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Please Criticise My Hardware Choices For My New Pc


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#1 chopficaro

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:17 PM

Hi, I need some real knowledgeable people to tell me if I知 making any mistakes building my first gaming machine. I know I知 being a real pain in the ass asking you to check all these links but I really need help! This is my first build and I知 a total n00b. I will be eternally grateful for anything you can point out.

Am I making any huge mistakes with these choices?

$500 approx circuit city bought tn panel 24"+ monitor (I gotta watch it perform before I pick)

$320 e3110 processor + dp35dpm mother board bundle 12" x 9.6"
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_...duct_id=0281869

$190 8800gt 512mb 9 x 4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150253

$40 2 x (1gb DDR2 800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820211066

$75 internal 320gb hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148140

$90 esata 320gb hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822216039

$25 dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136142

$21 cpu fan and heat sink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835150082

$50 Case + 2fans + 450w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811156070

$5 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRevie...False&Page=

$73 500w seasonic psu to replace case psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817151040


$60 shipping


$1443 total

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:00 AM

well done indeed

not sure you need that hsf since it should already have a stock one

what kind of case are you putting this in

newer setups create a lot more heat that you have to get rid of
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#3 chopficaro

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:34 AM

it doesnt say anywhere that it comes with a stock hsf. does it really?

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:43 AM

well they said it's all been post tested, it wouldn't make much sense to burn the cpu up, call them?
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:37 AM

everything looks pretty good to me. Only a couple of things to add that, considering the choices you made you probably already know, but the Motherboard you selected won't allow you to SLI, but a single 8800 is more than good enough for now anyway.

Second, is just preference on the bottom line. But at least my walmart is selling a western digital 320G external for 94.00 right now. You save shipping, but pay tax. But if the one you buy happens to go bad within the time frame its way faster to exchange something at wally world than to ship it halfway across the country. but if you got 2 or 3 bad ones you would save money by going with the WD. just a thought. oh btw i'll trade you rigs :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:10 PM

IF you want to spend a few dollars more you can get this 8800gt Overclocked with a really nice zalman cooler.

8800GT

Also here is some RAM too look at. Most are close to the same price but will have faster timmings. I would just scroll through them because there is alot of nice RAM in that price range. The Crucial, Kingston and mushkin are really good and some are only $30 after rebate.

RAM


If you want you can go with this this set up for $297 and save your self some money. I got the same motherboard, its really sweet.

E8400 $199


Gigabyte $89.99 + $7ship

Looks like the main difference is that the motherboard at microcenter supports RAID where this one doesnt but if you dont plan on doing that then it doesnt matter.

Also since your planning on paying around $27 on a heatsink you might want to take a look at this for the same price.

AC Freezer pro 7

Just giving you a few other things too look at in your price range but if you happy with what you picked then you should be good to go

Edited by Lucky23, 26 April 2008 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:04 AM

"If you want you can go with this this set up for $297 and save your self some money. I got the same motherboard, its really sweet."

did u use the stock hsf??? if u did PLEASE post ur temps when its got a full load, cpu temp is really important to me and so is saving money

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:59 AM

No I had that motherboard but i used a Core 2 Duo E6550 with this heatsink linked below. My CPU idles a 20c with my heatsink fan running at 750rpm.

Zerotherm CF900

If you go with the 8400 from what i have read there supposed to run cooler then the 6 series core 2 duos.
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