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Ordering comp parts today, need last opinions/looks!!

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June 5, 2008 5:13:17 PM

My case came in today and now its time to order the rest of the parts! I need some advice and some people to look at this build.

HDD - Don't need much space
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262

GPU - Im sure this is a good choice
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318

PSU - I don't know what ATX12v means... somebody please explain and if it will work with my MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182150

MOBO - Always a good pick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128337

RAM - Cheap and good reviews
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

CPU - Great deal?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052

Optical Drive - Cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151153

CPU COOLING - For future overclocks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

I need final look overs and some advice on my psu. I know it is kinda overkill for this build, but I like the deal and the shielded cords.

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June 5, 2008 5:42:44 PM

I wouldn't buy a rosewill PSU, get a tier 1 or 2 brand if you want to OC.
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June 5, 2008 6:02:28 PM

The eVGA 8800GT at $167 after rebate and shipping is a nice deal. However, the same money buys you an ECS 8800GTS G92 512MB these days at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134037

Normally I'd prefer eVGA to ECS, but you have a small budget and can't really afford to pay extra IMO. The GTS G92 is faster than the GT and it has a better cooler.

Your other parts look good.
June 5, 2008 6:07:21 PM

aevm said:
Get this Corsair 650TX. It's $22 more than the Rosewill 600W but worth it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx


aevm said:
The eVGA 8800GT at $167 after rebate and shipping is a nice deal. However, the same money buys you an ECS 8800GTS G92 512MB these days at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134037

Normally I'd prefer eVGA to ECS, but you have a small budget and can't really afford to pay extra IMO. The GTS G92 is faster than the GT and it has a better cooler.

Your other parts look good.

Agreed with the above on PSU and GPU.

Also consider swapping the Freezer Pro to a XIGMATEK S1283. Which is only $10 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Review for S1283: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...

And of course, if OCing :D  :
GUIDE: Overclocking On P35-DS3L
June 5, 2008 6:29:26 PM

I agree with the other posts on the GPU and Cooler. I went with an 8800gts(g92) and a XIGMATEK S1283 on the comp that just showed up today.

Also for $20 more you can get a 7200.11 with a 32mb cache at the same capacity. Size might not be that important, but I would think the higher cache and updates to the drive would help your load times quite a lot.

$40 more will get you an E8400 OEM as well, though it doesn't look like the egg has one and they are getting harder to find elsewhere.

Aside from the PSU it looks like a nice rig. You can +$20 +$30 yourself right on up the performance and price ladder, but I'd say you've made pretty good choices that will serve you well.
June 5, 2008 6:55:09 PM

You are going to have buyers remorse when the new cards come out later this month. Then again later when better HD come out. And again latter when the memory prices drop. And then you will see a nice case. And then Nehalem will come out.

Avoid all the anxiety. Buy nothing. Just keep planning and revising your next build - and never build it.
June 5, 2008 6:55:11 PM

Unfortunately I can't get the GPU upgrade because I don't have enough money ATM to buy it. I did choose to get that corsair upgrade though...
June 5, 2008 6:58:18 PM

rockyjohn said:
You are going to have buyers remorse when the new cards come out later this month. Then again later when better HD come out. And again latter when the memory prices drop. And then you will see a nice case. And then Nehalem will come out.

Avoid all the anxiety. Buy nothing. Just keep planning and revising your next build - and never build it.


What is that suppose to mean?
June 5, 2008 7:04:28 PM

LOL, it's sarcasm. If we all did what he's saying we'd still be running 80386SX.

There's a Gigabyte 8800GT for $188 ($148 after rebate). Can you get that one? It has a dual-slot cooler and it also includes Neverwinter Nights 2.
June 5, 2008 7:27:27 PM

Ordered! Stuck with the single slot GPU because the gigabyte was $1 over my bank account :( 
June 5, 2008 7:37:41 PM

No worries, it will be a great PC. I just hope you have enough money left for food...

Edit:
This stinks - the Gigabyte was actually cheaper, AFTER REBATE, but you couldn't get it because it was more expensive before rebate. Newegg should do what Future Shop did recently in Canada - they banned mail rebates completely.
June 5, 2008 7:39:06 PM

I suggest you wait on the new line of GPU's from both ATI and Nvidia later this month. The PSU upgrade is a good ideal. The CPU is a great deal and I would only suggest a quad core if you decided to upgrade. The E8400 and E8500 are price wise to close to the Q6600, Q6700, and Q9300. With new games giving no advantage to the E8000's at higher clocks I would opt for a higher head room OC of the Q6600.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_phenom_9850_black_edition_review/page6.asp
Unless you want to play at 800X600 with an E8500 stick with your cheaper CPU and expect a performance hit or go quad. Also put about 2X the money of your CPU in your GPU for gaming.
June 5, 2008 7:43:24 PM

aevm said:
No worries, it will be a great PC. I just hope you have enough money left for food...

Edit:
This stinks - the Gigabyte was actually cheaper, AFTER REBATE, but you couldn't get it because it was more expensive before rebate. Newegg should do what Future Shop did recently in Canada - they banned mail rebates completely.


I really hate mail-in-rebates, and the fact that there even allowed to be used. Most can be considered scams and/or gimmicks to get people to buy the product.

elbert said:
I suggest you wait on the new line of GPU's from both ATI and Nvidia later this month. The PSU upgrade is a good ideal. The CPU is a great deal and I would only suggest a quad core if you decided to upgrade. The E8400 and E8500 are price wise to close to the Q6600, Q6700, and Q9300. With new games giving no advantage to the E8000's at higher clocks I would opt for a higher head room OC of the Q6600.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_phenom_9850_black_edition_review/page6.asp
Unless you want to play at 800X600 with an E8500 stick with your cheaper CPU and expect a performance hit or go quad. Also put about 2X the money of your CPU in your GPU for gaming.

EVGA does that trade up thing if I'm correct... though I'm more than satisfied with my current build.
June 7, 2008 7:03:21 AM

So right now I am kind of regretting not getting 4gb of ram. I forgot to mention ill be running 64bit vista and lots of gaming on it. Combined with lots of multi tasking... will it be worth ordering another 2 sticks? I do not mind all my slots being taken up due to I wont be needing to upgrade ram for a bit.
June 8, 2008 4:12:34 AM

^ looks like a good match to me.
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