Seeking advice on build


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Klaatu

Putting together a new system to replace an aging one. It'll be used mainly
for gaming and multimedia.

Antec P180B Case - Retail, $129.99
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail, $114.99
ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express Intel Motherboard - Retail, $150.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 CPU - Retail, $316.00
eVGA GeForce 7950GT 256MB Video Card - Retail, $214.99
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Memory - Retail, $254.00
Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $43.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $159.99
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $38.99
NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $28.99
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE Sound Card - Retail, $27.99
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2b - OEM, $109.99

I'll be reusing the monitor, keyboard, and mouse from my current rig so
didn't include them in the above. The 80GB drive will be used as the system
drive with the 500GB for apps and data.

Total comes to about $1,750 with tax and shipping, which is about the
budget I was shooting for.

Anyone see where I may be able to change a little something to get more
bang for the buck? Or some other obvious error I might have made?
 
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Dave

Klaatu said:
Putting together a new system to replace an aging one. It'll be used
mainly
for gaming and multimedia.

Antec P180B Case - Retail, $129.99
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail, $114.99
ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express Intel Motherboard - Retail, $150.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 CPU - Retail, $316.00
eVGA GeForce 7950GT 256MB Video Card - Retail, $214.99
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Memory - Retail, $254.00
Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $43.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $159.99
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $38.99
NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $28.99
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE Sound Card - Retail, $27.99
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2b - OEM, $109.99

I'll be reusing the monitor, keyboard, and mouse from my current rig so
didn't include them in the above. The 80GB drive will be used as the
system
drive with the 500GB for apps and data.

Total comes to about $1,750 with tax and shipping, which is about the
budget I was shooting for.

Anyone see where I may be able to change a little something to get more
bang for the buck? Or some other obvious error I might have made?

Yeah, one obvious change is to switch the Asus mainboard for an Intel
BOXDP965LTCK. You'll get better quality (much!), and probably save about
forty bucks by doing so. Other than that, your components are all
top-notch. You have good taste in hardware. Excellent job! The only other
change I would make is hold off on ordering for exactly 10 days so you can
pick up an OEM (cheaper) copy of windows vista. Or, see if you get a
upgrade coupon with that order of XP Media Center Edition. If so,
dual-boot! -Dave
 
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Rod Speed

Klaatu said:
Putting together a new system to replace an aging one.
It'll be used mainly for gaming and multimedia.
Antec P180B Case - Retail, $129.99
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail, $114.99
ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express Intel Motherboard - Retail, $150.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 CPU - Retail, $316.00
eVGA GeForce 7950GT 256MB Video Card - Retail, $214.99
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Memory - Retail, $254.00
Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $43.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA Hard Drive - OEM, $159.99

No point in having those two drives, makes a lot more sense to have just one.
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $38.99
NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM, $28.99

Why do you need two burners ?
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE Sound Card - Retail, $27.99
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2b - OEM, $109.99
I'll be reusing the monitor, keyboard, and mouse from
my current rig so didn't include them in the above.
The 80GB drive will be used as the system
drive with the 500GB for apps and data.

Waste of $45
Total comes to about $1,750 with tax and shipping,
which is about the budget I was shooting for.
Anyone see where I may be able to change a little something to get more
bang for the buck? Or some other obvious error I might have made?

Yep, that 80G drive.
 
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apephoto2

Your idea sounds good but you should change that intel DUO for a AMD
processor or two. their a ho bunch faster and easier to maintain and
cool. You can over clock the processor about a hundred times what that
intel will do. PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS
 
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JAD

Your idea sounds good but you should change that intel DUO for a AMD
processor or two. their a ho bunch faster and easier to maintain and
cool. You can over clock the processor about a hundred times what that
intel will do. PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS

Jerome ? is that you...?
 
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geoff

No point in having those two drives, makes a lot more sense to have just

No it doesn't. One drive can be used as a backup to the other for important
data. It is a hell of a lot easier then burning cd's.
Waste of $45

Nope, wrong. Your ignorant as usual . . .

-g
 
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OSbandito

Yeah, one obvious change is to switch the Asus mainboard for an Intel
BOXDP965LTCK. You'll get better quality (much!), and probably save >>about forty bucks by doing so. Other than that, your components are >>all top-notch. You have good taste in hardware. Excellent job! The >only other change I would make is hold off on ordering for exactly 10 >days so you can pick up an OEM (cheaper) copy of windows vista. Or, >>see if you get an upgrade coupon with that order of XP Media Center >>>Edition. If so, dual-boot! -Dave

Just one follow-up to the above: if you pick a different mb, do a
careful matchup of the RAM. Other than that, wear a wrist-wrap grounding
strap (1M ohm, I think).
 
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Rod Speed

No it doesn't. One drive can be used as a backup to the other for important data.

Unlikely that would fit and if the data is that important and it
will fit, makes more sense to backup to multiple DVDs instead.
It is a hell of a lot easier then burning cd's.

Sure, but he's got two DVD burners in that system.

If he needs quick backup of data thats too big to be viable
on DVDs, it makes a lot more sense to have an external
hard drive for the backup instead of an extra internal that
can get killed by a power supply going down.

<reams of your puerile shit flushed where it belongs>
 
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geoff

Unlikely that would fit and if the data is that important and it
will fit, makes more sense to backup to multiple DVDs instead.

Huh? What the hell are you talking about? My important data fits fine on
my second drive and yes, I tried CD's, they are a pain in the ass.

You stupid piece of shit . . .

-g
 
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geoff

You know what? I changed my mind.

The problem with the internet are the self-proclaimed experts who claim to
know everything, all the time.

So, forget it, all you do is post messages to yourself again under different
names then answer them with the 'rod speed' name.

If being the expert, all the time, and always right is feeding your manhood
then go for it.

Bye.

-g
 
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Rod Speed

Huh? What the hell are you talking about?

Its obvious you have absolutely no idea.
My important data fits fine on my second drive

You have always been, and always will be, completely and utterly irrelevant.

What matters is whether his does, and whether it will fit on one DVD too.
and yes, I tried CD's, they are a pain in the ass.

Your problems with your donkey are your problem, child.

<reams of your puerile shit flushed where it belongs>
 
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Rod Speed

geoff said:
You know what? I changed my mind.

Not a shred of evidence that you actually have one of those, child.

<reams of your puerile shit flushed where it belongs>
 

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