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May 16, 2008 4:35:47 PM

Hay Guy's I'M Making a new system and wanted to Know what you think?

Antec Twelve Hundred Chassie

ASUS X48 Mobo

Intel E8400 3.0GHz

EVGA 9800GTX SC

2 Western Digital Raptor X HDD's

750Watt Rosewill PSU

4GB OCZ PC2-8500

XP pro

2 ASUS 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drives

Thanks! :hello: 



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May 16, 2008 5:13:20 PM

1) What are you going to use the system for

2) when are you gonna buy it and from where (as in US or Europe or elsewhere)

3) What's your budget
May 16, 2008 5:18:32 PM

Stay away from Rosewill PSUs. I would recommend anything made by Corsair. A 650 TX or a 620 HX should do your system just fine.

A Sasquatch Gang fan, eh? Zerk is one of the best tags I have seen yet on this forum.
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May 16, 2008 5:22:58 PM

The case from what I have seen looks very nice.

Do you really need a x48 Mobo? Usually th x48 doesn't offer much more over a x35 or x38 and it tends to be more expensive.

Raptors are noisy. I'd recommend the Western Digital 640 SE16.

I am not a fan of Rosewill PSU's. Instead I'd recommend Seasonic or PC Power and Cooling or Corsair.

Also, were you planning to do raid with your 2 raptors? If so, I recommend reading this article first: http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=29
May 16, 2008 5:40:46 PM

ok, one of the main reasons to go with x48 is for crossfire. If you want to do that, you have to get AMD/ATI cards. If you're going to stick with one Nvidia card, just get a P35 that costs WAY less and performs just as good.

if you want to do multiple GPUs, and still want the 9800gtx, you have to get an Nvidia chipset, like 780i

those hard drives are pretty much old tech by now. they have pretty good access times, but are loud, expensive, and small in capacity. Make things easier on yourself and get a 750gig or terabyte drive. they are fast and store a crapload of stuff.

i have a rosewill PSU (850w on sale $45), and it's fine, but everyone will tell you to get a better brand, and justifiably so, as a crappy PSU can cause big problems. your call on that one.

finally, you can probably save a little cash by getting pc26400 ram. Good quality RAM will oc to 8500 levels anyway and cost less because of marketing.

conclusion: save $ on the board, hard drive, and memory. put it toward better psu. take what's left, give it to me


edit: hey, I'm an enthusiast now. Hooray for me! I'd like to take this time to thank me for doing all the work.
May 16, 2008 5:59:36 PM

Cpt Deadboots said:
Stay away from Rosewill PSUs. I would recommend anything made by Corsair. A 650 TX or a 620 HX should do your system just fine.

A Sasquatch Gang fan, eh? Zerk is one of the best tags I have seen yet on this forum.


Allanag said:
The case from what I have seen looks very nice.

Do you really need a x48 Mobo? Usually th x48 doesn't offer much more over a x35 or x38 and it tends to be more expensive.

Raptors are noisy. I'd recommend the Western Digital 640 SE16.

I am not a fan of Rosewill PSU's. Instead I'd recommend Seasonic or PC Power and Cooling or Corsair.

Also, were you planning to do raid with your 2 raptors? If so, I recommend reading this article first: http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=29

Agree on PSU.
May 16, 2008 6:13:45 PM

Hay thanks A Lot Guy's your being a great help!

And i have another Build that im trying,and would like your opinion on well like one or the other and what you would change on the one you like,thanks Buddy's for the Help!

and as far as the Mobo its a ASUS X48 because i like the 1600fsb with the DDR 2 ram that won't Cost me a Dumpster load of Cash$$$

But anyway heres my other cheaper System.


Antec 900

ASUS X48

E8400

EVGA 8800GT

Rosewill 750Watt PSU if you Guys don't like it ill try to find a Diff,

4GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Good fast and got good Rating is why i picked it,

Western D 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB 3.0Gb/s

ASUS 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive

XP Pro


Everything im Getting from Newegg.com


thanks Guy's!
May 16, 2008 6:20:46 PM

jeremyrailton said:
ok, one of the main reasons to go with x48 is for crossfire. If you want to do that, you have to get AMD/ATI cards. If you're going to stick with one Nvidia card, just get a P35 that costs WAY less and performs just as good.

if you want to do multiple GPUs, and still want the 9800gtx, you have to get an Nvidia chipset, like 780i

those hard drives are pretty much old tech by now. they have pretty good access times, but are loud, expensive, and small in capacity. Make things easier on yourself and get a 750gig or terabyte drive. they are fast and store a crapload of stuff.

i have a rosewill PSU (850w on sale $45), and it's fine, but everyone will tell you to get a better brand, and justifiably so, as a crappy PSU can cause big problems. your call on that one.

finally, you can probably save a little cash by getting pc26400 ram. Good quality RAM will oc to 8500 levels anyway and cost less because of marketing.

conclusion: save $ on the board, hard drive, and memory. put it toward better psu. take what's left, give it to me


edit: hey, I'm an enthusiast now. Hooray for me! I'd like to take this time to thank me for doing all the work.



Congratulations on becoming an "enthusiast." Unfortunately, your post is riddled with misinformation. You do not need an X48 motherboard to do crossfire. X38, P35, and others also support crossfire.

Raptors are by no means old tech, as they still currently are the fastest sata hard drives available.

@ OP:

You should change either your motherboard or graphics card. It does not make much sense to use an nvidia card with a crossfire board. Whichever you decide to change, I recommend waiting until the new graphics cards are released.

I recommend you wait on buying those raptors and consider getting the Velociraptor that is coming out soon. One velociraptor is better/faster then two raptors in raid 0, and it has 300 GB capacity. If you still want raptors at least wait for the price drop.

DDR3 RAM may be considerably more expensive then DDR2 RAM, but it also offers you a lot more headroom for overclocking. If you have room in the budget for DDR3 and intend on overclocking I would definitely get it.
May 16, 2008 6:40:04 PM

why are you buying a 9800GTX when its only 5~8% faster than the 8800GTS?

as for your mobo, P35/X38 should be more than enough

and that Rosewill PSU sounds a bit shady to me (several PSU's priced at 25$!!), look for something better as Deadboots said
May 16, 2008 7:30:28 PM

^He has changed it to 8800GT in his 2nd post.

For PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 650TX (My recommendation goes to this one)
$90 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 550VX
$85 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PP&C 610
$95 after MIR

All are very reputable PSUs and will power your system easily. (The 650TX and the PP&C 610 can easily run 9600GT SLI)
May 16, 2008 7:33:50 PM

njalterio said:
Unfortunately, your post is riddled with misinformation. You do not need an X48 motherboard to do crossfire. X38, P35, and others also support crossfire.

Raptors are by no means old tech, as they still currently are the fastest sata hard drives available.

@ OP:

You should change either your motherboard or graphics card. It does not make much sense to use an nvidia card with a crossfire board. Whichever you decide to change, I recommend waiting until the new graphics cards are released.

I recommend you wait on buying those raptors and consider getting the Velociraptor that is coming out soon. One velociraptor is better/faster then two raptors in raid 0, and it has 300 GB capacity. If you still want raptors at least wait for the price drop.

DDR3 RAM may be considerably more expensive then DDR2 RAM, but it also offers you a lot more headroom for overclocking. If you have room in the budget for DDR3 and intend on overclocking I would definitely get it.

I agree with you on the Raptors, X38 chipset being able to run CrossFire, and yes, I too recommend OP wait and see how good the 4000 cards are. Imo, it is not worth it to spending money on DDR3 now esp. since the arrival of Nehalm would drive the DDR3 prices down quite a bit.
May 16, 2008 7:42:40 PM

^ Yeah that is a good point. I guess it comes down to patience though. If I was ready to build a computer now, I probably would not wait another six months for nehalem, but thats all preference.
May 16, 2008 7:57:16 PM

^Yeah, you could go with DDR2 and be fine for now. You will need to upgrade CPU/Motherboard/RAM for Nehalm anyway.
May 17, 2008 2:47:46 AM

Well i have Read lots of posts where people used Nvidia GPU's in X48/X38 whatever boards, i do not care for the way the Nvidia boards are ,and i don't care about SLI so i thought why bother with the Trouble they are having with the 790i Ultra Mobo's? so whats your thought's about that?

are the 790i Mobo's good or not?

Can i use my DDR2 Ram in a DDR3 board?

thanks Guys!

May 17, 2008 7:20:42 AM

STAY away from corsair cmpsu tx750w or tx650w on ga-p35-ds3l. i would still stay away from it totally, its new model. not tried nor true. get an antec neo heo or an hx620w. pc power and cooling is best.
May 17, 2008 9:18:59 PM

OK well what PSU am i supposed to get?
Nobody can decide ?

try this?

ill pick some and you tell me witch you like best?

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC


Rosewill RX750-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL,FCC,CSA,CB,CE,TUV,ROHS


OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V






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