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March 28, 2008 12:47:28 PM

alright this is probly my final idea on wat components im getting for my next computer build, i have had some trouble deciding exactly what i want for my video card but finally decided to go with the 2 listed for sli, i know people said that they run hot but if they get hot in my case than i can get a different cooler for them, but i would like thoughts and opinions but mainly how well this will all work together and how future proof it is


Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
260.00

Mother Board- EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail
250.00

Memory-(2) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
80.00

Hard Drives- (1)-Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
210.00

(1)Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
73.00

Cd drive- SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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 with LightScribe - OEM
30.00

Case- COOLER MASTER Stacker RC-832-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
240.00

PSU- PC Power & Cooling S75QB EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, ULC, CE, CB, RoHS
250.00

Video Card- 2- EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
415.00

Case Fans-(4)-Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
9.00

Cpu cooler- Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
60.00
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Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
9.00

Monitor- Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers
550.00

acronis home edition- to back up files ----later in time-----
50.00

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
6.00

UPS- CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W 4 x 5-15R Battery/Surge Protected 4 x 5-15R Surge Protected Outlets UPS - Retail
200.00

Fan Controller- Scythe KM01-BK "KAZE MASTER" 5.25" Bay Fan Controller - Retail
43.00

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March 28, 2008 6:35:39 PM

i know the list is long but somebodies gotta have an opinion
March 28, 2008 6:42:32 PM

Look good in my opinion. Nice choice on that psu by they way. Why the two hdd's though?
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March 28, 2008 6:53:51 PM

i want to split my media aka. movies, music, and games from my software programs aka. word, windows media so /on so forth so therefore 2 hdd's
March 30, 2008 6:55:22 PM

I agree w/ SuicideSilence, nice PSU and over all build. These are just a couple small things you might look into:

What are you going to be using this pc for mostly? If you'll be gaming with it, excellent choice for the processor (With your heat sync you can get it to overclock like crazy), but if you do more application oriented stuff, especially video encoding, I would advise a quad core like the q6600 which is only 10 or so bucks more.

If you are looking at overclocking anywhere over 3.6ghz, then you might want to sink a little more into your memory to get some PC-8500 to keep up with your processor's FSB on a 1:1 ratio. Check out this page for more information on it:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

Nice setup, it'll be a pretty stellar machine!
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