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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reynardin, Jun 13, 2008.

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    That board wouldn't be better for your set-up anyway. p35s only do cf, and your doing nvidia. Not to mention they don't do cf that well since its only 16x-4x. That last pci-ex16 slot is worthless. Your DFI that you selected before fits your build better.
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    Hm, this actually looks pretty good!
    Are the memory that you chose better/worse than the ones which I had listed? and I think I might go with the harddrive that I previously selected
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    ok, so what I gather from this is that my board would be better for my needs. is that correct?
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    I'll probably be buying the parts within the next two to three hours, so if you have suggestions, please make them known =) I'm currently looking at the build i quoted two posts ago, but i think ill change out the hard drive for a western digital
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    You do realize that has two 8800GTS's and that board has one PCI-E slot right?
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    That was a mistake, when I added it to my cart, there was only one. Probably a bug on the website.
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    Oh ok :p Good list then! I dont like that ram tho.
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    I dont like 1000mhz ram, I would get a 800mhz or 1066mhz kit. I dont like uneven stuff like that tho.. Its just me. The Gskill is cheaper and has the same specs so I say go with em!
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    hm, can you recommend some 1066mhz ram around the same price?
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    I dont think there are any but 1000mhz should be fine!
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    Yeah it will be adaquate, although the antec 900 offers much better cooling. But if you get a few better fans for that one (assuming the stock ones aren't that great) and you should be fine. The cpu cooler will take care of the cpu, and the gpu you will just have to turn up the fan on. Considering how much cheaper it is, I would go w/ the Apiva, but it depends on your style.
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    I probably will go with the cheaper case so that I can pay more for the other stuff.
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    It looks like I'm ready to buy it all now =D.
    Just gotta wait for my dad to get back home lol.
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    here is my budget rig, I couldn't create a wish list not American :(

    the most important components are Power Supply, Video Card and Display everything else is well balanced.

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 590 $69.99
    Fans: 6x Yate Loon D12SM-12 $29.94
    Controller: Sunbeam Rheobus $14.99
    Optical: Lite-on Black 20X Lightscribe $29.99
    Power Supply: Corsair 450VX $79.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L $109.99
    Memory: Geil 2x1GB PC-6400 $48.99
    Processor: Intel C2D E2160 1.8Ghz 1MB Cache $67.99
    Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro $26.99
    Hard Drive: Western Digital SE16 250GB $59.99
    Video Card: ECS 8800GT 512MB $144.99
    Display: Samsung 2253BW Black 22" $289.99
    Keyboard and Mouse: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 $21.99
    Flash Drive: Kingston Datatraveler 1GB $6.49

    $930 without Tax inc Rebates.

    * Mouse: Cyber Snipa Stinger $44.99

    Notes:
    purchase a roll of electrical tape (good for electrical work, or taping up fan cables against the crease or roof of your case neatly)
    purchase a bag of 4" cable ties (always handy)
    purchase a #2 pencil (vDroop Pencil Mod for Motherboard)
    "borrow" a copy of Windows XP

    - Christine
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    allright, I'm actually buying the stuff now lol. Everyday distractions keep coming up .... (lunch / dinner / dad not being home and all)
    =D
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    is it actually possible to use someone else's copy of windows?
    and thanks for the other "notes" advice
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    yea on XP it is you just dont register it

    i have a "special ed." that i got from someone that is the corp edition which i love :D
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    lol, cool. I'm getting vista for the Dx10 though.
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    btw, cdawall, your second sig link is SICK...

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