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Old 04-03-2007, 01:51 AM   #1
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I finally sold my motorcycle and am getting ready to order the parts for my new computer. Could you please check this over for me and let me know if I forgot anything, advice is always welcome . . .
I plan on getting a new keyboard as well but I'll get that locally
Case
Mobo
CPU
PSU
Video
Memory
Hard drive
Monitor
DVD/ROM
DVD burner
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:59 AM   #2
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I guess that will be nice... if you don't plan on doing much other than searching the forums.

That looks totally sweet!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:01 AM   #3
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I'd suggest the EVGA 680i MoBo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

I have it along with the same video card and processor... have had great results.

You also might get a little better results from a Serial ATA drive (or two) if you could swing it.

 
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:05 AM   #4
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You could also save some cash on memory by picking up this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

I've OC'ed my 2.4 ghz 6600 to 3.8 ghz with this memory with no problems although i've settled on 3.4 ghz as fully stable.

 
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
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I would probably go for a case with a clear side panel so I could replace the fans with these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998121

Seriously, what are you using this for? I hope you are a gamer, this rig would be wasted on anything else.

Sound card and speakers?

I personally would hold off on Vista, but that's a personal choice.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:07 AM   #6
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Seriously, what are you using this for? I hope you are a gamer, this rig would be wasted on anything else.
In my case, yes I am a gamer by night, but during the day I have 4 VMWare servers running my entire application's testbed on it...

 
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:24 AM   #7
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yeah I'm a gamer, but cant game on the system I currently have anymore, it's just geting to old. As for sound I'll stick with what ever is onboard and speakers in the monitor . . . I'm not big on sound

case wise I dont want anything flashy my main concern is heat. I dont have central AC and my basement gets warm in the summer. The sole reason I am looking at that case is . . .
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2 x 120mm rear fan
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:38 AM   #8
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I would go with Serial ATA drives. As these systems get faster and faster, the bottleneck is the hard drive and its data bus. You can build a RAID system very easy too.

 
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:45 AM   #9
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That will be one nice and fast system. I am sort of partial to ASUS motherboards. I wouldn't run VISTA either, WIN XP Pro works well on my machines.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:58 AM   #10
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Let's go back a moment to the very first thing you said:
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WTF?! Bless him father for he knows not the error of his ways.

I think you need to remember something about motorcycles:



That's a different definition of hard drive...
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