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i have the following build in mind for this upcoming Christmas, any changes required??

Intel C2D E6600
Gigabyte DQ6 or DS4
Super Talent DDR800 or Corsair DDR675 1GB x2
HIS Radeon X1950XTX
Maxtor DiamondMax11 320GB x2 (SATAII and NCQ)
Pioneer DVD Burner 16x
Creative X-Fi Music
Cooler Master 600W PSU

Please do not ask "Why 1950 when there is 8800", i am planning to use this computer for at least 2 years before upgrading to DX10....
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post #2 of 10
  • Intel C2D E6600 - ok
  • Gigabyte DQ6 or DS4 - how about Asus P5B Deluxe? Costs the same as the DQ6 and is better (hope not too expensive there though).
  • Super Talent DDR800 or Corsair DDR675 1GB x2 - can you get your hands on Crucial? This kit rocks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017 (sorry, can't find Singapore seller )
  • HIS Radeon X1950XTX - check again in Dec. If the X1900XTX and the 8800GTS cost the same, I'd take the 8800GTS (here they are about the same price now; both around $450)
  • Maxtor DiamondMax11 320GB x2 (SATAII and NCQ) - Get Seagate or Western Digital! They're better choices in my opinion
  • Pioneer DVD Burner 16x - ok
  • Creative X-Fi Music - ok
  • Cooler Master 600W PSU - nope. Look for OCZ GameXStream 600W, Seasonic S12, Enermax Liberty, FSP Epsilon 700W, or PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W. No Coolermaster, no thermaltake and other not-so-good brands like that.
    
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
  • Intel C2D E6600 - ok
  • Gigabyte DQ6 or DS4 - how about Asus P5B Deluxe? Costs the same as the DQ6 and is better (hope not too expensive there though).
  • Super Talent DDR800 or Corsair DDR675 1GB x2 - can you get your hands on Crucial? This kit rocks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017 (sorry, can't find Singapore seller )
  • HIS Radeon X1950XTX - check again in Dec. If the X1900XTX and the 8800GTS cost the same, I'd take the 8800GTS (here they are about the same price now; both around $450)
  • Maxtor DiamondMax11 320GB x2 (SATAII and NCQ) - Get Seagate or Western Digital! No Maxtor allowed!
  • Pioneer DVD Burner 16x - ok
  • Creative X-Fi Music - ok
  • Cooler Master 600W PSU - nope. Look for OCZ GameXStream 600W, Seasonic S12, Enermax Liberty, FSP Epsilon 700W, or PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W. No Coolermaster, no thermaltake and other not-so-good brands like that.
My only gripe with that is the anti-Maxtor comment. There is nothing wrong with maxtors, DiamondMax Drives are awesome, and MAXTOR IS OWNED BY SEAGATE! >.<
post #4 of 10
But they don't use Seagate technology yet. Ok, I'll tone it down a bit, but overall, Maxtor's have shown a higher failure rate among members on the forum
    
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post #5 of 10
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hmm, i happen to see the Asus P5W delux and it is only slightly more expensive than the DQ6... any comments abt this mobo??
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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB TSST TS-L633A Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG-Philips 14" 1366x768 
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post #6 of 10
Good OCer. It also does crossfire(SLI with modded drivers i think) Overall, very nice board just a tad expensive.
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post #7 of 10
The P5W DH Deluxe is nice indeed. Crossfire, and indeed SLI with modded drivers. However, it does not overclock as well as the Asus P5B Deluxe (or the Gigabytes for that matter).

If you seriously plan dual graphic cards, then the Asus P5W DH Deluxe is your choice. If not, the Asus P5B Deluxe is the best pick. The best budget board is the Gigabyte P965 S3 (limited RAID options though).
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #8 of 10
shame about you not wanting 8800 but looks like a good build, however your probably shooting yourself in the foot by not going DX10
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post #9 of 10
That's his choice. If you drop $400-$500 on a video card, then you should get the 8800GTS imo.

However, personally I think it's too early to jump to a DX10 card. I'd get a sub-$200 card for now, save the rest, and evaluate again in a few months, after ATI launches their stuff.
    
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post #10 of 10
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well, the thing is i dun really trust the 1st batch of a new series of cards.....
i rather wait for the 2nd or even 3rd wave of DX10 cards, which i ve always been doing...
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Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 Intel PM45 + ICH9-M ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR3 by AMD Hynix DDR2 800MHz 2GB CL6 x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB TSST TS-L633A Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG-Philips 14" 1366x768 
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Logitech G110 Asus 90W PSU Asus N81V chasis Microsoft Sidewinder X5 
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