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Yay, new build list. tell me what you guys think...

Mobo = Pending on reviews, an nForce 650i mobo from ASUS (only make i WILL buy)
Proc = Depending on pay/ X-Mas money, either a C2D E6600, E6400 or cheapest option a Pentium D 930 Presler Core
Vid = TEMP CARD X800GTO ( getting it for 20 bucks of my buddy tomorrow)
Mem = OCZ 2x1gb Dual Channel DDR2-800
Sondcard = Audigy 2ZS (check sig)
PSU = Check sig
HDD = 160GB Western Digital SATA 3GB/s
Case = NZXT Apollo ATX case
DVD, CD-RW adn Floppy drives I have

Total cost i think is about $600-650, not all that bad i think, and its WAY better than what I have.
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  • Mobo = Pending on reviews, an nForce 650i mobo from ASUS (only make i WILL buy) I'd look at the Asus P5B-E or the P5B Deluxe. They're proven boards that overclock well. The 650i is brand new, and not proven yet, and it's big brother the 680i definately has some issues (fried RAM, SATA ports)
  • Proc = Depending on pay/ X-Mas money, either a C2D E6600, E6400 or cheapest option a Pentium D 930 Presler Core I'd get the E6300 or the E6600. The E6400 has no real advantage, esp. with a good overclockable mobo. Also, I'd think about not getting a case for now if budget would force you down... do yourself a favor and get a Core 2 Duo.
  • Vid = TEMP CARD X800GTO ( getting it for 20 bucks of my buddy tomorrow) Cant go wrong for $20
  • Mem = OCZ 2x1gb Dual Channel DDR2-800 which one? If you somehow can afford it, get this: SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) This kit has Micron D9's which is the best to get right now. I would seriously consider downgrading from the E6600 to the E6300 to be able to afford this good RAM.
  • Sondcard = Audigy 2ZS (check sig) You have it, so it's good
  • PSU = Check sig Good for now. Do upgrade when you get a more powerful video card. Dual rails of 18A is not that much. Probably less than 30A total max load on those. What's the brand? I guess generic.
  • HDD = 160GB Western Digital SATA 3GB/s Make sure it has 16MB Cache
  • Case = NZXT Apollo ATX case Case = personal taste
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post #3 of 8
i like how you post your builds now chozart, makes it easier to figure out whats better then what.

back on topic, you definatly want some ram that has D9's, especially if you get a 6300. going between 6300 and 6400 depends on how good/how much your gonna overclock. i have hardly any overclocking experience at all so i went with the 6400 for the higher multiplier.

and yes your gonna want to get a new PSU sometime in the future
    
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True... the E6400 does have some advantages over the E6300 for inexperienced overclockers, or if you think you ahve a board that can't reach that high an FSB.

Thanks for the comment I choose to do it this way when folks have a build already lined up....
    
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OK, thanks alot for the input guys.

::REVISED::
Im gonna wait on a mobo (casue I like the idea of the 650i and would like to see how they turn out)
X800GTO was picked up about 10 minutes ago from my friend. ($20)
Same PSU
C2D E6400 (Im thinking that right now)
SUPER TALENT mem suggested earlier on.
Case NZXT Apollo cause ive had it since july (its been taunting me to buuild!)
160 GB Western Digital HDD (yes the original has a 16mb cahce)
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just a heads up, try to get a 160 or 250GB Seagate Perp Recording Drive (7200.10) w/ 16MB cache. they perform alot better than others, and can be compared to raptors when in raid.
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post #7 of 8
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I would but i dont exactly trust Seagates since i bought 2 IDE 250gb drives and both scattered withing weeks... And even after that i returned those and gort another and that one blew after about 3 months lol. Just my luck i guess but eh.

Either way itll be alot better than my current rig, which i built when 800mhz FSB prescotts hit the shelves :X
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post #8 of 8
The performance advantage of the Perps isn't that much. The ones you see in the benchmarks is generally the 750GB version, which simply has an advantage due to it's capacity (larger capacity drives generally have a more dense packed platter, which increases performance).

The Western Digital drives are really good, and perform close to the perps. I have four WD 250GB KS drives, and nothing but good about them.
    
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