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I like it all except the PSU. Look for something from Corsair, PC P&C, Seasonic etc.

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Thanks for the advice

Just wondering, will the UD3L not support 775 quads? Last time I checked it did lol. I'm not sure I see the difference between the boards

I will definitely look into the e5300. Thanks

That hard drive looks solid too

+rep for all who've helped Thanks guys
It is not so much the support, it is the OCing of the quad. I am not too up on P45's, so I am not sure. I would go RAID (2 of those 640 will fly)
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Is antec any good.

I've had a TruePowerTrio and it lasted just fine. I just wish I could get a cheap 600-650w Modular for < 100 lol

Thanks for your help
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Is antec any good.

I've had a TruePowerTrio and it lasted just fine. I just wish I could get a cheap 600-650w Modular for < 100 lol

Thanks for your help
I would spend a bit more and get the Corsair 620HX or settle and get the 520HX. (Not sure why you need 600W+ anyways.)

Earthwatts make Antec's PSU (not sure if all of them or not) and they are not too bad. Just remember that a failed PSU can take other HW with it. I have an Ultra V-Series 500W in my server that had been running for a couple years, but that doesn't mean it is any good. There is more to a PSU than wattage.
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Update:

So I ended up getting: (from CanadaComputers.com)

Asus P5Q p45 $158.99 after $5.00 instant rebate
Mushkin 2x2GB 1066MHz PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 2.1v $86.99
Intel E5200 2.5GHz $111.99
OCZ Stealth Xstream 700w (for futureproofing -- I know it's more than enough, but, I dont want to buy a new psu everytime I build a new rig and I'd like to be able to run SLI or CrossFire in the future) -- $71.99 after $5.00 instant rebate and $30.00 mail-in-rebate
BFG 9800GT OC 512MB $143.99 after $35.00 mail-in-rebate
Artic Cooler Freezer Extreme $44.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache Sata HDD. $70.99
LG 22x DVD Burner $29.99
Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid-tower $71.99

Subtotal: $790.92
Grand Total including 13% tax in Ontario: $893.74.

Basically I went 93.74 over-budget. not too bad.

I already had an OS, and the LG Flatron 20" montior and keybaord and mouse so I was set.

Everything went off without a hitch. The mouting system for the AC Extreme Cooler was definitely unique. Connectors on the P5Q (as I suspected) were in obviously strange locations. And of course predictably the Antec Three hundred had tons of room however the bottom-mounted psu totally gave any chance at decent cable-management a slap in the face.

Overall it is running flawlessly except for one problem -- the Gigabit LAN controller on my motherboard is just not working. I have a feeling (and i've read that some just die for no reason) that it's dead and I can't do anything about it.

The BIOS is set to enabled but to no avail, It wont recognise any Atheros LAN controller in windows and henceforth wont even install.

So it looks like I will have to return or RMA it. No biggie though. This build turned out to be flawless for me and the machine feels and looks great.

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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 RAID 0 LG 22x Windows Vista Ultimate x64 LG Flatron 20" 2ms 
PowerCase
OCZ Stealth Extreme 700w Antec Three Hundred 
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Update:

So I ended up getting: (from CanadaComputers.com)

Asus P5Q p45 $158.99 after $5.00 instant rebate
Mushkin 2x2GB 1066MHz PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 2.1v $86.99
Intel E5200 2.5GHz $111.99
OCZ Stealth Xstream 700w (for futureproofing -- I know it's more than enough, but, I dont want to buy a new psu everytime I build a new rig and I'd like to be able to run SLI or CrossFire in the future) -- $71.99 after $5.00 instant rebate and $30.00 mail-in-rebate
BFG 9800GT OC 512MB $143.99 after $35.00 mail-in-rebate
Artic Cooler Freezer Extreme $44.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache Sata HDD. $70.99
LG 22x DVD Burner $29.99
Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid-tower $71.99

Subtotal: $790.92
Grand Total including 13% tax in Ontario: $893.74.

Basically I went 93.74 over-budget. not too bad.

I already had an OS, and the LG Flatron 20" montior and keybaord and mouse so I was set.

Everything went off without a hitch. The mouting system for the AC Extreme Cooler was definitely unique. Connectors on the P5Q (as I suspected) were in obviously strange locations. And of course predictably the Antec Three hundred had tons of room however the bottom-mounted psu totally gave any chance at decent cable-management a slap in the face.

Overall it is running flawlessly except for one problem -- the Gigabit LAN controller on my motherboard is just not working. I have a feeling (and i've read that some just die for no reason) that it's dead and I can't do anything about it.

The BIOS is set to enabled but to no avail, It wont recognise any Atheros LAN controller in windows and henceforth wont even install.

So it looks like I will have to return or RMA it. No biggie though. This build turned out to be flawless for me and the machine feels and looks great.

Shawnj0

Looks good I am sure you'll enjoy it.
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Looks good I am sure you'll enjoy it.
Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to RMA my board though lol
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