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    Exclamation Desperate advice needed!!!

    OK folks, today I rushed an order through for some components for a new system (already have monitor etc)
    This is my first build and am already having doubts over some of my choices, your opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!

    -Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case
    -Corsair Twin2X 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) XMS2 6400
    -eVGA 122-CK-NF68 nForce 680i SLI DDR2 Motherboard
    -Tagan TG800-U25 800W ATX2.0
    -Intel Core 2 DUO E6300
    -Sony 52x32x52x16x CDRW/DVD Combo
    -Zalman CNPS9500 AT (Socket 775) Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
    -Club3D nVidia GeForce 8800GTX
    -Microsoft Vista Home Basic 32BIT Edition DVD
    -WD raptor 10000rpm 150gb

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    • No.72's system
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    You dont need the raptor, you dont need the 680i
    that is as starters, I will et the rest give you more

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    800W PSU is way overkill, and get a DVD-RW for all the extra that it costs - allows you more flexibility.

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    • Papa Lazarou's system
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    Can't see anything that stands out as out of step with the rest of it really. Looks good. I think there is some advantage with Windows MCE though as it allows you to upgrade to a better version of Windows Vista (or something). Worth checking out.

    One thing I'd say is that is pretty adventurous for a first time build, being pretty much cutting edge stuff.

    EDIT Oh yeah DVD drive. Can't see why a combo CDRW/DVD-ROM drive is a good thing to buy these days. And yes I'm sure an Intel 965 board (Asus P5B Deluxe etc) would be just as good with the E6300 to save cash, its been around for longer as well so likely to have fewer issues.
    Last edited by Papa Lazarou; 26-01-2007 at 09:17 PM.

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    I chose the single raptor because i dont need the storage,I have 160gb at the moment-I find it more than enough, plus isn't the raptor supposed to be fastest on market?
    And I chose the 680i board to overclock the e6300!

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    • Papa Lazarou's system
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    Some i965 boards are achieving over 500mhz FSB now..

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    thanks for the comments so far - bit late to change anything because ive paid for next day saturday delivery!!
    I went for the 800w psu because it gives me future options-sli, blu-ray/hd-dvd drives etc etc

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    from what ive read the 680i has all the auto overclock features(ntune etc), perfect for a newbie like myself!!

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    Let us know how you get on with your build. All the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaddy99 View Post
    OK folks, today I rushed an order through for some components for a new system (already have monitor etc)
    This is my first build and am already having doubts over some of my choices, your opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!

    -Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case
    -Corsair Twin2X 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) XMS2 6400
    -eVGA 122-CK-NF68 nForce 680i SLI DDR2 Motherboard
    -Tagan TG800-U25 800W ATX2.0
    -Intel Core 2 DUO E6300
    -Sony 52x32x52x16x CDRW/DVD Combo
    -Zalman CNPS9500 AT (Socket 775) Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
    -Club3D nVidia GeForce 8800GTX
    -Microsoft Vista Home Basic 32BIT Edition DVD
    -WD raptor 10000rpm 150gb
    Raptor = fast but annoyingly loud! - it might get on your nerves, I know mine does.

    Dump the EVGA board and get a P5B deluxe wifi (Asus should give me money really). The reasons for this are that the 680i boards are relatively new and still problematic, and as its your first build, you really want something reliable.

    I would wait and see what happens with vista in the next few weeks, stick xp on it for now Unless you absolutely know that you wont be changing the motherboard ever!

    E4300 instead of the E6300 (up to you, same performance, but if you decide to overclock, which is the law, youll find that you can go much higher with the E4300 on the ram that you have chosen

    My experience with the 700w version of thge PSU that youve gone for, wasnt good, so I would urge you to consider the corsair 620w, easy enough power for your setup, and room for some upgrades. Or maybe this.

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    • amjedm's system
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    Would you save money by returning some of the components (as advised above) under the 'distance selling regulations' and getting the cheaper/better alternatives?

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    Gotta say Asus's range of motherboard are excellent now.
    There is the Commando out if you want xtreme overclocking.

    Im v.happy with my P5W DH Deluxe (solid as a rock)

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    I am also now happy with my P5W, but the south bridge gets hot!!, so i stuck and antec spot cooler and it, dropped my temps by 20oC

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    Ok people - woke up early due to the excitement!

    Judging by what you guys have said, ill be sending the cd/dvd combo right back and ill grab a dvd rw from somewhere

    From what ive read im also a little concerned about the 8800gtx fitting inside the case!

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    • DratUK's system
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    The case is big enough however you may need to move/remove the fan cooler bracket that sits midway on the harddisk rack
    Pics here
    http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2006...Hundred/3.html

    Yes the Raptor is a worthwhile investment. Loading times are lower. Noise wise I cant hear the damn thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_oasis View Post
    I am also now happy with my P5W, but the south bridge gets hot!!, so i stuck and antec spot cooler and it, dropped my temps by 20oC
    Im gonna do that aswell... once i buy the spot cooler. What was your temp at? Mine is at 43C now... CPU- Idle@ 24C and Load 29-31C (Using AF 7 Pro)

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