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Budget is $1,000, I'm a hair over budget with shipping, but I don't mind.

DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136038

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (Planning on running RAID)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129020

OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

Does it seem good? Are there any changes I should make? Any advice for the first time builder?
Edited by Hawk117 - 6/10/08 at 9:44pm
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The build is pretty good, if you haven't bought the Seagates yet, I'd suggest getting something cheaper like WD2500aaks. Overall it's good though!

Welcome to OCN btw!
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The build is pretty good, if you haven't bought the Seagates yet, I'd suggest getting something cheaper like WD2500aaks. Overall it's good though!

Welcome to OCN btw!
Aren't the two hard drives the same price? $59.99 a pop.

Thanks. I've made a few posts around here before, generally not here though.
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Aren't the two hard drives the same price? $59.99 a pop.

Thanks. I've made a few posts around here before, generally not here though.
Oops! You're right, I was thinking of the 500's

I can't read at all today, I thought you joined June 2008, not 2007 xD
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theirs a 750w corsair PSU on buy.com for 20 bucks less than lower watt corsair of the same model u have posted.
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Oops! You're right, I was thinking of the 500's

I can't read at all today, I thought you joined June 2008, not 2007 xD
Don't worry, I've had days like that too, and I'm sure others have too.

With the two being the same price, is it basically brand loyalty with what people will suggest I go with? Or is one brand more reliable than the other.

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theirs a 750w corsair PSU on buy.com for 20 bucks less than lower watt corsair of the same model u have posted.
Will I need the extra wattage?
Edited by Hawk117 - 6/10/08 at 9:50pm
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Don't worry, I've had days like that too, and I'm sure others have too.

With the two being the same price, is it basically brand loyalty with what people will suggest I go with? Or is one brand more reliable than the other.



Will I need the extra wattage?
It's the same brand... You will never use the extra voltage, but the TX is better than the HX.
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It's the same brand... You will never use the extra voltage, but the TX is better than the HX.
Alright, I'll make that change. Alright... Buy.com shipping vs Newegg- Who will get here first? I'd just make me mad if I have all the hardware but I don't have the PSU.
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Alright, I'll make that change. Alright... Buy.com shipping vs Newegg- Who will get here first? I'd just make me mad if I have all the hardware but I don't have the PSU.
Both will probably use UPS. Newegg will take 3-4days. Buy.com should take the same time. What's one day anyway!
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What's one day anyway!
Torture when you have all the other components waiting for you.
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