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October 28, 2008 4:15:15 AM

Hey guys,
I'm going to build a computer this coming month.
This is what I have so far.

CPU Intel Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

fan Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200026

Motherboard EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024

video card EVGA 512-P3-N873-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130376

PSU Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032

case Rosewill R5717-P BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case withTool-Free kits
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147056

RAM CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

Hard drive Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

DVD LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

all of them add up is around $820 on newegg with all the combo deals
This is my first time building a computer by my own so I'm not sure if the case would fit the mobo with video card or the PSU would be enough for me to play games with it.
Also, if i get it this week from newegg, I can get around $85 rebate, or should I wait til black friday and get it?

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October 28, 2008 5:02:01 AM

Things i would change no matter what.

Fan - Get this Sunbeam, includes bracket, fan control and is much higher rated in both cooling and quiet for $25 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
review of fan.
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Power supply- Get the Antec Earthwatts 650w $65 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
review of PSU
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Case - The Antec 300 at $55 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - 2x2 GB DDR2 800 1.8v with better timings at $47 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seriously consider going with a X38/X48 and crossfire instead of the 780i and SLI. Nvidia chipset mobos do not have a good reputation and you're limiting your FSB to 1333. Just something to look into and research

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

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


The 650w would be fine for SLI 9800GT or crossfired 4850s, for a single card it's more than you need. If you are only going with a single card and no SLI or crossfire intended, then save money and go with a P45 motherboard.







Anonymous
October 28, 2008 5:18:16 AM

Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... might be a good choice for the Antec 300 if you are going to stick with a single GPU as they are currently on combo for 84.94 + shipping.
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October 28, 2008 5:20:43 AM

Basically lose anything that says Rosewill or nVidia :) 
October 28, 2008 5:42:18 AM

Now Proximon that's a bit harsh. As you can see from these reviews some of the newer generation Rosewills are pretty decent power supplies, much better then the garbage Raidmax or Logisys power supplies. 1 even got a "recommended" on jonnygurus site.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/558

I've used Rosewill cases in builds, they're not top line, but if they're cheap enough to make budget, they're ok. With the good deal on the Antec300 it's a better choice at that price. I've never had to retap one.
October 28, 2008 7:46:57 AM

Agreed, if you want a SLI motherboard just wait for core i7 X58 I'd say, no point in going SLI now. Intel chipset is just so much better and ATI actually is the better choice now for bang for buck. I'd rather go for an X48 chipset with a HD4870 1GB.
October 28, 2008 9:15:37 AM

Proximon said:
Basically lose anything that says Rosewill or nVidia :) 



Hahahahaha I agree!

I definatley wouldn't wait for the corei7 x58 though - that's definatley not what your build wants. Get a good x48 board (gigabyte or Asus are good) only about £90 and support crossfire should you want it in the future (which you seem to want). Crossfire = more reliable than sli, easy, used by much more competitive cards - IO can't see your budget but a 4870 1 gig would sick all over the 9800 gtx and you can get another one for crossfire in a couple of months when price is down.
October 28, 2008 11:03:50 AM

dirtmountain said:
Now Proximon that's a bit harsh. As you can see from these reviews some of the newer generation Rosewills are pretty decent power supplies, much better then the garbage Raidmax or Logisys power supplies. 1 even got a "recommended" on jonnygurus site.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/558

I've used Rosewill cases in builds, they're not top line, but if they're cheap enough to make budget, they're ok. With the good deal on the Antec300 it's a better choice at that price. I've never had to retap one.


Point taken :) 

I suppose I'm a bit old school. I won't recommend a Rosewill PSU until they stop making really bad ones. Too many people come here and see the brand and never stop to realize the variance in quality.
October 28, 2008 5:25:13 PM

^ true! Some of their old ones are pure garbage.
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