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November 28, 2007 1:02:01 AM

Hi guys
I am about to buy these parts for my new system. Could you skim these over and tell me if everything would be compatible, and work perfectly fine and fit into each other (I am especially worried about the case)

Case $119.99
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail

CPU $189.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Hard drive $69.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive – OEM

Motherboard $91.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail

CPU Cooler $21.99
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Thermal compound $6.99 $109.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

PSU $109.99
Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX

RAM $69.99
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Video card
2 choices:
XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail

That should be all what I need, I think. Did I miss anything? I also have a question for you: which video card should I choose? Would it make any difference?
Appreciate it

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November 28, 2007 1:36:46 AM

I just bought an Ante Nine Hundred and the only thing that maybe you should know is that the power supply goes at the bottom of the case but that is no problem for me.....other than that it's an awesome case with excellent ventilation and it looks cool also. Regarding graphics card brands, well I think its just personal preference.
November 28, 2007 2:02:04 AM

I agree... graphics cards brands are all personnel preference. I personnally own the evga 8800GT that comes with quake wars. I dont like quake wars so I dont care much for the bundle but it's a good card.

As for the RAM I would get 2x2 instead. It's already so cheap why not get 4 gigs now and run it in dual channel. Then later you can get another set and have 8 gigs. Just what I would do... here is what I would look at

Other than that everything else looks good. Everything is very compatable. You know you wont be able to go SLI with that mobo right?

Dont forget your optical drive, monitor, soundcard, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc.
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November 28, 2007 2:29:25 AM

Thanks for your advice. That clear the things out. Yeee, you are right, I forgat these. What optical drive is good right now? Any sugestions? I am also intrested in good keybord and mouse?
November 28, 2007 2:44:30 AM

If you're gonna do some serious gaming (which according to your future hardware, you are...duh) I recommend the Logitech G5 Laser gaming mouse 2007 model.....if you hunt it down, you can catch it below $60 and at that price you can't go wrong.....i really can't tell you much about keyboards since i just use a regular one which does the job for me.
November 28, 2007 5:30:38 PM

GEt the logitech g15 gaming keyboard. I have a 22 inch samsung 226bw monitor and love it. GEt a sata optical drive... samsung also makes a good one.