Building a mid range oc’er for my buddy for under 2k total
Please critique my list
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model GH22LP20 - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
• PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Wow that is almost the exact setup I'm about to buy, but I went with Mushkin RAM , and the Gigabyte GS4 motherboard instead. Wasn't planning on getting the monitor, but I saw the special on Newegg, and it was too good to pass up.
seen a few other threads on here with people recommending against IDE on the burners. May want to read up on that or ask around. don't know much about it but seems like most threads the recommendations are SATA.
Get an IDE burner, and change the motherboard to P5E Deluxe. The P5E Deluxe is based on X48 and does Crossfire at full speed, while the P5Q Deluxe is based on P45 and drops to x8+x8. Your case and PSU already support Crossfire, so it's worth getting a suitable MB too.