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Critique my soon-to-be build

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December 9, 2007 4:04:56 AM

The following prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars.

VGA: eVGA 8800GT Superclocked 512MB - $400
MoBo: Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R - $158
Case: ANTEC Nine Hundred (200mm fan/no PSU) - $159
RAM: 4GB Kit (2x 2048MB) PC6400 800MHz GeiL Ultra 5-5-5-15 - $286
LCD Monitor: 22" Samsung 226BW (2ms/3000:1/DVI) Black - $399
OS: Home Premium 64Bit (OEM Version) - $132
HDD: SATA-300 320GB Maxtor 16MB (STM3320620AS) - $93
DVD Buner/Rw: Samsung 20x (Retail with Nero, 5.25" SATA, Black) - $39
PSU: SilverStone ST75ZF 750w - $199
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/1066FSB/8M) LGA775 - $275
Headset: Icemat Siberia (Black) - $73.60
Keyboard : Standard USB - $9.80
Mouse: Razer Deathadder - $74.70

Total: $2306.10

Leave your thoughts please. Any advice is accepted.

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December 9, 2007 12:56:01 PM

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Unless you're keeping the psu for a long time, a 500W-ish psu is fine for 8800gt & the pc.
December 10, 2007 8:56:09 AM

Thanks. Nah, i'm keeping the 750W because its not much more than the 550W PSU's and the 750W PSU is bundled with the Q6600 which makes the Q6600 about 43 dollars cheaper. ($318 to $275) So i'm saving 20 bucks.
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December 10, 2007 10:37:41 AM

1764077,2,81147 said:
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DITTO!!! Finally a well thought out build!!!
December 10, 2007 12:01:13 PM

Kudos, though I would:

Buy an aftermarket cooler for the Q6600 (the stocker is not good).

Buy a WD, Seagate or Samsung hard disk (or even 2 disks to get maximum multi-tasking ability out of the quad).
December 10, 2007 8:44:14 PM

After market cooler and your good to go...

where in AUS... im NSW
December 10, 2007 9:10:21 PM

$74.70 for a mouse?

That's a premium price for memory.
December 11, 2007 1:49:49 AM

Only $66.35 US! I just bought a new MicroShaft mouse for $9.95.
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December 11, 2007 2:04:46 AM

Yeah but in FPS games, the added dpi and buttons can make a difference in winning/losing a match. Not sure that the added cost is good, but if you heavily into that type of game, it probably is needed. I use $10-15 mice, but I'm not that good a FPS, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me :) 
December 11, 2007 4:59:19 AM

Wait for tomorrow and get the new GTS.
December 11, 2007 9:18:16 PM

lunyone said:
Yeah but in FPS games, the added dpi and buttons can make a difference in winning/losing a match. Not sure that the added cost is good, but if you heavily into that type of game, it probably is needed. I use $10-15 mice, but I'm not that good a FPS, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me :) 


I have a G5 that cost me about $70 at the time and its the best mouse ive EVER bought
December 12, 2007 4:21:20 AM

Hey guys. Thanks for the responses. I am still thinking about getting two HDD's & Stock Cooling.

@ Chookman: I'm from NSW (roughly around Liverpool).

Anyways, I like the look of the deathadder BTW and i'll be playing FPS games. So the mouse will come in handy all the time :)  ... Unfortunately it costs an arm.
December 12, 2007 9:34:14 PM

as long as its not the leg as well
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