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December 29, 2007 5:08:35 PM

hi, i am picking out parts from www.lucomputers.com to build a new system....this is basically what im thinking about purchasing......can anyone on these forums give me any suggestions as to whether or not some of these parts are subpar? i did a bit of research myself but i think you guys would have a better idea.


CPU Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe E6750 2.66GHz FSB 1333, 4MB CPU
CPU Cooling Zalman CNPS9700LED CPU Fan
Memory 2GB DDR II 800 Memory 240 Pin BL2KIT12864AA804 (Crucial) (1GB x 2)
Mother Board ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Mother Board CrossFire Ready
Hard Drive 1 Seagate 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA II
Optical Drive 1 LG 20X DVD RW w/ Lightscribe +- Dual Layer Serial ATA
Video nVidia BFG 8800 GT OC 512MB GDDR3 DVI-I HDCP HDTV (In Stock)
Audio Onboard Audio
Network Card Onboard Network Card
Case Cooler Master CM690 ATX Mid-Tower Case
Power Supply 600 Watt Thermaltake Tough Power Extreme Power Supply W0103RU
LCD LG L1718SBN 17' LCD 1280x1024 700:1 Monitor (black)
Warranty 1 Years Parts & 3 Years Labor Warranty
Saturday, December 29, 2007
2:09:17 PM Priced At: $1,360.00 (canadian)

i am stuck b/t the cm690 and the antec 900.. both i read are good cases....i am not sure as to what motherboard would be sufficient for overclocking my cpu, i was thinking about the asus p5k-e too......any suggestions would be appreciated thx :ange: 

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December 30, 2007 1:02:36 AM

Go for a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R for mobo and I would go for a slightly bigger LCD (maybe 19"?) Other than that you're good to go. As far as cases go, some people like the Coolermaster ones, but I definitely LOVE my Antec Nine Hundred and wouldn't trade it for any other case.
December 30, 2007 2:38:31 AM

Some people are complaining about DS3Rs, I've got a DS3L with no problems, O/Cs the 6750 nicely (3.2) on the stock fan. That Zalman fan is 3-pin and not PWM compatible, so it will run flat out all the time. BFG is a cheap brand, I'd go with Gigabyte / eVGA / XFX. The Gigabyte 8800GT is sweet because it comes O/C'd with a Zalman fan. The CM case looks nice, check out the Gigabyte TRITON, very nice case. Go for a 19" monitor. Save a few bucks, have some fun and learn something - build it yourself. Try Newegg ...
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December 30, 2007 2:42:49 AM

shop at newegg.com 3 day shipping charges cheap parts great quality
December 30, 2007 3:24:06 AM

does anyone know if the p5k-e board is reliable? also, since this site is canadian and the canadian dollar is worth mroe than the us dollar, can anyone refer me to another site where they can build my pc? preferably located in the us...thanks for the feedback guys, and i would build it myself but i really just want a new computer and fast to play cod4 competitively on..thanks again
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December 30, 2007 4:21:05 AM

Newegg won't ship to Canada. Are you in Canada or the US?

I'd change the mobo to GA-P35-DS3L and the cooler to Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. That should save enough to upgrade the monitor.

The 8800GT is a massive waste if you only have a 17" monitor. Try for a 22", 1680x1050. It's Boxing Week, there's got to be a good sale somewhere. There's a good Acer at newegg for $229.99 for example.

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