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Just ordered these parts . Basically this is my
first non-laptop
first intel computer
first non-apple computer
first build.

I've based these part selections on about 1-2 months of research on OCN and on the OSX86 Project Wiki and Forum. I never got a chance to ask someone to review the list because of having to rush this purchase. My laptop died. In case anyone is still reading and wants to know, its because my cat jumped onto my desk, right into an open Snapple bottle, standing next to my laptop. Bye-bye iBook (G3 700Mhz - t3h suck).

Ok so here's the list. Please tell me what you think about these parts. If you have any general tips or advice for this build, or regarding any part(s) listed here, PLEASE share, as I'm a total noob to this. Any help is greatly appreciated. By the way, tell me if you guys are interested in seeing pics and/or a build log. I'll be more then glad to make one, considering how much info I've leeched from this forum


FROM NEWEGG

1 RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V / EPS12V 630W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817152026 $99.99

1 Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133021 $169.99

1 Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136098 $74.99

1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6420 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115016 $186.00

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007 $5.99

1 SAPPHIRE 100185L Radeon X1950XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102082
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $239.99

4 Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5/1G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134114 $211.96

1 AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835888309 $4.99

1 NZXT SENTRY 1 Controller Panel - Retail
Item #: N82E16811992002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $24.99

2 SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16811999344 $35.98

1 ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131025 $199.99

1 SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
Item #: N82E16821103116 $7.99

1 EVERCOOL EC4010 40mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835119049 $5.78 <---- for ghetto NB cooling

1 CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans - Retail
Item #: N82E16835704001 $19.99 <---- RAM cooling

1 PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Model SPD2413BD - Retail
Item #: N82E16827248006 $31.99

1 BenQ FP222WH Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824014139 $299.99

1 TDK 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 50 Packs Disc - Retail
Item #: N82E16817131596 $15.99

1 LOGISYS Computer CLK12UV2 12" DUAL UV COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM
Item #: N82E16811994002 $7.99


FROM DANGER DEN

Maze5 GPU Block for the X1950XT - $51.95
Copper TDX Block for Intel 775 Processors - $52.95
Black Ice Xtreme Radiator - $33.95X2= $67.90
FluidXP+ EXTreme 32oz - $34.99
Eheim 1250 - $74.50
Pump Relay Switch Kit - $18.00 <--- Yes, I could've made my own. Yes, I'm lazy.
14 Feet of ClearFlex 60 Tubing 1/2" - $15.68
Bunch of various Neoprene pieces - $10.76
Fillport Reservoir w/black fillport w/T-fitting - $27.65

GRAND TOTAL INCLUDING SHIPPING AND BOTH STORES: 2720.07 (this includes other stuff not mentioned)

*I've ordered replacements for all SATA, IDE, Floppy, etc cables in rounded UV versions*
    
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E6420 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Sapphire X1950XT 4 GB of Kingston DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
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Hmm . . I would suggest an 8800 GTS and only use 2 gigs of ram (no real need for 4 ATM) and use the rest to upgrade your processor . . . and ditch the Fluid XP, use radiator fluid/water mix and upgrade your PSU to a Silverstone another decent brand. . not too sure I trust RAIDMAX

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ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27", Dell 24", Samsung 22", Sony 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
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ESXi Server
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HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27", Dell 24", Samsung 22", Sony 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
Hmm . . I would suggest an 8800 GTS and only use 2 gigs of ram (no real need for 4 ATM) and use the rest to upgrade your processor . . . and ditch the Fluid XP, use radiator fluid/water mix and upgrade your PSU to a Silverstone another decent brand. . not too sure I trust RAIDMAX

my
Well I can't change it as I already ordered and it was charged right away (the Visa password thing).

I chose the x1950xt over the 8800 because, well, there aren't that many DX10 games out ATM, and I heard that nVidia is going to release their next high end DX10 card in '08. I'll wait till that happens, and depending on how fast the list of DX10 games grows, and how much it costs, I might buy it. The other problem was that my grandparents are paying for this, and, well long story short, I couldn't pick a more expensive GFX card. Besides that, I'm not that much of a gamer to have the toppity-top end GFX card .

As for the Fluid XP, do you still suggest I do that considering I already ordered the Fluid XP, or was that just for price considerations? BTW, I also wanted it to be UV-reactive.

I spent a couple hours trying to pick a PSU, and after getting pretty annoyed by the great number of choices and varied reviews for each one, I just settled on one that had satisfactory specs, satisfactory ratio of good reviews to bad ones, and a price tag under 100. I'm sure that there are others that would've met those 3 requirements, but I really just didn't have the time to pick a better one.

And for the 4GB of ram, my reasoning is that it was inexpensive enough to get that much, and also on the QVL for the P5W DH Deluxe. And basically, I guess its future-proofing my system to a certain degree (*remembers that DDR3 came out, *)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Sapphire X1950XT 4 GB of Kingston DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Sapphire X1950XT 4 GB of Kingston DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
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Originally Posted by anton55x55 View Post
Well I can't change it as I already ordered and it was charged right away (the Visa password thing).

I chose the x1950xt over the 8800 because, well, there aren't that many DX10 games out ATM, and I heard that nVidia is going to release their next high end DX10 card in '08. I'll wait till that happens, and depending on how fast the list of DX10 games grows, and how much it costs, I might buy it. The other problem was that my grandparents are paying for this, and, well long story short, I couldn't pick a more expensive GFX card. Besides that, I'm not that much of a gamer to have the toppity-top end GFX card .

As for the Fluid XP, do you still suggest I do that considering I already ordered the Fluid XP, or was that just for price considerations? BTW, I also wanted it to be UV-reactive.

I spent a couple hours trying to pick a PSU, and after getting pretty annoyed by the great number of choices and varied reviews for each one, I just settled on one that had satisfactory specs, satisfactory ratio of good reviews to bad ones, and a price tag under 100. I'm sure that there are others that would've met those 3 requirements, but I really just didn't have the time to pick a better one.

And for the 4GB of ram, my reasoning is that it was inexpensive enough to get that much, and also on the QVL for the P5W DH Deluxe. And basically, I guess its future-proofing my system to a certain degree (*remembers that DDR3 came out, *)
Everything I was suggesting was manly for price. . . If youve already ordered than everything is great
 
ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27", Dell 24", Samsung 22", Sony 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
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ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27", Dell 24", Samsung 22", Sony 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Oh ok then. Had me scared there for a minute .
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Sapphire X1950XT 4 GB of Kingston DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Sapphire X1950XT 4 GB of Kingston DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Caviar 320 Phillips DVD Burner, Lite-On CD burner Windows Vista Ultimate BenQ 22" 
PowerCase
Raidmax 630W Tt Armor VA8003BWS 
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