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First Build, Need Review.

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#1 madman6510


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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:14 PM

I'm building a new system, as my current one is starting to crap out on me, and I need to know how well the next build will perform. It's probably going to be used for gaming (new games), word processing, internet, ect.

Parts list (long, sorry):

Video Card:
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS XXX Video Card - FREE Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PC, 320MB GDDR3, SLI Ready, PCI Express, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card
$289.99 -$20

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4800+ Socket AM2 (65W) Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory – Retail
$74.99, $39.99 after rebate.

Case & PSU:
Ultra Gladiator ULT33181 ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black, Front USB, FireWire, Audio Ports, 500-Watt V-Series Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM

Philips SPD2513BD Super-Allwrite Retail DVD Burner - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, SATA

XP Home

Antistatic strap:

CPU Cooling:
Thermaltake TR2 / Silent Boost RX / Socket 754/939/940 / Copper / CPU Cooling Fan

Extra 120mm fan:
Thermaltake Silent CAT 120mm Case Fan - White

Sound Card:
Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1/24 bit Sound Card

Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speaker System (White Box)

Grand total (w/shipping): $864.82

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#2 Lucky23


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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:00 AM

I would try and find out what type of power supply comes with the case. Normally there off brand and i dont know if i would trust it when your going to be running that nice of a setup. Unfortunately it doesnt give you any specs on how many amps the power supply puts out or how many rails.

Gigabyte board looks sweet. Im going with a gigabyte also. They look like good nice quality boards.

Everything else looks good though

I personally just bought this power supply for my setup its 650w continuous with 3- 12volt 19 amp rails. Plenty of power for the future.
check it out

Cooler master 650w

Also you should check these websits also they might have a better deal on some of the stuff your choosing.




Edited by Lucky23, 07 December 2007 - 01:18 AM.

Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:37 PM

Ty for the review, I'll look for a better PSU and maybe try the other sites.

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