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I'm just looking around at a lot of things, lol. Newegg isn't loading right now for some reason... dang. Oh yeah, I don't think it was modular. I really want to have modular cabling.
    
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post #23 of 43
Modular cabling

Get a great case (like the Thermaltake Shark) and make a great cable management out of it, like this:

post #24 of 43
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What do you think of the Antec Nine Hundred then?
    
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post #25 of 43
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What do you guys think of this monitor?

LG 20" 2ms Widescreen LCD 300 cd/m2 3000:1
    
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post #26 of 43
I don't like Antec products and for computing I don't like LCD yet. That's why I have a 22" CRT, picture quality is and will always be better than LCD.

For cases, I looked and looked and saw that the Thermaltake Shark was the best choice for me. Has a side honey-comb like opening which lets lot of air flow in and also the intake and exhaust 120mm fans. The removable MoBo tray and also the plenty of space in the right side for easy hiding the cables.

That 120mm intake fan keeps all my HDDs running cool and the side opening helps my Tuniq Tower 120's fan to move more air through the pipes. So the case doesn't have any restrictions in terms of air movement inside.
post #27 of 43
looks like a solid build! Nice job


ohh and Nasgul-> CRT = CantReallyType-cause theres no freickin room! j/k
i still rock the 20"crt's for all my rigs 'cept for 1..
post #28 of 43
Looks like you've really done your homework. Here is a link to some G. Skill ram with tighter timings at DDR2-800 and it's a little cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114
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post #29 of 43
tighter timings..but worse product. Stick with the black HZ's...you cant go wrong. The other G.skill RAM's have lower binned IC's, and are not Micron's...so tight timings- yes...going to hit 1000mhz- no
post #30 of 43
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Looks like you've really done your homework. Here is a link to some G. Skill ram with tighter timings at DDR2-800 and it's a little cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114
Yeah, I saw those. I read a comparison somewhere that both the HZs and the HKs were a part of, and it turns out that the HZs overclock better, however. I bet you could lower the timings on the HZs at stock settings, but I don't plan to run on stock settings.

EDIT: Here is the review. The G.Skill HZs and the Crucial Ballistix came out on top, but the HZs did the best, overclocking to 580MHz (or 1160MHz) with only 2.25V.

My only dilemma now is whether to get the 610W PSU (that I have listed) with the 49A +12V rail or the 750W version (for $50 more) with the 60A +12V rail. Given my setup, as well as future upgrading, is the first one enough?
    
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