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Semi-Final Update

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 $319.00
ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Intel 975X $249.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 $269.00
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $131.99
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $74.99
FPS Epsilon 700W $154.99
SAPPHIRE 100149L Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card $297.99
Creative X-FI Platinum $178.99
Sony DW-Q120A Internal Double Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black)$35.39
Sony DDU1615/B2S 16X IDE DVD-ROM (Black) $24.99

Total: $1828.34 w/ shipping
I just realized there's a $50.00 mail-in-rebate with the Creative X-FI Platinum

Is there anything else I'm missing? Aside from the water cooling I still need to find out about.

How will the RAID0 actually work? I would have to connect something between them right?
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Do you have a floppy drive? You'll need it for the RAID set up.

Basically, you connect the hard drives to the SATA connectors, nothing special there. In Bios, set the SATA controller to RAID. You'll get a message from the RAID controller after exiting BIOS and rebooting. Enter the RAID controller set up, and build your RAID array. It's all pretty easy. During Windows set up, you'll need to supply RAID drivers from a floppy.

and I miss a good aftermarket cooler. Do you plan air cooling or water cooling.
    
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I guess I can take my Floppy drive out of my Dell and use it. What would you recommend if I were to go air cooling?
i might go water cooling too..so I'll check on that in the cooling section but if you can give me any tips, that would be greatly appreciated.

As for now, I think you can help me with air cooling

It's a definite thing that water cooling will be able to OC better than air right?
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yes, but WC is more difficult to set up. thanks to the new Thermaltake Big TyphoonVX, good aircooling is much easier to set up. buy it at frozencpu or xoxide cheaper at frozen but out of stock. instock for $5 more at xoxide.
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This also means Artic Silver 5.

What can be achieved with the Big TyphoonVX in overclocking? I mean, to what extent?
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3.5GHz should be easy. Maybe a little more, but it might get hot after that.
    
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AS5 can be used for any heatsink... thus, CPU cooler, Northbridge cooler, GPU, etc.

For now, just apply it on the CPU before you mount the BT. Please note, just use a small amount..size of grain of rice or so.

No fans needed at the moment; that case seems well-equipped.

And everything is compatible.

You might get one of those cables:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=2181%3A13130

These are round IDE cables for the DVD drives. much nicer than the flat ones that come with the case. I picked some blue flashy ones, but they come in all sorts of colors, ets.
    
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Originally Posted by dannyyboii
Semi-Final Update 3

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 $319.00
ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Intel 975X $249.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 $269.00
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $131.99
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $74.99
FPS Epsilon 700W $154.99
SAPPHIRE 100149L Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card $297.99
Creative X-FI Platinum $178.99
Sony DW-Q120A Internal Double Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black)$35.39
Sony DDU1615/B2S 16X IDE DVD-ROM (Black) $24.99
Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink $40.99
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $15.99
Link Depot 24-inch 3 Connectors IDE Cable (Blue) $12.49


Total: $1902.70 w/ shipping
$50.00 mail-in-rebate with the Creative X-FI Platinum

I chose the 24in. one, is that good? too short? too long? The pictures newegg provide make the connectors/pin holes look so small. You sure they fit?

Now that you mentioned these round cables, anything else I should buy/do for wire management? Would it be dangerous to hide the wires under mobo?
Do you need two dvd drives? Can you buy the NEC that is $30? The mobo comes with IDE Cables.
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