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e6300, DS3, X1950Pro Build

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Before anyone starts recommending parts, max budget is $760 shipped, final, the end, over.

Need a CPU, accompanying motherboard, RAM for the board, graphics card, SATA hard drive (at least 80gb), and a power supply.

I have chosen:
e6300
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3
HiS X1950Pro IceQ3
WD WD1600JS 160GB
G.SKILL 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) F2-6400PHU1-1GBNR
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN 400W

I will be using and existing case, optical drive, copy of XP Pro, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I plan to add an existing 80gb IDE drive.

Any suggestions or heads up with the current build? Tips for the DS3? Install issues I may encounter? This will be my first Intel build, so BIOS tips would be helpful.

Thanks.
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Get a bigger power supply. Thats the most important part in your system
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I agree with the statement, not with the context.

Yes, the PSU is the most vital part to system stability.
No, I imagine 400 watts will be more then enough, considering said system will draw about 250 watts at load, 350 watts absoulte max is the system catches fire. I mean, a 580 watt supply ran a dual 8800GTX system...

By the way, the said sytem is for stability, not so much overclocking.
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Originally Posted by Sun View Post
I agree with the statement, not with the context.

Yes, the PSU is the most vital part to system stability.
No, I imagine 400 watts will be more then enough, considering said system will draw about 250 watts at load, 350 watts absoulte max is the system catches fire. I mean, a 580 watt supply ran a dual 8800GTX system...

By the way, the said sytem is for stability, not so much overclocking.
Hey, you asked for help. Im just giving you my opinion
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But Sun makes a good point. The days of a power hungry P4 Extreme and GPUs is over.

C2D is much more efficient than the P4 and the GPU guys, while still making some power hungry cards, have peaked and now consider power consumption a major issue. I don't get these 1000W power supplies people are spending cake on. A quality 600W supply will handle an C2D / SLI setup no problem.

People on here like to repeat old rules of thumb like "get as much power supply as you can" and "keep your processor under 50C!"
     
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I myself am looking at a new core 2 system.I think I am going with this board http://www.asrock.com/product/775Dual-VSTA.htm for now. This way I can reuse my ddr400 ram my agp graphics card and put more money into the cpu. Later on down the road I figure i can upgrade to ddr2 then a pcie card (dx10) by then. Plus prices should have dropped somewhat on ddr2 by then.
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But Sun makes a good point. The days of a power hungry P4 Extreme and GPUs is over.
Don't know about the GPU statement. The R600 and G80 suck down some major wattage.
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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Don't know about the GPU statement. The R600 and G80 suck down some major wattage.


Actually, they don't suck up that much wattage.

"A PCI Express-compliant motherboard with an available PCI Express x16 slot
A 450W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 30A or more"

That's the minimum power requirement for a BFG 8800GTX and ofcourse keep in mind that is for the system in it's entirety. A solid 600w PSU can deffinately handle an oc'ed system with 2 8800 GTX's
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