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Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130359
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146692 86.00
Additional Case Fans: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171

I had a previous topic on this but it got confusing so I am starting fresh. Is this a great set-up? It doesn't have to run Crysis on uber high settings but I would like to run games like that on at least a highish setting. I also want efficiency. If you feel like something is better than what I posted feel tell me about it. :)
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I would change the memory to 1066 type memory simply because you can overclock the gigabyte MB.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148069

And for a quieter running computer you might try this Scythe 120 mm lower speed fan with only 11 decibels

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185057

You may also need a power supply that has a bit higher amp rating on the 12 volt lines. That 8800 video card will pull some amps.

Enermax noisetaker II 600w
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817194005

or a good Silverstone OP700 with a single 12 volt line at 54 amps
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256033

Other than the above it looks like your building a pretty powerful computer. Go for it. These are only my opinion so take it for what it is. Compare the equipment and i think you would agree with me.

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Now don't get me wrong you definatly know way more than me when it comes to this but those parts you suggested seem to get low ratings and people don't seem to be too happy about their purchase. :)
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For RAM, I suggest either one of these (depends on how much you're willing to spend now, before Mail-in-Rebate): Mushkin or Corsair. Mushkin has great customer support, I believe Corsair as well. I'd stay away from Crucial Ballistix because there has been quite a few compatibility issues and defective kits (more than ever).

There are some better power supplies out there from PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, Silverstone, etc. but you do pay quite a bit more for better build.

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Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130359
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146692 86.00
Additional Case Fans: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703009
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171

Ok I changed the PSU, it is now a 750w instead of 600. How does it look?

Edited by tyroto411, 23 June 2008 - 12:25 PM.

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Just to let you know, the Corsair 750 watts is cheaper than the PC Power & Cooling.

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Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130359
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146692
Additional Case Fans: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co.....corsair+750TX
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151154



Ok I have that Corsair PSU up there. I also changed the DVD Burner. Is there anything else I should be considering changing? The biggest thing I'm worried about is compatibility. Is every one of these parts compatible with each other?

Edited by tyroto411, 24 June 2008 - 08:43 PM.

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Everything looks great except I am not sure if the 8800GT is good enough for Crysis in high settings.
I've never played the game but heard that you can get at least a few high and a couple of med settings to get about 20-30fps (depending on the resolution).

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Well I was just basing the build off of Crysis's demanding specs. As long it can do something like high and medium I am alright. I just want my other games such as Battlefield 2 to be able to run on high because playing Battlefield 2 on my current laptop is ok but it crashes sometimes.

So I am assuming I have everything I need in terms of the basics. Now what about internet? I have a wireless router, there is a desktop upstairs, my laptop is downstairs. What would I need in order to get this computer on the internet?
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If you want to take advantage of the wireless capabilities of your router then you'll need a wireless adapter card (I'm assuming your desktop is the one that's going to need the wireless here) (either USB or PCI, I would suggest PCI though) however there's compatibilities that we need to take care of first. What standards does your router support? Does it support IEEE 802.11b/g or 802.11n?

Also there's always some wireless adapter cards that doesn't work perfectly (always losing connections) so if its possible, wired internet connection is the way to go.

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Edited by kamille316, 24 June 2008 - 04:45 PM.

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Yeah the one that'll need wireless is going to be the one I'm going to build. The router is 802.11g. Believe me if I could get a wired connection I could but I definatly won't be able to. :)
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I was talking to some other people and I came up with some changes and some additions.

Tower-http://www.newegg.co.....pk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130359
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145197
Additional Case Fans: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co.....corsair+750TX
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151154
Paste: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007
Wireless Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833315041

Then there was a discussion of which vista to get. I think I will get Vista 64bit home premium OEM.

Do you like the new changes???

Edited by tyroto411, 25 June 2008 - 12:34 PM.

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Oh also I just notice, if you want to save some money, a corsair 650 watts should be sufficient with your build (since its looking like you're not going SLI or Crossfire route).
Another thing is that you have to make sure the wireless card you buy offers a 64-bit vista driver. This is one of the disadvantage of using vista 64-bit is not all manufacturers releases 64-bit compatible drivers. Search the driver first and then if they do have it then you're good.

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Ummm....SLI or Crossfire? What is that???
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SLI is for 2 nvidia cards hooked up together on the same motherboard and Crossfire is two ATI video cards hooked up together.


By the way, I am jealous of your build :)
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