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January 20, 2009 10:26:32 PM

This was my first build. Everything went together great and computer works fine. Plays COD 4 with no problems. However I always believe in room for improvement. I dont know a whole heck of alot about computers. I welcome any feedback on my system and what I could have done better on a "best bang for the buck" scale. Here is my system info:

Cooler Master Centurion 590
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Phenom 9600 Quad Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX GeForce 9800 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I re-used my WD 160 GB Harddrive and Disk Drive from my old comp but am not really too concerned those specs or performance. Altogether my system was around $700.00. I have 2 120mm intake and 2 120 mm exhaust fans with 1 80mm blowing on the Video Card. CPU temp idles at 33C while Video Card idles at 59C. Thanks,

Darth

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January 21, 2009 2:45:50 AM

LOL, "Darth".

1. Welcome to the forum, even if you're signing "Darth" :)  BTW, it's supposed to be Darth Something, not just Darth, I think.
2. Next time ask BEFORE you buy, it's a lot more useful.
3. There's a S75CF for $25 less than the S75QB
4. No point in DDR2-1066 if you don't OC, and you don't have a cooler so I guess you don't OC. DDR-800 would have been cheaper, unless you found a good sale.

Anyway, good build, excellent value for $700. Glad it works well :) 
January 21, 2009 2:58:54 AM

Actually its DarthRaven, but people I worked with started calling me Darth for short, so I figured thats what I'll use. Thanks for the reply. What do you mean about the RAM and 1066 vice 800? Is that something I should OC to?
January 21, 2009 4:10:49 AM

no what he meant was the memory module, memory its rated in 675 MHZ, 800 MHZ and 1066 MHz those are the more communs now days, since 800 MHZ are better than 675 and can be oc to 1066 and are cheaper, they have become the new best bank for the bucks, i would have gone with this
memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the money saved for a 9800gtx+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and last, yah 590 is without a doub a good case but for 10 more buck cm 690 would have been prefeer as the cooling and the way it looks are improved over the 590. overall you have got a nice pc for $700 but many changes could have been made if you were to ask before buying.
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