New system Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 25, 2008 12:39 PM in Systems Share Ellaren February 24, 2008 8:13:42 PM Hey guys, I've decided on these components, and would just like some sort of blessing, saying they are O.K and will work splendidly together. Antec Nine Hundred black miditower Corsair Powersupply 550W Bulk, black, ATX/EPS, 120mm fan, 4xSATA, SLI Asus P5K, P35, Socket-775, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, PCI-Ex16 Intel Core? 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, Socket LGA775, 6MB, 1333Mhz BOXED w/fan Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB GDDR3,PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, with CRYSIS NEC DVD-brenner AD-7200S Black OEM SATA Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional, 64MB, EAX® ADVANCED HD Microsoft Digital Media PRO Keyboard, USB, PS/2, Zoom Logitech G9 Laser Mouse Hope anyone can help me out. Thanks More about : system chrisfromalbany February 24, 2008 8:47:18 PM what about getting seagate 7200.11 with 32 cache with 750 gigs. Figure it will be faster. chrisfromalbany February 24, 2008 8:49:37 PM q6600 if you do mult. Processing or looking down the road seems like a better investment. Related resources Please review new day trading system with 6 monitors - Forum New System - Forum Trying to upgrade system in order to play the new SimCity - Forum New system with Corsair memory errors - Forum Old widows 7 drive on new Windows 8 system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ellaren February 24, 2008 8:55:52 PM I figured there'd be better parts, but this is a package kind of, so I can't really alter much. Is it good as it is? Ellaren February 24, 2008 9:08:07 PM Would a seagate GREATLY improve speed or what? 16MB to 32MB cache? amd_fanboi February 24, 2008 9:20:49 PM budget, use??? the cahce size will influence seek times, if i'm correct... always better to have a bigger cache, though i'd think that 16mb should do the trick... Ellaren February 24, 2008 9:34:25 PM I'll mostly be playing FPS games and such. From what I've read, the WD is less noisy and the gains from the Barracuda's heightened cache is hardly (if at all) noticeable.. so I'll stick with the WD I think. Ellaren February 24, 2008 9:37:25 PM From what I've read in http://techreport.com/articles.x/13440/3, it seems the WD disk I've got on the system I'm getting is better on most tests.. Think I'll go for it. Mojoejojo February 24, 2008 10:12:17 PM Bless You. Looks like a nice package. You could make some minor tweeks. I'd recommend a quad 6600, but the E8400 will get you going fine. aevm February 24, 2008 10:30:59 PM I'd stick with that WD, it's a fantastic drive. Don't like the NEC reviews. Can you get a Samsung instead, for example? I assume the PSU is a 550VX, right? It's good. On the whole, yeah, go for it, it will be a great PC. Edit: CPU - if you spend most of the time playing games, and you're not into Flight Simulator, then the E8400 is a better choice than Q6600, no worries. chrisfromalbany February 24, 2008 10:58:14 PM really heard seagate barra was way to go. geofelt February 24, 2008 11:18:41 PM As a package it is very good. Don't change a thing. aevm February 24, 2008 11:30:16 PM Well, yeah, normally Seagate Barracuda disks are great. However, newegg reviews for this 750GB model scare me. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822148298 The WD7500AAKS is $15 cheaper. Also, it gets 5 eggs from 68% of Newegg reviewers (47% for the Seagate). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136131 There's an interesting discussion here: http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=26321 Ellaren February 25, 2008 4:22:53 AM It's a VX, yeah In respect to HD, though, would a Samsung F1 750GB 32MB cached drive be better? A guy I know said "you can't go wrong with samsung". Ellaren February 25, 2008 6:48:47 AM OK; I'm able to get a Samsung F1 750GB instead of the WD 750GB. Is this a wise choice? Ellaren February 25, 2008 12:39:41 PM Just need to know if the WD HD really -is- any good, anxious about if it will disappoint me. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew Video Card For My Semi New System ForumNew system , should I use the old gpu or get a new one? 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