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Ordering soon, please help!!

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September 28, 2007 6:28:57 AM

I need to place an order ASAP. Any help is appreciated.

Ok, after looking through some builds, I’ve come up with a second build. Please critique. I’m looking to keep it at $1250 so I’m going to have to scrounge an old system here for a sound card and speakers, but I get some neat toys with this new one. The RAM looks to be compatible with the MB and the PSU looks to be able to power the whole thing.... am I right?

Also, how do I go about finding a copy of XP PRO for this new build to buy at a decent price at newegg? Can you link one?


Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory – Retail

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail

Antec NeoPower NeoHE 550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick – Retail

Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s – OEM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive – OEM

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September 28, 2007 11:51:56 AM

Ok, yeah. That was the cheapest I found too. : /

How does the system look overall? Would you change anything or are there any compatibility issues you can see?
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September 28, 2007 12:12:19 PM

Looks good to me
September 28, 2007 12:31:08 PM

I think it might be prudent to wait for the 2900 pro 512 mb at this point... It can easily knock $100 off your purchase.
September 28, 2007 12:40:59 PM

People still use ATI?

ATI should die out. Nvidia are just... better choices.
September 28, 2007 1:18:39 PM

Sadly, I can't wait too much for new hardware. My current system is being taken by my wife for a workstation. I've always been an Nvidia fan anyways...

Thanks a ton for the system check. Good to know I still am able to put something together after being out of the business for a few years.

September 28, 2007 1:48:02 PM

The 2900pro is out now and is about $100 cheaper than the 8800 640. There were benchmarks around the forums yesterday I saw.
September 28, 2007 2:17:51 PM

OP: it's all good, go for it.

@Madrox: if AMD/ATI dies out today then nVidia's and Intel's prices next year will be very unpleasant. Careful what you wish for :) 
September 28, 2007 2:50:18 PM

LOL AMD wont die, ATI will most likely in time. Also AMD has made the only Quad core worth spending money on and has the only REAL 64bit. Like i said AMD wont die.

And if/ when ATI dies and the prices go up i wont have to buy a new card for a long time anyways... IMO


September 28, 2007 6:01:36 PM

If it was me i would get a big power supply to last me for a few rebuilds, so its less parts to re-buy.

And most people might say you should be fine with a 550w but i will say get something bigger :) 
September 28, 2007 7:39:30 PM

This SILVERSTONE DECATHLON DA650 at $145 with free shipping sounds very tempting IMO.

Yes, P5K works with Q6600.

Edit: Avenger_K, your link doesn't work because of the final dot. Here's the fixed link:

And yes, the Corsair 620HX at $127 with free shipping is a great deal, IMO the best choice we've seen in this thread. Nice find!!! :bounce: 
September 29, 2007 2:49:36 AM

Ahh, sorry about that. Thanks for fixing it. It's the PSU that will most likely be put in my next build. And yes, the 2900Pro gets my vote too. Although I personally am waiting for that 2950XT, but the Pro will do fine if you're in a hurry.