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post #1 of 15
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Here is the newegg public list: http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=6781492

Let me know what I should take out or add my budget is pretty much maxed at $1300, if someone could sub a few components that I could maybe downgrade, I would definitely appreciate it!!!

*EDIT*

Just updated the list, and ordered the XCLIO Windtunnel full case...
Edited by ri.sho - 5/12/08 at 9:15pm
     
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Good build, but why the 3GB of mis-matched RAM? Or was that a mistake?


Also, I'm not sure--do you plan on doing any serious gaming? Because if so, that 2600xt won't last you long--for $40-50 more you could get a 3850 or 3870 (I think the 3870 is going for $159.99 on newegg after rebates). Either of those two cards will clean the floor with the 2600xt...
    
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post #3 of 15
Great System...1 Thought...

I have that exact PSU and it has been good to me - but it is a bit on the louder side. It also has 4 PCI-E connectors that can be quite a pain in the a** for cable management (if you only need 1 or 2 like me).

I can;t really recomend an alternative - but I spent weeks trying to figure out the "turbine" sound coming from my case...checking each fan and cooler individually - only lastly figurring it out to be the PSU.
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For the RAM i'd like to have 3GB of RAM, dont want 4GB because I will stick witha 32bit system till the drivers become more abundant for 64bit vista and wouldnt like to have only 2GB because I feel like I would run short sometime in the future...?

As far as the video card i'm not much of a gamer maybe some command and conquoer here and there and majorly just video editing and something that could play back HD material with out issues.

And for the noise no issue for me the more the merrier lol I have the PC in a different room I like to impress the non pc builders as myself that come over my place and see my "beast"
     
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post #5 of 15
Shouldn't mix ram, especially different brands as it increases the likelihood of instability especially with an oc.
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post #6 of 15
I agree with the RAM issue. Go for 2GB or 4GB and don't miss match. IF you get 4GB and only use 3GB of it you are better off than getting different kinds and you can also add the other later if you get a 64bit OS. Hope your building goes good, keep us posted. :-)
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post #7 of 15
3GB of ram is an absolute NONO...unless you are running a system at stock, of course. Which you won't be, unless you're a *****
post #8 of 15
I say for the RAM, just get a 2x2GB kit--that way you're above your 2GB threshold, and you have that extra RAM if you go to a 64bit OS. These look decent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166 and cheaper than your initial RAM decision. And IMHO, I think 1200MHz DDR2 RAM is (a) overkill, and (b) overrated unless you have a low CPU-multiplier setup and are shooting for a high FSB...
    
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post #9 of 15
As for that MOBO i'm not sure you need that 1 I would go for a cheaper 1 if all you want to do is video edit.

You dont need that speed of ram. you could settle for some 800mhz and 4-4-4-12 timmings

good luck
    
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post #10 of 15
That motherboard is way overkill for that build. Just get a P35 Gigabyte or something along those lines and save yourself some money.
    
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