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First Build ever......update


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Cudaman

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The goal was a strait forward reliable build with future upgradability for about $1,300.00.
My newest friend Erik, I met on a car forum that I belong to and he was an incredible help to me. Actually, he did most of the work, but I did learn alot by assisting and waching everything he did. We did the build last weekend and I would call it a success. I'm still learning to navigate Vista and have found some useful sites on line from work. Still have to load some software, then will test my internet connection. I can already tell you that this is a big improvment over my old, old system.
It froze a couple of times on me, but other than that, seems to be working just GREAT!!!!!!
Just as a reminder, this is my component list wich does not include the ASUS nine hundred case.

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: 123-YW-E175-A1
Item #: N82E16813188026

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$199.99 -$10.00 Instant $189.99

Update EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: 512-P3-N871-AR
Item #: N82E16814130339

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$309.99 -$10.00 Instant $299.99

Update CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Model #: CMPSU-750TX
Item #: N82E16817139006

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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Mail-in Rebate
$179.99 -$50.00 Instant $129.99

Update Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Model #: BX80562Q6600
Item #: N82E16819115017

Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

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$214.99 $214.99

Update OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Retail
Model #: OCZ2RPR800C44GK
Item #: N82E16820227267

Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

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Mail-in Rebate
$114.99 -$5.00 Instant $109.99

Update SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: HD753LJ
Item #: N82E16822152100

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

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$129.99 $129.99

Update SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Model #: SH-S203B
Item #: N82E16827151153

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$29.99 -$3.00 Instant $26.99

Update Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
Model #: 66I-01939
Item #: N82E16832116488

Return Policy: Software Return Policy

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$109.99 -$10.00 Instant $99.99

Update XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: HDT-S1283
Item #: N82E16835233003

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$36.99 $36.99
Subtotal: $1,238.91
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Thanks to those who provided me with much needed advice :)
Greg
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kamille316

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Very nice build :)
Makes me want to build another one :)

Kamille
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Hi there,

Looks pretty good - I'm just wondering why it froze? What was happening when it froze? Is there a major problem here, or was it just because of program incompatibilities?

Troy
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I'm not sure. I really havent had much time to mess with it since the build. I've only had it on two very short times. As long as I was active and doing something on it, it was fine. It's when I stopped for a couple minutes and went back to find that I had no curser movement. For all I know the USB laser mouse I'm useing could be having problems. I will have more time over this weekend to investigate things further. I'll let you know what I come up with. :)
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