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First build, ordering tomorrow and help appreciated

Last response: in Systems
May 5, 2008 9:48:08 PM

Hey, well I've been waiting months for a new PC and it's finally come which im happy about :p 
Basically If anyone can tell me everything is in working order it would be great, and feedback is welcome :) 

Heres what I've come up with so far:

Mobo - Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Case - Antec Nine Hundred

CPU - Core2Duo E8400 3.0ghz (planning to OC to 4.0ghz) on a Tuniq Tower 120-LFB CPU Cooler

GPU - 2 x OcUK GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - with 2 Arctic Cooling Accelero S1's.

PSU - OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply

RAM - OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2

Monitor - 22" Samsung SM-2232BW Black Widescreen LCD

Any help is much appreciated :) 

May 5, 2008 9:50:08 PM

Don't see why you need after market cooler on 8800GT. Runs fine with stock cooler. Drop the cost of the coolers could get u better cards like two 8800GTS 512.
May 5, 2008 9:55:18 PM

I didn't think of that :( 
btw, what make of mobo would you say is best? would you go with the cheapest or?
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May 5, 2008 10:02:39 PM

750i(2 way SLI capable, 3.6Ghz max OC), 780i (2 way SLI capable & 3-way SLI capable 3.6Ghz max OC)

790i (2 way SLI capable, 3-way SLI capable, DDR3 RAM only, & better max OC due to 1600FSB capability(for 4Ghz OC)
May 5, 2008 10:10:32 PM

So the 750i is the best option for me, as I have no plans to go 3-way SLI. What mobo manufacturer would you say go with, the choice in Asus or MSI?
May 5, 2008 10:37:44 PM

But I'm seeing an eVGA with 1066 standard - what do you mean?
If i put an extra 10-20 into it then I could opt for either XFX or eVGA too, but is this really worth it, surely they are the same product but made differently?
May 5, 2008 10:56:18 PM

Cheers for the advice :) 
May 6, 2008 1:42:46 AM

Stick with ASUS. Solid capacitors and a good reputation for producing things that last.