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new system build; need 2nd pair of eyes!

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July 1, 2008 1:13:33 PM

So I am doing a new system build. I have everything selected and just wanted to run it by you all real quick before I spend alot of money haha! The machine will be primarily used for gaming and software development (c++, opengl, etc). I am not looking to overclock, although I may try a slight overclock since I hear that it is so easy on the core2's.

Core2 Quad 9450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4 GB Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ GameXStream OCZ 700W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ATI 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

640 GB hard disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Cooling stuff
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are the main components I am thinking of. Onboard sound should be more than fine. Just wanted a couple quick second opinions before I started ordering. Thanks!
July 1, 2008 1:44:32 PM

The GA-EP45-DS3L can save you some money if you don't need RAID. Otherwise, pull the trigger.
July 1, 2008 1:49:26 PM

Looks like u got a pretty solid rig, I don't know if you planned on it but your mother board will not support cross fire. It has only one PCI Express 2.0 16x. Not sure if you wanted to leave yourself the option to do that in the future, but you may want to take a look at another MOBO.
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July 1, 2008 2:17:35 PM

not planning on crossfire; no firewire on that other mobo so i think I will stick with this one. thanks for the feedback.
July 1, 2008 2:43:44 PM

yum,,yummmmmmmmm..pull the trigger...:) 
July 1, 2008 3:40:39 PM

Sorry for hijacking the thread! Here is what I just ordered. Feel free to comment.

Antec Advanced Super Midi Tower 1200W PSU Black
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4SM2 hopefully will last 2-3 builds.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12M Cache S775 1333MHZ
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4YCV

Corsair Memory 4GBKIT (2X2GB) 800MHZ NON ECC CL5 X2 8GB total
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4PDL

Gigabyte S755 Intel P35 Express DDR2 ATX Audio Lan GA-EP35-DS3P
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4PLB

Samsung RETAIL 20X DVD WRITER SATA LIGHTSCRIBE NERO X2
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=53WH

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 X2 RAID 0
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4SNB

Logitech G15 Keyboard
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4RNN

Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4LSC

QuietPC SCYTHE Ninja-Plus Heatpipe
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3XYD

Iiyama 22" Pro Lite E2201W-B2 2ms DVI LCD TFT
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4QWT
July 1, 2008 4:58:53 PM

They used to make high quality professional CRT monitors for photographers, designers costing over £600 for a 20". I used to have some of them when everybody moved to LCD's and second hand CRT's became dead cheap. For a couple of last years they are also making affordable LCD's and other stuff.I do have one myself 19" ProLite E1900S had it for over a year and very happy that one also is 2ms. By the way they were the first ones that I saw below 5ms. They are definatly good value. You can also check their website http://www.iiyama.com/ms_GL/Home Also search for reviews on google.
July 1, 2008 8:04:10 PM

ainarssems said:
They used to make high quality professional CRT monitors for photographers, designers costing over £600 for a 20". I used to have some of them when everybody moved to LCD's and second hand CRT's became dead cheap. For a couple of last years they are also making affordable LCD's and other stuff.I do have one myself 19" ProLite E1900S had it for over a year and very happy that one also is 2ms. By the way they were the first ones that I saw below 5ms. They are definatly good value. You can also check their website http://www.iiyama.com/ms_GL/Home Also search for reviews on google.

Sorry ainarssems
But Viewsonic were the first to hit 3ms responce time with VX922 Monitor
Nonetheless Lyiama is an excellent monitor brand
I believe in LCD monitors you have three major brands
Samsung , Viewsonic, Hanz
July 2, 2008 12:33:08 PM

ainarssems, pull the trigger. Your overkill psu will last more than 3 builds. Trust me. I'm on my... Lost count of how many mobos I swapped out. This is my 3rd gpu upgrade. My psu is about 2 years old now.
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