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Are these parts compatible?


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gambLe1109

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eVGA 680i Motherboard - http://www.ncix.com/...anufacture=eVGA
Coolermaster 550W PSU - http://www.ncix.com/...re=COOLERMASTER
Antec 900 Case - http://www.ncix.com/...nufacture=ANTEC

I plan on using this combination, along with the existing parts of my current computer which include:
Intel P4 2.8 GHz (Socket 775)
Western Digital 250GB HD
eVGA 6600GT
2GB Kingston PC2-6400
Lightscribe DVD-Writer/CD-Writer
DVD-ROM drive
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james_8970

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Hello,
the only thing I'd change is the PSU, coolmaster isn't a very good brand.
http://www.ncix.com/.....ne Technology
While this PSU will be sufficiant for your current build, if you begin upgrading your build you are going to require more power.
Since it's NCIX you could probably find a lower price at another e-tailer and get NCIX to match the price, if you need help to do this, just let me know.
James

Edited by james_8970, 18 November 2007 - 11:50 PM.

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gambLe1109

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Thank you for the suggestion, and I think I am going to heed your advice, as I read all of the reviews and there was almost no negative comments out of 30, while the Coolermaster only recieved 3 comments. Also, I read a PSU budget guide that was referred to in one of the reviews and this unit came out on top in all of the performance tests (the 400watt version).

Anything else? I think the case and motherboard are pretty good picks, but I'm open to suggestion.

EDIT: Could you help me find these parts at another retailer so I can get them price-matched? I don't know of many other Canadian stores. Thanks for all your help.

Edited by gambLe1109, 19 November 2007 - 12:11 AM.

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http://www.directcan.....ne Technology

I always use the following site to find better prices, they scan all the competitors :)
http://www.shopbot.ca/

I have the antec 900, it's a good case for the money, be warned though it's tricky for cable management and modding (for things like watercooling).

As for the motherboard do you plan on using SLI?
James
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I may use SLI someday, but not in the near future (next 1-2 years)
Also, this is off-topic, but do you know of a good site that has a tutorial on piecing a computer together? I have only built a computer from scratch once, and I want everything to go smoothly. Are there any guides around on this?
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Sorry about that, some how I over looked your thread.
If you plan on getting SLI you need a better PSU.
As for a site,
http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/
This is the best site I could find (sadly it doesn't have an pictures), I had a really good one in the past, but cannot seem to find it.
If anyone knows of a better guide, please feel free to post it here.
James

Edited by james_8970, 19 November 2007 - 06:25 PM.

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