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Tweaked my build... Ready to order.. any problems?

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July 26, 2008 8:19:57 PM

I tweaked my build a bit and think I'm ready to order finally... just wanted to see if anyone has any major concerns. This is only the second rig I've built, but did some homework and got a ton of help on these forums.

I'll be using my existing 22" LCD and I have Windows Vista Ultimate 64 to install.

Last minute changes were to drop the Corsair and pick up 8 gig of the Mushkin RAM (which I realize I will need to change the timings on) and adding a 2nd WD Caviar in order to utilize Raid 0. Currently the plan is to start with one 4870 (rather than 2 4850's) with the hopes of adding a 2nd in the future... anyone think I should beef up the PSU for this?

Here it is as it stands.. any criticisms are very well appreciated....

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=8472372


....dying to click the order button... but cooler heads must prevail!
July 26, 2008 8:27:22 PM

cannot seem to view your list unfortunately it is asking for a login on newegg, probably needs to be a public wishlist.
July 26, 2008 9:04:52 PM

Sorry.. guess the wishlist has not gone public yet. Here's a cut/paste.. not as easy on the eyes, but it works....



SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

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ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

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mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail
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GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500

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XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

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XIGMATEK ACK-I7753 Retention Bracket For 4 heatpipes model only

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July 27, 2008 4:02:11 AM

Looks great.
July 27, 2008 4:19:14 AM

really similar to a build I just ordered, the parts should be ariving tomorrow. It looks really good, but is there any reason you chose the duo core over a quad core such as the q6600 9300 9450 etc
July 27, 2008 2:02:26 PM

Chose the Duo Core to start because I don't really have any applications that can utilize 4 cores atm. Can always upgrade to a quad later if it becomes absolutely necessary, but I think the duo will serve me fine for the time being. As a side note, I had a hunch and checked my Vista I have waiting to install and it's actually not 64 bit. I agonized over dropping some more dough for a 64 bit vista ultimate or just scaling back to 4gigs of ram and using the 32 bit edition I already have. Couldn't bring myself to drop any more cash now, so I cut it back to 4 gigs. Now for the agonizing wait.. ordered the parts and they're shipping from all 3 newegg sites.. something's gonna get delayed I just know it.
July 28, 2008 2:03:55 AM

Oh (*&^$%#@.

I just noticed you ordered the wrong retention bracket. There are two different versions.
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