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BenB864

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Hey guys,

This will be my second build, but it has been a while so i haven't kept up with whats latest and greatest.

It looks like Intel has the better chips out right now so I based my build on that, let me know what you think.


ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (with pci-e 2.0)


Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail


EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail


OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail


WD 74 GB Raptor, WD 250 GB 7200 rpm


The only things I'm concerned about are the motherboard and the RAM. I want 4 gigs but I wanna be sure its compatible. The mobo supports DDR2 1200 memory but I didnt see any 4 gb kits at those specifications.

If anyone has advice, comments, or concerns please let me know.

Thanks,

Ben
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What Operating system are you planning to use? And according to the specs I read on your Motherboard it supports up to 8 Gigs of RAM.

If THIS is your Motherboard. And I may be wrong but the Nvidia 8800 gt 512 seems to be the best bang for the buck card out atm. But if you are not worried about price...........

I also read HERE that it overclockes well.


Good Luck! And Merry Christmas! :)

Edited by Krusha, 21 December 2007 - 09:04 PM.

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I suggest a P35 motherboard, I have a Gigabyte board and couldn't be happier.
Don't buy a raptor, get a 7200.10 500GB hard drive, if you like a quiter drive and don't mind spending the extra 10$ get the newer 7200.11 500GB segate drive.
Do you plan on overclocking? If so, the Q6600 is the way to go.
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BenB864

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Thanks for the responses,

This is the motherboard I am looking at, I think it was the one you thought it was....

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131219

I saw that too that it has the capacity to hold 8Gb RAM, but thats something I'll look into in the future, I should be fine with 4 Gb currently. I plan on using Windows XP, at least for now, and have no intention of overclocking as I am building the computer for my brother, and he has no knowledge of how to overclock. As for those hard drives are the 7200.10's faster than a standard 7200 rpm drive, basically whats makes theses drives .10 or .11. As for the processor that e6750 is within my price range, unfortunately i don't have the extra 100$ for the q6600.
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4GB is not compatible with Windows XP as far as I know, it will only read 3-3.5GB depending on the motherboard. Your computer won't post with 4GB installed, especially not on the first try. Unless you plan on using Vista, I'd just stick with 2GB or 3GB if you really want it, and when you first put your rig together, boot up for the first time with a small amount of RAM, maybe 1GB, it all depends on what RAM you buy. The difference between the Q6600 and the E6750 right now isn't too great, because most programs aren't taking advantage of quad-cores yet. Overclock the E6750 for a real nice processor.
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Xp 64-bit will work with 4Gb of memory, though a lot of hardware probably won't :)
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