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Final Computer Build - Definitely Open for Suggestions

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May 11, 2008 2:20:56 PM

Hi All,

For some reason I can't get this list to show up in the public list in New Egg, but below is the components I would like critiqued before I would order. I have ~$2,300 to spend on a computer and I was trying to build one from ground up. After much research and reading a ton of reviews and some suggestions from various posts by you guys, here is what I have come up with:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: Nine Hundred
Item #: N82E16811129021


Update ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: Rampage Formula
Item #: N82E16813131284


Update EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: 512-P3-N845-AR
Item #: N82E16814130337


Update Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Model #: NEOPOWER 650 BLUE
Item #: N82E16817371010


Update Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Model #: BX80570E8400
Item #: N82E16819115037


Update OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPX800EB4GK - Retail
Model #: OCZ2RPX800EB4GK
Item #: N82E16820227278


Update Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD6400AAKS
Item #: N82E16822136218
(Will be also getting a VelociRaptor when it come available to order)


Update Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
Model #: PZ30AU
Item #: N82E16823175103


Update SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: T220
Item #: N82E16824001273


Update Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #: 931689-0403
Item #: N82E16826104015


Update HT OMEGA CLARO 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Model #: CLARO
Item #: N82E16829271002

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD - Retail
Model #: 66R-02261
Item #: N82E16832116473

Again, I am definitely open for any final tweaks to these components. I just want the best and most powerful combos I can get for $2300. I mostly use my computer for gaming. I would say 90% of the time. I want to play Age of Conan and maybe some of the lastest FPS games. I just want to finally be able to use a games fullest graphical potential. I think I can accomplish that with $2,300.

Well thank you all for you help.
May 11, 2008 3:03:05 PM

Perfect setup tbh. Although if I was you i'd change the HDD to a 500GB Seagate 7200.11 as it's faster. I'd also change the mouse to a wired one, especially if you are an FPS gamer like me.
May 11, 2008 3:53:15 PM

stick with the wireless. wires get in the way.

you can always plug in a second mouse for games if needed

you might want to waite to see what the ati 4 series does
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May 11, 2008 6:43:12 PM

Wait for the Radeon 4870 mate.
May 11, 2008 9:46:52 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. I was thinking of waiting for the ATI to come out to see what I could get then? Any idea when they do plan to come out?

As far as the mouse, I am really on the fence about wired or wireless. Both sides has their pros and cons. I think that will definitely be a last minute descision.

As far as the HD, I just heard that this was a pretty tough HD. I am totally open to suggestions. I just want something solid, because eventually, this HD will be my storage drive and I will be getting one of the VelociRaptors for my main HD for all of my exectuable files.

-Peace guys
May 11, 2008 9:50:17 PM

^...4870 out on May 31st.
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