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Need comfirmation on new rig... Urgent Help if possible.

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June 23, 2009 1:51:57 AM

Hey guys,

I'm literally 30min from purchasing my first rig. I made a list on newegg of all the parts, and after many revisions I have finally decided to get around to buying the damn thing. I came here because I simply need someone to say, "Yeah, everything looks good. Your all set..." or something along those lines.

Here are all the parts: (If someone can look at them and make sure they are all compatible with each other it would be greatly appreciated, specifically the mobo and the memory)

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
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ENERMAX Uber Chakra ECA5001B Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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RAIDMAX QUANTUM RX-700 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC SLI Power Supply - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8400 - Retail
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OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G10664GK - Retail
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM


Quick replies please!! I'd like to buy this tonight!!
Thanks in advance to all who reply.
June 23, 2009 10:17:17 PM

Hey thanks for all the help here guys... really helpful. :pfff: 
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June 23, 2009 10:57:19 PM

buy it if you like but its not worth it IMO

the e8400 is and was good but its being phased out and theres no reason to pay top dollar for intels left overs , esp when AMD offers better cpu's for less

have a look at the Phenom 720 be combos


you will save eniough money that you will be able to afford a better gfx card , and thanks to having 3 cores instead of the e8400's 2 its a much better multitasker
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June 23, 2009 11:06:18 PM

dont buy an IDE drive! get a SATA drive instead.

your psu is 1) overkill and 2) not very reputable. look for a 550-600W psu from a decent group like Corsair, PC Power and Cooling
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June 24, 2009 12:10:06 AM

Outlander_04 said:
buy it if you like but its not worth it IMO

the e8400 is and was good but its being phased out and theres no reason to pay top dollar for intels left overs , esp when AMD offers better cpu's for less

have a look at the Phenom 720 be combos


you will save eniough money that you will be able to afford a better gfx card , and thanks to having 3 cores instead of the e8400's 2 its a much better multitasker


Would you mind giving me a link to some Phenom(quad... or whatever you think is powerful than the e8400) + compatible mobo combos? and make sure the memory is compatible... thanks a lot man.
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June 24, 2009 1:39:02 AM

Ver1tas said:
Would you mind giving me a link to some Phenom(quad... or whatever you think is powerful than the e8400) + compatible mobo combos? and make sure the memory is compatible... thanks a lot man.


What's your budget, and what is your monitors resolution.
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June 24, 2009 2:08:16 AM

Why_Me said:
What's your budget, and what is your monitors resolution.


My budget is about $1100 only planning to spend around less than $900 though. My monitor's resolution is 1440 x 900 - 19" Acer monitor.
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June 24, 2009 2:32:28 AM

Ver1tas said:
My budget is about $1100 only planning to spend around less than $900 though. My monitor's resolution is 1440 x 900 - 19" Acer monitor.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $74.99 ($49.99 after MIR) Free Shipping
OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Product of preference with 2 Oz Copper PCB & DualBIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 Free Shipping*
XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $655.88 | 625.88 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows RC 7
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June 24, 2009 2:54:26 AM

That, or a Ph2 940 or 720 system. Have you bought something yet?
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