Build #2 - Family & Video

This was what I had in mind for my second "family" system. This will be used for streaming video, gaming and all the stuff the kids will be doing. I also wanted something that I could overclock with this build, and I included a monitor that seemed pretty well-liked.

Again I'm looking for advice, and possible incompatibility issues.


CoolerMaster Hyper TX2

MSI P35 Neo2-FR

MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L

PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W

Westinghouse L2410NM Black 24" 8ms Widescreen LCD

Newegg Subtotal: $1353.90 USD

Thanks fellas!
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  1. go with a ds3l mobo
  2. Same comment on the HD's as system 1 -

    The 640 GB WD AAKS costs 20.3 cents per GB
    The 750 GB Seagate 7200.11 costs 21.3 per GB

    For the extra penny per GB, you get 2 more years on the warranty and an extra 8 - 10 % DTR
  3. Jack - I'll be switching to the 7200.11 as you suggest on this and my other system. This one will only get one, but should be more than enough.
    Agent - can you elaborate a little on the ds3l? Who makes it and why is it special?
    Thanks guys.
  4. Just a note man, I think I'd dump the westinghouse monitor. Westinghouse is a bit cheaper brand, if it were my rig and I'm spending that much, you need to be going with something that's a better name. Maybe you'll never have probs, but then again....I'd personally rather have something like a dell monitor, hp, acer, etc, something I'm not worried about going out on me later.
  5. legit point, ohiou. just assumed that with all the positive reviews it was a good bet. i'll look into it again.
  6. I have not used the Westinghouuse monitor, but from the specs, It looks good. I particularly like the 176 degree viewing angle. Cheap units do less, more like 160 degrees. Only when you get to the T models from Samsung do you get a similar spec, but the 245T costs $660. I would be inclined to try one. With Newegg, they are good at taking it back if it is no good.
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