opinions on my newegg shopping cart... :)

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  1. nerfball

    nerfball New Member

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    here is my order from newegg:

    CPU: Conroe Core 2 Duo E6600 4MB (waiting on delivery)

    Mainboard: Intel 975XBX - $259.99

    Memory: Corsair PC2-8500C5 2GB - $403.00

    Video: eVGA nVidia 7900 GT - $269.99

    Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - $121.99

    Hard Drive: Western Digital 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, 16MB Cache (x2) $249.99

    Case: Antec Performance I P180 Silver - $119.99

    subtotal: $1,674.94
    with the CPU, probably around $2k

    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 204b 20.1” LCD (already have this monitor)

    still waiting on the e6600 CPU's to show up, but this is the current shopping cart at newegg... critiques? suggestions? this is going to be my machine for a while so I want to be sure.

    note: I know about the DX10 cards, but I figure I can change that out later once DX10 games that are out motivate me to.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Looks pretty great to me.

    Do you already have a power supply?
     
  3. nerfball

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    yeah, need to add one, the case doesnt come with one.
     
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    shitty case, and not-so-great soundcard.

    look at M-Audio.
     
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    ram seems expensive to me..so does the HDD even if it is western digital
     
  6. Tvan

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    That sound card should do just fine... :squint:


    Try and look for a better deal on RAM, ever if you're going to OC, I'm sure that there are less expensive options out there.

    The Raptor is that expensive because it runs at 10,000 RPM.
     
  7. nerfball

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    yeah, I'm trying to order it all from the same place if the price is negligable. newegg is pretty decent there.

    I do want to spend a little extra on the drives to get the better throughput. although, can someone suggest another setup, maybe a raid1 or something, that would do well in this application?
     
  8. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    I use newegg to do complete system builds all the time. They generally have the lowest prices, but not always. And they ship fast.

    I don't like the case though. I prefer Lian-Li cases (you'll need to buy a power supply).
     
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    raid 5 ftw
     
  10. P07r0457

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    WRONG. First of all, FAID0 is *NOT* RAID. It does not meet the FIRST requirement to be called RAID. Secondly, it does not increase performance in the real-world.

    Creative makes mediocre, over-priced cards. M-Audio has been the industry-standard for recording and high-fidelity playback for years. A couple years ago M-Audio cut pricing and now their entry/mid-level cards (which blow the shit out of the Creative cards) can be had for the same money!
     
  11. nerfball

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    thanks fellas, I'll look in to a better case, reading some reviews on anand...

    I'll also research the sound card a bit more too. heck, Im waiting for the CPU's to be available anyways.
     
  12. ruler22

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    the standard for RAM on that mobo is DDR667 (i was looking at this for a little bit for in my system) yet that RAM is higher, so it will prolly just be a waste since the mobo will limit it back to DD667 (or whatever it is, close to there)
     
  13. Tvan

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    I have done two builds with Lian-Li cases, and have not had any problems with them at all. They make the physical process of putting a computer together simple and painless.

    I don't doubt that M-Audio makes a quality product, but they are extremely geared towards recording, which might not be the best for everybody. I could understand getting one for a mac (which I have, to run digital audio from my powerbook G4), but they really aren't always the best cards for PC's.

    The X-Fi has full Dolby DTS support, and is excellent for watching movies and gaming. I have had my Xtrememusic barely two months and have fallen in love with it. I need to pick up an I/O kit for it though, because I would like to run digital coax to my 5.1 system.

    If you have never heard an X-Fi in person, don't judge it just because it's made by Creative.
     
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  14. Schproda

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    My first choice is Enlight. I also buy from Axiontech.com and have for several years with great results and prices.
     

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