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Ordering Tomorrow - Any Red Flags?

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May 7, 2008 12:43:25 AM

Keep in mind I am a first-time builder so I am hoping to avoid any surprises, as far as missing parts, incompatibilities, etc.
Would appreciate looking over this final build list and let me know if anything catches your eye. Ordering tomorrow if all is well.

A Q9450 has already been ordered, as well as Vista Ultimate, Keyboard, Mouse.

All else will be picked up at NewEgg.



Case
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail


Motherboard
ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Changed to: GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU
Changed to: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

Video Card
XFX PVT88GYDD4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


PSU
PC Power & Cooling S75QB EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail


Memory
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail


Hard Drives (x2)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
A little worried about install issues with these, being OEM... picked up the SATA cables below for the drives.


SATA Cables (x2)
Link Depot 1.5 ft. SATA II CABLE WITH LOCKING Model SATA2-1.5-UVB - Retail


Monitor
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail


DVD
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail


Wireless
D-Link DWL-G550 PCI High-Powered Wireless Desktop Adapter - Retail

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That's it... Thanks for looking, everybody.
May 7, 2008 12:52:07 AM

Q9450 use low 8x multiplier, so your p35 motherboard might bottleneck it for high overclocking. P35 runs at 1333mhz fsb, and can be overclocked reliably to 1600mhz. At 1600mhz fsb, q9450(8x) runs at 3.2ghz, and q6600(9x) runs at 3.6ghz. It'll be enough for the old q6600, but not new q9450. Ideally, get a x38/48, costing $100 more. Of course, this does not matter if you don't plan to overclock past 3.2ghz anyway.

Everything else good as is.
May 7, 2008 12:59:11 AM

Your mother board will come with Sata cables why do you need extras?
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May 7, 2008 1:18:10 AM

^what dagger and snajper69 said, everything looks excellent to me.
May 7, 2008 5:11:17 AM

Thanks for your help, guys.

Changes made to my original post: I am going with the GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4 LGA 775 and the Q6600. I have a friend who will buy my Q9450 for $50 more than I paid for it, so I'm all good there.

I wasn't 100% sure if the motherboard came with cables, but I knew the OEM drive didn't, so I wanted to be sure and order some for safety's sake. They were only like $7.00.

So I think I'm all set for tomorrow - got everything I could think of that I need and I'm still something like $500.00 under my budget... I'm dying to spend more, but I don't know what on :pt1cable: 
May 7, 2008 12:05:20 PM

The motherboard comes with cables. Don't worry about it.
May 7, 2008 12:18:03 PM

Excellent build! It copies mine to a tee with the exception of the PSU and DVD. :)  I think you will really enjoy it.

Since you're a first time builder I would highly advise wearing ESD gloves. Or at the very least making sure you ground yourself at all times. Also, take your time and everything should go smoothly!

Good luck!
May 7, 2008 5:36:48 PM

Awesome, thanks Allanag, snajper, jitpublisher and dagger (I'm losing the extra SATA cables).

And Allanag - thanks for the ESG gloves tip... I have an anti-static grounded wristband around someplace, but I had forgotten all about it.



May 7, 2008 6:41:09 PM

That PSU is excellent, but it's overkill for what you need. The PC P&C 610W would work fine for what you need.
May 7, 2008 8:18:08 PM

Heh, already ordered everything about an hour ago.

It's funny though.. the PC 610W was my original choice, but two other people recommended the 750 over it.
May 7, 2008 9:01:27 PM

uguv said:
That PSU is excellent, but it's overkill for what you need. The PC P&C 610W would work fine for what you need.

Agreed.
May 7, 2008 9:07:59 PM

Everything looks good, pretty similar to a build I'm planning in the near future.
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