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#1 classykilla

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:54 PM

First I want to thank everyone on this forum for their help. Ok here is my first build. I have some questions that you guys could probably answer. First I have done a decent amount of research on the EVGA 680i MOB and found that they are having some trouble with a lot of components. Iím not sure if this is the majority of the owners or a select few. I like this board because itís highly upgradeable, 3 PCI-e, will support quadcore(will get in the future), and seems to be great for graphic cards. I will be upgrading to Vista in the future also and getting a card that will process DX10. This machine will be mainly used to play games and create websites. So if anyone knows if something new is coming out that will out perform the following or if you just have any suggestions it would greatly be appreciated.


My First build:

I have a GeForce 7900 right now in my pc build but will be upgrading to a DX10 card. Any suggestion of future cards that will be coming out in the future??

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811133021

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819115003

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard?????
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813188009

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200JS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822136017

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829102006


CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145034

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827106055

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835186134

Also already have 550w powersupply from circuitcity. that i might pull from old system.

Edited by classykilla, 29 January 2007 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:12 PM

Hey, I just put together my PC using the exact same motherboard you're looking at. eVGA's website issued a hotfix for the SATA problems it's apparently been having. Have yet to find out if it'll work because I'm reinstalling XP on it now.

By the way, I'd recommend upgrading the power supply, especially if you're going SLi with higher-end cards. I have a 700 watt in mine now and works like a charm.

Edited by Venek, 29 January 2007 - 08:14 PM.

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#3 classykilla

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:25 AM

Mad Dog Multimedia SurePower Power Supply (MD550SCPS) it cost 99.00
How is this one?

Edited by classykilla, 30 January 2007 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2007 - 01:26 PM

Would this PSU suffice for my system now and for future upgrades in the next year or two. Does it support quad core or does that matter.

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153039

XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 750W ATX12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189011

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:49 PM

I have an Apevia 680W for my nforce 580a 7950GT 4600+ 2gb ddr2 800 250gig HDD
But note: my computers broke'd

Edited by Archer-of-Death, 15 February 2007 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

this is all over the forums, may be of use. http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~freemawa/featured/psu/

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:49 PM

Mad Dog is just a rebrander, they buy up tech, slap their name on it and sell it off. Sometimes they use Thermaltake hardware, so if that's what that power supply is then you can go with that.

Otherwise I would just go with the actual Thermaltake PSU.
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