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Any last thoughts on this build?

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I am ordering the following parts, for my first ever PC build. I very am excited about it

Thermaltake M9 VI1000BNS SECC Steel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $89.99

GFX Card
EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $244.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $179.99 -$50.00 Instant $129.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail $194.98

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996612 $69.99

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $89.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F $27.99

Sub total $917.92

This list is essentially cut and paste from Troy's recommendations (it is more his build than mine :)) . But I am still open to suggestions.

I have a few more questions
I am still curious about the Vista 32 bit or 64 bit.
I would like to use my old HD that has XP on it. Should I put the whole thing together first, power it up and install windows or leave of my old HD off and add it later?
What about keeping it cool?

Edited by Intruder_1400, 04 June 2008 - 06:39 PM.

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Hi, nice rig! :)

I thought "hhhhmmmm this looks like an awful good build, maybe he got it from one of our other threads..."

Then I saw your sentence below! :)

If you are intending to run 64-bit Vista, then grab a 2x 2GB kit of RAM to make use of it. With your 2x 1GB RAM kit, just use 32-bit Vista.

Leave your old HDD out until everything is up and running good, then add it afterward as a slave.

What about keeping it cool? Your case comes with 2x 120mm fans (one on front, one on back), so that is going to help with your in-case airflow. All the parts themselves that need cooling will have it. Obviously just make sure you put the heatsink/fan on your processor! Instructions will be in the box to help you out.

If you get stuck, you know where to come. :)


p.s. If you want somebody else's opinion, feel free to wait.
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