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Thread: Almost here, finally...

  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Almost here, finally...

    Hello once again, I have compiled my specifications for my next computer and now I am ready to make a purchase. There is just one more thing I have to do; I need to make sure that everything is compatible and worth the total cost. This compile list of information doesn't include the cost of the case, already purchased, regret the plastic piece of ****! Todays release of the 320mb 8800gts does want me change the fact that I am still getting the 8800gts 640mb unit. It is only $60.00 more... But all criticism is allowed about my next build, so happy talk.

    Computer Usages:
    - Gaming
    - Video editing
    - Image editing
    - Game creation using XNA express
    - Just any other daily process

    Things I plan to get later
    - 8800gts 640mb for SLI setup
    - Dual 22" monitors or one 30" monitor
    - Raptor Harddrive or 750gb hardrive for video editing storage
    - Windows Vista Ultimate

    Budget
    --------------------
    $1700.00 Initial Cost
    --------------------
    Computer Specifications
    *Note* The number beside the type of unit is the volume, and the price of the unit is the price of one unit not two units (Only applies for the the units that have two or more), shipping nor rebates not included. *Note*


    Power Supply Unit - 1
    HIPER HPU-4B580-MS ATX12V 580W - $89.99
    Motherboard - 1
    EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA 680i - $249.99
    Central Processing Unit - 1
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz - $315.00
    Graphical Video Card - 1
    EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - $389.99
    System Memory - 1
    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 - $240.00
    Harddrive Disk Unit - 1
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB - $74.99
    DVD-Rom - 2
    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - $32.99
    Keyboard - 1
    Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 - $58.99
    Mouse - 1
    Razer Diamondback Acid Green 1600 dpi - $39.99
    Television Tuner - 1
    KWORLD PCI Interface TV Tuner Card - $27.89
    Case Fans - 2
    MASSCOOL 9025B1M3/4 90mm Case Fan - Retail - $3.49
    Heatsink and Fan - 1
    ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling - $47.99
    Fan Controller - 1
    SYBA CL-RM-35FD 3.5" Front Panel -$17.99

    Initial Cost $1625.77
    Shipping $50.28
    Rebates -$70.00
    -------------------------
    Total Cost $1606.05
    Without rebates $1676.05

    Also, I will have a detailed summary about this build, with pictures...
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    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  2. #2
    Hi the only problem with your computer is the power supply. I mean seriously you should have went with a great brand like TT or Antec. A power supply that is not powerful enough for a system can seriously strain it and eventually ruin the components. Yeah you'll probably get away with it with just that one graphics card, but if u plan to add a second you are not going to be able to. Or even just one 8800gtx would kill that thing. I would suggest this bad boy:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153039
    . These are just my opinions but if anyone else chimes in thats the first thing that they will notice.

  3. #3
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    Thanks but No thanks, I have read other forums and read that my psu is great. There is nothing wrong with it. I know if I want sli I will have to upgrade but I trashed that plan. The real reason for this is the cost. I really cannot spend more money than $1700. I would grab the gtx over the sli system anytime, but not enough cash. The reason I am not going sli is because I learned that $400 isn't worth it for a 10% performance boost. Also, since I am not going sli should I get a different board.
    The start of my signature...
    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png
    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  4. #4
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    I am still undecided and I am ordering my parts Saturday so I need to know soon. Can some one guide me into my PC light.
    The start of my signature...
    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png
    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  5. #5
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    Ok, I hate changed two things. One the montherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tyle=#&Local=y
    the ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114
    please tell me if I am doing the right thing.
    The start of my signature...
    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png
    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  6. #6
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    please someone help me out...
    The start of my signature...
    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png
    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  7. #7
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    Indiana
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    Sorry, but I am sure someone can tell me that I am doing the right thing. Also, i am going to keep posting untill I have my answer so please help. I am ordering my parts very soon.
    The start of my signature...
    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png
    Upgraded from:
    1998 Gateway
    333mhz Intel Celeron
    Ati Rage Pro (on board)
    Dell 19in CRT Moniter
    pc-100 384mb
    3dmark99 - 751 cpu -3111
    Horrible PC
    Why is my current computer slower than a five dollar calculator? Seriously!!!

  8. #8
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    This is most likely why everyone left you hanging!

    Thanks but No thanks, I have read other forums and read that my psu is great. There is nothing wrong with it.
    That PSU may be adequate but it is not great!

    That RAM is very good but are you sure that RAM will work on that motherboard the P965 chipset is very picky about memory timings and voltages. The i975X chipset is not as picky, maybe you should look at the Asus P5W DH Deluxe/WiFi AP I ordered one for a new PC for my daughter.
    Last edited by rond36; 02-17-2007 at 07:51 PM.
    Lian Li PC-V2120X Black HPTX Full Tower
    Antec TPQ-1200 OC Power Supply
    ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual LGA 2011 Motherboard
    (2X) Intel Xeon E5-2697 V2
    32GB G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II (8 x 4GB) DDR3 2000
    Areca ARC-1880ix-12-4G SAS 6Gb/s w/ 4GB cache RAID Controller Card
    (4X) OCZ Talos 960GB 3.5" SAS 6Gb/s SSD
    (4X) Seagate Cheetah 15k.7 600GB SAS HDDs
    Pioneer BDR-205BKS Blu-Ray DVD Burner
    (2X) Sapphire 295x2 8GB GDDR5 OC Video Cards
    (3X) Dell U3011 30" LCD monitors
    Win 7 Ultimate X64

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