Ordering these parts for new gaming computer, thoughts?

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  1. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Item #: N82E16811129021Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    $40.00 Mail-in Rebate $139.99$114.99
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    NZXT SENTRY 1 Controller Panel - Retail Item #: N82E16811992002Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KSRTL 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail Item #: N82E16822136037Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
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    ASUS Black ATAPI/E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3 OEM - OEM Item #: N82E16827135147Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $14.99
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    mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail Item #: N82E16820146731Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 $40.00 Mail-in Rebate $132.99
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    Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Item #: N82E16813121059Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99 -$30.00 Instant
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail Item #: N82E16819115028Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99 -$5.00 Instant
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  2. deusexaethera

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    Lose the LCD panel and the Rosewill power supply. I know they glow the same color as your case, but the LCD is useless and the Rosewill PSU is cheap. Get a Corsair or PCPC power supply instead.
     
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    change the western digital hard drive for a seagate 7200.11 series drive and lose the IDE DVD drive for one that uses SATA.
     
  4. Chris

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    yeah, you can do better on the hard drive and power supply
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    IDE vs. SATA doesn't matter for DVD drives. They don't work fast enough to saturate either kind of bus. Buy whatever you have a spare connection for.

    I was going to recommend a Seagate drive myself, but WD's quality seems to have improved in the past few years -- at least on their expensive drives. I sure as hell wouldn't buy a Maxrot from them, though.
     
  6. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

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    Ok I am going to change the hard drive to a Seagate and took out the PSU. Only reason I want the controller is for the fans in the case. Everyone that has this case says the fans are loud and if the computer is not under a heavy load to turn them down. I am just thinking for when I torrent I don't need to have a tornado going on in my room :p
     
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    I've had that case for a little over a month and have no problems with the fan volume. All the fans in the case have a 3-way switch to control the speeds (high, medium, low). I have the two front hard drive fans running at high and the top and rear fans on medium. Any noise, be it music, tv, movie, etc will make the case noise disappear.

    Granted I'm also not the type of person who complains about how "heavy" cases are and that crap. I will say it is a little louder than my old Sony VAIO, but the Sony had no actual case fans and only 2 componant fans (the CPU fan and the one built into the power supply).
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    The fan noise issue brings to mind a couple other things to consider:

    1. If that case isn't made of steel (preferably >0.8mm thick), skip it and get one that is. Aluminum is too flimsy, and it will stretch just enough during shipping/handling/assembly that it will rattle like a mofo.

    2. Buy better fans that what comes with the case, unless the case uses a name-brand fan that's known for being quiet. I recommend SilenX fans, myself. They do a nice job.

    4. Buy some Dynamat (or this stuff) to suck up noise that comes through the sides of the case, and install (or make your own) foam filters to put on all the intake fans to reduce their noise too.

    3. If you get good fans, you can run them at full speed constantly without hearing any noise, so spend your money first on a good case, second on good fans, third on insulation, and last on gimmicky electronics.
     
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    The CPU.
    If you go with the E6750 processor found here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029

    You will save $90 AND the processor can easily be overclocked to 3 gigs.

    This is EXACTLY what I am doing. I got $400 in gift certificates for Newegg for Christmas and I am getting new memory, a new mobo and this processor. I will OC this to 3 gigs and be done with it.

    In my opinion the processor you want is a fine enough processor - it is just at a terrible price.
     
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    Also I'd get a different mobo. I know intel is quality, stable boards but for that muh $ you can do better.

    Gigabyte P35-DS4 Rev2

    Wow, they went up in price. When I bought mine ~2 months ago it wqas only 160. You still save some $ but you get a better board IMO.
     
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    I said SATA simply because the cables are so much easier to route cleanly.
     
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    Exactly. might as well get sata. I did a test when I first got my sata burner (still had the ide in the case).


    Comapered to my Samsung SH-S182M. I burned 3 video files to a cd. Total size was 700MB. Used nero 7.5.1.1 Startsmart @48x.

    Lite-On burned the disc in 2:45.

    Samsung burned the disc in 3:10.


    So it's barely faster but I think they are all priced within a couple of bucks, sata would be the way to go.
     
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    Why the 975 chipset board?

    I would recommend a P35 chipset. Asus, Gigabyte and Abit all have good boards out, each with it's own quirks.

    The WD7500AAKS is faster then the Seagate 7200.11 series and if you are going to 'torrent' you will probably want the space.

    Agree that the Rosewell is not the best powersupply. Newegg and buy.com have pretty good prices on the Corsair 450 and 550 VX models right now.

    An E6750 would save you some money and would overclock to 3.2 ghz pretty easily. It would save money and you wouldn't notice much if any difference between it and the E6850

    The Antec 900 is quiet with the fans on low to medium. It comes with Antec Tri-cool fans, no need to replace them unless you don't like the LEDs.

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    I type slow, much had already been covered.

    Add in a round PATA cable if you stay with the PATA drive. It makes the cabling much neater.
     
  14. Chris

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    My Lian Li aluminum case with 2 stock 120 mm fans is the quietest computer Ive got and its got a Q6600 running at 3.0 in it

    But what he said is true, a cheap case we be a rattle box
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Lian Li kinda takes aluminum to a new level, though. They could probably build aircraft if they wanted to.
     

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