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First time builder. first build ever. final list

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May 22, 2008 11:08:34 PM

hello everyone :) 

this is my first build ever, and im ordering these parts later tonight. a quick overview to see how the parts are and how the work together would be great =D.

2x KINGWIN 15.74" SATA Data & Power combo cable Model SAC-04
(for my OEM dvd drive and SATA hard drive)

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support

EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 *** Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

*SUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels *** Express Interface Sound Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model *2-6400C*5*-4GBPQ

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kent*field 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Licensed for 3 PCs

so, what do you guys think?

also, how does the oem work on all the devices?

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May 23, 2008 1:14:30 AM

Looks pretty solid to me. I would of preferred a X38 chipset motherboard, but there is nothing wrong with P35.

Very solid PSU, modular PSUs FTW!

If you are a student in school, it is possible you can Microsoft Office for free.
May 24, 2008 1:46:15 AM

For $150-ish, the IP35 PRO is a solid board. You might want to consider the X38/X48 if you're going to keep the board for years.

OEM software works on anything. It is just the packaging or the lack thereof that is different from retail. Oh and no hardcopy manual (these days what software gives you one?), no jewel cd/dvd case, etc. Just the cd, a license and an envelope/holder. OEM is supposed to be sold with a complete pc like DELL, COMPAQ, IBM, HP, etc.
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May 24, 2008 2:32:42 AM

This build deserves a trophy, nice work [:turpit:2]

You don't need to buy cables, the IP35 Pro comes with 4 of them.

If you're planning to overclock check out the HDT-S1283 cooler.

I assume you've got good speakers, otherwise you might as well use onboard audio and not buy the Xonar.
May 24, 2008 4:02:59 PM

thanks everyone =D

I ordered everything from newegg, really great customer service

and i have sennheiser headphones

should i go into BIOS to overclock or use a separate program?
May 24, 2008 4:07:25 PM

oh, and if i set cd to boot first when installing os, how do i change it back to hard drive boots first when starting up my computer?
May 24, 2008 10:13:35 PM

May 25, 2008 12:04:24 AM

Same way you changed it to the CD being first .... in BIOS on the Boot menu
May 25, 2008 4:14:55 AM

ahh ok thanks
May 25, 2008 12:55:06 PM

BIOS (static) overclocking works in any oses whereas software (dynamic) overclocking works in certain oses. Static = less fluctuations = less stress on the parts.

If you don't want to read the manual, then at least clear the cmos, load defaults in bios & set up boot order.