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Music PC, 1st attempt

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Last response: in Systems
February 2, 2010 7:01:46 PM

Greetings. I am attempting a first system build, I have been researching parts and come up with the following list:

Motherboard Intel desktop board DP35DP
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S Processor
Case Antec Sonata 500 Designer
RAM Kingston DDR2 800MHz 2GB RAM
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 SATA-II 32MB Cache
Optical Drive Plextor PX-880SA
Graphics Card Matrox G450 PCI graphics card Dual-Head Video VGA + DVI

I realise I haven't included an audio interface, the motherboard has one embedded and I plan to buy something decent down the line. The graphics card is purposefully simple to avoid heat issues as I obviously need to keep the noise level down. Have I missed anything? Any compatibility issues? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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February 2, 2010 7:24:48 PM

You shouldn't be building a new system around old/discontinued components. The LGA 775 socket is dead and DDR2 RAM is being phased out.

If you edit your post to include all the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum we can put together a build optimized to your budget and intended use.