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smalls101

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I am looking to build a new computer and havent really built a whole one before. I was wondering if this combination of hardware will work out okay. I intend to overclock it and possible upgrade to SLI, but i read somewhere that it requires +12v@28amps, which this PSU deffinately doesnt have.


Case:
NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum Construction Plastic Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $129.99

MOBO:
ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard $269.99

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 $229.00

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 $369.99

PSU:
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply $84.99

Video Card:
eVGA 256-P2-N567 Geforce 7900GT KO Superclocked 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $289.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $74.99

DVD drive:
SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DWQ120AB2 - OEM $28.99

And also, the 7900GT comes overclocked, is there any reason to buy it like that, or should i just buy the cheep one and do it myself. Save about $60.

Edited by smalls101, 18 August 2006 - 05:09 PM.

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If you can, wait. Wait until Vista and DX10 comes out and then build your computer. If you can't wait, get a not amazing video card, something mid-range until DX10 comes out.

Otherwise looks dandy! I'm a big fan of having 2 DVD-RW drives though, that's just opinion. I also like having my X-Fi XtremeMusic instead of onboard sound.

My two cents.
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When exactly is vista supposed to come out. Last i heard it was something like 3 months ago. If its soon enough, i would wait, but i really would like to get a new comp within the next 6 months or so.
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Which is exactly when Vista is supposed to be released. Six months, maybe a little less. If you want to get a new computer, buy one, just don't get like a phenomenal graphics card.
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Are there any parts on the list that arent going to be compatible with vista though? I know Vista is supposed to be 64bit, are the Core 2 Duo's going to work with that?
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XP costs like 50 quid now so its not a huge deal to get it know, ill try and come back and comment on the thread beeter in the morning when less intoxicated, just get a normal 7900 KOs are just an excuse to rip you out of 60 squid.
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If i were to go with a temporary graphics card, what sort of thing would you recommend? I want to at least be able to play battlefield 2 and america's army for now, with high detail. Maybe just a 7600gs or so?
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If I were going with a 7600, I would do the GT, not the GS. The 7600GT is a very respectable card and will play all of the games you mentioned at medium to high levels. You can get one for around $140 US.
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I had one other question about memory. Why are there such large price differences? I look on newegg for 2x1gb of corsair pc6400, and there are all sorts of price differences. As far as i can tell, some of them even have the same timing and the same latency. What is up with that? does higher cost equal better RAM, or is it just a matter of reliability?
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