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New gaming computer :D

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November 3, 2008 11:34:59 PM

Ok these are the parts going into the system. Does it look all compatible? What are your overall thoughts? Did i miss anything? Games that i know i will be playing are WOW, Battlefield 2 and assorted others. Mainly Wow though, thats why i got the huge monitor for the 1920x1200 res, make you be able to see so much more at once :p 

Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard (3.75 lbs)

Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse (1.05 lbs)

Lite-On IHAS120-04 Internal Super AllWrite SATA DVD Writer - OEM, 20x DVD±R, 8x, DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW (1.6 lbs)

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs)

Sceptre x24wg-Naga 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 4000:1, 1920x1200 (WUXGA), DVI, VGA, Black (17.6 lbs)'

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan (5.4 lbs)

PowerUp ATX Black Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply (15.25 lbs)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Processor BX80580Q8200 Bundle - 2.33GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Quad Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan FREE FarCry 2 Game (0.7 lbs)

Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (1 lbs)

Intel DP45SG Motherboard - Intel P45 Express, Socket 775, DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz, 7.1 Audio, CrossFire (2) PCI Express 2.0 x16, SATA RAID, eSATA, USB 2.0, Firewire, S/PDIF, Gigabit LAN (2.5 lbs)

(2 of these :D ) XFX GeForce 8800 GT - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card, Recertified (3.2 lbs)

Windows Vista Home Prem 64-bit DSP OEM DVD with Service Pack 1 (0.32 lbs)

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November 4, 2008 12:28:18 AM

For $15USD more, you'll get double the cache and 140gb more with this -

I think your better off with a Q6600 compared to the Q8200. -

The difference between DDR3 and DDR2 is not very noticeable, and for the price difference your better off going with some DDR2-800. -

Im not sure on other computer components, but hope I helped some.
November 4, 2008 12:44:28 AM

Well if i go with ddr2 ram then ill go with a amd processor(Never built a intel comp yet.) and a AM2+ MoBo. And yeah i agree on the hard drive its just there's so many to chose from :p 

"The difference between DDR3 and DDR2 is not very noticeable" Hmmm is that really true? The DDR3 ram i'm getting is 1333 thats twice as fast for $179.98 for 4 sticks of 1 gig
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November 4, 2008 2:15:26 AM

Yes, it's really true. Bandwidth is limited to the front side bus. Your chosen processor runs on a 333 FSB, so any memory speed over 667 will not be worthwhile. If you overclock then you might need 800Mhz or so.

Why would you go with an AMD processor?

Have a look at the guide in my signature.

Also, the only good PSUs from Ultra are the X3 line.
November 4, 2008 2:17:15 AM

Not sure where you are shopping, but if it's tigerdirect there are better places to shop :p