noob needs some reassurance and advice on new build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 31, 2008 11:09 PM in Systems Share budazz October 31, 2008 9:34:24 PM this will be my first build was hoping you guys could look over my list and see if its all compatible and any advice would be great CPU: yorkfield q9550 Case: antec 900 Mobo: asus P5N-T deluxe (heard this thing needs a bios flash to work right hmmm?) Video: 2x EVGA Geforece 9800GT PSU: PCP&C 750w (dual 8800GTX will my 9800s be ok? also wanted a modular PSU with blue leds, any ideas on a good one?) Ram: Crucial ballistix 4gigs HDD: WD caviar 500gb Cooler: coolermaster hyper TX2 (heard this has mounting issues) Monitor: 2253BW OS: vista 64 bit i will be doing a little over clocking nothing major More about : noob reassurance advice build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove slomo4sho October 31, 2008 9:57:13 PM I would go with a ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB(you can always crossfire later but this should provide about equal performance of your SLI setup) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the ram I would recomend is G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The Antec 900 is a pretty good case but I would recommend you also look into the XCLIO A380PLUS-BK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Btw, did you have a budget in mind? | Report abuse col-p-todd October 31, 2008 10:06:48 PM A good psu is the zalman ZM750-HP and for a cooler the Zalman 9700NT | Report abuse budazz October 31, 2008 11:09:00 PM kind a want to keep it 1400ish with monitor and col p todd that PSU is nice will it handle dual 9800gts cause im a big fan of the geforce kinda want to stay with that in SLI what about the coolermaster hyper 212 that looks nice with the blue/black motiff im going for what you think? will it fit my choice of mobo in the antec 900? also why do u think the p5q pro is better than the p5n-t deluxe? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>noob needs some reassurance and advice on new build> Related ressources: ForumNeed reassurance on new build ForumNeed Advice on a $1200- $1500 First Build ForumSome Simple Advice From A Novice Noob Builder ForumNew Gaming Rig, Compatiblity Reassurance and Advice Needed ForumNew build , not a noob ForumAdvice on new gaming build for a noob ForumHelp with my rig. Noob here, need advice from the Pro's outhere ForumNoob needs help with new build D: ForumNoob - advice please ... new system build ForumNoob needs advice ( NEW SPEC ADDED FOR HELP) ForumAdvice for complete noob ForumPossible Overheating, semi- noob needs assistance! ForumHelp/ Reassurance with setup. Forum[~800 usd gaming build ] Hardware noob needs feedback ForumNoob needs advice on first build . (Cpu) ForumPCI compatibility question ForumSeacrched and Scrounged, Need Some Advice ForumYet another first build looking for advice Forum9-month old home build -- BSOD ForumBUILD ME A COMPUTER FOR TRADING ( FUTURES/EQUITIES ) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !