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May 21, 2008 7:58:58 PM

Hey hows it going,
iv been reading and researching this website for the past week or so and decided to build a new system.
looking for some input.

what i have
-CM 690 Case
-evga 8800gts 512 gpu
-asus P5k-E Mobo (not wifi)
-E8400 cpu(i want to try it out)
-22in lcd monitor

other parts im thinking about picking up friday
-OCZ reaper 2x2gb Ram 1066mhz(the mobo can *natively* support it)
-PSU OCZ 500w stealth or a 600w gamexstream
-cpu cooler i might go for the arctic cooling 7(cheap), or Thermalright Ultra-120, or Thermalright IFX-14(just for the hell of it)
might OC it a bit

i think i somewhat know what im doing, but i dont know what the results will be.


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May 21, 2008 8:21:49 PM

Looks pretty good to me. Either power supply should be plenty unless you go SLI. The Arctic Cooing freezer pro is a good CPU cooler for the price, and the 8400 runs so cool you should be able to oc to 3.6 without a problem with it.
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May 21, 2008 8:57:26 PM

Looks good to me too.

+1 for the Freezer. The other two are much more expensive and total overkill for "might OC it a bit".

You won't do SLI with that mobo, so yeah either PSU is fine. I'd get the 600W, it gives more room for upgrades.

That HDD's price per GB is way too high IMO. The WD3200AAKS is only a few bucks more, twice the size, and a denser platter (i.e. better for dealing with large files).
June 11, 2008 1:12:29 AM

Just my opinion, but I am pretty sure that the Gigabyte P35-DS3x series is better than those Asus mobos.