Homebrew New Computer v2.0

Hello everyone! I an looking into building a new computer system. My currect home system is a P3 866 (v1.0) that I build myself ~7 years ago, so an grade is needed. Here is kind of what I came up with so far. If anyone has any suggestions, please chime in.

Case - APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
MoBo - ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600
RAM (2GB)- Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AA804
Video Card - ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CD/DVD Burner - SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N
Power Supply - ???

This above build costs under $1,100 + Power Supply + Windows Vista. I would like to keep the system under $1,500.
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  1. would you consider a blue ray HD dvd combo drive?
  2. PSU:
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088
    I recommend a Corsair 520HX or 550VX.
    Unless running SLI go with a P35-DS3L/R.
  3. I take it you plan to use SLI? What Shadow said on the PSU
  4. I'd recommend getting 4gb RAM if you're using Vista.
  5. Thanks for the PSU suggestions.

    I did not plan on going SLI right away, but I wanted the option to do it down the road.

    I noticed that the MoBo I selected only supports {2 x PCI Express x16 slot, support NVIDIA SLI technology, at full x16, x16 speed (blue), 1 x PCI Express x16, at x8 speed (white)}.
    And the VidCard supports PCI Express 2.0. IS this going to cause a problem?

    I was also debating on changing the RAM. Instead of going with 2 stix of Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory; I was thinking of going with 2 stix of G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory.
  6. mrymar said:
    Thanks for the PSU suggestions.

    I did not plan on going SLI right away, but I wanted the option to do it down the road.

    I noticed that the MoBo I selected only supports {2 x PCI Express x16 slot, support NVIDIA SLI technology, at full x16, x16 speed (blue), 1 x PCI Express x16, at x8 speed (white)}.
    And the VidCard supports PCI Express 2.0. IS this going to cause a problem?

    I was also debating on changing the RAM. Instead of going with 2 stix of Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory; I was thinking of going with 2 stix of G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory.


    Id be more inclined to go with the 520HX or 620HX as they will support a 2nd GPU if you are looking that way better.

    PCI-e2.0 will not cause a problem the GPU is backwards compatible to PCI-e1.1 which that mobo has ;)

    The Crucial is EXCELLENT ram... but you are also suggesting a change from 2gb ram to 4gb are you not? which 4gb will always be better.

    Is it just me or does anyone else find it wierd going from a P3 system of yester year to a Quad core and thinking about SLI??
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