My New Comp

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  1. Wren
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    Well today I get the last few parts I've been waiting on to build my new comp. This is my first build so I am pretty excited. Hopefully I should have it up and running tonight and worst case tomorrow. What I went with is as following:

    NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

    EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188027

    ASUS EN9800GTX+ DK/HTDI/512M GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121284

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit X2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

    ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835101011

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive X2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315041

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173

    SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103203

    Using Artic Silver 5 for thermal compound and went with Vista 64 to take advantage of the extra ram I got and DirectX 10. Hopefully everything goes smoothly when putting it together and runs properly. Looking forward to OCing this, but want to get everything stable at stock settings first.

    Will post pics after I get everything together and running.
     
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    should have picked up a full tower, also, should have picked up an i7 rather since Intel has officially cut off support for DDR2 ram. When you next upgrade you will then need to buy new ram.

    although it would have been a bit more expensive.

    other than that it looks really good and about what my current computer is like until I get my ram to complete my i7 setup.
     
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    I went with this because it is cheaper than the i7, but it should do me well for the next couple of years.
     
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    Going to the i7 would have cost you another $50 on the MOBO, $120 on the processor and from $80-$200 on RAM (depending on whether you wanted 3gb for 32bit OS or 6gb for 64bit OS).

    For that cost you really are not gaining all too much in terms of gaming performance (unless you have the balls and the brains to overclock the thing). Right now, gaming seems to benefit more from higher clock speeds than more processor cores.

    Looking at your purchase I think you did good for building a machine.
     
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    id just got some of these same componenets.... and the power supply really has too many cables. should look at a modular cable system too
     
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    Silverstone makes some nice modular power supplies. I have the 600W and it's great for cable management.

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/
     
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    Concur.

    I got a packaged deal with one of their 700w modular power supplies. It's really clean and really quiet.
     
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    check out Ultra X3 PSU's, they make a 1000-watt for $300, best on the market if you ask me. But, silverstone, corsair, etc will be good brands as well.

    always get modular. it makes things a LOT easier.

    also, having a top-o-the-line computer will get you into more beta's. contrary to what some say the devs invite way more people on top notch specs than crap specs.
     
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    Right now I've got everything working properly and OC'd the CPU to 3.8 and running Prime95 to torture test it for stability. Temps at load are between 47-52C, a little high but that is still under the max 65C.

    Update: Temps have dropped between 47-49C after 2 hours time at load.
     
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    You didn't post pictures!
     
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    You can pick up a TB hdd for like $10 more.
     
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    Pics as promised

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    Your rig is significantly made lamer by the presence of that CRT.
     
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    A new lcd monitor is next on my list of things to get.
     

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