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Some advice on a new build plz :D

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Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128064

Video Card - ATI HD 3850
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102714

CPU - Intel C2D E6750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029
I'm getting this somewhere else cheaper

Hard Drive - WD Caviar 320GB SE16
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136039

Memory - Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC1066 5-5-5-15
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820148069

Power Supply - OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341002

Grand total of $880.61 w/ shipping

I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl right now. I might be ordering this system within the next 2 weeks. I want to know some of your personal experiences on the compatibility issues there are, if any with these parts working together. This will be the biggest upgrade I've ever done before, take a look at my current hardware :laugh:

Is the 700w GameXStream necessary for my build? Because if I can lower the price a bit by getting a lower watt like 600, it would be better. I'm going to try to make this build last me for a while, some slight overclocking nothing too big.
Ex. E6750 to 3.1-3.2 Ghz
Memory at 4-4-4-12 @ 900-950 mhz
Vid card core @ 750, mem clock @ 2000

Would this power supply be able to handle that system? I'm choosing it for cheaper price, even though it isn't much. Every bit counts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814005
 
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me likey, i approve :Toast:
 

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happita, how cheap?
 
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This receives my stamp of approval :laugh: The only thing I would consider changing is the RAM... but since it's at a pretty good speed, you don't have much to worry about. I bought this G.Skill RAM for my current build this week:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231114
I love the stuff, and the stock timings are awesome! I haven't had much of a change to tweak them yet, but I did a quick overclock and got the RAM to run at 900mhz @ 4-4-4-8! Haven't had a chance to tweak yet, and that was on 2.0 volts too!
The rest of the system looks pretty good. You'll be able to Crossfire later on, which is something I kinda wish I had done, but evga has that awesome step-up program, and they offered Crysis and Quake Wars... so that lured me in. Good system tho, let us know when you get it built!
 
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search for reviews on tagan psu's, ABS Tagan= Tagan stamped byABS
they are good, i reccomend em
 

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the build looks good man, and I'd go with the abs tagan psu. I just don't like OCZ for PSU's but that is just me...
 
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I took this build even further than I had originally thought, saving more money AND getting more performance for my buck. Tell me what you think.


Motherboard - Abit IP35 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813127030

Video Card - HD 3870
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102713

CPU - Same as previous

Hard Drive - Same as previous

Memory - Patriot 2x1GB DDR2 800 @ 4-4-4-12
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820220144

Power Supply - ABS Tagan ITZ Series 700W
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817814005

Grand Total $925.91.....Total After Rebates $825.91
 

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looks good!
 
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#12
looks great.Me too waiting for 45nms to come out to have my first ever Intel rig :D
I have a Striker extreme so I was too first thinking of Ballistix since they have micron D9.
 
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Kind of off-topic, but for my own knowledge, what effect does not having firewire on my motherboard do?
 
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You have firewire, it's just on a break-out add-in card.