let me know wat you think

would this all work well together please let me know i just want some opinions

Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

Mother Board- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Hard Drives- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Cd drive- SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PCU- OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V

Video Card- EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Ram Cooler- VANTEC ICEBERQ DDR-A1A Aluminum Heatsinks only

Hard drive cooler- MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK - Retail
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  1. As long as you don't plan to overclock, that will work fine. If you do plan to overclock, you may want to consider DDR2-800 to give you some wiggle room.

    Also, you shouldn't need the RAM cooler or the Hard Drive cooler. The Tsunami case has pretty good airflow and will keep them cool by itself, provided you do the best you can at cable management.
  2. Only thing I would change is I would get 800mhz RAM rather than the 675mhz RAM
  3. Change the RAM and HDD coolers for a better CPU cooler, and as mentioned, faster RAM.
  4. skip the hard drive cooler - hoter is better - see google research
    skip the gt get the gts better cooling
    skip the ram go with 1066 ram set the fsb to 400, so of these mobos only have a 2.5:1 strapping, check your mobo some have 2:1
    skip the hard drive get 2 hard drives and run them in raid0


    you asked! with ram so cheap get some good ddr800
  5. You guys are going to drive his prices up :p He asked if it would all work together. DDR2-667 or any in that general vicinity will work just fine. FSB 333 x 2=667. If he's not overclocking, that will put RAM on 1:1 and it will work perfectly.

    No need to buy 800 or 1066 unless you plan to OC.
  6. What OS are you going to use?
    Are you going to play games?

    If you are going to use Vista and play games, I highly recommend 3 gigs.
    If you are going to us XP and game, 2 gigs should hold you over.
  7. dragonsprayer said:
    skip the hard drive cooler - hoter is better - see google research
    skip the gt get the gts better cooling
    skip the ram go with 1066 ram set the fsb to 400, so of these mobos only have a 2.5:1 strapping, check your mobo some have 2:1
    skip the hard drive get 2 hard drives and run them in raid0


    you asked! with ram so cheap get some good ddr800


    Wowahah there mate!! Going a bit of topic here folks sorry...

    The Google "research" was just statistical analysis that showed that long term drive failure was more likely when the hard drives ran with a cooler average temperature (measured every 10 minutes I believe from memory). To my mind that simply shows that aircooling is insufficient to cool hardisks as it does not deal adequately with temperature spikes. I run my 15K SCSI drives with DD waterblocks to protect my investment... It is not simply about running a drive cold or hot but keeping it at a rock stable temperature to avoid thermal contraction and expansion effects on the various metal parts of drive system.

    Anyone quoting this study as "hard science" is talking out of their ass. As a peddler of "dubious" computer systems your comment does not surprise me!!

    Bob
  8. i plan on using xp for my OS and do alot of gaming and such, so wat you guys are teling me is skip the coolers and go for 800 mhz ram(will that work in my mobo?) and i plan on getting 2 or 3 of those hdd but how do you do raid, i know nothing about it so itd have to be step by step, and get a gts sound card ( can i get 2 and hook them up in sli and how do i do that and make my computer work with it?) i know its alot but its good info to have i get the jist of it just need a lil guidence
  9. Could we have that again in... In English preferably... GTS Sound Card in SLI - wtf???

    Bob
  10. What I'm telling you is that what you have is a fine setup, if you do not plan to overclock your processor. If you do plan to overclock, get faster RAM. That's all.
  11. dragonsprayer said:
    skip the hard drive cooler - hoter is better - see google research
    skip the gt get the gts better cooling
    skip the ram go with 1066 ram set the fsb to 400, so of these mobos only have a 2.5:1 strapping, check your mobo some have 2:1
    skip the hard drive get 2 hard drives and run them in raid0


    you asked! with ram so cheap get some good ddr800


    bobwya said:
    Wowahah there mate!! Going a bit of topic here folks sorry...

    The Google "research" was just statistical analysis that showed that long term drive failure was more likely when the hard drives ran with a cooler average temperature (measured every 10 minutes I believe from memory). To my mind that simply shows that aircooling is insufficient to cool hardisks as it does not deal adequately with temperature spikes. I run my 15K SCSI drives with DD waterblocks to protect my investment... It is not simply about running a drive cold or hot but keeping it at a rock stable temperature to avoid thermal contraction and expansion effects on the various metal parts of drive system.

    Anyone quoting this study as "hard science" is talking out of their ass. As a peddler of "dubious" computer systems your comment does not surprise me!!

    Bob


    I believe dragonsprayer lost his nerd membership card in this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=30&post=247168&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
    Take all he has to say with a grain ton of salt.

    BobWya is right, stable temperature is key.

    Raid 0 will not improve your gaming, that is not it's purpose. You will have less headaches if you skip using raid all together. Your system looks fine but with the price differance between DDR2 667 and DDR2 800 you may as well get the DDR2 800 it will work on that motherboard.
  12. bobwya said:
    It is not simply about running a drive cold or hot but keeping it at a rock stable temperature to avoid thermal contraction and expansion effects on the various metal parts of drive system.



    Excellent point, thank you for articulating that.
  13. thanks guys for the help, im an idiot didnt mean to say sound card on my last reply i meant vid card
  14. usspfnorman said:
    thanks guys for the help, im an idiot didnt mean to say sound card on my last reply i meant vid card



    LOL, it happens to all of us. With all the fancy marketing names, model numbers, product codes, etc.... it is easy to mix them up!
  15. TechnologyCoordinator said:
    LOL, it happens to all of us. With all the fancy marketing names, model numbers, product codes, etc.... it is easy to mix them up!


    Yeh like the 8800GT/S that is really a 9600GT/S!!

    Bob
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