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December 10, 2007 4:26:20 PM

Hello Everyone

I am new to building PC. Building one for the first time. Please provide suggestions / advice for the following configuration. I am still looking for a good video card so feel free to suggest one. This PC is for home use and may be some games (not extreme gamer so no overclocking etc). I am looking for a stable system but the latest one so I can use it for a while. So here is the configuration. Please review and provide feedback .

Also let me know if these are compatible Motherboard / CPU/ Memory or not.

Case:- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
HD:- Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Power Supply :- Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply - Retail
Memory:- Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Board:- Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU:- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
OS :- WIndows Vista ultimate.

Need Video Card, Network Card, Media Card suggestions.

Thanks to everyone in advance for reading and providing ffedback.
December 10, 2007 5:00:38 PM

My suggestion would be to get a Gigabyte P35-DS3L mobo and a E6750 since you don't want to overclock. The quad core won't really be needed unless you are doing ALOT of video editing or the like.

As for video card, id go with a 8600GT as a minimum but as of late last week Nvidia released the new 256MB Version of the 8800GT. Its going for $210 vs the 8600GT at $100-120. I would suggest the 8800GT if you have the money to spend.

The DS3L, Ballistix mem(great mem btw) and just about any intel LGA775 are compatible. You can go with that intel board if you like, but id save the money and then in a couple years, when its not really up to par, OC it if you feel like squeezing a few more months out of it.

Hope this helps.
December 10, 2007 5:02:58 PM

I just noticed your PSU.

I would most definately NOT get a Rosewill PSU!!!!

Go with an antec earthwatts 500W. Newegg has them for $35 after MIR.
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December 10, 2007 5:05:48 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I will be doing lot of software work in Photoshop and some of its packages need some processing power. I will be doing video editing, web page buliding, flash video etc. I will definitly look into Gigabyte mobo. I went with Intel because my previous experience was good with their board. Nothing else.

Sincerely, thanks again.
December 10, 2007 5:05:55 PM

medamorg said:
I just noticed your PSU.

I would most definately NOT get a Rosewill PSU!!!!

Go with an antec earthwatts 500W. Newegg has them for $35 after MIR.

Yeah don't get the Rosewill. The Antec would be a better choice.
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