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Final build review - budget gaming PC

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September 19, 2007 9:56:30 AM

Hi,

Okay, after going over many different reviews and advice, I've finally come out with my desired build, which will come out to just about 1450$CND with taxes and shipping. I would like one final review of my system before I open my wallet.. just to see if everything's compatible and decent.

Here it is.

Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI OEM
Antec TriCool 120MM Case Fan 3-SPEED 1200/1600/2200RPM 25/28/30DBA 39/56/79CFM 3 & 4PINS
LG GSA-H62L Black SATA DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 10X Lightscribe OEM DVD Writer W/ SW
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan
Samsung SyncMaster 931BW 19IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Glossy Black 2000:1 1440X900 2MS HDCP VGA DVI-D
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.33GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail
EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS Superclocked 576MHZ 320MB 1.7GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV HDCP Video Card
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-5400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC2-5400 DDR2-667 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory
Windows Vista Premium 32bit OEM

Good stuff?
September 19, 2007 12:51:16 PM

All good except Vista, don't waste your time or money, stick with XP Pro. You can also lose the Sound Blaster, the mobo has good onboard sound.
September 19, 2007 1:02:10 PM

They're compatible & good.

I'd get crucial ballistix ram instead if available.
September 19, 2007 1:50:30 PM

All nice. Maybe get DDR2-800 instead of DDR2-667, but it's not very important.
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