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Zakilla

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I am trying to make a computer that will allow me to do things ranging from playing games, surfing the net, 3d max, and photoshop. I think it is set but I am not sure if my RAM is the best choice. And if you have any suggestions please feel free to tell me. Also if you know any place that has something cheaper, please let me know.

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA-$299.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131221

EVGA GeForce 8800GT SSC 512MB-$329.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130302

Core 2 Duo E6850 -$279.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115028

OCZ Flex XLC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800-$103.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227190

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution-$399.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119136

ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive -$18.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106087

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Model SH-S203B-$33.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153

Western Digital Raptor 150GB-$179.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136012

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan-$11.49 X8
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler-$64.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835109140

Total:$1,803.83

*edited IDE drive and took one raptor off

Edited by Zakilla, 19 November 2007 - 08:16 PM.

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You are wasting your money on things that are not necessary I would recommend a mobo that can handle DDR3 and maybe a better graphic card.


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For $2,000... I would build a killer PC :) :)

I'm just busy removing some malware then I will have a look at what system i would build for R1,500-$2,000.

In the meantime, think about this.

DDR3 is coming out along with all thge new chips early next year from both Intel and AMD.
The E6850 is MARGINALLY better than the E6750 which is a great overclocking chip [if you going to be OC]
The Raptor's are not worth the money in my opinion.
Case? Anten Nine Hundred perhaps?
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Don't let the 1KW PSU fool you, cool master is not a very good PSU brand.
I'd get the PSU and case separate.
There are many cases to choose from, generally speaking, the Antec 900 and P182 are the best choices for the price.
A 750GB hard drive will be slightly more, give equal performance but have significantly more capacity.
Western digital has even admitted they are dated drives and are releasing a new line of raptors some time next year.
Do not buy DDR3, it's over priced and timings are not tight, not to mention current motherboards will have difficulties running the RAM at the high frequencies that will be achieved later on in it's life cycle.
I suggest a SATA CD/DVD drive to reduce clutter in your case.
Next week, probably monday, there should be some new motherboards on the market. Anything above 200$ on a motherboard is very difficult to justify.
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Do you guys know of a good PSU that will still come around the same price as the case with the 1000w psu, the case alone is 154 after mail-in rebate. Also would you recommend any RAM that might be better. My budget is 1900ish I made an error in the post I never wanted to get two raptors just one. Also James thanks for your input, I understand your standing with the raptor drives but I really don’t need anything more than 200 gigs. Also I picked my board so it could fully take part of the PCIe 2.0 interface and the new Penryn processors and also be able to use DDR2. If you know a board that offers the same thing with a better price/performance ratio I’m all for it :).

Edited by Zakilla, 19 November 2007 - 08:26 PM.

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I'll find you a very good PSU for that price, but no need to over do it, you'll never need 1KW, never.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256011
The PSU above is the exact one I have, it's a very high end PSU with modular support.
If you don't want the modular support you can get this one below, beware, thats alot of cables to have in your case at one time, ALOT(I'd spend the little extra for the modular PSU).
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256034

Raptors, generate more heat, and because the spin at a higher speed they are more prown to data corruption or failure (not as reliable).

I'd get this motherboard.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131219
Save yourself some money.

Also, since this is a high end build I'm going to mention the following, X38 cannot run SLI, as nVidia will not license Intel the technology to be used on it's chipset.
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I am trying to make a computer that will allow me to do things ranging from playing games, surfing the net, 3d max, and photoshop. I think it is set but I am not sure if my RAM is the best choice. And if you have any suggestions please feel free to tell me. Also if you know any place that has something cheaper, please let me know.

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA-$299.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131221

EVGA GeForce 8800GT SSC 512MB-$329.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130302

Core 2 Duo E6850 -$279.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115028

OCZ Flex XLC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800-$103.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227190

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution-$399.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119136

ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive -$18.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106087

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Model SH-S203B-$33.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153

Western Digital Raptor 150GB-$179.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136012

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan-$11.49 X8
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler-$64.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835109140

Total:$1,803.83

*edited IDE drive and took one raptor off



mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127030

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220144

Case: http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=antec+900

PSU: http://www.newegg.co.....corsair+620hx

Keep that samsung DVD burner, i have heard really good things about it

no need to get a raptor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
this is almost the same speed performance wise, and more than thrice the storage capacity

hsf and fan you chose is good

Edited by afg34, 19 November 2007 - 11:40 PM.

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Samsung drives actually aren't very good, LG and Pioneer are the best right now, there is only one drive from samsung that is reputable.

James

Edited by james_8970, 20 November 2007 - 12:40 PM.

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