

*MOBO*
Gigabyte P35-DS3R - $142
Asus P5K iP35 P4 LGA775 ATX - $140
or other similar price/performance mobo suggestions

*MEMORY*
- G.Skill 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 - $130

- Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 Dual Channel Memory, DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), EPP Ready, RoHS Compliant, Model: PDC22G6400ELK - $87 aft. rebate

- OCZ Platinum Rev.2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 Dual Channel Memory OCZ2P800R22GK, PC2-6400, 240-Pin, ATI CrossFire Certified, w/ EVP & XTC - $89 aft. rebate

- Corsair XMS2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 Dual Channel Memory, DDR2 800 (PC2-6400), 240-Pin, Model: TWIN2X2048-6400 - $92 aft. rebate

- Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 Dual Channel Memory, SLI, EPP Ready, RoHS Compliant, PDC22G6400LLK - $83 aft. rebate

- OCZ 2GB(2x1024MB) DDR2 800 (PC2-6400) Dual Channel Memory Kit, ATI CrossFire Certified Edition, Model: OCZ2A8002GK - $89 aft. rebate

other suggestions?


*VIDEO*
Suggestion on quality card I can get in the range of $100 - $130. Will not be doing much gaming but will be rendering video.
Found the BFG GeForce 7900 GS OC 256MB PCI Express for $99 aft. rebate at Frys.com…any good?

Thanks again.
July 24, 2007 10:38:07 PM

It looks like the major difference between the ASUS and Gigabyte is that the ASUS has on board firewire if that's important, e.g., if you have a camcorder. As for memory compatibility I always go to the RAM mfg website and check what they say is compatible with the mobo I want. Check this out for the video card but check it out for the last several months as well.
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/07/03/the_best_gaming_... e_money/page2.html

I would suggest at least 2 hdd, one small one about 80GB for the OS and programs and a second, at least 320GB for storage.
July 24, 2007 11:06:38 PM

A little vague... Are you going to be doing heavy gaming? OC'ing editing? Please specify the needs for this new build. And also what resolution and what settings you plan to play games on.
July 25, 2007 4:58:20 PM

It will be used mostly for Video Editing using XP Pro.

Does anyone have a preference of one company's board over the other?
Gigabyte P35-DS3R - $142
or
Asus P5K iP35 P4 LGA775 ATX - $140

Is the new DDR2 RAM pretty straight forward? As long as it says DDR2 (i'm interesting in 800MHz) as all the brands below do it should work in these mobos?
Anyone have a preference of out of the below brands or had experience with them?

Thanks again.

- G.Skill 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 - $130

- Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 Dual Channel Memory, DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), EPP Ready, RoHS Compliant, Model: PDC22G6400ELK - $87 aft. rebate

- OCZ Platinum Rev.2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 Dual Channel Memory OCZ2P800R22GK, PC2-6400, 240-Pin, ATI CrossFire Certified, w/ EVP & XTC - $89 aft. rebate

- Corsair XMS2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 Dual Channel Memory, DDR2 800 (PC2-6400), 240-Pin, Model: TWIN2X2048-6400 - $92 aft. rebate

- Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 Dual Channel Memory, SLI, EPP Ready, RoHS Compliant, PDC22G6400LLK - $83 aft. rebate

- OCZ 2GB(2x1024MB) DDR2 800 (PC2-6400) Dual Channel Memory Kit, ATI CrossFire Certified Edition, Model: OCZ2A8002GK - $89 aft. rebate
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