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Core 2 Duo Build- parts ordered! Compatible?


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JimB

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Building a computer primarily for gaming and because I've upgrade the sony vaio about as far as it'll go.
Here's the list of parts I have on order.


Gigabyte GA-965p-s3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Mobo
OCZ 2GB kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Enhanced latency Platinum XTC edtion Dual Channel Memory
Core 2 Duo e6600 4MB cache LGA 775retail boxed w. cooling fan
artic silver 5 compound
BFG Geforce 7950 GT 512 MB/SLI/PCI express/dual dvi/hdtv/vid card
Western Digital Caviar SE WE2500JS 250G Serial ATA II 7200RPM drive w/ 8MB buffer
Raidmax 02 ATX302BP Mid Tower Case w 420W PSU
XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2 OS w upgrade coupon
Thermaltake 120mm case fan

Is everything compatible? Did I forget anything? Do I need to amend the order?
Thanks.
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mozzer11

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If I were you I would buy a seperate power supply, ones that come with raidmax cases are known to be of bad quality.
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I agree on the PSU. Also, I would go for the 16MB cache version of your harddrive, it's only a couple of dollars more.
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Ild get a better case, a good case is probably the safest investment you can make in a computer as alot of things drop in value but a good case keeps its value a long time, it can even go up if they stop making them and its replacement isn't as good. A good PSU is also essential you need something better than a raidmax its also a smidge on the low side of the power you need. Also get cheaper gfx or wait till dx10 its not worth it to put your money in a dx9 card, ild also go for an ATI if you are going high end dx9.
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Thanks y'all. I'll look into getting a better case/PSU. Eventually I want to house the rig in a Radiola 77 I'm refininshing (stand up tube radio from the 1930s) so I just wanted a cheap case for a temporary home. However, since the PSU stinks, I'll cancel the order from ZZF.com - drive, case, and memory- and re-order the memory, a different case, and the 16mb buffer drive. Would and ANtec 500W PSU be enough?

I also have a follow-up question about the memory. OCZ has 2 sets of platinum series memory on sale with a rebate until the end of the month. The price difference is about $30, but which one is better? and why?

OCZ2P8002gk- enhanced latency platinum XTC edition ($206 after rebate)
OR
OCZ2P800R22GK- platinum revision 2 ($187 after rebate)
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