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first time new build $700 Gaming system need Help with somethings

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August 19, 2008 11:34:05 PM

So I'm planning on finally ordering my new computer and just need some opinions to check if everything is right or if i should change some parts. here is what im going to order for now.

-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Antec BP550 Plus 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive-OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-LITE-ON Black 20X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it all comes out 700 bucks with shipping and taxes because of the combo's
have couple of questions.

he Hard Drive and the Cd burner are oem. whats the difference. do i need Sata cables? or the motherboard comes with them ? am i going to be able to connect the hard drive and cd burner right away ?
Thanks :sol: 
August 20, 2008 12:10:30 AM

If this system if for gaming, then I'd upgrade the 8800GT to a ATI 4850 which will only cost you 30-40 bucks more after MIR and will far outperform the 8800GT.

Most mobo's including the one you chose come with a couple SATA cables, but if you want to be sure just throw a couple more in your newegg order for 6-10 bucks more.

Otherwise the oem's are fine, just the hardware comes bubble-wrapped with no instructions/extra software etc.
August 20, 2008 12:28:33 AM

Get a SATA burner. Your mobo comes with 2 SATA cables for your HD and burner
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August 20, 2008 12:35:31 AM

alright yah i was planning on buying the 4850 but i only use a 22 inch monitor. ionno maybe ill get the 4850 not sure yet
August 20, 2008 12:56:25 AM

The performance to price difference for the 4850 compared to the 8800gt even at a 22inch monitor is enough to get the 4850 over the 8800gt IMO though the benchies speak for themselves.
August 20, 2008 1:35:09 AM

If you still have some money left, here are some ideas. They will all cost you more but you get better bang for the buck IMO.

1. upgrade to HD 4850 (faster)
2. upgrade to WD6400AAKS 640GB for $25 (faster, lots bigger)
3. upgrade to PC Power & Cooling 610W for $20 (better, supports Crossfire)
4. upgrade to P5Q Pro for $50 (more features, better chipset, Crossfire)

Here's a decent SATA burner, for example:
LG GH20NS15, $26, free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136149
August 20, 2008 2:27:52 AM

ill probably get the hard drive and the HD4850 but i dont need another motherboard and more power supply cuz im not planning on using crossfire.
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