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post #1 of 19
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https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...tle=IntelvsAMD

I will be purchasing that setup, please go over the list and tell me what you think, and your opinions on whether I should keep those parts/remove them for better/different ones. Thank you.

(List credit goes to Chozart for recommending such a wonderful list to me, I will be purchasing that list sometime this week, I just need some final opinions from you guys before I do buy it. Thank you, and please do post)
    
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post #2 of 19
Two things I will object to that set-up:

Number 1; the PSU, a PCP&C SILENCER® 750 QUAD will be much better.

Number 2: MoBo, the ASUS P5K-Deluxe will be a much better choice for overclocking a Quad-Core CPU.

Everything else looks good, except those two that I mention that would need to be replaced IMO.

BTW, if you have SLI in mind? then start saving for a 30" LCD Display minimum, because otherwise SLI won't make any difference except for 3D benchmark crunching numbers.
post #3 of 19
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Chozart, do you have any comments about the suggestions he made? How is that power supply better, and what exactly is the difference between Chozarts MOBO and the MOBO you chose?

thanks
    
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Barracuda 2x250GB / RAID 0 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Vista Home Premium 64BIT SAMSUNG 245BW 24" LCD 
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post #4 of 19
My recommendation is high quality overclocking motherboard that will take that Quad-Core to a high OC and stable, the other one? Plain and simple: Crap.

And I guess you didn't read that part: NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX)
post #5 of 19
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Also, Chozart suggested a 850w power supply, while the PC&P is only 750w. will it be able to support all my hardware and dual 8800gtx?

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post #6 of 19
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Also, is there a better memory I could get instead of the Gskill? or will the gskill memory work just fine, and is overclockable? thanks
    
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Barracuda 2x250GB / RAID 0 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Vista Home Premium 64BIT SAMSUNG 245BW 24" LCD 
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Barracuda 2x250GB / RAID 0 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Vista Home Premium 64BIT SAMSUNG 245BW 24" LCD 
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post #7 of 19
If doing SLI with the 8800GTX, it is suggested over 750+watts. I'm not sure how to calculate the amperage, but if I remember correctly the 8800GTX each need about 24A or was it 40A? Since you are going to be overclocking a quad, I suggest a different cooling method, or at least not a tt120. More watts does not mean better, it depends on the amperage, but anyone who can or is not lazy to calculate then you will know which would be better. =P I would suggest this as the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128044

I think your RAM is very good. Those were the two sticks I wanted to buy. <_<
post #8 of 19
Well I do not have much constructive input, but that build is very impressive.
I have that ram and so far have had it to almost ddr2 1000 and it stayed stable, if money is not that critical I would get 4gb though.
    
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post #9 of 19
That list Chozart made is perfect.
    
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320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
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post #10 of 19
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How come Nasgul is saying chozarts MOBO is crap? What is so bad about it, and how is Nasgul's mobo better then chozarts?
    
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Barracuda 2x250GB / RAID 0 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Vista Home Premium 64BIT SAMSUNG 245BW 24" LCD 
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