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June 23, 2008 10:35:36 PM

Hey everybody! I've been crawling around here deciding to build my first computer...I've worked on computers but never started from ground zero so I want to get everyone's opinions and to make sure the items are compatible...(I think they all are)

I'm not out to build an Extreme gaming machine, more along the lines of CHEAP! but still able to run COD4 and the likes at medium settings. Probably the most demanding game will be Flight Simulator X...Also some Photoshop and SolidWorks/ProE
I will be running Windows XP Pro, at least for the time being. Vista in the future...

So here is the list:

JetWay 775GT1-LOGE LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not familiar with JetWay so any opinions you might have on them would be helpful...

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WINTEC AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I may double this to give me 8GB but haven't made up my mind??? Would it pay off?

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hec Raptor500 500W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill R6422-P BK Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ok there it is...for the sum total of $745.91

So what did I forget, or what won't work nicely with the others?

Any help you guys can offer is appreciated!
Adam
June 23, 2008 11:30:27 PM

I would get a different mobo from either Asus or Gigabyte. Change the ram as well, get either Kingston, Consair, OCZ, G.Skill. Would get a better psu. Case should be fine, or you can get a p182, or antec sonata 3 (if you get the sonata 3, don't need to worry about getting a psu as it comes with one).
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June 23, 2008 11:58:45 PM

Thanks guys for the suggestions, it looks like I can do all those changes and still keep it under $800...
June 24, 2008 12:01:49 AM

Jetway makes me think of Amway....

Do you plan on running SLI? if so you gotta stick with an nVidia chipset, but you've got to find a better board.

Of course maybe you went cheap because of your budget which is cool, but I wouldn't skimp on the MoBo.
June 24, 2008 12:33:08 AM

That optical drive you chose is an EIDE model....always get SATA. EIDE has a huge connector that blocks airflow, not to mention they are a pain to install alot of time.

That PSU of yours will most likely croak within a few months if it even pushes that vid card.

That mobo you chose isn't worth the srap iron they used to make it. Newegg shouldn't even be selling it.

Your case...well it lacks for cooling/airlflow for starters. Cooling is what is needed if your going to be running a 8800GT.

Memory....enough said.

Thermal compound...always use it on a build. It only cost a few dollars, and it's well worth.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99
COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99
MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 (44.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
MSI P45 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $82.99
GeIL Value Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 ($139.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail EVGA dual slot cooling design technology

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

Total
$763.90
$718.90 w/mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Total w/ e7200
$703.90
$658.90 w/mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM


June 24, 2008 2:26:23 AM

Why_Me Thanks that will help out a lot...and you did it cheaper than I did...lol

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