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Final Check Before Purchase - please help!!!

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January 22, 2008 5:15:57 PM

I've made some adjustments based on the E8400 coming out. Please tell me what you think and if anything won't work well together:

Here she is:
Video Card
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130319

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037&Tpk=e8400

Mobo
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196

PSU
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341001

HDD
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136073

Case
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&Tpk=Antec%2bNine%2bHundred

Fan/Heatsink
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001&Tpk=Tuniq%2bTower%2b120

CD/DVD Combo
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD...2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151153

Memory
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820146565

Total cost after rebates of $1,221.89

My only question is on the mobo: This link http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1655&modelmenu=1 on Asus' site says the mobo is 45nm ready. I assume that means I won't have to flash, correct? This is my 1st build I don't want to add any complexities I don't have to.

Thanks!!!

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January 22, 2008 5:54:46 PM

Consider the PC P & C 610 Silencer PSU and 2 x 2GB ram cause you can upgrade to 8 GB easier later if desired. Does your OS need and can use 4 Gigs of Ram?
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January 22, 2008 6:17:36 PM

Then I would check out the PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer and 2 x 2 GB Ram. The added costs will be worth it IMO.
January 22, 2008 11:40:29 PM

I think I've changed my mind on the mobo after seeing someone else's build and reading reviews. What do you guys think about this over the Asus up top?

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030

From everything I can find/read, looks like this one will be ready for the 45nm out of the box.



Please give me some feedback. I need some reassurance before I pull the trigger!! :heink: 
January 23, 2008 2:00:25 AM

I have the IP 35 pro and love it.
January 23, 2008 2:25:27 AM

Okay here's a deal on the PCP&C 610w Silencer, which is better than the OCZ.
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119 - $10 Promo code (EMCABCCBG) = $109!!! Now that will be VERY hard to find at that price. It has a 5 yr warranty, the OCZ only has a 3 yr. one. PCP&C 610w has 49A on the 12V rail and the OCZ only has a maximum of 35A on the 12V rails. So all in all the PCP&C 610w Silencer out classes the OCZ all around and in every department. It ends up being about $1 more than the OCZ (after the $8 MIR for the OCZ), so you can decide, but I know where I'd put my $ on.
January 23, 2008 2:42:09 AM

lunyone said:
Okay here's a deal on the PCP&C 610w Silencer, which is better than the OCZ.
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119 - $10 Promo code (EMCABCCBG) = $109!!! Now that will be VERY hard to find at that price. It has a 5 yr warranty, the OCZ only has a 3 yr. one. PCP&C 610w has 49A on the 12V rail and the OCZ only has a maximum of 35A on the 12V rails. So all in all the PCP&C 610w Silencer out classes the OCZ all around and in every department. It ends up being about $1 more than the OCZ (after the $8 MIR for the OCZ), so you can decide, but I know where I'd put my $ on.


I'm convinced and switching to the Silencer. Thanks! :) 

Any other last minute suggestions?
January 23, 2008 4:57:51 AM

I would consider the 2x2gb's configuration, that'll leave you room for 4gb's later, if you need to go that far. If you never plan on upgrading the RAM than the 4x1gb's configuration would probably be fine. The rest of the build looks good. Let us know how it works out for you.
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