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building a new rig.....need your opinion

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February 23, 2008 9:16:50 PM

well am building a new system and am wondering if you can help me out

cpu: am not sure yet i was going to get the e6750 but then the e8400 came out and now am wondering which one should i get

graphic card: xfx 8800gt 512 ( should i buy xfx or msi since they are about the same price )

motherboard: the gigabyte p35 ds3l ( is there any mb in the same price range but is sli compatible )

ram: ocz 2x1 ddr2 -800 ( does it matter if i get a g.skill or a Corsair if am not overclocking ? )

case and psu
: well i didn't figure out which case to get but anything decent in the 75~100$ range and without a psu because i will be using my own 500w thermaltake ( is 500w enough? )

edit: btw am gonna build it this weekend

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February 23, 2008 9:51:53 PM

yeah, E8400 FTW...

personally i'd say XFX, but that's cos i've always wanted to own an XFX card :p .

if you're not OCing then you don't really need to worry about ram, though with he E8400, it'd be a shame not to overclock.

what's the budget and what's the use?
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February 23, 2008 9:59:31 PM

then the e8400 it is

the budget is 1000~ and i'll be using it for gaming

and i might think about overclocking when it gets a bit old (a year or so) but for now i'll stick with stock

and i was wondering if the 8800gt is the best choice right now for a sub 300$ card since th HD3870 is 189$ now thats pretty cheap for such a powerful card
February 23, 2008 11:47:21 PM

ok now i got it down to this

cpu: e8400

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L

graphic card: xfx 8800gt 512

ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) ddr2 800

case: Antec Nine Hundred

psu: Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W

all good? and btw what hdd do you recommend
February 24, 2008 1:07:46 AM

don't go for a rosewill PSU... can you afford the Corsair HX520?