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could use some input on parts selection


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jayb1234

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I am going to build based on the Intel 955x board and a dual core processor. I could use some advice on parts selection. here is what I have so far. motherboard------intel BOXD955XBKLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $245.00 http:/ /www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121286 processor-------intel Pentium D 830 Smithfield 800MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor - Retail $318.00 http://www.newegg.co...--------case--3 possibile ones I'm looking at----------------------------------------------1-- Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $159.00 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133143 with Thermaltake Silent Pure Power W0049 RUD ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply 100 - 240V CB,CE, FCC, UL, CUL, TUV - Retail $159.00 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153021 ----------------------------------------------------------------------2-- Antec PERFORMANCE TX1088AMG Gray Steel Server Computer Case 480W Power Supply - Retail $169.00 http://www.newegg.co...59----------3-- Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Retail $139.00 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129158 --------------------possible upgrade to 2 or 3 with one of these PSUs------A- Antec TruePower 2.0 TRUECONTROL II-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail $120.00 http://www.newegg.co...7103933------or B---- Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail $115.00 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103932 ----------------would order the upgrade through antec to avoid paying for 2 PSUs------------------------memory----2 1 Gb sticks of matched memory. Here is a link to the CMTL tested memory--http://www.cmtlabs.com/mbSearchResults.asp?sManuf=Intel&sMN=D955XBK&oSubmit=Search----and vendor selftested--http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/bk/bk_internalmem.htm---------------------------I am not familiar with most of those brands, always used crucial before but they don't even show the 955 board in their configurator yet. any input here would be a big help. cooling---since the above cases are certified as intel tac, i will start off using the stock heat sink and fan and see what happpens--------------------------------------------audio---the onboard will be good for now-------------------------------------------------video card-----good question. I would like one with a tv tuner on it don't know a lot about video cards----any help here would be greatly appreciated-------------------drives----cd/dvd/rw/ 1 litescribe cd/dvd/rw 1 plain old cd/rw and floppy-------havent looked at these very closely yet---------------hard drives 2 400 GB 7200 rpm---possibly faster---leaning towards maxtor---raid--striping--forget at the moment if that is 1 or 0--- modem card---not sure i need that being on cable or not mobo has gigabyte LAN. mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers----not needed at this time --i have some fairly new ones that should work fine.----------anyway sory about the long post and any input would be appreciated especially on the RAM.
and the Vid card. thanks in advance for your assistance---jayb

Edited by jayb1234, 17 August 2005 - 11:04 AM.

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Clean it up mate, i aint going over a post in that mess its hurting my eyes.
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sorry about the sloppy post. I'll try to straighten it out. I am planning on using the following components.

intel BOXD955XBKLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $245.00

intel Pentium D 830 Smithfield 800MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor

and 1 of these 3 cases

Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA  with Thermaltake Silent Pure Power W0049 RUD

Antec PERFORMANCE TX1088AMG 480W Power Supply

Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply

with the possible upgrade to a more powerfull Antec PSU. The two main areas i could use some advice on are selecting RAM and video card. THE RAM preferably 2x1Gb matched pair. And the video card SLI with tv tuner. Again sorry for the sloppy 1st post. and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. jayb
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