first build in long time need your input

this is gonna be my first build in 3 years and i have been out of touch with the computer/gaming world for a while and wish to get back in. so far this is what i have put together

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=11783007&WishListTitle=new

*the soundcard is only there just incase if the onboard sound doesnt work*
your input will be appreciated
thanks
-jeremy
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  1. Looks pretty solid to me.....although I'm sure someone else might recommend another MoBo.

    You're onboard sound should be fine. I'd hold off on the sound card.
  2. vista or xp?
    as for ram y not spend $20 more and get 4gigs
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609218
  3. 1971Rhino said:
    Looks pretty solid to me.....although I'm sure someone else might recommend another MoBo.

    You're onboard sound should be fine. I'd hold off on the sound card.


    well since theres no x38 chipset for under 200$ thats good im going with the 750i just because i dont want to have to worry about updating the bios of p35 chipset mobo
    and i plan on holding off on the sound card until i know about the onboard sound
  4. gators1223 said:
    vista or xp?
    as for ram y not spend $20 more and get 4gigs
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609218


    im thinking about vista, but for now xp
    what do you guys think, i wont mind dishing out the extra money for vista
    and ill go 4 gb's instead, thanks for the link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    how does that look instead as far as 4 gb goes?
  5. mcgreek said:
    im thinking about vista, but for now xp
    what do you guys think, i wont mind dishing out the extra money for vista
    and ill go 4 gb's instead, thanks for the link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    how does that look instead as far as 4 gb goes?


    Just a reminder you'll need Vista 64-bit if you want to see all 4gb.
  6. ya thats good ram expensive though, unless you overclock alot ddr2 800 is fine
  7. is windows vista ultimate the only 64 bit version?

    and what ddr2 800 ram should i get at 4gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267
  8. the first one as for vista there is also home premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116204
  9. AFAIK there are 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

    I recommend waiting on the video card. The 4850 and 4870 are both suppose to achieve better performance than the 9800 GTX, for alot less, and are due out within the month. The new nvidia card (GT280) is also suppose to deliver better performance, abliet at a higher price.

    At the very least these launches will cause a drastic price "re-adjustment" of the 9800 GTX.

    Just a quick edit, if your interested
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&Tpk=Antec%2b900
    for $129, the airflow would allow you to overclock that sweet CPU of yours, on air, pretty well.
    Of course if its going to be in your bedroom/other living area the LEDs can get annoying.
  10. when does the gt280 come out? i thot i read sometime in the last half of june i think?
    and for just school work and gaming im assuming home premium would be more fitted for me rather than vista ultimate?
  11. i hear mid june for gt280 as for vista, yes home premium is better suited for school work etc ultimate only has a couple extras, like fax support
  12. Looks good, except you might want to wait until the new GPU's come out in a couple weeks instead of spending that much on a 9800 series GPU.

    Also, get this CPU cooler instead:
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
  13. what i have so far, any other input is appreciated
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?Source=MSWD&WishListNumber=11783007

    im gettin my case from another site thats has them in stock for noticeably cheaper.
    the case is an Antec 1200
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