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New build, review before I pull the trigger

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February 3, 2008 1:59:02 AM

So far I've purchased the following:

Samsung SyncMaster 24" LCD Monitor - Black 245BW $390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power & Cooling's Silencer 750W Quad Black Power Supply $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Full Tower Case $129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Plan to get:

BFG 8800GT video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel E8400 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Viper 4GB(2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner (2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Natural 4000 Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech LX8 Cordless Laser 1000 dpi Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What am I missing, what would you change?
February 3, 2008 2:09:19 AM

I would change the 8800GT to a 8800GTS 512MB.

Instead of the Tuniq tower, I would recommend the Zerotherm Nirvana which performs better, but it's your choice.

I don't like dual card solutions so I'll recommend the ASUS P5K-e.

As for harddisk, I recommend the 750GB WD7500AAKS.
February 3, 2008 2:58:29 AM

You also need to get that poor PC a Kevlar vest... Give it a chance when you 'pull the trigger'.
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February 3, 2008 3:43:59 AM

I'm pretty set on the GT8800 unless the price of the GTS drops with the new 9200 or whatever being released in two weeks.

I'm also not into a 750GB drive. Just too big for me, a 500GB should be plenty.
February 3, 2008 3:47:42 AM

FAST LS1 said:
I'm pretty set on the GT8800 unless the price of the GTS drops with the new 9200 or whatever being released in two weeks.

I'm also not into a 750GB drive. Just too big for me, a 500GB should be plenty.

Only reason I recommended the 8800GTS was because it runs quieter and cooler. The 8800GT is quite loud.

Also the 750GB hd is one of the fastest drives out there.
February 8, 2008 3:29:16 AM

Loud isn't a problem for me, the case will be on the floor a few feet away from the the desk.
February 27, 2008 10:06:04 PM

Anybody else want to review and give me some other ideas on components?
February 27, 2008 10:14:52 PM

get the GTS - it'll likely do better on such a high resolution...
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