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First Time PC Builder -- MoBo and Chipset Question


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so how would all this work together? im still not sure about what kind of cooling to put inside. i dont want liquid cooling anymore but i would like cooling for all components. also why vista over xp? im so comfortable with xp but if vista is honestly a significant upgrade ill do it. which vista version should i go with?

here is the new list of parts:



Case –

Xoxide X-Purity Case - LCD Edition – 59.99 Xoxide


Power Supply –

OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply 129.99 TigerDirect


Motherboard –

GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard 149.99 Newegg

CPU –

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor Bundle - FREE Sword of the New World PC Game, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor 2.66GHz Retail 199.99 TigerDirect

Cooling System –

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HDD –

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM 109.99 TigerDirect

Optical Drive –

Philips SPD6104BD LightScribe Internal Drive DVD Burner - 20X DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 48x24x CD-R/RW, SATA, Retail Black 44.99 TigerDirect

Graphic Card –

EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card 289.99 Newegg

Memory (RAM) –

Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066Mhz Memory (2 x 1024MB) 137.99x2 TigerDirect

Operating System –

Microsoft Windows XP Home Upgrade Serv. Pack 299.99 TigerDirect ?????????????
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If you already have a XP disc, stick with it, other wise get Vista home premium. DX10 will not work on XP.
I'd suggest just using fans, or if you want to go fanless there are some aftermarket coolers that may interest you.
I suggest getting a Pioneer drive over the Philips.
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but what setup of fans? i see that theres all kinds i.e. cpu, case, gpu, hdd, so what would i need to keep my whole computer cool based on what i have?

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is this the vista you mentioned? http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=M17-2506

***EDIT***

i read alot of the comments on vista and it seems like people do nothing but complain and want to jump back to xp. Whats the big deal and should i just stick to getting xp?

Edited by muzikizxtacy, 10 December 2007 - 08:18 PM.

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I'd go with Vista, people just like to complain, it's in their nature. In life we only hear the negative, not the positive. I'm on vista and couldn't be happier.
http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=M17-7412

You could put this onto you CPU without a fan and have adequate cooling.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835109140

Right now, the 8800GT is difficult to get a aftermarket cooling for it as the PCB has changed and no cooler has adapted to it as of yet.
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So a CPU Heatsink/fan is all i need in the whole computer?

And I guess this would be a final update (with possible other revisions):

Case –
Xoxide X-Purity Case - LCD Edition – 59.99 Xoxide


Power Supply –

OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply 129.99 TigerDirect


Motherboard –

GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard 149.99 Newegg

CPU –

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor Bundle - FREE Sword of the New World PC Game, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor 2.66GHz Retail 199.99 TigerDirect

Cooling System –

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler 64.99 Newegg


HDD –

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM 109.99 TigerDirect

Optical Drive –

Pioneer DVR-212BK OEM DVD Burner - 18x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 10x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, SATA with Software 39.99 TigerDirect

Graphic Card –

EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card 289.99 Newegg

Memory (RAM) –

Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066Mhz Memory (2 x 1024MB) 137.99x2 TigerDirect

Operating System –

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium119.99 TigerDirect

FINAL PRICE: 1440.89

No chances of bringing this high price tag down at all? lol It seems like the graphics card is what really nails it but theres not much I can do there. If you have any ideas please share.
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No, there should still be a rear fan, there will be a PSU fan and your video card will have a fan as well, because as far as I know, there are no fanless heatsinks for the 8800GT card at this moment (only a month and a bit old).

You could save 50$ with this video card.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150263
The warranty is better anyways.

Also, unless you go completely fanless, I'd just skip the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler, unless you plan on overclocking.

You could save nearly another 20$ here.
http://www.newegg.co...Tpk=GA-P35-DS3R

Go for this RAM, you won't notice much of a difference, between your current RAM and the stuff below (I personally own the stuff below).
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227139
Please note, a 32bit OS will only use about 3.3GB of RAM.
James

Edited by james_8970, 10 December 2007 - 09:05 PM.

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Also Tigerdirect has expensive hard drives so I would go with THIS one which has double the cache.

I also agree with james I too have that memory and I am happy with it, also the Video Card is better in warranty and not to mention it looks better too, lol.

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Thanks for the definite money savers guys! Ok so I kindof want to keep the cpu fan just to be on the safe side and also added what i think can be used as a rear case fan. This is the final list. Saved over 200 with your recommendations! Thanks Again!

Case –

Xoxide X-Purity Case - LCD Edition – 59.99 Xoxide

Power Supply –

OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply 129.99 TigerDirect


Motherboard –

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard 131.99 Newegg

CPU –

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor 189.99 Newegg

Cooling System –

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler 64.99 Newegg

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan 6.99 Newegg

HDD –

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive104.99 Newegg

Optical Drive –

Pioneer Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner 31.99 Newegg

Graphic Card –

XFX PVT88PUDD4 GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card 229.99 Newegg
Memory (RAM) –

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory 72.99x2 Newegg (37.99 w/ mail-in rebate)

Operating System –

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD 109.99 Newegg

FINAL PRICE: 1440.89
1206.88
234.01 Savings!
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Keep in mind that the rebate is most likely one rebate per customer.
Looks good though, good luck with the build.

You will also need some thermal compound
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007

You can only put a 80mm fan on the back of the case.
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No, there should still be a rear fan, there will be a PSU fan and your video card will have a fan as well, because as far as I know, there are no fanless heatsinks for the 8800GT card at this moment (only a month and a bit old).


Check out this article: Sparkle 8800 GT Passive: The Fastest Silent GPU in the World.
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Don't get that card, it operates a way to hot, it hasn't hit retails and unless they change something, I doubt it will.
I was looking for this thread earlier.
You may want to look into a Thermalright HR-03 Rev.A heatsink for your GPU if you want it to go fanless as well (though I believe you need to purchase more VRM sets, as there are not enough included with this heatsink).
James

Edited by james_8970, 11 December 2007 - 06:25 PM.

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what are vrm sets?
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835108094
IF you want to wait, this is coming out specifically for the 8800GT.
http://www.thermalri...ct_hr_03gt.html
There are an additional 2 heatpipes, as well as the needed MOSFET heatsinks.
James

Edited by james_8970, 11 December 2007 - 10:00 PM.

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No, there should still be a rear fan, there will be a PSU fan and your video card will have a fan as well, because as far as I know, there are no fanless heatsinks for the 8800GT card at this moment (only a month and a bit old).


Check out this article: Sparkle 8800 GT Passive: The Fastest Silent GPU in the World.


My friend got a 7600 from sparkle once after I advised him not to and let me tell you he now respects my computer skills, lol. I mean come on Sparkle?? What kind of name is that?

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lol well i definently know not to pick that one
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