Critique this build please

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  1. Immortal1

    Immortal1 New Member

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    I've built car engines before yet I don't feel like fucking this up so I'm goin through ibuypower.com :wavey:

    Feel free to chime in if you see something you'd change or ditch. Thanks!

    Total: $1686

    Case ( Nzxt Lexa Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Original Black )
    CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600(2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB)
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    Motherboard ( [Quad-Core Support] NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0 Dual PCI-E MB )
    Memory ( 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair )
    Video Card (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    Physics Processing Unit ( None )
    Hard Drive ( 160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
    2nd Hard Drive ( None )
    CD/DVD Drive (16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive)
    Sound Card ( Dolby Digital Surround 7.1 Sound Card )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Keyboard ( Logitech Deluxe Keyboard Black )
    Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
    USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
    Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
    Case Round Cable (Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower )
    IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
    TV Tuner ( None )
    Wireless Network Adapter (Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter )
    Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
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    I wanted to get a bigger psu, maybe the 600w from seasonic, but the 420w comes with the case. I'll see if I can work something out with them.

    I also was going to get the Raptor but they want $250ish for it; I'll just get it off neweggg for $200 after rebate.

    As far as memory goes, I'm only puttin in a gig for now, I know I can find it cheaper elsewhere.

    I want to read up on TvTuners, I'm not sure what they do but I'm looking to have cable hooked up in my dorm and watchin it on my monitor would be tits.

    The keyboard and mouse were included in the package.

    Thanks to Emmet Brown for the tips
     
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  2. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    I'd throw in a 80gb os drive partitioned in two...then run the 160 for storage
     
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    You need the same 2 drives for RAID 0 right? Do you advise installing the OS on each partition in case one fucks up?
     
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    yea, to run raid....

    but I don't use raid, too much of a pita and a big loss unless you raid two larger discs together (320/500/750...)

    I like to keep windows installed on it's own drive (an 80gb partitioned in half)
    that way if windows craps out you still have everything in storage save on a seperate disc (raid can fuck you on that) right now I'm setup

    80gb
    C: Windows - install win apps here
    D: Installed games

    320gb
    E: 160 storage - downlaod to this folder
    F: 160 Apps and progs saved on disc

    320gb
    G: media - tv shows, movies etc.

    120
    H: Music

    if windows dies on me all my stored data is safe after a reformat
     

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