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post #1 of 30
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So this is my first build and I am UBER excited. The parts are as follows:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz (soon to be overclock to 3.2Ghz )
ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI
4Gb A-DATA DDR2-800
EVGA GeForce 9800GT 512mb
750Gb Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD
LG 22x DVD+-R Combo Burner w/ Lightscribe
Cables Unlimited Multi Card Reader
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
RAIDMAX Aurora 600W SLI-Ready PSU
all inside a sexy lookin' RAIDMAX Smilodon ATX Mid-Tower

Plus a 22" Widescreen Acer LCD Monitor

Like I said this is my first build. I've built systems before, but never for myself... It's all good though.

Anyway, I ordered all of the parts today from NewEgg.com, excluding the processor and operating system (that's Windows XP x64 Edition, by the way. Vista fanboys can suck it.). I can't think of a name just yet, probably The Millenium Falcon. If you can think of something better, leave a reply.

So all that aside, what do you think? It should be in anytime between Tuesday and Friday of this week. I'll post all the build pictures (and video?) on this thread. But until then, some stock photos.

    
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Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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post #2 of 30
Nice! You will definately enjoy it!

Personally i would have gone for an E8400 or E8600 or preferably a quad, also Vista x64 instead of XP x64 for driver reasons etc.

Other than that, should be a nice rig for you to play around with.

And welcome to OCN!

EDIT!: And also for a name, maybe, Smilodon Shadow?
Edited by jpw007 - 12/29/08 at 5:58pm
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post #3 of 30
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I dunno about that name, but I know I'm going to love it! As far as the processor goes: I'm going to overclock her up to 3.2Ghz. It's very simple with this particular mobo/processor combo, just change the FSB from 266 to 333. Also, I plan to have a Core 2 Quad by the middle of next year, not sure exactly when.

Also, I really don't like Vista, it's WAAAY too bloated for my taste. I do more than just gaming (I also do Photoshop, CG, etc.) so I really need all the system resources I paid for. So, I'm going XP64 for this build, probably Windows 7 whenever it comes out as well.
    
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Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI GeForce 9800GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 A-DATA 4Gb DDR2 800 
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Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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post #4 of 30
Solid build. Don't know about the A-Data ram, but whatever you like. I would go with something like G skill or Corsair. Should be a great setup to play with!
    
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post #5 of 30
Everyone will probably tell you to get another PSU, everyone said raidmax's aren't that great
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post #6 of 30
why pick up that crappy PSU when there is Corsair?
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post #7 of 30
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I dunno about RAIDMAX/A-DATA, but it's already bought. All the NewEgg reviews said that the RAM was good, fast, and did what it was supposed to. Barely any bad reviews on that PSU as well.
    
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Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI GeForce 9800GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 A-DATA 4Gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:|shADoW|:. View Post
I dunno about RAIDMAX/A-DATA, but it's already bought. All the NewEgg reviews said that the RAM was good, fast, and did what it was supposed to. Barely any bad reviews on that PSU as well.
dont trust newegg ... trust us! trust OCN!
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post #9 of 30
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well it's too late now. And I figure, what the heck? Okay, so not really, now I'm kind of worried. Do you really think I should've gotten something else?
    
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Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI GeForce 9800GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 A-DATA 4Gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI GeForce 9800GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 A-DATA 4Gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750Gb LG 22X DVD±R Burner w/LightScribe Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Acer 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Wired Standard Digital Media Keyboard RADIMAX Aurora 2 600W, Modular w/LEDs RAIDMAX Smilodon Mid Tower Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 
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post #10 of 30
Name suggestion: BigBoy with Smile.
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