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January 23, 2008 8:32:34 PM

Hello All,

This will be my first pc build and I'm hoping you can give it a look over to see there's no incompatibilities or easily fixable bottlenecks, this has also pretty much maxed out by budget so I can't go to much over. I would like to put a good bang for buck gaming/media machine for my non-tech brother, no overclocking or anything too fancy. This is what has been suggested with some alterations by me. Will everything fit in together and am I forgetting anything?
Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 Atx 9 Drive Bay No Ps Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1037111049F

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 4MB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5651

EVGA Nforce 680I LT SLI Conroe LGA775 ATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD4949

Kingston ValueRAM PC3200 2GB 2X1GB DDR400 CL3-3-3 184PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12410BD5225

Enermax All in One 535W ATX12V V2.0 20/24 Pin Power Supply W/ PCI-E SLI Ready
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11510AC5528

Evga E-GEFORCE 8800GT Superclocked 650MHZ 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Hdtv Out DIRECTX10 Video Card
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD6685

Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS Ncq Hard Drive
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15080DR8800

Lg GSA-H55N Black DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 Int Ide 2MB Oem Dvd Writer W/ Sw
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12600DR6627

plus regular speakers, keyboard, mouse, win XP.

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January 23, 2008 9:56:44 PM

Damonr...

I agree with PsychoFanatic, the board he has listed is more suitable as you do not want a SLI board.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

According to the recommended Memory list for the above MB I would purchase the following Memory.
1066MHZ (come in 2 GIG sets, but you can run 4 gigs eventually)
Kingston KHX9200D2/1G

**As a side note, I don’t like Kingston Ram… but it is certified for this board.

If you keep the Motherboard you have choose some memory of this link...
http://www.evga.com/support/mbmem/
It is the certified memory list for that MB.
January 23, 2008 10:16:07 PM

Thanks very much, this is exactly the kind of info I need, I'll look up these and revaluate. Cheers!
January 24, 2008 12:33:19 AM

Hello All,

Ok so for sure I'm putting in the Gigabyte P-35 DS3R and I guess DDR2-1066 memory. The trouble is I can't find any of the recommended memory from the following list for sale apart from the ocz.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/MemorySupport/mothe...

OCZ NVIDIA SLI Ready XTC PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL4-5-5-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit @ $135.69

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220BD8954&v...

Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB 2X1GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 Dual Channel Memory Kit @ $189.00

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13410BD0188

Any Recommendations between the 2 or neither?
Thanks
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