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New Build: Mobo and Ram Questions

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February 7, 2008 3:52:47 PM

I am down to making the last few purchases for my new system. I will be running Vista 64 Home Premium and am hoping that following mobo-ram combinations are a good match but am weary of researching and ready to buy as it seems like any combo of the four would work. I would like to moderately OC. I have no experience with computer building. Thanks in advance for your help.

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - $139
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - $89

CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G $119
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ $115

EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $339

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 $239

Monitor: HP 2207 or Samsung 226bw

I have already bought the following parts of the system:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Logitech 967740-0403 Black USB Standard Internet 350 USB Keyboard - OEM
Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse -
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply - Retail
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
February 7, 2008 4:00:37 PM

Excellent board - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L

The Corsair is DDR2 800 the G.SKILL is DDR2 1000 - I would stick with the DDR2 800 for better relibility.

Also pick the Samsung monitor... awesome reviews.

Everything else looks good, very nice choices though you may consider the Abit IP35 Pro from if there are no budget restraints.
February 7, 2008 4:03:25 PM

I do like the Abit, I had originally planned to get it but wasn't sure if I needed the additional features
February 7, 2008 4:06:13 PM

Well might be a biy over-kill but also a solid "investment". Read the reviews on both boards they both are solid great boards but for a "few" dollars more if you ever did need any of the features you will have them.