Building a new rig, please comment

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  1. Bragasaurus

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    Motherboard is pretty meh. I'd go with an Asus or Gigabyte.

    And a floppy drive? Are you serious?
     
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    Never know when you'll need a floppy drive...
     
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    8800gts is so much fail right now
     
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    you could have much better performance on an intel chipset with 2 4850s in crossfire
     
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    are they friendly with eachother? it's always been amd/ati and intel/nvidia in my mind
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The Seagate .10 series is old now.
    Go with the .11 series.
    500gb 7200.11 - double the cache and double the capacity for $25 more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288



    PC Power&Cooling is great, yes. But so is Corsair.
    There's a really hot deal going on with their 750 watt psu on Newegg right now.
    This bad boy is only $130 shipped, plus there is a $10 rebate on top of it.
    $120 after rebate, shipped = ftw.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    The main reason I would go with the Corsair is that the Corsair has a 140mm fan
    and the PC Power&Cooling has an 80mm fan.

    I'm not a gamer, so I don't even know what to suggest for video card,
    but the 8800gts is old.



    Skip the floppy, you'll never use it. And it will make the case front look old.
    Learn to use USB thumb drives instead.

    Everyone has their favorites, but if it was me I would go with either an Intel
    motherboard if you're not going to overclock, or if you do plan to do so,
    a Gigabyte, or Abit. Maybe even MSI.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...odeValue=717:34674&PropertyCodeValue=757:7618
     
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    The PCP&C is also $120 after rebate, shipped.
    I'd still take that one over the Corsair PSU because of the Antec 900 (the Antec 900 already has 11tybillion fans and the psu bay is at the bottom).

    ditch the floppy, get a card reader instead.

    they should change that to FTL

    ditto on the 8800GTS comments
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ya, but I like the 140mm fan because it's quiet, not because of airflow.

    I have no doubt that the PCP&C would move enough air.
    But it would be louder.

    Anyway, they're both made by Seasonic, so it's not like quality is an issue.
     
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    Agreed with above, get a different mobo. Unless you are planning on using SLI don't get a nVidia chipset, go Intel (This is only for after you rethink that video card desicion... dual 8800GTS, really?)

    Agreed (with the other comments) on the video card....

    Get the floppy if you will use it, I see the reasoning... my mom still uses my old computer just for work files on floppy discs.

    Agreed with others on the HDD, get the 7200.11 series discs.

    LG burner = gay aids, go Sony/NEC, Plextor, TDK, (some say) Lite-ON. I used to but can't recomend Samsung anymore.

    The case you can find a better deal elsewhere. It is <$80 somewhere at anytime.

    Personally, unless it is a budget build, which this is clearly not, don't get G.Skill RAM, go Corsair.
     
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    consider a SATA optical drive
    you really want those vid cards? get a P45 (x8 and x8 on PCI-E) or better, an X48 (x16 and x16 on PCI-E). I recommend Gigabyte.
    gskill is fine, but i'd get crucial or corsair. you don't really need ddr2-1066 if you are not overclocking.
     

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