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October 12, 2008 8:55:53 PM

Hey this is my first custom build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Antec twelve hundred steel case



Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

EVGA nvidia nforce 780i



Video card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

EVGA nvidia geforce 9800 GTX+ 512mb



CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Intel core 2 duo 3.16Ghz



HD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Seagate 1.5TB 7200 rpm



Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Kingston 2gb ddr2 800 x4



PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Antec 850 watt



dvd drives: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...



heatsink/fan: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Artic cooling freezer 7



OS: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Vista ultimate



The case and HD are bundled together and so is the video card and the psu. The total comes to $1795 before taxes and shipping.

I would just like to know did I pick good components?, will everything be compatible?, and am I missing anything that i may need?

Thanks.
October 12, 2008 10:18:14 PM

Should be a nice build Crazy. If I was thinking of building right now with this kind of budget, I'd seriously consider holding off for a few weeks until we get a better idea on the retail pricing for the new i7 chips and x58 motherboards.
Other than that the only thing I would change would be the Freezer 7, and that's only because I would rather have to muck around with mounting brackets than have to rely on the push pin style mounts....just hate those things..:-)
October 12, 2008 11:49:30 PM

I agree with random_2 for the waiting part.
Is there a specific reason you are going for the 780i motherboard apart from sli?
You can just as easily get any other chipset and equivalent Ati gpu and crossfire as I believe it will be more reliable and somewhat cheaper.
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October 13, 2008 12:17:02 AM

I agree that you should wait, but if you do decide to build now i would look into

- Getting an Intel chipset (p45 or x38/48)
-Ati 4850 (possibility of crossfire later)
October 13, 2008 1:16:23 AM

I guess i will wait a month or two and see what happens with the new chips and boards that are coming out, thanks for the heads up and the suggestions.
October 13, 2008 5:46:53 PM

Can't wait for the nukes to fly buddy... Mnerd lol
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