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May 7, 2008 1:14:51 AM

Hi All,
I just wanted to do a sanity check before i pull the trigger this eve. This is going to be our all-in-one home pc for music streaming, media, photos, games, etc, etc. I bought the antec case/500w earthwatt psu already. I just guessed on the ram...there were soo many choices and this one looked to be the fastest ram for the best deal...not sure if there are weird compatibility issues though. Any red flags with anything else?



LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail
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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$3.00 Instant

$29.99
$26.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148298
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant

$139.99
$129.99


MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814127329
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$25.00 Mail-in Rebate
$189.99

CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4D - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145168
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate

$99.00
$79.00


GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$89.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
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$199.99

Subtotal: $715.95
What's this?Tax: $59.07

Shipping: $10.55

Grand Total: $785.57 - $65 in MIR's

May 7, 2008 1:23:37 AM

I don't think the dominators will be your best price, they tend to be expensive actually. On the memory subject also, go with 2 x 2GB of DDR2 800. It's not enough more money to justify not doing it.
May 7, 2008 1:24:22 AM

everything else looks fine though.
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May 7, 2008 1:27:12 AM

Agree with boonality go with 2x2gb ddr2 800
May 7, 2008 1:37:29 AM

When comes to Vide card if I would do it all over again I would go with Evega 512-PC-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) worth the extra money. Excellent costumer service, 90-days upgrade option.
May 7, 2008 4:24:16 AM

Thanks. I will change out the video card to the first one you listed, the MSI one is too expensive.

For the ram, i am good with upping to 4GB. How is this ram for the $$?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $109 - $25 MIR

Thanks,
JD
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