Hardware compatibility

Mar 22, 2008
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I have never put together a computer from purchaced parts before. I took a computer repair class in high school, and I think I have enough experiance to research and build one. I'm going to start saving money for this:

CASE & CASE FANS, $276.96
* LIAN LI PC-V2000Aplus II Silver Aluminum Server Computer Case
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112061
Cost: $249.99

* Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan Air Flow: 110.31 CFM
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
Cost: $26.97 ($8.99 each)

URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136037
Cost: $239.99

CPU & HSF, $309.98
* Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
Cost: $254.99

* Scythe 139mm CPU HSF
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185062
Cost: $54.99

MEMORY, $129.00
* CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194
Cost: $129.00

HDDS, $279.98
* Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/S
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136012
Cost: $169.99

* Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288
Cost: $109.99

DVD DRIVE, $29.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151154
Cost: $29.99

SOUNDCARD, $135.99
*Creative 7.1 24-bit 192KHz PCI X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Series
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102005
Cost :$135.99

I already have a video card (7900GS), and power supply (500W, +3.3@32A,+5V@32A,+12V1@22A,+12V2@22A,[email protected],+ [email protected]).

Total: $1401.89 before tax, shipping, and rebates. Little things like cables, screws, thermal paste will be purchaced at my local PC shop because I wan't to see and feel them to assure myself that it is a proper fit/length/application.

I will be running Windows XP Professional 64-bit. The parts I have are pretty mainstream, so I do not expect much of a hassle with drivers. If you have any input regarding if it will work well, or about anything else such as better hardware deals let me know.

Jan 18, 2007
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This is not a build for a newbie. DFI motherboards have cryptic bios options that even experienced builders can find perplexing. The memory you picked needs more juice than the standard 1.8v to run low latencies. It is not directly listed by DFI as compatible, but I believe it will work. No guarantees though. If you clock it back in sync with the FSB (DDR2-533) and overclock the system it will be smokin' fast. Everything about your proposed build screams out experienced extreme overclocker. Is this you?
64 bit XP is asking for bouts of throwing things and swearing. Have fun with that.
By the time you have saved up money for this, most of your choices will (should) change.

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