specs for a new system im gonna build


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s.sivarajah

gigabyte ga-965p-ds3
intel core 2 duo e6400
corsair ddr2 533mhz pc4200 1gb ram
seagate baracuda 250gb, 7200rpm,16mb cache
ati radeon x1600 512mb pci-e
ati tv tuner
pioneer dvr-111d dvdrw
antec p160w OR p180
ocz modstream...should i get 450 or 520 watts?
and floppy
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is there anything i should be aware of with these products?
are any compatiblity issues present?
any bottlenecks?

also..when building..is there anything special i need to do?
like make sure my windows xp has sp1 to see the large hard drive? (the
lba or something)
installing sata drivers for the mobo?
memory tests?
etc.
thanks in advance
 
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SteveH

gigabyte ga-965p-ds3
intel core 2 duo e6400
corsair ddr2 533mhz pc4200 1gb ram
seagate baracuda 250gb, 7200rpm,16mb cache
ati radeon x1600 512mb pci-e
ati tv tuner
pioneer dvr-111d dvdrw
antec p160w OR p180
ocz modstream...should i get 450 or 520 watts?
and floppy
--------------

is there anything i should be aware of with these products?
are any compatiblity issues present?
any bottlenecks?

also..when building..is there anything special i need to do?
like make sure my windows xp has sp1 to see the large hard drive? (the
lba or something)
installing sata drivers for the mobo?
memory tests?
etc.
thanks in advance
Are you related to Skybuck?
 
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pck920

Have you considered getting an ATI AIW..
Are you going to overclock the E6600?

[Thundersha 278850]

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<a href="http://www.gamestotal.com/">Strategy Games</a><br>
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Games</a><br>
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<a
href="http://www.stephenyong.com/runescape.htm">Runescape</a><br>
<a href="http://www.stephenyong.com/kingsofchaos.htm">Kings of
chaos</a><br>
 
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s.sivarajah

the latest all in wonder uses the theatre 200 where the tv tuner
seperately uses theatre 500...basically my friendat ati said to get
them seperately as they will be better quality... i am actually gonna
do that since i am getting both that video card adn that tv tuner for
approx 180 CAD

btw..it is the intel core 2 duo e6400..not 6600....right now i have no
plans to overclock it..as i am not that hard core of a gamer..although
someitmes i do play...mostly for dvd ripping.burning.
movies/msn/internet/webdevelopment/programming/office tools

but if i can get some juice out of overclocking... i wiould venture
into that world aswell...i kno this mobo and chipset does not allow too
much overclocking..but i am okay with that..
 
D

Don Freeman

SteveH said:
Are you related to Skybuck?

I don't think so. If he were he would have said that he was building the
most super-dupererst super computer in the whole wide world and list a bunch
of third rate parts that he was going to use to build it. My vote is that
the OP is a legitimate poster asking for advice.
 
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johns

gigabyte ga-965p-ds3

Excellent, but note the ONLY 2 pci
slots. You need to think ahead about
that .. especially if you get a hot video
card with a big fan. Then you only have
one pci slot.
intel core 2 duo e6400
?

corsair ddr2 533mhz pc4200 1gb ram

I prefer Kingston tech support.
seagate baracuda 250gb, 7200rpm,16mb cache

No opinion, but the Hitachi drives are very
quiet. Seagates use to whistle.
ati radeon x1600 512mb pci-e

There's just no way I would touch an ATI
video card for a while. The nVidia 7900 series
is super good, plus the drivers allow custom
video resolutions that work well with the wide
screen lcd monitors.
ati tv tuner

For pete's sake do not get the pci version. Get
the pci-e x1 slot version. Your mobo is perfect
for that, plus you've got the data pipe needed to
prevent problems with audio-video sync .. that
ALL the pci slot tv tuners have.
pioneer dvr-111d dvdrw

Piece of crap. Get the Sony. Much quieter, and
really much better.
antec p160w OR p180

Never worked with it, but looks smart.
ocz modstream...should i get 450 or 520 watts?
520

and floppy

Sony, but note the Mitsumi floppy with card reader at
Mwave. I got that one. Neat.

I highly recommend you get the mobo bundle at Mwave.com
if it is available. Make sure you have them assemble and test
the bundle. That gives you good tech support and warranty
on the entire bundle, and you are assured of a working mobo
when it comes in. Out of the box is chancy, and you have
only the manufacturer warranty. Nuts to that. Also, you don't
mention a monitor. Right now, I'm testing a Viewsonic
vx2025wm ... the wide screen 20.1 incher. I like it so far.
My game box at home uses the vx924 19 incher. Very fast
at 4msec. I can tell a slight difference between it and the
2025 .. but not much.

johns
 
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SteveH

Have you considered getting an ATI AIW..
Are you going to overclock the E6600?

[Thundersha 278850]

Games that I like to play
<a href="http://www.gamestotal.com/">Multiplayer Online Games</a>
<a href="http://www.gamestotal.com/">Strategy Games</a><br>
<a href="http://uc.gamestotal.com/">Unification Wars</a>
<a href="http://uc.gamestotal.com/">Massive Multiplayer Online
Games</a><br>
<a href="http://gc.gamestotal.com/">Galactic Conquest</a>
<a href="http://gc.gamestotal.com/">Strategy Games</a><br>
<a
href="http://www.stephenyong.com/runescape.htm">Runescape</a><br>
<a href="http://www.stephenyong.com/kingsofchaos.htm">Kings of

Have you considered not top posting and fixing that stupid sig line?
 
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s.sivarajah

gigabyte ga-965p-ds3
Excellent, but note the ONLY 2 pci
slots. You need to think ahead about
that .. especially if you get a hot video
card with a big fan. Then you only have
one pci slot.

It says on the mobo specs that it has 1 pci-e x16 slot, 3 pci-e x1
slots and 3 pci slots

INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.13GHz 2MB CACHE 1066 FSB
I prefer Kingston tech support.

I shall explore. I need to make sure whatever memory it is will work
with this mobo.
No opinion, but the Hitachi drives are very
quiet. Seagates use to whistle.

I have only used Maxtor up until now, I wanted to explore and heard
Seagates are good, I will try Seagate this time then Hitachi next time.

There's just no way I would touch an ATI
video card for a while. The nVidia 7900 series
is super good, plus the drivers allow custom
video resolutions that work well with the wide
screen lcd monitors.

I am definitely getting an ATI card since my friend works there and I
get a good price on them.
For pete's sake do not get the pci version. Get
the pci-e x1 slot version. Your mobo is perfect
for that, plus you've got the data pipe needed to
prevent problems with audio-video sync .. that
ALL the pci slot tv tuners have.

This problem is solved, initally i was going to get the graphics card
adn tv tuner seperately, i decided to get the All In wonder so it would
go on a pci-e x16 now
Piece of crap. Get the Sony. Much quieter, and
really much better.

i read some reviews how the pioneer one is good, i will do some
research and pick one
Never worked with it, but looks smart.

p160w, looks sexy
nice


Sony, but note the Mitsumi floppy with card reader at
Mwave. I got that one. Neat.

yeh, i am going to get that mitsumi one
I highly recommend you get the mobo bundle at Mwave.com
if it is available. Make sure you have them assemble and test
the bundle. That gives you good tech support and warranty
on the entire bundle, and you are assured of a working mobo
when it comes in. Out of the box is chancy, and you have
only the manufacturer warranty. Nuts to that. Also, you don't
mention a monitor. Right now, I'm testing a Viewsonic
vx2025wm ... the wide screen 20.1 incher. I like it so far.
My game box at home uses the vx924 19 incher. Very fast
at 4msec. I can tell a slight difference between it and the
2025 .. but not much.

i already purchased the monitor..it is the samsung 204B model..the
silver one..so far so good with that
 

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