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post #11 of 20
Now, for complete that rig you will need an HDD , Operating System , Floppy and a disk driver.
Satellite L745D
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post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm going for the a8n32-sli, so i'll have no worries there.

Don't worry about the rest of the parts, I have am going to use the HD , CD-ROM, floppy and DVD Burner from my Dell rig below. I'll just have to pick up another copy of XP Pro.

Will I need XP again if I use the same HD?
First Build
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i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
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320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
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320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
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post #13 of 20
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
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WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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post #14 of 20
I find this one to be very good http://www.legitreviews.com/article/257/1/
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baked
I'm going for the a8n32-sli, so i'll have no worries there.


Will I need XP again if I use the same HD?
Yes

Edit: damn!!! Triple post
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
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Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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post #16 of 20
You're overpaying for the sound card, look here.....(from $105)

http://stores.tomshardware.com/searc...terid=11274962

Might as well save a few bucks
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Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
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Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
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Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
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Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
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post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the soundcard link, saves me 10 more bucks.
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i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
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700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baked
Thanks for the soundcard link, saves me 10 more bucks.
RULE: Be sure to do a fresh install of windows when changing motherboard chipsets.
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Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 MSI NF980-G65 EVGA GTS 250 1 GB OCZ Black Edition 4GB DDR3 
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RAID 0 Caviar Blue 500GB Samsung DVD+-RW Custom Water Cooling, 2+1.120 Rad Windows 7 Pro 32-bit 
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Samsung 23" BX2331 2ms Logitech Wireless OCZ ModXstream 700W Lian-Li PC-V1000B Plus 
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RAID 0 Caviar Blue 500GB Samsung DVD+-RW Custom Water Cooling, 2+1.120 Rad Windows 7 Pro 32-bit 
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Samsung 23" BX2331 2ms Logitech Wireless OCZ ModXstream 700W Lian-Li PC-V1000B Plus 
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post #19 of 20
yeah either the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe or the new DFI expert board are good choices.

I vote for the OCZ platinum DDR4000 RAM. you can get it in individual 1gb sticks or a 2gb kit. but it is some of the best overclocking 1gb sticks. Also, I don't think it requires too much voltage so heat won't be as big of an issue.

for a cooler, go with a tt Big typhon. newegg has them on sale for 48 w/ free shipping today only.

for a case, the armor case looks awsome. I really like my case too. aspire X-Navigator. it's got great cooling, not the quietest case but it cools well and looks great.
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WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
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FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
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WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
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FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
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post #20 of 20
Here are a couple of pics for my case. In my opinion its the best of the Thermaltake line.

Also have a look at the board you chose


Murder Box II
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Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Aula Excalibur / Cougar Vantar EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Aula Excalibur / Cougar Vantar EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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