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First time build, What do you think?

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December 4, 2008 8:48:13 PM

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
Power: KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-900MA1S 900W ATX
MB: eVGA 132-yw-e178-a1
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E8400
Mem: 2-Patriot Viper 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 1066
Cooler: Rosewill RCZ-Z3
HD: Seagate Baracuda ST3500320AS
Video: 3-eVGA 320-P2-N811-RX
Optical: LITE-ON 22X w/Lightscribe iHAP422-08

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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December 8, 2008 10:03:09 AM

Wow another post that got lost.

I'm a reasonably intelligent guy, but what are you thinking here? You really expect me to know what

"MB: eVGA 132-yw-e178-a1"
and
"Video: 3-eVGA 320-P2-N811-RX "

mean?

Like I'm going to cut and paste those into the newegg search engine or something...

I'll help you when you help me :) 
December 8, 2008 10:41:31 AM

Since I've got nothing better to do right now...

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
Power: KINGWIN Mach 1 900W
Mobo: nForce 780i FTW
CPU: E8400
RAM: 2x Patriot Viper 4gb (2x2) DDR2 1066
Cooler: Rosewill RC(X?)Z-Z3
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
GPU: 3x EVGA 8800GTS
Optical: 22x Lite-On

First off, what is your budget, what is the main use of this computer, and did I get everything right? I don't see why you are getting 3x 8800GTS and I don't see a RCZ-Z3.
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December 8, 2008 11:39:20 AM

if you must go SLI, go with TWO GTX 260 Core 216's... They'll eat those 8800's.

Get a better cooler too.
December 8, 2008 5:00:28 PM

OK, for those who need a little more info here goes, sorry I'm new at this. First of all my budget is pretty much maxed with this config, I have changed a few items and I plan to run Vista 64 bit. I am trying to build a decent gamer that I can upgrade in the future as more funds become available.


Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

2 - Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

2 - MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe


If you need more let me know, Thanks
December 8, 2008 7:57:45 PM

Thank you.

You won't get many people to agree with you here, on a 780i chipset.

SLI 2 9600GTs? Not really worth it.

I really DON'T enjoy shooting down someones build completely. That's what I have to do here though. Well, the case, CPU, HD, and DVD burner are fine.

For the reasoning behind all my choices look here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257075-31-what-parts-...

Here we go:

DFI x38 We saved 65 bucks.
Sapphire 4870 1GB OK we just spent most of that 65. Beats your SLI and leaves room for a second. Temporarily out of stock because it's that good.
Corsair 750TX Yep, all you need.
G.SKILL PI Black 4GB
Sunbeam Cooler
December 8, 2008 8:11:11 PM

+1 on Proximon's suggestions. His build is much better and offers the option of further upgrades in the future.

The Corsair 750TX is a much better PSU than that Kingwin 1000W one. Nvidia chipsets are not nearly as stable as Intel ones. A 4870 1GB card is much better than SLI 9600GT's and leaves the option open to add a second card down the road. You can't get much better than that G.Skill Black RAM. The Sunbeam cooler is also cheaper and cools better than the Zalman one.

I'd also suggest swapping that 500GB HD for a 640GB model. The 640GB drives have more dense platters and are considerably faster than the 500GB models.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
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