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New PC build - please vet

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November 30, 2007 10:09:48 AM

Here's what I'm planning to buy:

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3
2GB (2x1GB) Kingston 667Mhz
Sparkle 8800GT Silent
Samsung 500GB HD501LJ
Asus 1814-BLT
Antec Solo
Seasonic S12 II 430W
Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4
SoundBlaster Audigy Value (for separate audio output to TV)

plus existing components:

Western Digital 120GB IDE
Samsung 160GB SATA
Samsung 250GB SATAII
Pioneer 16x DVD-RW IDE
D-Link DFM-562IS 56k (for telephone answering machine)

I hope to overclock the CPU to 10x333Mhz=3.33Ghz (or higher if stable).

Is 430W enough? The 550W Seasonic is $165 against $99 for the 430W (AUD) so if I don't have to I'd rather stick with the 430W.

I welcome any comments.


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November 30, 2007 11:12:30 AM

I'm not so sure in that if it is not enough, I am not gonna buy you a new one. I'd try to be safe than sorry.

8800gt recommends a 425W (check) & 28a on +12v's (not sure).
November 30, 2007 11:20:09 AM

It has 2 +12V rails each with 17A.
November 30, 2007 6:05:54 PM

Just wondering if you specifically need the audigy for output to a TV? I'd advise dropping the separate sound card and get a higher quality motherboard with that output. What inputs will your TV accept?
December 1, 2007 12:43:06 AM

I'm not aware of any motherboard that has two unique audio outputs. I'd love it if there was. The TV only has RCA audio inputs. I use a cable with stereo 3.5mm on one end and stereo RCA on the other.

I need the dual audio output so I could for example, play a game or do some work on the PC while streaming a video to the TV as well which is in the next room (obviously watched by a second person).
December 1, 2007 2:06:39 AM

The 8800GT runs hot. The silent one runs hotter. The case has only one fan ...
December 1, 2007 2:26:53 AM

That's true but check out this review at Anandtech http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3165&p=4

It got to 111C with no case fans and "Despite our best efforts, the Sparkle 8800 GT Passive prevailed, although posting some worryingly high GPU temperatures the card never crashed during our tests. "
December 1, 2007 2:44:26 AM

"some worryingly high GPU temperatures"

Now there's a vote of confidence.
December 1, 2007 3:14:06 AM

consider the thermalright hr-03GT
December 1, 2007 4:06:31 AM

The card may not have crashed, but it wont last long at those temps...thats insane and stupid!
December 1, 2007 4:55:28 AM

It does have a 12 month warranty.
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