My New System

i havent ordered it yet but i have been putting it together for some time now... any criticism is apreciated. I am not planning on ocing the system yet because there is no waterblock that ive seen for the 8800GTS and i was told the gtx wont fit it. im going to use fan cooling for now until i can find a water cooling system that will work.

MB - ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI x 16 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
GPU- EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
RAM- 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM (Kit of 2)
HD- 150g raptor

im planning on putting a sub harddrive for data storage afterwards but i just wanted to get the basic system together first.
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  1. e6700 or e6750?

    Make sure you choose a PSU from Tier-3 or better from this list:
  2. the e6700 i was looking at . not the e6750 i was looking at 6700 because it has awsome reviews and compares with the 6750.
  3. I'd get the e6750 or the Q6600, of all CPUs out there today. Also, a P35 motherboard is better than 680i or 650i, since you're not going to do SLI.
  4. what ive noticed is the fsb on the 6750 is 1333 vs the 6700 with 1066.

    my mb only supports 1066. should i look for one that will support a 1333 fsb?
  5. Well, yeah, that's why I mentioned P35. All P35 motherboards support both 1066fsb and 1333 fsb and will support Penryn CPUs later.

    You haven't bought a motherboard yet, have you? The GA-P35-DS3L or GA-P35-DS3R would be very good, for example.
  6. havent bought anything yet so i am planning it out still. so if i do go with a e6750 cpu, a GA-P35-DS3R seems kind of cheep, a lot of complaints about it being very slow on boot etc. I guess i will go with that mb then. I was also looking at the thermaltake case (w.e color) and was woundering if it will hold the 8800GTS since i know there are A LOT of issues with size of that card.

    heres a updated list, does it look better than the original ? cheaper to.

    MB - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775
    GPU- EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
    RAM- 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM (Kit of 2)
    HD- 150g raptor
  7. im thinking now looking at other posts that i should go with the 8800GTX gpu.
  8. I am currently running the p35 ds3r mb with the e6750 with 4 gigs of 1x4 crucial ballistix ddr2 6400 and the 8800gts 320 gfx card. No problems with long start ups at all in vista 64bit and I've had no problems what so ever with any part of the build.
  9. chefswg would you recomend buying the 8800 gtx instead of the one you have? my origonal plan was the 8800 gts 640 mb.
  10. Of course the GTX is better. The GTS 320 I have currently is running FEAR, Half Life 2, and Bio Shock with everything on at 1680X1050. The resolution you game at is definately a consideration of what card you use, based on what I've read from other posts here on THW's forums.
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  12. i just bought the antec 900 mid sized tower and i am really impressed with the quality... looks like my build will go perfect with this tower. it has everything i was looking for. now to buy the rest of the stuff....

    Crucial Ballistix Tracer (BL2KIT12864AL804) DDR2 800Mhz PC2 6400 2GB Kit (1GB x 2) 240-pin (with LEDs)
    Item Code: RAMU000270 Part Number: BL2KIT12864AL804

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Socket LGA775, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65nm (Retail Box) (BX80557E6750)
    Item Code: CPUI001272 Part Number: BX80557E6750

    Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 Intel P35 + ICH9R Dual-Channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533Mhz GigaLAN 8-Channel Audio Support 1333Mhz FSB
    Item Code: MBGA000640 Part Number: GA-P35-DS3R

    Western Digital Raptor Enterprise SATA (WD740ADFD) 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM)
    Item Code: HDWD000340 Part Number: WD740ADFD

    Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M nVidia GeForce 8800GTS Chipset 640MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphic Card
    Item Code: VCAS000992 Part Number: EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Ultimate Gamer Case
    Item Code: CSAT000607 Part Number: NINE HUNDRED
  13. one thing i noticed on this page

    is that it doesnt have the psu i was planning on buying but it is a antec so i assume it is trusted. im looking at the Antec TRUEPOWER TRIO 650W anyone know if this is a good psu to get?
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