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My (hopefully) soon to be computer-----\/

Case: Now I'm being told not to go water cooling!!!
GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $139.99

Video Card: Discussing

Video Card RAM cooling: May not need

SoundCard: AuzenTech ($189.99-$20MIR)

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DFI BloodIron ($111.99+$6.61s&h)

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HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ($109.99x3=$329.97)

Monitor: Westing House 24" MVA ($399.99)

HD DVD/Blu Ray drive: LG ($262.43+$9.99s&h)

Speakers: Bought! z5500s ($239.99+$30s&h-$20MIR-$40MIR = $209.99!!!)

Gaming Headset: Bought!!! Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2 PC Gaming 5.1 Headset ($69.99+$6.95s&h = $76.94!!!)


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#2
None of those links are working, at least not right now...
 

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#3
Please litst the parts not just the links LOL
 
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#4
Er...ok...

Sorry Da! I'll do that.

Newegg is down right now I think.
 

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#5
If you say type

HI

Then highlight it and then use the insert link button it works like this

HI
 
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Oh, that's good to know. lol thx
 
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Okay, there you go.
 

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Do you want to trade computers when you get this setup?
 

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#9
looks pretty good, but the WD HD's are caviar's
 

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#10
Two things. You could save your self some cash, and gain some thermal tolerance by getting a Xeon 3210 quad instead of the the Q6600. This is available for $243 at clubit.com. Also, I would go for a couple of Seagate Barracuda HD's instead of those WD Caviars. Everything else looks great!!:toast:
 
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#12
you should go for 4gb set, there is no reason not too at these low prices

heres a great set that is super stable and good for clocking:

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231148

its well worth the extra money and with the system your building why would you limit yourself to only 2gb of ram?
 
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#13
I take it, then, that you're somewhere in the US?

Cosmos 1000


If the sound card aint Crative its junk
not when it comes to Auzentech :p

I second the Seagate Barracuda HDDs. Although the WD Caviars are sound, reliable and damn near bulletproof - the Seagates are also extremelly reliable and a bit faster.

Although, keep the Raptor HDD.
 
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#14
No, I do not want to trade computers.

What is wrong with cavilers?

Is a Xeon the same as a Q6600? Why Seagate?

Dude, all I've heard was that sound card is better than all Creatives, so...

I thought that 4gb would be better, but I wasn't for sure. What about these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144118

Yes (nice find, when will they be back in stock?); that is what you told me; I see; ok.
 
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Franklinwallbrown said:
What is wrong with cavilers?
Nothing, really. The Western Digital Caviar lineup is extremelly reliable - I have never had a WD HDD fail, or have any clusters become damaged. They'll give you sound peace of mind with any data - TBH, this lineup is the choice of many OEM builders, too.

The Seagate Barracuda lineup is also extremelly reliable, but they're a bit faster than the WD drives. They tend to be on par with WD's price, too, but typically a little bit more expensive. That slightly better performance, though, means there's a slightly higher chance of HDD complications down the road, though.

Franklinwallbrown said:
Dude, all I've heard was that sound card is better than all Creatives, so...
It is - don't worry. Creative's cards don't have anything on an Auzentech card.
 
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How much is shipping for the sundial cosmos case; the Newegg was free shipping? When will it be back in stock?

Shadow, I've heard that the ATI cards aren't as good (someone explained in dept why) and that the Geforces were more OCable.
 
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If the sound card aint Crative[sic] its junk ;)
The sound card is actually a Creative chip on a much better card. For the money, it's awesome. In fact, the whole system looks great. I've always been a fan of WD (they've been quiet, cool, and dependable), but couple of the guys in this post recommend Seagate over WD, and I'll bow to their judgment. Both companies make a solid product.

Have a good time putting it together and let's see some stats when you're done. :rockout:
 
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If I'm just using the 500gb hard drives for movies/music/everything but games and OS, would you still recommend the Seagates? I mean I don't want problems down the road.

I am planing a front bottom to top back airflow.
 

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I have those speakers. they sound great, but the middle channel's cables are a bit short. You'll also have a bit of a conflict with your monitor speakers.

I'd say ditch the monitor speakers (disconnect/remove) and use the creatives. The bass on this set is quite nice as well...

good luck with the build :toast:
 

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#21
If I'm just using the 500gb hard drives for movies/music/everything but games and OS, would you still recommend the Seagates? I mean I don't want problems down the road.

I am planing a front bottom to top back airflow.
Well i dont see any problems with the seagate models, but i myself use 6 WD HD's

3 x 500WDAAKS caviars and 3 x 750WDAAKS caviars

the 500's have been up for about 14 months - no problems ever
the 750's for about 5 months - also no problems
 
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#22
Yeah, I wasn't really planning on utilizing them. I might for a late night listen or something, but not really. I am also looking into 20-24" plasma/HD TVs. Are they better picture quality than regular LCD computer monitors? Can my video card handle them?

The Seagates cost more, about $20 more, so...2x 500 in RAID0 or not? Or 3x in the raid that gives you backup?
 
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I thought that 4gb would be better, but I wasn't for sure. What about these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144118
naa the ones i showed you are much better but if you need to keep it at $100 then try these:

GeIL Esoteria 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $105 after mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144098

but the g-skill were good for overclocking, none of the other 2x2gb sets look like they clock very well so this one you'll more than likely have to run stock, but you never know.
 

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Yeah, I wasn't really planning on utilizing them. I might for a late night listen or something, but not really. I am also looking into 20-24" plasma/HD TVs. Are they better picture quality than regular LCD computer monitors? Can my video card handle them?

The Seagates cost more, about $20 more, so...2x 500 in RAID0 or not? Or 3x in the raid that gives you backup?
I run my 2 sets of three in raid 5, I get the total of 2 of the HD's and maintain redundancy

SO my 3 x 500 = 1 TB roughly and I wont loose data
 
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#25
Does raid 5 still give speed gains? What if I put them all in HD cases...h/o I'll find the link.