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December 19, 2007 8:00:07 AM

Building a new computer. Havn't built a new PC for about 5 years now so just checking to see if i can get some feedback about the build I have picked. All parts would be ordered from newegg.

DVD Drive -

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - Retail

Case -

Antec Sonata III Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Hard Drive -

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Video Card-

EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Memory -

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P800R22GK - Retail

Motherboard -

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail

Operating System -

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

Total $967.88 USD

Thanks for the feedback and advice.
December 19, 2007 8:22:56 AM

seems fine, bit low on hdd space and you should get 64 bit windows with your 4gig ram
December 19, 2007 8:46:47 AM

I dont think ill use much more than 250gb of space but i guess that is something i can consider. Only going to have 2gb of ram as well. What would the benefit of a 64 bit OS be vs the 32 bit OS?

Thanks for the reply
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December 19, 2007 11:07:48 AM

You nailed it. You don't need more advice.
December 19, 2007 11:35:23 AM

Good choices. A 32bit O/S can only see 4GB, but this includes video RAM, so you'd only see around 3.2-3.5GB. If you're cutting back to 2GB (which ought to be enough), you'll be fine with 32bit Windoze.
December 19, 2007 12:53:13 PM

Your system picks look good.
December 19, 2007 1:03:11 PM

Nice build! The sweet spot of price/performance, easy to upgarde and O/C. I'd go for 4GB SuperTalent PC 6400 4-4-3-8 ($103 @ eWiz). I'd put the $50 saved into a Gigabyte Triton case and a separate PSU.
December 20, 2007 4:03:54 AM

Awesome, thanks for all the feedback folks really appreciate it.