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New modified build - Please review

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August 30, 2008 3:24:28 AM

I changed some things around and figured it was easier to start a new thread. I found that MB I chose did not have analog out, thanks to whoever stated that, so I found a video card that has it. I will pick up a new monitor and possible video card later.

Any thing look bad?

Thanks ahead of time.

Motherboard MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 149.99
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - OEM 179.99
Memory A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop 77.99
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB 3.5" SATA-300 Hard Drive - OEM 99.99
Case NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 109.99
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) 139.99
DVD Burner LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X 26.99
CPU Cooler XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail 34.99
Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM 5.99
Video PALiT AE+38500+HD02 Radeon HD 3850 1GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire 109.99


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August 30, 2008 5:07:39 AM

Hello :) 

Why the NVidia MOBO chipset and then ATI GPU?
Need to pick going NVidia both on MOBO and GPU, or Intel MOBO and ATI GPU.

I hear the Nvidia MOBO chipsets are buggy (no personal experience)

ATI Route:
P45 Chipset----> good for single GPU set up
X48-----> bit better for Crossfire set up (PCI express slots both x16)

4850 better GPU if can afford it.


NVidia
780 or 790i Chipset----> 260 or 280 GPU


PSU
PC Power and Cooling is a top brand! But, why not PSU with modular cables?

Antec also is very good PSU brand
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY
-never heard of the above brand. Go with better name brand DDR2 800. Corsair fan boy here. OCZ, Kingston, Mushkin IMHO better choices.

CPU
-? 9450 Quad if can afford

HARD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Rest of your choices are pretty solid.
!