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December 5, 2007 4:23:24 AM

Hi everybody, for the past couple of months Ive been researching what components would be in my first build. i dont want an sli setup cause it sounds like a pain in the ass as far as stability is concerned. but id like somthing that kicks ass with a modest budget of 1150$ so heres what i got..

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard... http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB gpu....
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

OCZ GameXStream 700W psu...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...
(dont know if this is overkill cause i wont have sli)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB)
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Seagate Barracuda 250GB hd
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

ASUS dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

thanks i appreciate any input.

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December 5, 2007 5:35:07 AM

Not a huge fan of Gskill memory, but it is on the approved list for that board so it should work. The rest looks very good.
December 5, 2007 5:46:31 AM

A good build.
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December 5, 2007 5:49:18 AM

700W is an overkill PSU if not going for SLI. A 550W would be more than enough.
December 7, 2007 12:15:51 AM

its so hard to choose a psu. it seems that there are so many variables that i dont quite understand. for example how many rails do i need and what hail is a rail, would a single rail suffice? and could there be compatibility issues with the type off processor i get. i dont know... but ive narrowed my choices to CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX psu or
FSP Group Blue Storm II 500 wat psu..i guess ill need some edamacation.
December 7, 2007 12:27:27 AM

E6750 is better price for performance and easily OC's the difference, or get a Q6600. A DS3R will save you $30, a DS3L saves $85.
December 7, 2007 12:57:15 AM

zuel said:
its so hard to choose a psu. it seems that there are so many variables that i dont quite understand. for example how many rails do i need and what hail is a rail, would a single rail suffice? and could there be compatibility issues with the type off processor i get. i dont know... but ive narrowed my choices to CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX psu or
FSP Group Blue Storm II 500 wat psu..i guess ill need some edamacation.

All three of your choices are very good. Although it is overkill as others have said, the OCZ is of excellent quality, energy efficient, and would last you a good while. It is also the best bang for the buck of the three. You should never have to worry whether you have enough power.
December 7, 2007 1:50:10 AM

Corsair/Seasonic/PC Power and Cooling all make great PSUs.
Anything 500w+ from any of them will do you well.

Even the 450w+ are likely fine, but 500w+ gives you plenty of comfort space.

The E6850 is over priced, try the E6750.
The 8800GTS should be out very shortly and may be a nice step up.
Especially the Dual Slot Cooler.
December 7, 2007 2:07:03 AM

I think $150 to spend on a case is way too much, but if you've made your mind on that it's your decision.

I have the Abit IP35-E, which is basically like the pro but with only one pci-express slot and without raid/firewire, and I love it. Since you can't SLI on that board even if you wanted to, I would just get the e version and save some money, or the ds3l as already mentioned.

I would get the E6750 or Q6600 also. The e6850 is only a very small step ahead of the E6750 and the e6750 can easily be overclocked to reach higher clocks.

That PSU is overkill for that system. I would just get a decent 500+ Watt with 25+ amps on the 12+ rails and you're set. Everything else looks good.
December 7, 2007 4:39:29 AM

alrighty, yeah ive been hearing about the The 8800GTS 512. arnt the other cards in that series huge. but thats worth looking into if its out by january.
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