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tommardle

I'm about to embark on my first new build and i'm starting from
scratch having read hundreds of reviews for months and moths i've come
up with something i think is good, but do you? I've still got a few
question marks so any advice for a noob is much appreciated!

Processor
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 @ £43.11

Motherboard
MSI P35 Neo2-FR @ £68.08

Memory
BLACK DRAGON DDR2-800 @ £44.64

COOLER
Zalman CNPS9700 LED @ £33.95

PSU
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU @ £39.82

Graphics Card
Asus EN8800 GT @ £163.27

MONITOR
Samsung SyncMaster 206BW £167.20

Now Case is either

Coolermaster CM690 £49.99 or Antec 900 @ £69.97

I'm unsure about the motherboard I took it from the same review i read
about the proccessor on because of its overclocking ability matched
the proccessor and it fits my budget. In the future i will want to run
two 8800 GTs does that impact my choice of case?

Any recommendations on a SATA drive at the moment i'm ATA and at full
capacity 320g any ideas on a better drive should i have two 250g or
one 500g?

Do i need to cool the system down in any special way i'm attempting to
overclock the CPU to 3ghz maybe even 3.2 . Any suggestions are really
appreciated thanks

Tom
 
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Fishface

I'm unsure about the motherboard I took it from the same review i read
about the proccessor on because of its overclocking ability matched
the proccessor and it fits my budget. In the future i will want to run two
8800 GTs does that impact my choice of case?

I don't think you can run SLI on this board. From the board's specifications:

2 - PCIe X16 (1x16, 1x4 electrical for CrossFire or Multi-GPU)

Maybe you could run one of these, though:
www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/05/exclusive_nvidia_geforce_9800gx2/
 
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pcbldrNinetyEight

(e-mail address removed) wrote in (e-mail address removed):
I'm about to embark on my first new build and i'm starting from
scratch having read hundreds of reviews for months and moths i've come
up with something i think is good, but do you? I've still got a few
question marks so any advice for a noob is much appreciated!

Processor
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 @ £43.11

Motherboard
MSI P35 Neo2-FR @ £68.08

Memory
BLACK DRAGON DDR2-800 @ £44.64

COOLER
Zalman CNPS9700 LED @ £33.95

PSU
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU @ £39.82

Graphics Card
Asus EN8800 GT @ £163.27

MONITOR
Samsung SyncMaster 206BW £167.20

Now Case is either

Coolermaster CM690 £49.99 or Antec 900 @ £69.97

I'm unsure about the motherboard I took it from the same review i read
about the proccessor on because of its overclocking ability matched
the proccessor and it fits my budget. In the future i will want to run
two 8800 GTs does that impact my choice of case?

It might if the boards are long. Better be sure that MOBO has two slots for
two VGA.
Any recommendations on a SATA drive at the moment i'm ATA and at full
capacity 320g any ideas on a better drive should i have two 250g or
one 500g?

Do i need to cool the system down in any special way i'm attempting to
overclock the CPU to 3ghz maybe even 3.2 . Any suggestions are really
appreciated thanks

Tom

Why do you intend to overclock? If this is your first build you may make
the task more complicated (and your PC less reliable) if you overclock. IMO
you would be better off buying faster parts rather than overclocking.
 
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Bill

Apologies for piggybacking.

(e-mail address removed) wrote in (e-mail address removed):

I believe most 8800GT boards are 9 inches long. I've heard of one
company that makes a shorter one not available in the states.

Google is your friend.

That motherboard supports Crossfire <ATI>. I think you need a Nvidia
chipset to support SLI if that's what your considering for the future.

It will run 2 video cards of any make if your just going to support
multiple displays.
It might if the boards are long. Better be sure that MOBO has two slots for
two VGA.

Questions best asked in alt.comp.hardware.overclocking .
It's best to get yout build stable first before you begin
overclocking.
Why do you intend to overclock? If this is your first build you may make
the task more complicated (and your PC less reliable) if you overclock. IMO
you would be better off buying faster parts rather than overclocking.

Bill
 

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