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May 9, 2008 6:56:47 AM

Well first off I was wondering if having a GDDR3 video card, like a GeForce 8800GT would work on a mobo with a memory standard of DDR2 800? Also If anyone has any suggestions on parts that I may want to switch out or if somethings going to bottleneck my system, feel free to tell me. This is my first build I've attempted by myself, so just want to see if I did anything stupid, but anyway here's what I was thinking:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16832116473

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813188024

EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512-P3-N801-AR Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130318

OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227269

LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D3P-08
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827106250

Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129021

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115037

Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817371010

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136073

ASUS VW222U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support Built in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824236028

Saitek Black Wired Eclipse Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16823175103

Again, anything you might see that wouldn't work or is just stupid or anything, please tell me. Also want to mention that I dont want to go too far over my price I have up here, if at all. Thanks!

Mike

P.S. My brother wants to do the same build except with these two parts in place of mine, If you could check these out too with the rest of my parts I would be greatful.

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512-P3-N877-AR Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130349

ENVISION G416 Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824197019

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May 9, 2008 7:22:56 AM

I would get this Hd instead its a a bit more but you get 32mb cache on your hd that should give you better burst and read and write speeds .. plus you get a 5 year warranty instead of 3 .. and about the 9800 gtx , I wouldnt go for that card tell your bro to get an 8800 gts from evga and use the step up program when in june when Nvidias new card comes out , the 9800 gtx is over priced and not that much faster then the current 8800 ultras and gtxs. hope this helps
May 9, 2008 7:47:57 AM

Now when you say "this Hd" what is that refering to? :p 
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May 9, 2008 10:59:26 PM

Well first off I was wondering if having a GDDR3 video card, like a GeForce 8800GT would work on a mobo with a memory standard of DDR2 800? Also If anyone has any suggestions on parts that I may want to switch out or if somethings going to bottleneck my system, feel free to tell me. This is my first build I've attempted by myself, so just want to see if I did anything stupid, but anyway here's what I was thinking:

The memory controller on the motherboard (for intel) or CPU (for AMD), does not control the memory on the graphics card, just the RAM. Also DDR2 does not equal GDDR2... The DDRx and GDDRx are different naming systems... You graphics card should work in your planned system.

He is probably refering to HDD, HardDrve... I am guessing there was suppose to be a link there.

The 9800GTX is overpriced for the minor performance gain it has compared to the 800GTX (I think the 8800 even beat it), but the 8800GT is great performance/price ratio... Your looking at little difference between the 8800GT and the 9800GTX.

The Antec 900 is a great case, I recommend getting some sort of after market cooling for the CPU, if it is side mounted (I.e. its exhaust points out the back of the case), it will increase the airflow of the system. This will help all the components (I guess), but especially helps the CPU stay cool and the coolers fan to spin slower (thus quieter).
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