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Personally I'd change the CPU to a E6600 or an Q6600, change the GFX to an Evga so you can step up, not get the 1 GB of ram, and just get the 2 GB, and upgrade the Vista to 64 bit. Other than that, it looks good!
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post #22 of 34
First of all, J.C. - LOL @ your avatar

And yeah, like others have said, I would not mix different company's RAM on the same PC. Just get the Crucial Ballistix, A-Data, or G.Skill HZ's (2GB)....all great RAM.

The E6750 is a stellar value for dual core.

The Corsair HX520 is one of the best PSU's on the market for it's output.

And you may want to consider buying two of the smaller HD's and setup a RAID 0 array - it will be faster.

The EVGA 8800GTS 320mb is one of the best price/performance video cards out there. (Usually retails under $300 US).

PS: And yes, screw Dell indeed.

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Thanks for the helpful replies everyone. I've finally made up my mind!
I've decided to go for just 2GB for RAM. I guess this is the most cost-efficient way too.
I'll be getting a better mobo too, theGigabyte p35c-ds3r, but my bro doesn't know if the G-Skill RAM's voltage is supported by the mobo... is this something I should be concerned about?

And I think I'll just go for XFX for the video card... hehe...

I had to choose a Korean PSU, though, because I don't want to have to worry about 220v-110v voltage differences screwing anything up. Unfortunately, I have no idea about the reliability of the Korean brands, but $55 for 450w should buy me a decent enough PSU, right?

Well, time to start ordering the parts off Newegg. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
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You can't go wrong with XFX! It's the best in it's class with the highest attainable clocks and an RMA policy that ENDORSES overclocking and volt modding!
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
You can't go wrong with XFX! It's the best in it's class with the highest attainable clocks and an RMA policy that ENDORSES overclocking and volt modding!
Yes! Thanks man now I can be more confident in my purchase!
post #26 of 34
The Gigabyte DS3R will definitely have plenty of voltage options. If I recall, my nforce 570 board and the P965 DS3 has up to 2.5v for vDimm. That'll be plenty of volts for overclocking.
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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by J.C.Denton View Post

I had to choose a Korean PSU, though, because I don't want to have to worry about 220v-110v voltage differences screwing anything up. Unfortunately, I have no idea about the reliability of the Korean brands, but $55 for 450w should buy me a decent enough PSU, right?
*** are you talking about 220v-110v voltage difference?? And no don't get those crappy 450W PSU get a brand name. As other people pointed out, the PSU is THE most important part of a good build. You chose a good PSU THEN adjust the rest of the component to fit your needs/cash not the opposite...
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post #28 of 34
Most high quality PSUs have an active PFC so you don't even need a 110v/220v switch in the back. A solid PSU is the foundation for a good computer. Dell uses very high quality power supplies for a reason.
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Most high quality PSUs have an active PFC so you don't even need a 110v/220v switch in the back. A solid PSU is the foundation for a good computer. Dell uses very high quality power supplies for a reason.
Well I wouldn't go as far as call Dell's "good" but whatever =)
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post #30 of 34
Hmm, it did sound like that didn't it? Haha. I'm just trying to say even Dells have good PSUs. I didn't phrase it well enough.
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