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New Build...will this work?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by dstaiti, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. dstaiti New Member

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    Hello All... attempting a new build but I'm a bit "green"... will this work?


    ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
    Item #: N82E16827135156

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129021

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822136218

    KFA2 by Galaxy 98XGF1HSFEXX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814162010

    Rosewill RX950-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 950W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817182097

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820145197

    ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131297

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115042

    Subtotal: $1,575.92
     
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    farlex85 New Member

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    Change out the psu. Maybe this one. Just don't use roswill. I would get a bigger case too, maybe the antec 1200. Also, why the gx2? I would go w/ a 4870, or a gtx 260/280.
     
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    Thanks for the tip... the bigger case would make sense I guess.
     
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    It'll just make things easier. From what I've read the antec 900 is a nightmare w/ cable management, and if your getting a big card like the gx2 you'll want all the space you can get. If you can afford the extra, I would go for a full tower.
     
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    1200 is a full tower isnt it? the 900 is the mid tower i believe
     
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    I've got my GX2 in a Lian Li V-1000 plus II mid-tower case, plenty of room. Here's a link for it's dimensions http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=270&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=62 .

    Make sure you get a PSU of atleast 600 watts that has a 8 pin and a 6 pin pci-e connection also. Also, get a better brand than Rosewill like Farlex suggested. Here's a list of power supplies that are compatable with the GX2 according to nvidia. http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_9800gx2_pwr_supply.html Personally, I'm using the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750 psu. Haven't had a problem with it.

    Also, EVGA has there version of the GX2 for sale on newegg for $284 right now( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130338 ). That's the same one I'm running, and I love it.
     
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    Because it's just a hair slower than the gtx280 and EVGA's version is less than $300 right now on the egg. :toast:
     
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    Good call, didn't realize it was so cheap. A good buy indeed.
     
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    Dude, best case ever for the price: XClio Windtunnel. You'll thank me later.
     
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    Your memory is listed on the QVL, that's a very good thing on these Asus boards.

    http://www.asus.com/999/download/products/2257/2257_10.pdf

    I have a similar rig, only I went with the 4850. I plan to CF later this year. The Q9450 will EOL very shortly, you may be able to pick up a Q9550 for the same price.
     

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