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Need to know if all these parts are compatible with each other

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December 26, 2008 10:41:00 AM

I am new to building a pc but then so are LOTS of other people, obviously im no different.

Ive doen lots of research on Newegg.com and have come up with a list of parts and wonder if they would fit in the case i got and if they would work together.

CPU: Intel Core Duo 2 E8600 Wolfdale 3.33Ghz LGA 775 65W $269.99

Mobo: eVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 Nvidia nForce 750i SLI ATX $169.99

Video card: eVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 895MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI-e 2.0x16 $249.99

Sound Card: Creative 705B08800004 7.1 Channels PCI-e 1x Interface PCI-e Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium $94.99

PSU: COOLMAX CUG-950B 950W ATX 12V V.2.2. SLI Ready Crossfire Ready Modular Active PFC $119.99

RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB(2x2GB) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual-Channel OCZ2RPR 10664GK (2) x $78.99 = $157.98

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0GB/s OEM $ 79.99

Disk Drive: LG Black 6x Blu-ray DVD-ROM 16x DVD-ROM 40x CD-ROM Sata Internal Bluray/HD-DVD-ROM & 16x DVD+R DVD Burner GGC-H20L OEM $119.99

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower w/25cm Fan $149.99

Cables: Nippon Labs 18" (1.5') SATA II cable with locking latch Model SATA-LO.5-R (2) x $4.99 = $9.98

I need the 2 SATA cables because from i hear OEM products dont come with the them.

So what do you all think? If you believe i need some altercation to some products to get better bang for my buck, please let me know. Thanks.

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December 26, 2008 12:17:15 PM

I would skip the sound card and try the on-board first, save yourself $100.
If you don't think the board's sound is good enough, you can always pick one up later.
Most find the onboard sound with todays motherboards is quite acceptable.

Yeah, you don't need 8 gig of memory. 4 is plenty unless you are doing just a huge amount of work in something like Illustrator, Indesign, or Photoshop. I take you are not or you would be doing something different in the way of hard drives and processor selection.

And my god, I don't know why are getting a motherboard with an Nvidia chipset.
If it were me I would seriously revamp my thinking to something with an Intel Chipset.
If you want to run more than 1 video card, crossfire a couple of 4850's, 4870's or simply get a 4870X2.
My 2 cents for what it is worth.
December 26, 2008 8:31:04 PM

+1 to jitpublisher's post. Try to get an Intel chipset.
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December 27, 2008 12:48:50 AM

ok thanks, but i have no idea what has Intel chipsets other than the Intel Boards themselves and none i can find with memeory standard of DDR2 1066

Give me some examples of boards i should be getting

oh and by the way im using this computer for gaming if that helps any.
December 27, 2008 12:29:38 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are lots and lots of them, any board with a X38, X48 chipset. They will all support 1066 memory, although I don't know why you think you need it, unless you are planning on overclocking the FSB past 400mhz. You will not make use of it unless you do. 800mhz memory is all you need for FSB speeds up to 400 mhz, buying 1066 memory is really a waste. Fast 800mhz memory with tight timings will net you better performance than 1066 memory, as the timings are slower on it. Tight timings are more important than bandwidth, unless like I said you are planning some big overclocks. Your CPU pick runs on a 333mhz FSB.
Or if you want to go i7, the new X58 boards. However going i7 is pretty pricey right now. But you can go with SLI or Crossfire either one on these boards.
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